An absolute staple that every girl should have in their closet is the simple black dress. You never know when an unexpected cocktail party or wedding or night out will be sprung on you so you need to be prepared. The black dress and black heels are essentials that go hand-in-hand. However, many people opt for too simple of a black dress and buy something whose quality is sub-par. I get it, it’s difficult to justify spending $120 on a black dress when you could use that money for a pair of shoes, a few tops, and a great chunky necklace. Many don’t realize the versatility that a black dress has, though. The dress can be worn for more casual reasons, believe it or not. Here are four ways to utilize your black dress aside from its traditional wear:
1. Pair it with a leather jacket for an edgy look
3. Paired with sheer tights and a black, navy, or beige blazer and suede platforms for a look suitable for work or play
4. Solo with simple jewelry and some strappy heels for a polished, dressed-up look
You’d be surprised at how many uses you can get out of most pieces in your wardrobe if you just use a little imagination ;).