A LBD (little black dress) is the starting ground and epitome of basic chic. You can wear it so many ways and you will always, always be in style. Take it from Karl Lagerfeld who said, “One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress.”

I did a recent collaboration with thredUP and out of that I chose a LBD which inspired this post. First, I just have to say that thredUP is pretty awesome! For those that don’t know, they are an online consignment store that is becoming more and more popular. And I can see why. My Forever21 LBD was brand new with tags for a price you couldn’t beat!

Speaking of Forever21, click this link to go straight to thredUP’s collection of Forever21 items. They have a special discount for you too! Use the code FOREVER50 for 50% off first time purchases, discount up to $50.

Here’s one dress and 7 ways to wear it for fall using basics you already have in your closet:lbd


1. LBD + boots + hat
First you can just start with that simple dress and elevate it by adding some fall accessories.
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2. LBD + boots + fur vest + hat
Throw on an oversized fur vest with some boots and a hat and you got a little bit of cozy and a little bit of glam.
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3. LBD + brown motorcycle jacket + boots
There’s nothing I love more than a brown and black color combo. It’s high end, it’s simple, and it’s very much fall.
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4. LBD + sneakers + chambray shirt
It’s cool and chill and it takes the iconic LBD on a casual spin.
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5. LBD + blanket scarf + boots + sunglasses
Is it really fall if you’re not wearing a huge blanket scarf? 😉 A tighter LBD balances out the proportions of a big scarf.
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6. LBD + waterfall cardigan + hat + tassel necklace + boots
Throw on a waterfall cardigan and some accessories such as a necklace, sunglasses, and hat to complete the look.
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7. LBD + boots + trench coat
It’s just a three piece outfit, but you really don’t need to add anything else to this simple chic outfit.
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Those are just 7 ways to wear a little black dress, but the options could be endless because the LBD is such a blank canvas and can be styled many ways.

Overall my experience with thredUp was great. Because they are an online consignment store, they don’t stock the same item in multiple sizes and if you find something you want you better buy it fast! But they have thousands and thousands of clothes at amazing prices that are new, like-new, or in really good condition. They are always upfront about the quality of the garment and even allow a short refund time. I’ve heard of thredUP a lot, but this was my first time working with them and I was impressed. The service, quality, price, and options are all worth it in my opinion, especially someone like me that is all about looking good, but on a budget.

What about you? Do you have a little black dress? How do you wear it?

*This post is sponsored by thredUP, but all opinions and views are my own. *

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  1. Ayanna

    October 29, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Great inspiration! I have a LBD but I don’t really wear it because I only wear it one way. This has definitely sparked some ideas. And I keep hearing so many great things about thredUp I need to check it out soon.

    1. carolynarentson@gmail.com

      October 31, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks for checking out my blog! I’m glad it helped and can’t see the ways you will wear yours!

  2. Renee

    November 7, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Very helpful post! I have some of these pieces and now have ideas on putting them together

    1. carolynarentson@gmail.com

      November 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      I’m glad it was helpful!

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