Travelling as much as I do, you find yourself standing beside a suitcase unable to decide what to pack. So many different cities, with differing weather and cultural vibes conflicting with different reasons for travel, a need for dozens of outfits in a month. How can you possibly know what to take with you every single time?
As hard as it can be, every fashionista needs a go to item. And that has to be her perfect little black dress. Yes, you’ve heard the phrase, probably even bough the apocryphal LBD. The dress, already a complete outfit, can substitute for almost every style of clothes you might need, especially when chosen in the most universal of colours – black.
The little black dress is one of those essential pieces that every woman needs in her wardrobe, and like any other essential you (and I) have choose it to be high quality and sit amazingly well on the body. It has to be an investment piece; something whose quality and look lasts. This fitted Victoria Beckham that I picked up from Selfridges is amongst one of the most perfect LBDs I’ve ever worn. The stretch material takes the shape of your body and looks perfectly fitted, while the length is ideal for any body type and, more importantly, any occasion. If little black dresses are to be an essential and an investment, they have to work no matter what the occasion.
And should your next occasion be an invite to travel and not just to schmooze an evening away, here are some suggestions on how to style the perfect little back dress;
Paris– pair it with a pair of chic sandals and clutch.
Moscow– wear the designer dress with thigh high boots to stay warm and a classic black coat.
London– classic white trainers will look very cool with it but also keep you comfy, add a camel trench coat for an iconic look.
New York– wear the LBD with a pair of red ankle boots with a red leather jacket.
Maldives– make yours the ultimate holiday wear by pairing it with high gladiator sandals, a head scarf and oversized sunglasses
As you can see there is so many ways you can maximize the investment you make in a designer little black dress and enjoy it for many years ahead.