December 7, 2011

How to Wear a Little Black Dress

Dress, shoes, earrings, clutch: c/o Windsor Store; Blazer: H&M; Belt: JCrew; Tights: Urban Outfitters
This holiday season, fancy up a little black dress.  
Here are some of my top tips:
  • Instead of solid black, opt for a pair of patterned tights, or even try a bold hue.
  • Mix in seasonal colors.  For a modern twist, play with green and red.  Opt for teal, hot pink, fuchsia or burgundy.
  • Belt a blazer.  It's even better if your belt is glittery.  I love this one from JCrew (similar here).  It truly goes with everything.
  • Keep your hair out of your face by wearing it half up and half down. Check out my tutorial here. 
  • Wear a smokey eye.  Check out my tutorial here.
    • Make your ears sparkle with big pretty jewels. One statement piece of jewelry is all you need.
    • And remember, a dress doesn't make a woman. A woman makes a dress, so wear it confidently and wear it beautifully!

    52 comments:

    Doux Rousse said...

    I'm a redhead, so I don't really rock read in the holiday season. And most greens make me look like a leprechaun! I love using this teal-ish green to look festive. You look gorgeous!

    XO,
    Doux Rousse
    www.douxrousse.com

    Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

    LOVE this outfit Katie! You totally nailed it down and inspired me on how to wear my LBD during the holiday season :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

    itsawant said...

    looks gorgeous!!! great job and I love your hair!

    http://itsawant.wordpress.com/

    Xoxo ☺ said...

    How cute love the tights from UO! Great tips for The black dress xo

    lauren | keys to anywhere said...

    in love with that blazer!!

    http://keystoanywhere.blogspot.com/

    Mandy said...

    beyond adorable! love this!

    Simply Mily said...

    Love this outfit!!!!

    ChinkyGirLMeL said...

    Gorgeous and so chic! Oh and that hot pink clutch definitely completed the outfit.

    Tara said...

    little black dresses are my favorite! I'm traveling to New York next week and am trying to decide how to wear my little black dresses and stay warm! (with comfy shoes!) any tips?

    ware.tara@gmail.com

    Sandra said...

    Super cute tights! And I'm on the hunt for a glittery belt myself so now I might have to stop by JCrew. You look lovely as usual!

    xoxo

    Katie said...

    Katie this is by far one of my fav outfits from you! The tights are beyond adorable and I'm loving that blazer!!

    CupcakesOMG! said...

    okay, THIS is how you wear printed tights!! i still can't believe you take this pictures youself!! also, thank you SOOO much for being one of the rare bloggers who wears truly affordable clothing and makes it look like a zillion bucks!

    CupcakesOMG!

    House 54 said...

    Super cute!! My favorite is the belt!

    Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

    Those tights are awesome and the blazer is in one of my favorite colors....so I pretty much just love the whole darn look!

    .hannah. said...

    I just purchased a ton of patterned tights from ASOS and I love them! They just make an outfit so much more fun! You look beautiful...as always.

    Heather Pool said...

    Those tights are soooo cute! I wore similar ones yesterday, but the dots were smaller. I just love your site! I couldn't tell you that enough! It's my favorite!

    Steffys Pros and Cons said...

    i love it with those tights! so cute!!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

    Stephanie said...

    running out to get a pair of polka dot tights today!

    love your last "tip." best one of all!

    xo

    Jessica Wray said...

    that green jacket is darling, especially with those tights!

    Nikki said...

    LBDs implement my pale skin. But I still own 4 of them, haha. I actually wear them a lot too :) But onl in winter, when I can wear tights to cover up my pale legs :) beeing a ginger has it's disadvantages sometimes :) x

    Lindsay R said...

    i just but my little black dress yesterday. you can see it on my blog. I have already planned to wear patterned tights with it. :)

    Lindsay

    Jessica Gitler said...

    beautifully put together outfit, love the tights with the polka dots!!
    jess
    www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

    Chic in Vancity said...

    Absolutely love what you did with the dress! Looks stunning and that blazer is perfection :)
    Bella xo
    http://www.chicinvancity.com/

    Anna Walker said...

    That is a GREAT way to wear a little black dress! You're such a style expert! And I LOVE those black tights with the polka dots! They're still black, but different than just plain black!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

    Ashley said...

    You look beautiful in this outfit! I love how you put it all together, it turned out so adorable!

    Laura Burtis said...

    You are just gorgeous!! I absolutely love the polka dot tights! So dang cute!

    Supal said...

    You look so festive!! Love the tights and great tips :)


    www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    Gauri said...

    Nice post

    Aracely said...

    You look gorgeous!

    Shannon Olson said...

    I love the polka dot tights! so Cute!

    ali said...

    the polka dot tights MAKE the outfit for me- in my opinion! love the teal blazer as well!

    write up your ali

    CessOviedo said...

    Rocking that LBD! The tights are adorable!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

    Faith said...

    wow! you look incredible! i just love those tights!

    jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

    i realllly want some polka dot tights! + that belt :) v cute. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    Gentri said...

    LOVE!! Gorgeous as always. :)

    Sal said...

    Great outfit! Love the contrasting colours. The pink bag is just fabulous!

    Sal x

    http://danielandi.blogspot.com/

    Nicole said...

    loooooove the color combo you have here! and the shoes. want!

    Kaye said...

    Awesome Blog! Any chance you will do a tutorial on how you make those big beautiful curls? Love your style, stay happy!

    Kaitlin Mattingly said...

    I love how you added that pop of color in your blazer. and those tights are AMAZING

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

    Almalu said...

    Well hello there, Katie. I am your new bloggie follower. :) I love your happiness! I am soaking in all of the fab fashion you have going on. Look forward to more posts.

    Ashley said...

    Gosh, you make this look soooo gorg! Love the whole outfit :)

    Gawgus things... said...

    Love the tights with this outfit!

    Emma xx
    http://www.gawgusthings.com
    @gawgusthings

    Anne said...

    So cute!! I'm lovin those tights and the way that cardigan/blazer exactly matches your eye color!

    London said...

    A great Holiday color combination. Stunning and full of cheer. Well played!

    Samantha Elizabeth said...

    Love the dress and the cardigan. Those tights wouldn’t look quite right on me! But you rock em’.

    Xo Samantha

    www.samanthaelizabeths.blogspot.com

    Chloe Jacqueline said...

    Great tips!! PERFECT outfit! I love everything about it!

    Ashley Blunt said...

    Love this! new follower and am smitten by your cute style! Love love love the belt!

    Shoppalu said...

    Adorable outfit. Love the colour of the bag and the fun that the tights bring to the outfit!

    x
    www.shoppalu.com

    Laura said...

    Sunning outfit, I love the belt!

    seekingstyleblog said...

    Wow super cute and chic!

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    Nicole said...

    This outfit is beautiful! Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    Xo,
    Nicole D.
    The Owl Girl

    Belle de Couture said...

    Love love Love your blog! So glad I found it! :)

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com