Basic Black Dress 4 Ways

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week and enjoy your upcoming weekend! 🙂

In my last haul video, I mentioned that I thought the black James Perse dress would make for an awesome canvas for accessories.

As a follow up, I want to share with you a few ways I enjoy styling it in the hope that you are inspired by some of the basics you likely have in your closet today!

First of all – this dress is AMAZING! It looks so simple, but it’s beautifully flattering with the ribbed fabric and just the right amount of stretch.

James Perse Dress

The first look is my casual take with trendy accessories for shopping or a weekend out.


This denim jacket has the perfect amount of distressing, and that soft “broken in” feeling making it a great affordable piece that I have had on repeat recently!

Casual dress look - denim

Apparently, I also found it to be an appropriate outfit for casually climbing around in a tree haha 😉


Add in a pair of cute sneakers and a statement bag and you are good to go!

Dionysus and Adidas Superstar

The next look is perfect as the weather starts to cool down a bit to really showcase this colorblock car coat and booties.

Vince coat, Miu Miu sunglasses, and James Perse Dress


This particular coat is sold out, but the look would work with any statement coat or oversized sweater.

Here are a few other options:

This look adds in a menswear inspired tweed blazer with military detailing and these moss green boots I have really been enjoying.

Tweed always makes me feel like fall is in full swing!

I wore this to a lunch meeting with my favorite work bag for a perfectly polished and comfortable look!

10.21.16 Pashli Bag Aquazurra Booties

Last but not least, I added in leather accessories for this date ready look. Or work… or anywhere really! 🙂

The asymmetrical zipper and drape collar on this jacket are so fun!

10.21.16 Post - James Perse Dress and Leather 1


Paired with laser cut shoes and a studded clutch adds visual interest to this black and tan look.


Thanks so much for reading and I hope you were inspired by some of the looks here!

I’d love to know – What is your favorite black dress and how do you wear it?

Have a wonderful day & I’ll talk to you again soon!

XO, Dorea

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