Are you really a member of the female community if you don’t have at least one little black dress in your wardrobe? Oh, you have more than one? That’s what we thought. The famous Little Black Dress (LBD) is a marvelously timeless, stylish and versatile clothing item that will come in handy on numerous occasions. Not only is it a life-saver but it’s also flattering, chic and alluringly feminine, especially if combined with the right accessories. If you’re in doubt whether it’s too much, too little or simply a wrong match, take a look at these 5 easy additions to consider for you beloved LBD.

1. Pashminas

Sometimes all black might not match your mood or the weather, and you’ll want some splash of color to it. Learn from the style icon Audrey Hepburn and combine a colorful pashmina with black dresses. Silky scarves will feel so nice on your skin, keep you warm in the fall and add a touch of sophistication and elegance to a simple all-black dress. However, be careful – if your dress has intricate embroidery or the fabric has its own texture, pashmina may not the appropriate accessory.

2. Jewelry

Jewellry with Black Dress

Like the beautiful blonde bombshell Marylin Monroe sang – diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Well, maybe not exactly diamonds, since they aren’t too friendly with your budget. Complete your outfit with a piece or more pieces of jewelry – earrings, bracelets, rings, piercings, anything really. Depending on the look you’re aiming to achieve, you can choose between a tasseled dangly pair of earrings or smaller studs for a simpler, more elegant look. Go for neutral metallic necklaces for a more conservative appearance, designer dress rings for formal events, or chunky stones and colorful bracelets for a funky look.

3. Belt up

The most effective way to break monotonous blackness is a chunky metal belt. They’re super trendy, match almost any sort of style from casual to formal, and help create the illusion of the desired hourglass body shape. Other alternatives are brightly-colored or glittery belts which pop against the black and liven up your outfit.

4. Hair accessories

Sometimes, the dress is just right and you need no additional items to enhance it. In these cases, focus on your hair. Besides the great number of easy hairstyles you can pull off with any LBD, there are plenty of trendy hair accessories you can play with. Clips in all sizes and colors are super-popular nowadays and it’s no wonder why – they make the simplest hairstyle such as low ponytails fun and trendy. Alice bands re also back, and we’re definitely not letting them go anytime soon. Get creative – even silky scarves can be artfully styled as a hair accessory.

5. Socks and stockings

One of the hottest trends of this year is playing with the colors, fabrics and length of your socks and stockings. If your dress is complex enough, stick with solid colors and textures or no stockings at all. However, if it’s short and simple, go a little crazy instead of just keeping warm with dull opaques. Try a sparkly or patterned one to turn a simple black dress into a fun and unique outfit.

A little black dress is a style staple, every woman’s go-to outfit, and it’s a fashion sin if you don’t already own it. It’s an aesthetic shapeshifter, classic and quietly sensuous. However, it can be a little too simple unless combined with an accessory or two. Take note of the tips we shared above and complete your LBD outfits with the right additions.