Easy Tips To Accessorize A Little Black Dress

The little black dress is an essential for every gal's wardrobe. That being said, how to accessorize the little black dress can be a dilemma. Here are some easy tips to accessorize a little black dress that will give you a quick way to take it from day into night, play into work and plain into dazzling.

Royal Blue Heels Can Give a LBD (Little Black Dress) a shot of color AND fun!
Royal Blue Heels Can Give a LBD (Little Black Dress) a shot of color AND fun! | Source

Kick Up Your Heels

First step, think about and select shoes that are "fitting" for "stepping out" for your event! The little black dress can change in a moment depending on the shoes you wear with it! Flip flops with attitude or brightly colored heels can both turn a little black dress into a completely different outfit! Find a shoe that will meet the needs of your event and kick it into your outfit! Wear our Little Black Dress (LBD) to the library with a pair of flashy flip flops! When you are done there, slip on a pair of bright blue pumps and you are on your way to dinner with your sweetheart! Casual pumps can make it work for the office and parent/teacher conferences! The perfect shoes are any shoe!

Metal tones are great accessories for transitioning between office and casual looks!
Metal tones are great accessories for transitioning between office and casual looks! | Source

Beads, Baubles And Bling

The next step in getting your LBD set for your day is to get your jewelry gathered up! Simple hoops work great with those flip flops at the library, while a silver and pearl drop earring will dress it up to go out on the town. Carry your look forward by selecting either a metal tone or a matching bead color. This will help to simplify the transition between day and night. Keep a small jewelry bag in your purse or tote to keep your extra set of jewelry handy. Sometimes having it with you means you won't have to make a trip home for jewelry! Wearing a LBD sundress for a birthday party for the neighbor is no problem when you change earrings and shoes and head off to Girls' Night Out!

Topping It Off

Another easy way to accessorize a LBD is to top it off with a cropped cardigan, shawl or blazer. A bright print shawl gives it a fun and festive feel while a grey blazer takes it into the boardroom. Later that night, slip on a shrug and off to dinner you go! The mood of the jacket can set the look. My favorite way to crank it up for a fun night is to slip on a zebra shrug! It's a fun addition to a basic LBD....add a pop of color with some bright blue heels, royal blue bracelets and earrings and you are set! A white cropped cardigan with some silver hoops and white sandals takes the LBD into the supermarket in style. No problem running into the kid's teacher! What a change a jacket can make!

Rocking lime zebra handbag gives every LBD a lively look!
Rocking lime zebra handbag gives every LBD a lively look! | Source

It's In The Bag!

Last, but not least is the easiest way of all to accessorize your LBD! Grab a bag! There are many looks and styles of handbags that will change the LBD into the perfect dress for any occasion. Whether a sequined clutch, large golden bucket bag or a zebra print blinged out tote, the purse can be the only thing you change and make an entirely different fashion statement.

When you invest in handbags that go with other outfits, take a moment and consider what it will do when paired with your favorite LBD! Don't be shy with color or prints! A bright solid or leopard print will each put a different spin on your outfit!

Casual twist - golden tones added to the LBD with flats - perfect for the supermarket.
Casual twist - golden tones added to the LBD with flats - perfect for the supermarket. | Source
Flip Flops to casual pumps takes the LBD from the supermarket to the office
Flip Flops to casual pumps takes the LBD from the supermarket to the office | Source
Change out the purse and shoes and the LBD is ready to rock girls' night out!
Change out the purse and shoes and the LBD is ready to rock girls' night out! | Source
The pop of color from the blue heels kicks it into high gear for anything you can imagine!
The pop of color from the blue heels kicks it into high gear for anything you can imagine! | Source

Tie It All Together

Whether you accessorize with one item or more, the accessories make the outfit fit into any occasion! It is essential to plan your accessories and make the most out of your LBD! The only drawback is you may save a lot of money by getting many looks for one simple dress!! Take the time to invest in some variable accessories and have fun working out the different looks!! You will be glad you did! Good luck and good accessories!

Photo and Text Copyright 2012 Deborah M. Carey

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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

Any ideas for accessorizing clothes are greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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prektjr.dc 4 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA Author

You're welcome. Thank you for reading!


3cardmonte 4 years ago

Excellent hub, I ADORE that lime green bag!!!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borik√©n the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

prektjr.dc thanks for helping me with my little black dress which I like so much.


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prektjr.dc 4 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA Author

3 cardmonte,

That Lime zebra bag is my favorite! You would never believe that I actually got it at a gas station in the middle of nowhere Missouri! Definitely worth the trip inside to pay that day!! Have a great day and thanks for reading!


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prektjr.dc 4 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA Author

Lastheart,

You're welcome! I hope you found something that will work for you! Be sure to share your tips with us! Thanks for reading!


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prektjr.dc 3 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA Author

Theseshoes, Thanks for reading! I have an addiction to shoes of all kinds! I will definitely check out your hubs! Have a great day!

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