December 22, 2011

Three Ways: The Little Black Dress

The holiday season has been upon us for a while, so I thought it would only be appropriate to do a helpful holiday-themed blog post. As I'm writing these words, I'm assuming that you have been invited to a number of holiday parties. Whether for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's, or whatever else you may be celebrating, I imagine that styling outfits for this variety of events can be stressful. If you're like me, you'll also want to add color to your respective ensembles, which can be a difficult task. Don't worry, I'm here to help. The solution is simple; every woman owns a little black dress (LBD). Work off of that, and you can create a stunning outfit that'll wow every pair of eyes in the room.
This is a different kind of three ways post, but I hope it proves just as useful.

By Malene Birger dress
By Malene Birger dress

ASOS envelope clutch, BCBG pumps, Erickson Beamon necklace.

1 by mayabett featuring an envelope clutch

Why this outfit works: A bright clutch adds the dash of color a black dress needs. A statement necklace is the perfect amount of jewelry required and the colors of the jewels complement the clutch. Neutral heels that aren't solid black keep the attention on the clutch and necklace.
ASOS clutch, Christian Louboutin pumps, BCBGeneration earrings.

Why this outfit works: Neutral accessories with some sparkle give the outfit some holiday cheer. Rose gold complements the rich magenta hue of the pumps.

Lulu Townsend clutch, Nicholas Kirkwood pumps, Assad Mounser necklace.

Why this outfit works: A bright necklace serves as the color source for the outfit, as well as inspiring the hue of the shoes. A gray clutch doesn't attract much attention but looks sophisticated with the blue-green palette.

Which of these outfits are your favorite? What are you wearing to your holiday parties? I'd love to see your comments.


  1. Lovely post and love the dress!!


  2. Loving the second outfit, those shoes are gorgeous!

    Nice post. :)

    Kayleigh x

  3. Great post sugar! Very useful and inspiring :)

  4. love all the pairings!

  5. Cute! Love the last look!
    xx Allie

  6. The first pairing is my favorite but all are great.

  7. That necklace is stunning- LOVE it! *grabby hands*

  8. Wow your looks are gorgeous! I love that first necklace...whoa!! These are great ideas for dressing up the LBD. Thanks!

  9. Those BCBG shoes NEED to be in my closet! Love how you paired them!