Dress: Sold Out–Similar Tahari Dress, Here ($127)
Modern Minx. If you wear a black sheath, and it fits you perfectly (which is key), I don’t like to do a lot to it. I think that sometimes when you try to make a dress all-purpose, most women overdo it and end up looking like they’re trying too hard. So I like to keep it simple.
For this outfit, I added a modern feel to the dress with a Marni chain necklace and a pair of chic booties. Very opaque tights and a simple stud earring balance out the look. Add the tasseled flap bag and you have a look that makes a statement without being too complicated.
For the hair, I would try a braided up do or a sleek ponytail. For the makeup, I would wear a nude lip, smokey eyes and a subtle cheek. I’d also break out my NARS Purple Rain Nail polish to play off the purple in the necklace.
Lovely Lace. My friend Virginia wants to wear lace tights this New Year’s. They’re not my favorite look, but you can make it work if you don’t overdo the accessories.
Here, I added some frilly drops to compliment the floral pattern in the lace. I also added a simple black bow-belt to draw attention to the waist and make the dress more interesting. A simple tube clutch and some black suede (or leather if you prefer) heels round out the look. Balanced and pretty, letting the tights take center stage, not overwhelming.
For the hair, I would wear it in a wavy half-up/half-down look. For the makeup, I’d wear a red lip, rosy cheeks and a simple lined eye with a light grey eyeshadow.