A Little Black Dress for Every Season

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The LBD. An essential. A fashion staple. It’s so versatile, you can go from day to night by just slipping on a different pair of shoes. But how do you wear the little black dress from season to season?

Easy.

Here’s a little black slip dress that I have 2 of. And if you don’t have one of these, stop by your local Forever 21 and pick one up for $10 – or use any LBD you do have and check out these four ways to style your dress for every season.

SPRING

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For a spring look, break out a pair of adorable flats and a light, colorful sweater to take you through March, April, May. Don’t forget to accessorize with florals and wear some sweet perfume.

SUMMER

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My favorite season. No extra outfit pieces, with summer it’s all about the accessories. A couple of bangles and bracelets will do, exceptionally stylish platform sandals to accent the simple dress, nude lips, and a tote to carry your beach book.

FALL

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A jean jacket is the best accessory for when it’s kind of cold, but like not really cold. Add a black hair, a sturdy pair of combat boots, a simple scarf, and a pop of lip color to reflect the changing shades of leaves. And of course, your autumn-scented candles.

WINTER

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Winter is a fantastic time for fashion because of all of these LAYERS. Pull on some thick socks, a long-sleeve blouse, and a thick leather jacket to keep your warm. Go for some color in your footwear – perhaps this lovely plum/oxblood shade that corresponds perfectly with your lip color.

Once again, Polyvore is an amazing resource for mixing and matching looks. Check it out and make your own renditions of the LBD for every season.

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My Latest Obsession: Sunglasses

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If you live somewhere where the sun is out all the time (cough cough, where I live), then you need a rocking pair of sunnies to be the icing on the cake of your already fabulous. And if you’re having one of those days where you just roll out of bed and throw on your super-comfy-and-acceptable-for-public outfits, a pair of sunglasses is the only real accessory you need as you’re running out the door. Thanks again Polyvore for the wonderful collage-building website.

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Runway My Way #2

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Here are a few more runway looks revamped with Polyvore to fit my style:

1) Prada Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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I’m always a little nervous pulling off different patterns, but I think I could manage this outfit with a few changes. Here’s a short (affordable) floral dress that I would definitely rock, matched with a military-green bomber jacket (because I’ve always wanted a bomber jacket and I think the material works better than an ordinary military jacket would). You’d only see some of the pattern of the socks and the blue matches the hue of the dress enough. Boots – cause I prefer them to traditional heels, cinch the waist with a belt, and whip on some red lipstick and I’m pretty Prada perfect.

 

2) Alice + Olivia 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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This is a fairly simple look to rock. Find a floral maxi dress? Check. Pair it with my very own patch jean jacket? Check. To add a little more color, I’d love to rock a pair of yellow docks and my favorite little red backpack. Go simple with the makeup with black liner and matte nude lips for a simple, everyday look.

 

3) Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2016 Couture

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What a fun look that mashes feminine and rock star vibes, right? Well, with my own twist on the style, I took the more feminine side with a beautiful floral skirt, flats with a bow, pink lips, and a stylish grey top. However, I can’t go without a little drama: added by thick liner and silver arrow earrings.

Runway My Way

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So, you know when you watch a runway show and think to yourself “who would ever wear that?” or “why would anyone wear that?” Even though I can appreciate the beautiful workmanship that goes into all types of fashion, I’ve often wondered the same things. So, through the lovely Polyvore, I reimagined some runway looks to fit something I would wear.

1) Giamba Resort 2017

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I love how fresh and clean this look is and wanted to maintain the feel of it in my own rendition of the look. I kept up the pineapple theme with the skirt, but wanted to have some more fun and color to it, because that’s just my style. A softer blue shoe tones down the fun of the skirt. I also wanted a sleeveless top because sleeves stress me out sometimes and with a summer look like this, nobody should be wearing sleeves. Finish it off with muted nails and classy pearl earrings and there’s the look!

 

2) Alexander McQueen Fall 2016 Ready to Wear

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I don’t think I could get away with just a lacy bra in real life (hey, why not?), but just to cover my bases, I picked a lacy tank top instead. A white blazer and a torn up pair of black jeans keeps up the rock and roll vibe, as does the chain bracelet I added to the look. A muted, simple pink lip should add some calm to the look while a smokey eye adds some drama. Add a simple black bag and you’re off!

3) Nina Ricci Resort 2017

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And now for my favorite of the looks, one a bit more daring than the others: Nina Ricci Resort 2017. How fun would it be pairing these lacy looks in different colors: blue for the top and red for the bottom. I felt as if having full fishnets might be a little too much, so I settled on fishnet socks – perfect for the open toe platform (easy for me to walk in, because I’m terrible at walking in heels). Dramatic, bold lashes pair nicely with a simple nude lip (I’m been using NYX Lip Lingerie in Teddy and I love it). With a cheetalicious clutch at my side, I’ll be ready to go.