Summerfied LBD

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A little black dress is timeless regardless of season. However, in the summer months many opt for a little white dress as a fresh alternative. Although I am all for LWDs, an LBD can be just as current during the warm seasons. All you need are some colorful accessories to take your favorite black dress from winter chic to summer ready! 
Layer bright pastel hues on your wrist for a fun mix of summer colors.
Bold statement earrings (especially pink ones) add an elegant splash of femininity without overpowering the look. 
Don't forget to dress head to toe! Wildly bright shoes are perfect for summertime and make a statement when paired with a simple black dress. 
When dressing summer fresh, think colors that all belong in the same category (either brights, pastels, or bolds). I stuck with mostly pastels for this look - including my nails, which are a light lavender color. 
The black dress grounds the entire look and brings all these different hues together seamlessly so as to not overwhelm the outfit or the wearer. 
Another reason to wear a black dress in summer instead of a white one is that a black dress works for any time of day. With bright accessories, an LBD is daytime appropriate, but because the dress is black, the entire ensemble easily transitions to a fancy dinner out on the town. 
Photos by Dan Harper (thanks Dad)! 
[dress: TopShop, wedges: Blow Fish, earrings: Ann Taylor, blue bracelet: Banana Republic, pink bangle: Ann Taylor, yellow bracelet: J Crew, gold bracelet: Stella & Dot]

I talk about LBDs a lot but that's because they're incredibly versatile and will always be a classic. I own numerous styles of black dresses and I'm always finding new ways to dress them up or down depending on the occasion. You can't go wrong in an LBD - even in summertime. It's all in the accessories! 



Shop summery accessories :: 



68 comments:

  1. hi..you look so nice! I like your shoes..

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  2. Love your wedges! They are so eye-catching!

    Love&Clothing

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  3. This black dress looks amazing on you. Such dress would look great even without any accessories, to my mind. I remember you have such pearly necklace, I think it would work great with this dress as well:)
    Wish you a great day ahead!

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  4. you look stunning! amazing look, love your wedges(:

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  5. what great accessories!

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  6. That LBD is so perfect for Spring! Especially with the pops of color!

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  7. love the shoes - definitely made that dress summer worthy.

    :)
    vanessa
    grace-and-gratitude.blogspot.com

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  8. Loving this… beautiful and elegant all in one single look!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  9. Kath, I love this LBD!! So gorgeous on you :)

    Abby of http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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  10. Completely agree! a little black dress can be worn in any season if style correctly! Love how you brought pops of color through your wedges and accessories! Great look :)
    XOXO

    Milu
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  11. What a fun way to liven up a black dress. Cute wedges!!

    House of Illusions

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  13. Oh Kat this is sophistication and yet playful(via your colorful wedges). The look is young and fresh just like you. Your dad takes amazing pictures. Is he a professional? My fav pic is you looking up with the poster.

    xo
    Sam
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  14. Loving those crazy fun colored wedges! Such a cute sophisticated look with a twist!
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  15. In love with these shoes! This whole outfit is great, so beautiful on you!

    XoXo
    Teresa
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  16. you look absolutely stunning in that lbd! i really like how it has a mock turtleneck! its an interesting detail! :)

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  17. I love the LBD. You totally can't go wrong there!

    Those shoes are so much fun!! You always have the best accessories!

    xo Jackie
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  19. I'm loving this lbd. The neckline is perfect!
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  20. This gorgeous dress, beautiful shoes and bracelets. Hello dear stay in touch.

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  21. Love your LBD! And love also how you styled it!
    kiss
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  22. Cute outfit, you look perfekt. Like the colored shoes.

    xoxo
    Ina :*

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  23. Oh yes a light LBD for summer is spot on and love this one with on trend floral shoes. And love the pix with and the poster too funny!

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  24. The wedges are so fun with the classic LBD!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  25. I agree, a LBD is always in style no matter the season. Love how you styled this one!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  26. You look real cute :) Love the colourful shoes!
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  27. Love your outfit and the heels looks so unique and colorful (: x

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  28. Perfect dress dear! And love your sandals! :)

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  29. Hi dear! As usual, you look very gorgeous! Have a great day. :)



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  30. A little black dress is a must in every girls closet! I still haven't found my perfect one yet! :/
    Black dresses always resemble something very classy and formal, so with that being said, I really love how you made the look a lot more fun and young by adding those colorful details! I think they definitely make the dress come alive!
    I need shoes like that in my closet asap! :)

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  31. Wow, this dress look so stunning on you, so elegant. ;-)
    Lovely greets Ness

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  32. Beautiful outfit, I like how you kept everything simple except your colorful/fun shoes. Such a nice surprise for this look :)
    xoxo
    ßerry ♥ Stylish  

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  33. Oh Kat!!! You look divine!!!! Like a Princess <3 <3 <3
    Happy friday
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
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  34. The shoes are so unexpected! Love the touch of colors!

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  35. Wish you a great Friday!
    kiss
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  36. I love how chic and pulled together this look is! What a fabulous dress.

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  37. beautiful shoes!
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  38. These shoes are too fun, and I love the pink earrings! I love little white dresses, but I tend to buy black more since I know I'll end up wearing it to weddings!

    Kaitlin
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  39. such a wonderful dress! and i love your shoes!

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  41. beautiful dress!♥ and your hair always looks perfect!:) I'm so jealous!♥

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  42. Love that outfit! Those shoes are to die for:)
    xo Olivia

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  43. Stunning.you look amazing so beautiful
    Love those wedges
    Keep intouch
    Kisses

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  44. Wow you look so fantastic!!
    So classy and elegant you are!!
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  45. Such a doll you are, love the way you jazzed up yr LBD with fun colored accessories and simply love the colorful wedges!
    Have a lovely day!

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  46. Wow, I love your look! I love it how you rock off this simple, elegant black dress with those colorful shoes and accessories! You really look amazing in the pictures!

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  47. adorable<3
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  48. Loving your shoes so much, a perfect pop of fun into the LBD. Your make-up look stunning! Now following you dear.

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  49. Most of the time when I wear black dress I will always apply bold statement lipstick on. It's really make a different. Love your colourful wedges :)

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  50. Great outfit! Your sandals are so cute! Lovely photos!

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  51. Wonderful look Kat! Love it the dress and this great sandals.

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  52. Loving this… beautiful!
    kisses from Miami,
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  53. love the pops of color in your outfit, lady!!

    xo,
    Sandy
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  54. You look fantastic *_*

    xx

    nicole

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  55. Loving this outfit, girl! I like how you made up the word "summerfied" :)

    xo,
    elle | Living in Color Style.

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  56. Great twist on the classic black dress look, I love how you mixed up the formal satin with the bright floral wedges and fun accessories.

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  57. Love this look!! This dress is gorgeous on you, and I LOVE how you accessorized! You always kill it with the accessories!

    xoxoxAshley

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  58. An LBD is one of my favorite things to wear! You look so beautiful and so chic!

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  59. You look so beautiful. Simple but so chic!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  60. I absolutely agree that a LBD is perfect for anytime of year! The accessories you chose are just wonderful and really make the whole outfit scream 'summer chic'! As I was scrolled down to see your pictures I gasped as I saw those fabulous colorful shoes! Every little piece of your jewelry is fabulous too!

    Rebecca
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