It would be lovely to have an unlimited clothing budget for the holidays. Unfortunately, unless your last name is Hilton or Kardashian, this probably isn’t the case. Instead of splurging on a brand new ensemble for that Christmas New Year’s Eve party, spend just a few dollars on fun accessories to go with that little black dress hanging in the closet.
Cinch the Waist of Your Black Dress with a Sparkly Belt. You can instantly dress up your simple black outfit with a wide sparkly belt. Not only will this add a festive flair to your dress, you will accentuate your feminine figure. Keep the rest of your accessories understated to avoid competing with the flash of the belt. Finish off your holiday ensemble with black stockings and a great pair of heels.
Layer a Patterned Scarf Over Your Little Black Dress. Scarves are very popular this year and they go wonderfully over a plain black dress. Choose one with a classic paisley or geometric design for some real drama. Go short or long, knotted or left hanging loose. No matter what style, length of pattern you choose, you just can’t go wrong with a great scarf.
Add a Pop of the Color Red. The high drama of red and black is always a showstopper. Whether you choose to layer red bangles on your arm, wear a large ruby pendant necklace or wear kicky red shoes with your simple dress, you will surely get noticed at the holiday festivities. Avoid wearing any other colors to keep the focus on the combination of the black and red.
Draw Attention to Your Feet. Take a chance on some fun footwear to wear with that black dress. Slip on a pair of ankle booties or knee high boots. Give your holiday outfit some real edge with a pair of biker boots. The unexpected element of the chic footwear will give your entire outfit a fresh and new look.
A Statement Necklace Adds Holiday Flair. The easiest way to give your simple black dress a splash of holiday fun is with a beautiful statement necklace. Choose one with a combination of silver and gold strands for the most sparkle, or bold colored beads such as a turquoise to really make you stand out in a crowd. Keep the rest of your outfit to black with minimal jewelery so that the statement necklace takes center stage.
Wear Patterned Tights with Your Black Dress. If you normally wear plain black stockings with this dress, go a little wild during the holidays with a fun pair of patterned tights. Your legs will look terrific and this simple addition will turn your outfit into one that really wows. A sexy pair of black heels or ankle boots will beautifully complete this holiday outfit.
Mix Up Your Gold and Silver Jewelery. Go through your collection of jewelery and pull out all your silver and gold pieces. Choose the tones that work the best together and layer it on. While it may take a little getting used to if you are accustomed to only wearing them separately, silver and gold look beautiful together when done correctly. The added sparkle and glam will instantly transform your plain black dress into a gorgeous holiday outfit.