I love the versatility of wearing black. It’s a great opportunity to play with the other elements of my outfit. Because I wear a lot of black, I have tons of experience styling it for all seasons. A reader challenged me to show how to wear a black dress in the spring. I just love a good challenge so here goes. Ignore the glare from my pasty white legs, I haven’t started using my self-tanner yet this season.
The first thing I do for Spring is to lighten my shoe. I’m wearing
This is the most casual look. I chose a light wash denim jacket, white and pale green jewelry and a straw handbag. Lighter accessories go a long way to making a black dress seasonally appropriate. I also lightened my toenail polish from burgundy to blush pink.
This dress has less texture than the first one so it is dressier. I chose a pearl and crystal bib necklace with hoop earrings. I added a bracelet in the same fresh blue as the large silk scarf that I tied as a wrap. My bag is a black and beige straw whose texture screams Spring. Mixing black with paler colors makes it feel more spring-like.
The formality level goes up with a blue and black silk shawl and shiny black handbag.
Notice the cute tassels at the back of these sandals. I love how the straps of the shoes match the pattern on my shawl.
This dress has multiple layers of sheer black fabric. I topped it with a black and pink jacket, changed to pearl earrings and a crystal brooch. This is wedding ready and appropriate everywhere but a black tie event.
These sandals are designed by Gwen Allen who started her company to bring us elegant, low heeled dress shoes. Her sophisticated designs are wearable all day thanks to their wider toe box and cushioned insole. Check out her entire collection here.
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