It’s the start of the New Year, and for fashionistas, it’s a time to rethink their wardrobe choices and make a few changes to reflect their style in 2018. You probably already know that dusty rose is the hot color of the year and that destroyed sneakers and pastel or unicorn anything should be left in 2017, but do you know that there’s one item in your closet that stands the test of time? If you’re thinking about your little black dress, then you’re right on the money. The piece is one of the building blocks of investment dressing, and having a classic dress in your wardrobe means that you don’t have to spend a fortune on dresses as the LBD can be worn in many ways. Moreover, depending on how you style it, the little black dress can look appropriate and chic for any occasion. To give your LBD a fresh look in 2018, try these tips to update your little black dress and look great in the New Year.
One way to make your little black dress stand out is to accessorize with pieces that will elevate it and make it look fresh for the New Year. Go for a star choker instead of your 90s-inspired choker necklace, and trade in your classic black heels for a pair of bow-adorned pumps. Instead of a quilted handbag, carry a piece that has tassles or pair your little black dress with a bold red bag for a touch of drama. And when it comes to earrings, the bigger, the better. Rock a pair of diamante drop earrings or go for a chandelier style to add some sparkle to your outfit. Remember to wear one bold accessory at a time as there is such a thing as too much bling.
Update your coat
When choosing a winter coat or a topper for your little black dress, go for something unexpected in 2018, such as denim. A well-cut, dark indigo denim coat that hits just above your knees lends a youthful vibe to a classic black dress. A belted satin coat in a cheery color also pairs well with the LBD. If you’re going for a sporty vibe, top your dress with a metallic nylon windbreaker and pair the look with sneakers for a look that’s right for a casual date night or for movie night with your friends.
Layering is a great way to style your little black dress. Wear a graphic tee or a classic white button-down shirt over it. If you’re feeling adventurous, slip a bustier over your little black dress for a sexy yet strong vibe. You can even slip on a skirt over your dress and create a new outfit in seconds.
This year, give your favorite dress a new look by trying any of these styling tips. Update your little black dress with the right accessories and style it well as you embrace the trends of 2018.