Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One Dress, Five Ways

Theory Dress
I bought this basic black dress a few months ago and am happy to say I’ve gotten my moneys worth. I love wearing this LBD so much that I actually wore it out two weekends in a row (Don't tell anyone). An LBD is a wardrobe staple because it is so versatile and can be worn to almost any occasion. Often people think that you need a million different dresses and items to create unique outfits, but this couldn’t be more wrong! Buying good basics, like this black dress, can help you build so many looks and outfits, and provides a good foundation for any style. You can wear the same dress multiple times and when you pair it with different pieces, no one will ever know. Here are five completely different ways to wear your favorite LBD!

1. Rocker

This style hits close to home for me. In the winter, I live in this leather jacket and love adding studded accessories to any outfit to give it more edge.This look shows how much accessories can transform an outfit! Besides adding leather and studs, try adding lace and chains to give any outfit a rocker vibe.

2. Bohemian

I really like the idea of pairing an oversized, hooded sweater over a dress, which completely transforms the dress. The accessories feel very boho and in tune with the vibe of this casual sweater. This look is comfortable, easy, and the perfect outfit for a cool summer night.

3. Professional

To keep this dress professional looking, pair it with structured accessories like a mens blazer or a skinny belt. Keep the jewelry and heels simple and try to have your hair out of your face. Another way this dress would be work-appropriate is paired with a cardigan, simple necklace, and Mary Jane heels.

4. Hipster

This outfit is casual and comfortable. Chambray is just so hip and gives any outfit a cool-girl vibe. I paired it with a green cargo jacket, which brings the hipster vibes to another level. This outfit really portrays how much wear you can get out of a basic black dress— who would have thought a Theory dress would be the basis of a hipster look? You could also pair this look with Converse. 

5. Night Out

A night out on the town is a perfect excuse to spice up a simple black dress. This sparkly, sequined jacket is a knockout evening piece and is the focal point of the outfit. When I wear this jacket during the day or at night, I try to keep my other accessories very simple, so I lean toward neutral shades and simple jewelry so the look isn’t over the top. The jacket dresses up the basic LBD and is so fun! It can even be a confidence booster too, because who doesn’t feel special in sparkles?


  1. The second outfit with the leather jacket is definitely my favorite look!! I also loveee the glittery jacket :)

  2. That is my favorite too! The glittery jacket is from gap, I picked it up last year and love it!

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