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. 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 Save FB Tweet More Pinterest Email Send Text Message Print RELATED: How to Style a Black Dress for Every Event This Holiday Season Related Items 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.