Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How to: Dress down a little black dress

If you're anything like me, you've got a closet backed up with pretty dresses that you rarely get a chance to wear.  Well, I got tired of my little black dress just sitting there collecting dust, so I decided to take it for a spin during a casual day out.

Unlike wearing it for a fancy night out, your LBD should not act as the focus piece.  Instead, think of it as a backdrop.  The key then, is to bring a relaxed essence to the outfit that will offset the natural dressiness of the LBD.  I did that with a chambray blouse and by putting away the heels and switching them for wedged booties.  The final touch was accessories.  Bright pieces work great against the black canvas, striking a balance between conservativism and haphazard fun.







Photos by Michelle CS

What I'm wearing:
-"Little black dress"
-Chambray blouse from Forever 21
-Black wedge booties
-Brown braided belt (came with the blouse- score!)
-Necklace by frAsh

24 comments:

  1. Really cute look!xo

    Smile On:)...Classy Pam

    http://classypam.blogspot.com

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  2. Goodness gracious you are beautiful! Love the booties you paired it with and how lovely it all is together

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  3. I love how you dressed down the black dress with chambray, your outfit is so pretty :)

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  4. Cool necklace!

    http://everydayrachel21.blogspot.com/

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  5. really pretty dress.
    you look stunning!

    xo

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  6. i love your outfit dear!!
    great background
    best

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  7. I really love a chambray top. I wear it almost every day!

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  8. Nice outfit!
    I'm following your blog, follow me back?

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  9. Beautiful outfit, loving that chambray top <3
    xx
    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  10. I love the casual vibe behind your outfit with the way you paired your shirt over the dress. =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  11. i love this outfit so much <3
    xo
    http://the-caramel-dream.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love the way you styled this! It's the perfect way to make your little black dress more versatile.
    Meredith
    www.createthatoutfit.com

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  13. Cute! I still have yet to find the perfect, LBD! :(

    Jay

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  14. Love how you've combined the black dress! A great idea!!

    http://cravibgforbarneys.com

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  15. I like the texture in that black dress - and like how you dressed it down with a button-down!

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  16. Love the outfit, perfect with the chambray shirt! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Newest follower!

    Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  17. Love this look. I love how chambray shirts look good over ANYTHING ! Love your blog, following you now!

    xoxo,

    Allie

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  18. that is actually a good idea. a very good idea. :3

    thanks for visiting my blog!
    http://randomsofira.blogspot.com

    p.s. i love your shirt!

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