My favorite kind of outfits are comfy, minimal, and effortless, which usually equates to casual. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of styling, it’s definitely how to make dressy pieces wearable for everyday. One of those pieces that I’m sure you probably already have is the little black dress. On most occasions, the LBD is a go-to for a special night out or cocktail parties. Since those events don’t happen frequently, LBDs are often left to collect dust in the back of your closet. I hate seeing great pieces go to waste, so I’m going to be sharing some tips for how to wear a little black dress casually.
1. Wear an oversized jacket
Oversized and formal don’t often go hand in hand, so my first tip to dressing down your LBD is to add an oversized jacket. You guys know how I am super obsessed with blazers so I went with a boyish fit. Secondary contenders include a bomber, denim, or utility jacket. A looser fit brings back that everyday feel.
2. Avoid high heels
To wear your little black dress casually, consider your footwear options. I wore my favorite Balenciaga boots, which works because of the block heel and edgy style. However, you can also wear sneakers or combat boots. The key is to avoid high stiletto heels which will only dress up your look.
3. Accessorize minimally
Also, keep your accessories to a bare minimum – especially jewelry. More bling calls for more attention so by accessorizing minimally, your LBD will look more appropriate for the day. If jewelry is a must, stick to dainty necklaces or rings and avoid bold, chunky pieces.
4. Experiment with layers
Finally, experiment with layers. This is actually a great time to bring out your LBD for the day since the cooler temperatures allow for more coverage. You can layer your LBD over a turtleneck, tee, or button down and it instantly looks more casual.
Would you wear a LBD for the day? Let me know how you’d style it!
Shop Little Black Dresses
Blazer – W Concept
Black Dress – Similar
Boots – Balenciaga
Sunglasses – Similar
Bag – Carolina Santo Domingo