The winter holidays have always been my favorite time of the year. As a little kid, I could not wait to put up the Christmas tree and spend my winter break baking pies with my grandmother. Now, I still love the tree and I would never say no to pie, but I also look forward to the glitz and glamour of holiday ensembles. Sparkly tops, chandelier earrings, and a tried-and-true classic – the LBD – characterize the sartorial environment of a holiday party.
Those holiday jewels and little black dresses are so beautiful that it’s hard to relegate them strictly to festive wear. This Fashionista makes her black dress pull double duty by layering it with casual pieces. Paired with a chunky ivory knit sweater and neutral patterned scarf, this little black dress easily transitions into the perfect outfit for running errands or meeting friends for lunch. Black tights and flat brown sandals also balance out the edginess of a short black dress.
Transitioning a holiday look from day to night, or vice versa, is all about balance, combining the perfect amount of sparkle and pizzazz with neutral or more subdued pieces. A dress like this black and gold Topshop stunner can be turned into a day dress by layering with opaque tights and a belted cargo jacket. Follow this Fashionista’s example and layer a cozy sweater with a classic black dress for a simple yet warm, winter look.
With all of the craziness of the post-finals period and whirlwind of holiday feasts and parties, stay stylish with an easy little black dress.