October seems to be flying by. I can’t believe that it’s already time for another Year of Color linkup post. In case you just started following along, every 3rd Friday of the month I team up with some of my fellow blogger friends to host a link party called A Year of Color. Each month there is a color theme and you can share ANYTHING you like on that color. I always like to share an outfit post, because that’s what I feel I do best. This month’s color is black!
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In my mid to late ’20s my weekends were filled with going to weddings. All my friends were getting married, and to be honest I couldn’t afford to go buy a new dress for every wedding I attended. I bought this simple empire waist black dress for my rehearsal dinner (similar). Instead of going with a traditional bride rehearsal dinner dress, I played it safe and went with a black dress. I’m so happy I did because I’ve worn this dress on a number of other occasions since then.
Today I am going to show you how easy it is to accessorize an LBD like this.
The first way is a very classic traditional look. I wore black patent leather pumps, rhinestone jewelry and a satin clutch with rhinestones. This is perfect for a more formal wedding. I wore this exact look at my husband’s cousin’s wedding in Chicago a few years ago.
Shoes- Ivanka Trump- Von Maur (similar) || Necklace- Target (similar) || Clutch- Jessica McClintock (similar)
For my second look, I chose leopard accessories. I wore my gold sandals, with my leopard clutch and gold jewelry.
Shoes- DSW (similar) || Necklace- LC Lauren Conrad- Kohl’s (similar) || Clutch- H&M- ThredUp (similar)
For my final look, I accessorized with some color. I always love how turquoise looks with black, so I wore turquoise jewelry with my turquoise clutch. For shoes I went with my nude pumps. I think that this look would be great for a destination wedding.
Shoes- Target (similar) || Necklace- Kohl’s (similar) || Clutch- Hand-me-down (similar)
Hopefully this will give you some ideas on how to accessorize your black dresses and maybe help you out next time your stumped on what to wear to a wedding or special occasion.
I hope to see everyone back here next month for the color Orange. Don’t forget to leave your link below!
Justine Y @ Little Dove
I love how you can do so many things and have so many looks with a single, simple black dress! You look great!
Love the first look! Those black pumps are a staple we should all have in our closet!
A great black dress is so versatile! I love the cheetah clutch you used in the second outfit!
I especially love the leopard clutch!
All of these looks are spot on! I love having pieces that I can mix and match.
Such fun accessories! I love that a little black dress can be styled with so many things. You look amazingggg!
I love your black dress! I love how versatile it is too. What awesome accessories! They give this dress so many different looks!
I love ALL of these! I'm doing a Little Black Dress shoot in a couple weeks and I think I need to do the leopard!
Thank you! Black dresses are the best!
Thank you! Those are my favorite pair of pumps in my closet. They are very classic and look good with anything!
Thank you! I just found that clutch at ThredUp. I had been on the hunt for a cute leopard clutch for a while. I love it!
Thank you! It's my favorite right now!
Thank you! I'm all about mixing and matching with your wardrobe.
Thanks so much! Accessories are always my favorites!
Thank you so much!
Thank you! Leopard is a must with black. I'm kind of obsessed with it right now!
Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too
That is such a cute black dress!
Black is such a chic and versatile color for any wardrobe! It's so easy to accessorize, and you did a nice job with that!
Wow nice article & Helpful information