Ways To Dress Up The Little Black Dress

Ways to Dress up the Little Black Dress 

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It’s on fashion blogs, in magazines, even on social media: every woman should have at least one little black dress. Long, short, fitted, flowy, it doesn’t matter what shape your little black dress happens to take, it’s just important to have at least one, that you absolutely love, sitting in your closet for any occasion. These dresses are the perfect choice for days when you have no idea what to wear, when you have an important day at work, or an impromptu date with that cute guy you’ve been texting on and off for the past week.

But as we all know, black can quickly go from powerful to boring, if we’re not careful. That’s why we turn to our full-proof accessories to spice up our dresses whenever we need to add a little something extra. Lately, over here at Your Coffee Break, we’ve been choosing Cuff London whenever we’re in need of a special statement piece. The online shop has an eclectic mix of hand-picked, on-trend statement necklaces, cuffs, earrings, and rings from all over the world–perfect for when you’re itching for some sparkle in your life.

1. Saint Laurent Monogrammed Clutch, £1200, 2. Tom Ford Lipstick, £26, 3. Stones and Rhinestone Layered Necklace, £45, 4. Carvela Glance suede Courts, £69

In order to step up our game when it comes to all things accessories, we talked to Cuff London founder and owner Kate Chadwick-Jones. Something we love about Kate? She embodies girl power. She said that she always wanted to have a business of her own and once her three girls were a bit older, she decided it was the perfect time to set up an online company selling something she’s passionate about!

“I’ve always been interested in fashion and accessories but particularly passionate about big jewellery pieces,” she said. “The idea that a piece of jewellery, which you can pop in your handbag, can change a look from day to evening and say something completely different, really appeals to me.”

Kate noted that buying statement jewellery and making it the focal point of your outfit (like when you have a bling-y necklace set against a standard black mini) saves you the hassle of buying endless clothes and cluttering up your wardrobe. In order to make sure those statement pieces were ones that customers would want to keep forever, Kate has sourced her jewellery from all over the world.

So which of Kate’s pieces would we recommend for your little black dress? For a special date night (Valentine’s Day is less than a month away!), this Elisa statement necklace is a great addition to a LBD with a simple neckline. It adds a little bit of sparkle without going over the top, and the rope detail is so fun and unique. If you’re looking for something to wear when going out with your girlfriends, these rhinestone drop earrings add an incredible pop of colour. Just sweep your hair up into a high pony or bun and let your earrings do the talking.

And if you’re looking for something a bit more understated to add to a work outfit or even for everyday wear, this thin triple curved cuff is the coolest. The one-of-a-kind structure adds modernity without taking away from your dress. And if you’re looking for something even smaller to wear with your dress, this diamante armour ring makes a bigger statement than your normal midi rings without being too overwhelming. We’d especially love to wear this one for a cocktail party or to after-work drinks with friends.

And one of the best parts of Cuff London? The site is constantly sourcing new and exciting pieces all the time. Keep up with by following Cuff London on Facebook and Twitter for news on all things jewellery!

And finally, as an extra gift to our beloved Your Coffee Break readers, enjoy an exclusive 20% discount to the site by entering urcoffeebreak20. Available for a week! 

Madison Feller

Madison is a student at the University of Missouri, where she studies magazine journalism, business and computer science. She is a freelance journalist and has previously written for the Columbia Missourian, Levo League, and her work has appeared in Business Insider. Follow her at @_madisonline where she regularly tweets about teen magazines and her love of red velvet cupcakes.