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6 Stylish Ways To Wear A Black Summer Dress

One LBD Styled 6 Different Ways

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When it comes to wardrobe staples, there's nothing more versatile than a Little Black Dress.  We've all had that one beloved LBD that can be transformed so effortlessly time and time again- from the office, to a gallery opening, or for a casual Sunday brunch.  It's the ultimate foundation piece to have in your wardrobe!  

For me, the best way to maximize my summer dresses is to look for styles that can be dressed up or down simply by changing the accessories.  I fell in love with this LBD I picked up at Forever 21 while on vacation in Mexico.  The classic silhoette, linen fabric and color, make this piece easy to transform just by switching up the accessories.  It's a must-have dress for the summer and did I mention it's only $29!

By pairing the LBD with the right accessoires, a Little Black Dress can appear differently from one style to another.  Here are a few tips on how to change up your LBD style!

  • Elevate your LBD by throwing on a denim jacket, leather moto, crisp white cotton button down or a hoodie.
  • This seems like a no-brainer, but the style of shoes you pair with your LBD will set the tone of your look.  Wearing a cocktail-appropriate LBD with a sneaker is a bold move, but it can provide a stylishly unexpected contrast.
  • Let your accessories do the talking and pair a statement jewelry piece with your LBD.  But remember to keep everything in balance.  If you wear a statement necklace, be sure to keep your other accessories to a minimum. 
  • Accent pieces like hats, scarves and belts can really distinguish the style of a LBD. There's no better way to show off your figure than to add a belt arround the smallest part of your waist.  I loved the sophisticated touch my leopard belt provided when styling my "LBD Workin' It" look (see below).
  • Depending on the occasion, decide on wether you need to dress your LBD up or down and choose your bag accordingly.  

 

No matter the occasion...

Here are 6 Stylish Ways to Wear a Little Black Summer Dress

 

LBD Brunch Style

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Grab a pair of slides, a silk scarf, this seasons "it" straw circle bag, and your LBD and you are set for a casual brunch with your friends. 

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LBD Concert In The Park

Vail's summer schedule is filled with concerts in the park.  For occasions like these I love to throw on my favorite felt hat, grab a denim jacket and slide into a pair of sneakers.

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LBD Special Event

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Do you have a wedding, gallery opening, or an anniversary this summer?  Dress up your LBD with a pair of heels, a clutch and don't forget a pashmina for those chilly summer nights.

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LBD Beach Front

Take your LBD from a special event to the beach by choosing the right accessories.  I paired my LBD with a casual flat sandal, cotton tote and my "Beach Please" hat for a stroll along the water.

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LBD Workin' It

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A LBD is the perfect piece for a professional look.  A black blazer, pair of heels and a leopard belt completes the look - #bossbabe.

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LBD Picnic In The Park

One of my favorite activites with my littles in the summer is to picnic in Vail (picnic blog post coming soon).  A classic white button down, converse sneakers and a fun little bag paired with your LBD creates an effortlessly chic and comfortable look.

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What's your favorite way to style a Little Black Dress (comment below)?  Happy Summer my friends!

xx, Brook

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