Styling a Black Dress for All Seasons

When you have a closet full of good basics, they can take you just about anywhere. Just by changing accessories you can easily transition a basic black dress for all seasons. The more I think about it the more I realize it might just be best to put my money into great accessories since they really act as the change agent. Do you agree?

Take this pretty basic black dress. It is relatively inexpensive. I like that it is lightweight yet has a 3/4 length sleeve and ruffle at the neck. In my opinion it screams, “I’m a dress for all seasons” but how? Let me show you!

Summer

Living in FL, summer is all about heat and humidity. The less I can wear (respectfully) the better. Simple sandals do the trick and if needed I could add a nude heel to this stunning dress. I am wearing this dress in a size small, I say it fits TTS.

Fall

Once Fall rolls around I am ready for layers – or at the very least fall colors and prints (like leopard). The weather is still very warm in my neck of the woods so I’ll add subtle nods to fall like leopard heels or booties. Please ignore the wrinkles in the dress – no excuses, I’m just lazy and time got away from me.

Winter

Winter means more layers – like a thigh high boot and hat! A long cardigan could even do the trick. I’ve learned my lesson though. Living in FL, even in winter may mean cold mornings but by afternoon the sun is sweltering. Layers are key.

Spring

When spring rolls around I am ready for a change. Generally speaking I am ready for bright colors like hot pink! So if I’m dressing this black dress up I’ll opt for hot pink pumps. If I’m keeping things casual, either sandals or wedges but definitely something that leans towards warmer days ahead.

Your Turn

Do you have a formula for transitioning certain items of clothing from one season to the next? If not, I hope you’ll be inspired to think outside the box and look more closely at your wardrobe. I bet there are pieces just dying to get a little more action – are you ready?

Thanks for stopping by friends, I appreciate it more than you know. Make today wonderful, happiness is an inside job!

XO,
Kellyann

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