It’s safe to say that the summer staple has to be an LBD. I’m not necessarily talking about a going-out dress, but more so a casual, easy to throw on and easy to style item. You can’t go wrong with an LBD, and it’s easy to add whatever accessories and shoes you like with them. You can always dress them up with the right accessories too!
I bought the most lush black dress from ASOS recently and it’s one of those easy pieces that I can chuck on when I’m off out on a weekend and need something cool to wear.
The dress itself is a thick jersey style material, but not one that’s boiling to wear. I love the different details in the sleeves and I find them so flattering on my arms! Of course there’s some button-up detail for the on-trend aspect, and the ‘smock’ style means it’s comfy to wear, even when I’ve scoffed a whole pack of crispy M&M’s (which I have done 3 times in two weeks…).
If I was popping out to run errands I’d totally wear some flip flops and an over-the-shoulder bag with the dress for a quick and easy outfit.
However, dressing up an LBD is where all the fun begins! With a black dress you’ve got numerous colour options for shoes, accessories and jewellery, and in this look I’ve styled up the casual dress with a deep orange bag and some S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G black heels, both from Charles & Keith. How lush is the detail and the heel on those shoes?! I’ve never seen anything like it before and can’t wait to show them off at parties/events! I’ve already had some amazing comments.
As you can see I’ve matched with red nails and red earrings, but wouldn’t go over the top with a red lip (though thinking about it I do have a dark orange lippy which I need to try against the bag!). I love that with an LBD you can also go neutral with accessories and rock a bold lip, the possibilities are so endless.
LBD LOVE – ALL FOR UNDER £30
Dress – ASOS
Shoes – c/o Charles & Keith
Bag – c/o Charles & Keith
Earrings – New Look (similar!)
Watch – c/o Abbott Lyon
Necklace – Boohoo (similar!)
What do you think of the dress, and how I’ve styled it? Let me know your thoughts on the classic LBD in the comments!
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