Jun 25, 2013 11:44
Ain't it funny how something as timeless as the Little Black Dress can earn a reputation amongst it's closet cohorts for being a tad, well... boring. If you've done the oversized jewellery look to death, then here are 5 ways to reinvent the LBD wardrobe staple and bring your look right on trend for Winter now.
1. ADD COLOUR
Even if you have been living under your duvet, you'll know that colour is the new black. The Little Black Dress makes the perfect base item for adding colour. We love these awesome bright booties by Habbot, and this great value yellow coat (wool) from Sportsgirl. No matchy matchy here, choose opposite sides of the colour wheel and you can't go wrong. All About Eve leggings are from Birdsnest; perspex Necklace from Fun Accessories. Little Black Dress from LittlePartyDress.
2. GO DIGITAL
Want to fast track your look to a more modern style in just one click? Get yourself some digital print. This hip Kaleidoscope blazer from Witchery has just arrived in store, and when you isolate it from its matching pants you won't risk wallpaper dressing. Cut a neat silhouette over your structured and straight LBD with minimal accessories (Hobo bag from Oroton and earrings from Birdsnest) then add flats from Siren. Little Black Dress from LittlePartyDress.
3. LEOPARD PUNCH
When it comes to leopard print, less really is more. This neat clutch from PeepToe keeps a modern tone. Keep the rest of the accessories sharp and clean and you've got a look that works for day or night. The lighter winter white jacket from Gorman will ensure you stand out from the crowd. Patent flats are from Siren Shoes. Miu Miu Sunglasses are from YFSunglasses.com.au, and find the bangle at Birdsnest. Little Black Dress from LittlePartyDress.
4. DENIM UP
Dig out the LDJ (Little Denim Jacket) you wore in your 20s or 30s from the back of the wardrobe, be it white or faded indigo - the denim jacket is back! Its light shape means you can wear it now and throughout the next Spring Summer seasons too. We found this fab denim jacket at FarFetch, boots are online at Myer, the leather slouch bag from Leathershop and cute beanie from Myer. Little Black Dress from LittlePartyDress.
5. METALLIC TOUCH
Many a dreary wet day in the Missy office has been enlivened by an essential Metallic fashion garment. Get your disco on with these awesome Mink Pink leggings - a steal at $64.95; mix with one statement necklace (this one's from Dotti), and choose a lower PeepToe Shoes heel to dance all night. Little Black Dress from LittlePartyDress.
About the dress
These looks were inspired by the Angelina Black Vinyl Dress ($69.95) from Little Party Dress. Find plenty of LBD styles including Peplum, Lace or Metallic at really good prices. Plus heaps of other must have now styles that won't break the bank.