Real Simple Style Clothing 3 Fresh Ways to Style a Little Black Dress 3 Fresh Ways to Style a Little Black Dress That staple in your closet is more versatile than you think—here's how to style a little black dress for any occasion. Flavia Nunez headshot By Flavia Nunez Updated December 27, 2019 Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. Advertisement FB Tweet More Pinterest Email Send Text Message Print RELATED: How to Style a Black Dress for Every Event This Holiday Season Styling a Little Black Dress: Jacket and Scarf Credit: Brian Henn 1 Start with the dress... and add a jacket and scarf Smart layering keeps you comfy and professional. A silk scarf adds polish, but if the office heat is blasting, tie it around the handle of your carry-all tote.To buy: The Greenlay Dress, $295; mmlafleur.com.Regent Blazer, $198; jcrew.com.Natural Swirl Silk Square Scarf, $99; echonewyork.com.James Avery Cascading Circles Ear Statement Hooks, $160; dillards.com.The Longitude Tote, $245; awaytravel.com.Hanes Hosiery Micro Rib Tight, $10; hanes.com.The Lizzy Boot, $268; loyalfootwear.com. Styling a Little Black Dress: Sheet Top and Belt Credit: Brian Henn 2 ...Add a sheet top and a belt Your basic LBD goes semiformal when you wear a sheer blouse underneath and incorporate sparkly details, like a feathery belt and glitter-laden shoes.To buy: Blouse K021, $48; oakandfort.com.Wide Feather Belt, $119; whbm.com.Nina Zayna Earrings, from $35; nordstrom.com.Elizabeth and James Ring Handle Soft Pouch, $59; kohls.com.Marc Fisher LTD Zala Block Heel, $160; marcfisherfootwear.com. Styling a Little Black Dress: Sweatshirt and Sneakers Credit: Brian Henn 3 ...Add a sweatshirt and sneakers Grab the dress instead of your jeans for a varsity-inspired weekend look. A lively beanie brings a pop of color.To buy: Terry Chevron Hoodie, $168; torysport.com.Women's Cable Knit Winter Beanie Hat, $35; landsend.com.See 8155 Sunglasses (similar to shown), $149; seeeyewear.com.Glorey Sneakers, $110; dillards.com.