OOTD: Accessorizing Basic Black

I love these long-sleeved dresses from Forever 21! They are a super-soft material, have a flattering fit and are super cheap. Consequently, I bought them in every color (maroon, royal blue, teal and this black).

Black dress pink scarf 1

However, there’s not much more boring than a simple, un-accessorized LBD! I thought about how to make a look that is simple and classic, wintery but can transition from day to night. I paired this dress with classic black and nude quilted ballet flats from Payless Shoesource. The classic cut and colors make the shoes super cute and elegant, and the gold chain accessory adds a funky touch.

Black dress pink scarf 2

Then I added this floral pink scarf from Fashion Rush. Rather than tie it around my neck in the trendy circle-scarf style, I decided to just let it hang down from my neck. I like the way that the long scarf (that is still shorter than the dress) plays with the proportion of the black dress.

Black dress pink scarf 4

This look works for the office, especially if you tie up the scarf. For night, relax and let the scarf loose – you can even add classic black heels! Now your black has gone from basic to interesting.

Black dress pink scarf 3

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