The Perfect Little Black Dress for Every Occasion

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I cannot believe we are about four weeks away from Spring! The truth is that I am super excited about the upcoming season, after what seems to have been a mild Winter.  Growing up in Ghana and now living in the United States, you can only imagine how less of a fan I am of the colder season and shorter days with Winter.

That being said, Spring is one of my favorite seasons for fashion. All the transitioning clothes and shoes, light scarfs, and cool spring evenings. I am gradually transitioning my wardrobe; putting all the Winter outfits away, organizing footwear, and planning the purchases and color palette (neutrals and pretty pastel shades) I will stick to this season.  Which brings me to my outfit now.

Stick to your signature style

When it comes to finding the perfect black dresses, there is a plethora of choices to select from so it is important to choose a dress that is more your style while still ensuring the dress is versatile for future occasions. A black dress is a bit like a blank canvas. You can accessorize, switch up your jewelry and layer it in unique ways, add details, all of which allow you to wear that one staple dress a multitude of ways. To keep it sleek, I paired this dress with a classic pointed-toe polka dot mesh pumps to give the overall look a timeless appeal.

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Invest in a little black dress (LBD)

Stick with the LBD if you are unsure on the length of dress. No matter the occasion, this type of dress is likely to be appropriate; whether it is at a work function or an evening cocktail, or simply a casual lunch outing. A little secret - you can also make legs look longer by wearing nude shoes with your little black dress and rocking bare legs.

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Keep it Simple

Invest in a dress that has simple elegance. Remember, you can always accentuate your look by accessorizing. I usually tend to have an idea of what I am looking for but it is equally important to be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone if you find the right piece. Sometimes a dress on a hanger may look like nothing special but once you try it on, could look phenomenal on you. Most importantly, have fun when shopping for a black dress and don't overthink it.

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How do you like to accessorize your black dress? Let me know in the comments below!

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