Wardrobe Remix: LBD Style

Updated on Jul 13, 2010
This is an entry to TeenVOGUE Wardrobe Remix sponsored by TeenVOGUE.
white Urban Outfitters skirt - black Forever21 dress
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I am so excited to be entering TeenVogue’s Wardrobe Remix contest, I adore the challenge of combining pieces into different outfits so this was a chance I didn’t want to pass up :)

I decided to take this opportunity to celebrate the versatility of a little black cotton dress, the opportunities are endless, its great how one simple piece can carry through in so many different styles and looks!

Outfit #1 Tips:
You can style a dress as a skirt by layering a top over it like I did here by knotting a button-up blouse at my waist for an instant high-waisted black skirt!
A cute polka-dot patterned top under a bright yellow cropped jacket gives a punchy and playful vibe to a classic black dress like this one.
I added high-heeled mary janes and a ruffled flower headband for a few girly accents and voi la!

Outfit #2 Tips:
A little black dress is a perfect backdrop for a menswear-inspired look because it preserves your femininity without a strong contrast.
To keep the look sleek I wore black tights and a black skinny belt so the blazer could really make its statement. Lastly, keeping with the menswear trend I paired vintage leather accented flats and a shrunken bowler hat. Menswear-inspired accessories are a great way to be creative under that realm because there are so many fun choices!

Outfit #3 Tips:
In contrast to the previous look I went sweet and girly. Style a little black dress as a jumper by layering a shirt underneath it. Layering tops under a dress can really expand the possibilities for the dress and is a fun variation on the classic style. I am in love with this ivory peter-pan collar blouse because it instantly adds an adorable vibe to any outfit I pair it with. This beret is one of my favorite accessories because it adds something special to an outfit. Girly accessories like a cherry red bow belt and patent leather red t-strap flats transform a muted look into something with a pop of darling style.

Other tips:
A comfortable LBD can multiply the outfits in your wardrobe, look for one that is simple but flattering, if you feel good in it you will have confidence and every woman wears that well!
A black dress can be worn as casual, work or formal attire, it all depends on what you match it with. A collared blouse and crisp jacket could be a stylish way to mix up your work wardrobe while a blazer and metal accessories work as a great going-out look. Have fun playing with different personas!
A few well chosen accessories can transform the character of a black dress, don’t be afraid to go bold, a black dress is a great backdrop for showing off a statement piece whether it be a chunky necklace or a pair of shy-high heels in a bright shade!

COMMENTS (52)

Puss_in_Boots
Puss_in_Boots on October 04
simply awesome combinations!
LyssBlondish
LyssBlondish on November 29
cool:)
luca_dy
luca_dy on February 15
loveely!
princesslove
princesslove on February 06
LOVE this loook<3
dearwapiti
dearwapiti on January 18
Love the look. I'm inspired!
ZaniaD
ZaniaD on December 08
love the hint of color
TinaStefanovic
TinaStefanovic on November 30
This gotta be my fav picture! I love yellow and black is the classic, so it's perfect when you mix them! voted chic! If you have a minute, check out my photos, I'd be grateful :) thanks!
thelittlestpolly
thelittlestpolly on September 25
very cute!!
DDarling
DDarling on September 14
I got them at Payless a few years ago! They're super comfy too, I live in them!
retro_vintage
retro_vintage on September 14
Where did you get your black mary jane shoes? I have been looking everywhere for some just like that! :)
ItsChrissyBabey
ItsChrissyBabey on August 18
Love the blazer! The dress is adorable!
Devonisonfire
Devonisonfire on February 18
So cute :)
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on August 24
pretty
butterfliesandkisses
butterfliesandkisses on August 21
love the gold jacket and the white polkadot top
kingsibulo
kingsibulo on August 13
cute
angieexxpangie
angieexxpangie on August 12
Cute red shoes, and I love the yellow jacket w. the polka dot shirt!
Love007
Love007 on August 12
the pop of color is absolutely fabulous :]
CatherineM
CatherineM on August 08
love this look! lovely polka dot shirt! lovely jacket, lovely skirt! i love it all!
UnForGettable323
UnForGettable323 on August 07
love them all. you're really pretty :) and the dress looks great on you. the different accents work well. the yellow and red both pop and the blazer is so chic. i just love it!
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on July 29
awww...love retro chic, you look classy and pretty!
Texture
Texture on July 27
Great outfits! (And great Legs!) Love the sheer Pantyhose. Luv the belt showing the form/skirt.) Keep up the great work.
kaelahbee
kaelahbee on July 26
the contrast is SO great!
chloebej
chloebej on July 26
love all the looks!your tips are great!
Bernadeth
Bernadeth on July 23
this is lovely.=)
crayola4kids
crayola4kids on July 20
love how you mixed monochromatics with pops of bright color. works really well.
linnnnc
linnnnc on July 17
Love love love all the looks! That's a beautiful cardigan!
danegrae
danegrae on July 17
i so love it .
superlettie
superlettie on July 17
love the yellow jacket!
thedelphicbee
thedelphicbee on July 16
awesome :D
thedelphicbee
thedelphicbee on July 16
awesome :D
JamieRose
JamieRose on July 15
So cute! The outfit with the yellow jacket is absolutely adorable, but I love the one with the red bow belt too!
buydefinition
buydefinition on July 15
love the mix with the shoes!! xox
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on July 15
ADORABLE LOOK : )
Ashleyville
Ashleyville on July 14
really cute outfits! Neither are too bland, and you look like a doll! My favorite is the yellow jacket and polkadot shirt.
paxie_aiza
paxie_aiza on July 14
love the 1st photo coz I'm obsessed with yellow! nice styling:)
patriss
patriss on July 14
love so much the first outfit, great job...chic!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on July 14
love the remix dear! its jus t awesome! and so cute!
brownbagvintage
brownbagvintage on July 14
i'm liking that POP of color!
mare_santos
mare_santos on July 14
absolutley prettyy!!!! love the 3 styles!!!!
vernenciso
vernenciso on July 13
adorable!!
jazzyhwang
jazzyhwang on July 13
so vintage and girly!! love all the different ways you styled an lbd!
libys11
libys11 on July 13
gorgeous!!!! i love the way you styled it!! you can never go wrong with an lbd! :D
cleversnhere
cleversnhere on July 13
aaaa this is so cute! <3
hannasauraus
hannasauraus on July 13
love the remix :)
xivy
xivy on July 13
awesome remix!! this is adorable and cute and modern and chic; I can't love it anymore than I do now :D you should definitely win!
missbuyagan
missbuyagan on July 13
thats so prettyy
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on July 13
Lovely remix!
Laura86
Laura86 on July 13
cute jacket!
angiekje
angiekje on July 13
cute yellow jacket :) great wardrobe remix!!
S_agapoxxx
S_agapoxxx on July 13
Soo cute :)
kelseykelsey
kelseykelsey on July 13
love the yellow jacket, how adorable!
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on July 13
such a great remix!! i LOVE it :)
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