The Casual LBD


I love keeping my outfits interesting by dressing up informal items or by dressing down more elegant pieces by pairing them with casual accessories. For this OOTD post, I was inspired by one of my favorite timeless trends: the casual Little Black Dress.


I picked up this Little Black Dress at the Bloggers Market earlier this year. It's a simple skater dress with a lovely fabric overlay detail on the bust. It can easily be accessorized for a date night or for a night on the town with the girls. However, I love to dress it down and flaunt it on a day-to-day basis. 

Girl in black dress

I wore this outfit to the bloggers' styling event at Goodstock. I paired my LBD with a super-casual summery light-wash denim jacket and finished the look with a H&M shoulder bag and some simple black leather sandals. 

Black dress and denim jacket outfit

Girl in black dress and denim jacket

I kept accessories to a minimum and wore only my winged ring and a silver leaf necklace by Moooh!!. My casual look was finished off with a bright pink lipstick to match my summer manicure. 

Leaf necklace

What are your thoughts on wearing a Little Black Dress outside special occasions? How would you accessorize a LBD for a more casual setting?

11 comments:

  1. your outfit is lovely - you are right it's very summery - particularly like your necklace too. I have alot of leaves and flower jewellery too. love bec x

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    1. Thank you! I always pull out that necklace as soon as spring starts :) X

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  2. I have a black cotton Topshop dress that is perfect for day and night - in winter black tights and heeled boots mean I can wear it wherever!

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    1. Love that styling! Might experiment with my dress next winter although I'm not sure the fabric is ideal for the season ;) X

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  3. really cute look, especially love the necklace :)

    danielle | avec danielle // giveaway

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    1. Thank you Danielle. I think LBDs always give you a really cute/ romantic look, even when you style them in a very casual way :) X

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  4. Omg love this look! I wear my denim jacket all the time with my dresses. So cute!

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  5. Omg love this look! I wear my denim jacket all the time with my dresses. So cute!

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    1. Thank you! This denim jacket is my #1 go-to piece for spring/summer Xx

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  6. Ooh, I think you've casual-ed down the LBD very well; denim always gives off a much more relaxed look and the combo here is beautiful. I am in LOVE with you necklace!

    May x • THE MAYDENbloglovin'

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    1. Thank you! Denim is always a safe bet ;) X

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