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I am introducing a new segment on Simply.Striking called One 2 Three. The concept of One 2 Three is to demonstrate three different looks ones can achieve with one base clothing item. It is in hopes that I am able to help and inspire you look at your closet differently, and to help expand your options with what you already own.
What item can be a better to open this series with than the ubiquitous Little Black Dress or simply known as LBD. Its been a timeless staple since the influence of Coco Chanel, a resurgence from icons like Audrey Hepburn, and raised again and again through the decades as the essential closet staple for every woman.
The LBD is versatile, compliments all body shapes, and can be found in an astounding myriad of style, shapes, and lengths. With just a few accessories and a little attitude the LBD can transform from day to night, casual to dressy, sassy to classy.
In my demonstration of the versatility of the LBD, I am offering up 3 solutions: one for day in the office, one that can take you from the office to after work drinks/dinner, and one for a night on the town.
As you can see the sweater and pearls combination will always be a classic stan-by for the LBD, but ass a bit of color in the maroon pumps helps modernize the look. Keep the colors neutral and the accessories simple and you will always have a winning daytime look.
Of course red is always a great complimentary color that just pops against the black. A gorgeous red cardi or tweed jacket elevates the look and brings a level of elegance for an office outfit that can easily take you over into an evening look. At the end of the work day darken your make up with mascara and black eyeliner for a smokey eye and a quick swipe of a red lipstick.
Lastly, a classic evening look that will turn heads. Opposite to the tip in the daytime look, offset the LBD dress big and bold accessories that make a statement. Because the LBD is essentially a blank canvas, you must rely on the accessories to take you into the dressy realm by selecting jewelry, shoes and handbags that evoke the feeling you want. Large cocktail rings, statement necklaces or crazy sexy stilettos will definitely have you fitting into a cocktail party, fancy dinner, or dancing.