Style Guide: 1 Little Black Dress 5 Ways

September is a busy and exciting month in the fashion world! It’s hard to believe NY fashion week is over already with London fashion week beginning today! With so many different looks hitting the runway this month, we thought it would be fun to share with you five different and easy ways to wear one little black dress!

Having basic and versatile pieces in your wardrobe are essential. They are the key to solving the “I have nothing to wear even though I have a closet full of clothes” dilemma. By layering and accessorizing these basic pieces, you can make an old outfit look and feel new again! It’s amazing what a huge difference layers and accessories can really make. The best part about these looks are that they take little effort to pull off, but still give the impression that you put a lot of thought into your outfit!

So without further ado, I present to you my Style Guide on “How to Wear One Little Black Dress Five Ways!” Check it out down below!


To achieve this look, pair your LBD with a cropped dark wash denim jacket. You can choose to wear the sleeves down, or roll up the cuffs to add a cute and stylized touch to your outfit. Throw on a pair of comfy cork wedges to give you a bit of height while still retaining that casual daytime vibe. Complete this look with a few stackable rings and a leather bracelet for extra dimension.


For this look, you’re going to show off your LBD in all it’s glory. Pair it with your favourite pair of black pumps or even stilettos if you’re feeling bold! Subtle accessories work best here. A matching long necklace and pair of earrings along with a single gold bangle are all you need. If you’re a little more daring, try out a statement necklace instead! Bring along an embellished clutch to further elevate this look!


This next outfit is perfect for the working girl. Layer a cropped black cardigan over your LBD to add that prim and proper flare. You’re going for feminine and sophisticated here so heels are essential! Channel that decorous energy with a low heeled pump that balances posh and poise. Lastly, accessorize with pearls to add a touch of glam.


This is definitively the comfiest look of them all and it’s incredibly easy to achieve! All you need is a cozy, oversized cardigan to pair overtop of your LBD. You can really play around with this outfit by switching up the cardigans you use. Choose whether you want to add a pop of colour or show off a fun texture. This time around, we’re ditching heels for a cute pair of flats! Ballet flats are the best choice because they compliment the comfy nature of this look perfectly. Finish things up with a pretty pink lip and a delicate necklace.


For this last look, we’re trading in cute and delicate for bold and edgy! Throw a cropped leather jacket overtop of your LBD and style it by scrunching up the sleeves. In regards to heels, our motto for this look is “the higher the better!” Black caged wedges look fabulous with this outfit but any strappy heels will look great. Wear your hair down, either sleek and straight or wavy/curly and rock a bold lip colour. Complete this look by accessorizing with black leather, studs or spikes!

And there you have it! Five completely different looks using the same basic piece! Getting dressed doesn’t have to be a chore! When you have versatile pieces that can be paired with almost anything and everything, getting dressed becomes a more enjoyable experience!

Which of these looks did you like best? What are your tips and tricks to styling? Let me know in the comments! If you decide to try any of these looks out, be sure to snap a photo and tag #chicmacherie! I’d LOVE to see your take on these!

XO Angie

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