Every smart girl has one: a little black dress that fits like a dream and can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion. The best little black dresses can go from the office to a dinner with friends to a night on the town. Make the most out of this closet staple with this season's hottest accessories. A few ways to make this classic piece look trendy and fresh:
Pair it with a Scarf
This season's scarves are light, oversized and colorful. Pick a bright, solid hue to add drama or a fun, colorful pattern. Scarves can be worn in a circle around your neck for a casual and funky feel. Or, wear a diaphanous square scarf around your shoulders for an elegant nighttime look.
Slip on Some Boots
Want to make a silk or lace dress less formal and more fun? Pick a pair of boots that contrast and add interest. Cowboy boots in fun colors like gold or red are showing up on high fashion runways. If your style is more elegant than eclectic, choose black knee-high boots with dramatic high heels. If the weather is still too cool for bare legs, consider adding patterned tights to your outfit.
Wrap It in a Belt
The right belt can completely change the look of a well-loved dress. Skinny leather belts in bright hues are a subtle detail that add shape and a bit of color. Or, go for chunky belts to make your little black dress the perfect piece for a city outing. Try different widths and materials to get different looks.
Make a Statement
Large statement necklaces are still popular on the runway and the red carpet this year. For a daytime look, pick a necklace with large, geometric pendants in dark neutrals. At night, go for drama and sparkle. At the Oscars this year, actresses were seen wearing large pieces with pale, sparkling jewels. Get a similar look at a more affordable price by picking silver or crystal jewelry to set off your black dress.
By adding well-chosen accessories, you can make your little black dress the most versatile piece in your closet. Use your creativity to make this simple piece a one-of-a-kind show-stopper that is your very own.