I don’t need to sing the praises of the LBD to you. You know all the sartorial benefits of this wardrobe staple. I can however show you how to update a classic A-line dress you may have in the back of your closet, especially if it’s sleeveless and best suited for spring or summer.
While undoubtedly a classic, and infinitely versatile the little black dress can read a bit conservative. A few ways to add fresh spin to the sophisticated staple is to add striking accessories. A bold pair of earrings can do wonders for a look, and these runway sized dangly Lucite earrings add a dose of fun and cool. To keep the fantastic plastic theme going I added a pair of Lucite bangles sprinkled with rhinestones and a large flower ring. A top with sheer sleeves layered under the dress creates a two-tone effect and keeps me from freezing my booty off.
An exaggerated shoulder coat brings a masculine dimension. The extreme proportions call for an equally strong shoe.
The platform mary-janes just happen to have the coolest Lucite buckle that compliment the shoulder dusters perfectly. But the shoes needed one more touch, something insouciant and chic. Why not pair them with sheer black socks? I’ve been loving this trend for some time, and have been collecting cute socks from Cos. Sadly they are not available online, but I make sure to stock up each time I go to L.A.
What are you styling tricks for updating a classic? Please share in the comments.
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Coat: Vetements / Dress: c/0 Wear Mahsa / Top: Go Silk /
Shoes: Simone Rocha/ Boots: Alexander Wang
Lucite earrings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org / Pair of Lucite bracelets, here/ Lucite flower ring, personal collection /
Photography by Garry Alexander
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