Black isn’t exactly the color you’d think of wearing on a bright, sunny spring day, but don’t let that deter you from doing exactly that. Forget about what’s normal and choose timeless. The little black dress has been around for ages and will never go anywhere. It has a way of making you feel classy and sophisticated, beautiful and timeless, and most importantly, confident. The little black dress may be as black as can be, but there are still quite a few ways you can wear it during spring to make it look a little bit more…colourful.
Don’t tuck it away in the back of your closet. Wear it with pride and boldness this spring by adding the following items in order to dress it up for spring.
Here’s how to style your little black dress for spring:
1. Accompany it with a bright belt
Belts not only singe your waist in where it matters, in this particular case, a bright belt also offers a little bit of definition between all of that blackness and a little bit of color. Trust the color and direct the eye to the slimmest part of your waist by adding a bright, bold, colorful belt that’ll turn heads. Your little black dress deserves it!
2. Add colorful earrings
Nothing says you have to stick with the plain ol’ gold or silver when wearing a little black dress in spring. In fact, you make the rules, which means you can wear the most colorful earrings you can get your little fingers on. It may not be something you do on a daily basis, but it’ll definitely brighten up your day slightly. Wear them with pride and everyone will notice your newly-found confidence.
3. Choose a bold purse
When searching for the perfect spring dress for 2017, don’t forget to accompany your choice with a pretty, bold purse. You’re going to need something to keep all your valuables in, so why not go with something that’s bold and bright to add some color to your little black dress. Even better, match your shoes to your purse! As an age-old fashion rule, you should be doing this regardless.
4. Don’t forget about those heels
Speaking of shoes, don’t forget to add a pair of sexy, bright heels to your little black dress ensemble. Heels not only give you a great calf workout doing the day, it also makes your legs look leaner and make your whole body appear taller. This is particularly great for short girls. Choose a color and never look back!
5. Choose a patterned scarf
There will be days when it’s going to be a little bit breezy, so why not protect your neck from the cold by pairing your little black dress with a cute, patterned neck scarf in order to liven things up a little bit. If you want to go timeless, wrap a scarf around your head and rock the red lipstick. It’s a timeless choice that looks good on every body type.
6. Dress it down with sneakers
Nothing says you have to be classy and sophisticated when wearing a little black dress. In fact, you can easily dress it down by adding a pair of funky sneakers to your look. Why not? It’s your look. Do whatever you feel like doing. There are no rules when choosing to wear your little black dress in spring. In fact, that’s breaking one of the rules already.
7. Pair it with a cute jacket
On days when the wind is blowing or you feel a few raindrops coming down, choose a bold waist-length jacket to go with your little black dress. It’s all about adding hints of the same color in order to turn something black into a fun spring choice. It’ll give you the opportunity to feel some warmth whilst brightening up your look. Don’t be afraid to stand out a little bit. It’s what you were born to do.
8. Go crazy with your hair
Why not, instead of adding or changing anything with your little black dress, add a few changes to your hair. We’re thinking blue, pink, purple, or even a little bit of a mixture. It doesn’t have to be permanent. There are a few hair dyes on the market that can be used for a once-off occasion; allowing you to wash it right out once you’re done being the bell of the ball. Go on, give it a try. You’ll definitely turn a few heads.
9. Choose a pair of pretty boots
Since we do represent a little bit of the south, we thought it would be quite fitting to pair your little black dress with a pair of pretty cowboy boots. With so many styles and colors to choose from, it may not be such an easy task deciding on just one. On the contrary, a pair of OTK boots will look just as pretty. Just be sure that your little black dress stops above the knee if you plan on wearing OTK boots in order to show a little bit of skin between your dress and the boots.
That way it won’t look as if you’re wearing one long dress; oddly out of place.
10.Add some flower power
Spring is the season for blossoms, right? So why not take advantage of it and add a few flowers to your hair. They need to be bold and colorful in order to make a lasting impression. However, with so many pretty flowers to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for without any hassles. Choose synthetic flowers preferably as they’ll last longer. Real flowers are beautiful but they’ll soon start to wilt; leaving you with a rather unsightly appearance on top of your head.
Remember, spring is a season of growth and beautiful change. Just because your little black dress is, well, black, doesn’t mean that you have to pack it away for next winter. It can and should grow with you by adding a few colorful changes, flaunting all the benefits it offers you, and showing your little black dress who’s boss.
Timeless is beautiful. Timeless also means that you can wear it at any time and still look just as beautiful. So go on, go timeless in your little black dress this spring 2017.
Need some inspiration? Find an array of beautiful little black dresses on display at Lotus Online Boutique. They’re waiting for you!
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