The closet staple that most women can say they own (or have owned) is a Little Black Dress! When in doubt, especially if trying to find something for a more formal event, go for the LBD. It’s an instant classic. But, LBD’s don’t have to just be worn for fancier occasions. They can be styled multiple ways, from super casual to a fun date night option.
A really simple way to dress down an LBD like this is to pair it with sneakers! It feels a little bit like something I would wear as a tween, so it’s a little bit of a throwback. I just tied a plaid shirt around my waist to add a little interest to the overall look, as well as give myself a shape (since the dress is a shift dress). You could easily swap the shirt for a denim jacket or ditch it altogether!
This styling is how I would most often think to wear an LBD – for something a little more special or dressed up. For the summertime, I like keeping it on the more casual side, though, with a denim jacket and some fun shoes. It’s an easy way to feel a little fancier for an evening out with my husband, but still be dressed for the season and feel comfortable.
I love the idea of pairing an LBD with a military vest like this. It adds a little bit of edge, with the utility style, without feeling heavy. To keep it fun and weekend-appropriate, I added a pair of leopard print espadrille slides and a classic tote bag.