Autumn is the best time of year to break out your favorite little black dress. The loose and flowing sun and maxi dresses are relegated to the back of the closet while the LBD once again takes center stage. While simple and stylish all on it’s own, the beautiful colors and colder temperatures of the season are the perfect inspiration to jazz up that old standby and give it a fresh and exciting new look.
Add Some Color
The simple style of the LBD is timeless. While no one can argue the statement this classic piece never fails to make, a little color can actually make the outfit even more stunning. A rust or burgundy colored scarf artfully knotted around the neck or draped over the shoulders adds a wonderful splash of color without reducing the overall effect. A golden yellow belt around the waist can give that little pop of color while also beautifully accentuating your shape. Large colored beads on an eighteen inch chain creates a striking focal point. If maintaining the integrity of the little black dress is a priority for you, add color to your ensemble with your shoes. Instead of sticking to basic black or silver, burnt orange or plum colored heels add some wonderful contrast while giving a nod to the season.
Go More Natural With Jewelry
While you may always wear the same gold or silver pieces with your favorite little black dress, Fall is a terrific time of year to make natural stones a staple when accessorizing your wardrobe. A turquoise bracelet and earring set will look lovely for both day and evening. Opal or amethyst necklaces and cocktail rings will add glamour and sophistication to the LBD while keeping with the seasonal vibe. Wooden beads give your ensemble an earthy feel and is most appropriate for daytime events. Simple and natural pieces will spice up the dress while celebrating Autumn.
Layer the Look
A cardigan or sleek blazer is a very fashionable way to accessorize a simple black dress. Go with tailored designs and straight lines for daytime and more whimsical and flirty for evening. Adding a little ruffle or lace to the layered pieces when enjoying a night out on the town will definitely make you stand out in a crowd. The layers will not only give you added protection from the chill of the season, the pieces can be switched out depending on the weather and the occasion.
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