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Campus Style: The Little Black Dress

By Heather Hawkes

LBD: noun; a commonly used acronym in the fashion world to refer to a “little black dress.”

The LBD may just be three letters, but it possesses the versatility of a chameleon and the fashion cred of Coco Chanel. Perfect for the chic college student on a budget, the little black dress can give you a different look from Monday through Sunday without breaking the bank. Here’s how:

Monday: Keep Monday cool and casual with your LBD and a cute fitted denim jacket, accompanied by a patterned scarf to give the look a bit more dimension. Pair this with short ankle boots, and you’re ready to take on the week!

Tuesday: Channel your inner business woman on Tuesday and give your LBD a little bit of a professional flare by throwing on a sleek blazer and simple statement necklace. Slip on a pair of pointed flats to keep the look sleek and posh.

Wednesday: Get through hump day by going for a more laid-back look and throwing a neutral pullover sweater over your LBD. Balance out the comfort by adding a simple gold watch and animal print espadrille flats.

Thursday: Don’t be afraid to mix things up and throw a fitted quarter sleeve shirt underneath your LBD to craft a layering effect that adds a little bit of playfulness to your ensemble. Top off the look with combat boots or simple heeled ankle booties for a more refined look.

Friday: It’s time to celebrate the weekend and add a little edginess to your ensemble. Accompany your LBD with a leather jacket and wedge boots for a night out on the town.

Saturday: Make your statement on Saturday by wearing nothing but your LBD. Keep it simple and elegant with hair pulled back and minimal jewelry.

Sunday: Make your LBD a part of your “Sunday’s Best” by using a neutral colored flat scarf as a shawl or slipping on a sheer kimono with a cute pair of neutral, color-blocked strappy sandals.

Emma Watson rocks an LBD. (AP Photo)
Emma Watson rocks an LBD. (AP Photo)


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