Shop Your Closet: Dress Up Your LBD For The Holidays

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Our very last sneak peek of our Guide to Easy Holiday Outfits* is here! This time it’s the LBD Edition. We came up with five different ways to style up your Little Black Dress for the holidays. Think: statement pieces, fun accessories and some motorcycle-chic options for our fellow edgy readers.

*These pics (and tips) are from our Guide to Easy Holiday Outfits. If you’d like more holiday outfit ideas (based on what’s already in your closet), sign up below to get the full guide.


Holiday Party Outfit Ideas With a Little Black Dress (5 Ways To Style)

As much as I preach about all-black outfits, something about a black dress has always made me feel like I was kindaaa dressed for a memorial service. The outfits TME came up with for your little black dress are by no means funeral-esque. I’m officially inspired to give my LBDs another chance…

The ultimate style challenge: shop your closet & create new holiday party outfits. We're adding boots, jackets, tights & glam to our little black dresses.

Julieta’s Look | Linzi’s Look | Scotti’s Look | Laura’s Look | Shana’s Look | Lex’s Look

1. Toughen Up A Little Black Dress w/ Leather Jackets & Tough-Girl Boots

My GO-TO. Leather jackets + booties (tough-girl boots, as S would say) can spice up any outfit. Yes, spice up. What’s spicier than moto-chick vibes? I mean…look at Julieta! Killing it.

The ultimate style challenge: shop your closet & create new holiday party outfits. We're adding boots, jackets, tights & glam to our little black dresses.

Julieta paired her leather jacket and tough-girl boots with a delicate, feminine bag. If it’s feeling too moto-chick-esque, just add a feminine piece like that! Or go all out with a studded, black leather bag. I’m here for both.

Shop Leather Jackets

Shop Badass Boots


2. Try Embellished Layers & Snakeskin

Ahhh good ol’ snakeskin. I’m not over it yet. I don’t think I will be, honestly. S’ snakeskin boots especially will never get old for me. They’re just too fun not to love. Much more holiday party, much less Victorian mourning.

The ultimate style challenge: shop your closet & create new holiday party outfits. We're adding boots, jackets, tights & glam to our little black dresses.

As for the embellished layers… S’ sweater and bag have little embellished details. I’ve been eyeing so many statement jackets with details just like that. It screams rock ‘n’ roll, and I LOVE.

Shop Embellished Jackets

Shop Snakeskin Boots


3. Throw On Statement Boots & Earrings

Try pairing statement boots with your little black dress. Wear OTK like Scotti, or a fun red like Laura. Instant Vogue moment. Add some statement earrings, and you’re ready for a holiday party.

The ultimate style challenge: shop your closet & create new holiday party outfits. We're adding boots, jackets, tights & glam to our little black dresses.

(Picking out fun shoes and statement earrings is way more fun than it probably should be. So many amazing choices. And it’s a look that’s so, so easy to achieve.)

Shop Statement Boots

Shop Statement Earrings


4. …Or Add Sexy Tights & Heels

The ultimate style challenge: shop your closet & create new holiday party outfits. We're adding boots, jackets, tights & glam to our little black dresses.

Yesss the sexy tights!! I want ’em all. I didn’t realize the variety of tights out there, but wow. There are some good ones…and some really, really bad ones. I won’t lie, I almost included the Gucci ones because they’re so ridiculous and a whopping $600. For tights. No judgment, but I just can’t….

Pair your sexy tights with some holiday heels, and you’ve got legs for daysss.

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Shop Holiday Heels


5. Dress Down A Little Black Dress w/ Flare Jeans

Linzi’s got a whole different take on her LBD. Try layering it with flares! This makes staying warm so much easier without having to wear a ton of puffy layers. Pair with a pretty clutch, fun earrings and gold heels to make it a little more festive.

The ultimate style challenge: shop your closet & create new holiday party outfits. We're adding boots, jackets, tights & glam to our little black dresses.

Shop Flare Jeans

Take out that LBD and rock it for the holidays! And head to our full page of holiday outfit ideas for more!

-Danielle

PS…These are for the Pinners!

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