My fashion rule of thumb: Whenever in doubt, pull the black dress out! A basic little black dress is a timeless piece that can be pulled off for just about any occasion. The trick is finding one that will have a fantastic fit and a durable fabric.
Try some of these great options to find what works best for you:
Hervé Léger black bandage dress, $1,245
Matthew Williamson asymmetrical dress, £313
Gucci jersey knit dress, £395
Rouched dress, $340
Wallis classic black dress, $78
Wallis vintage black dress, $61
Once the perfect black dress is found, it is all about accessorizing for the occassion. For a cocktail or evening event, wear gold or red heels and pair them with a chunky, statement piece of jewelry. For a day event, grab a pair of flats and a cardigan or (my favorite) tan cowboy boots and a denim jacket. You can even wear your little black dress for a wedding. Try accessorizing it with a floral scarf and strappy heels. Transition any of these looks into colder weather by adding heavier fabrics for layering and tights.