What is one staple that every woman has in her closet? Most likely, it's the LBD: the Little Black Dress. Black is the most versatile color, slimming you down and helping you look your best -- and it's a color that works on everyone.
But how do you best style the LBD?
You can add colorful jewelry and shoes, keep it simple with black or neutral accessories, or go all black and white. Whatever you decide -- it should be an expression of your own style, and appropriate for the occasion, of course.
Today, since I'm just going to the office, I didn't do much with my accessories. I wore ruby jewelry and chose these sparkly SJP shoes to fancy up what is really a very simple dress.
Dress: Donna Ricco Square-Neck Scuba Fit and Flare Dress
The neckline is why I really wanted to buy this dress. I love a dress with a square neck, since I feel it's the most flattering on me. I also liked that it was made of a scuba material (no ironing) and has that lacy design along the edges. The dress run true to size, and I'm wearing a size 2 for reference. It's a very comfortable dress that won't be going out of style anytime soon.
Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Giddy Dress Sandals
The sandals are no longer available, but many major retailers, like Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Saks, carry the SJP shoe line.