How To Style A Casual Black Dress For Spring

Gerard Ortiz

If you’re like me, you probably have a black dress hanging in your closet that you love but struggle to wear in a way that feels fresh and seasonal. With a few tweaks, I’m going to show you how to style a casual black dress for spring even though black is not a color normally associated with spring.

7 Ways To Style A Casual Black Dress For Spring

You’ll want to see all the ways I’m styling this black tank dress. I’m going to show you several casual versions, plus a couple that are dressy and could even be worn to a wedding. But, the first thing you are going to need is a versatile black dress.

1. Finding The Perfect Casual Black Dress For Spring

What style black dress will work for spring and summer?

First, you need a black dress. Look for a dress with minimal detailing and a simple, understated design. This will give you more flexibility when it comes to accessorizing and styling your dress. Avoid dresses with too much bling or embellishment, as they can be limiting and difficult to pair with other pieces. Choose a dress length that works for your body type and the occasions you plan to wear it. A knee-length dress is a good option for both casual and dressy events, while a midi or maxi dress may be better suited for more formal occasions.

This Sleeveless Tank Black Dress is versatile and perfect for styling all year round, plus it is affordable at under $10. I prefer a sleeveless dress since it is easier to layer under sweaters, cardigans, jackets, etc. You could wear this casual black dress for spring all by itself for a casual day running errands or a lunch date with friends.

2. How To Style A Casual Black Dress With A Denim Jacket

What Type of Jacket Looks Good With A Black Dress?

Styling a casual black dress for spring with a Denim Jacket is a great way to add a touch of edge and casualness to your outfit. A denim jacket is perfect for adding an extra layer of warmth during the spring season, and it also adds a casual, laid-back vibe to your outfit. Make sure the jacket fits well and is not too bulky, as this can overwhelm the dress.

This classic Denim Jacket is one that I bought last year, and I wear it all the time. It has a fair amount of stretch to it, so it is comfortable instead of confining.

The Oval Hoop Earrings give the look a polished look. They are a nice medium size, and they are nice quality. The style of the Vegan Leather Tote Bag is a hot trend in handbags this spring. I love wearing black and brown together, and it looks great with this casual black dress.

A statement necklace or earrings can add some visual interest to your outfit and can also elevate your look for a dressier occasion. The Multi-Strand Suede Freshwater Pearl Necklace is a perfect necklace that is casual yet dressy at the same time. Be sure to use my code- Tania15 for 15{05995459f63506108ab777298873a64e11d6b9d8e449f5580a59254103ec4a63} Off.

3. A Fun And Colorful Scarf Is The Perfect Way To Style A Casual Black Dress For Spring

What are some ways to accessorize a black outfit for spring or summer?

To add some personality and color to your outfit, consider accessorizing with a fun and colorful scarf. A brightly colored scarf can add a pop of color to your outfit and can also keep you warm on chilly spring days.

This Zebra Square Scarf is so cute, and I styled it in a couple of ways with the Sleeveless Tank Black Dress. Here I tied loosely it for a simple look that adds visual interest and gives the outfit a put-together look. The Small Beige Crossbody Bag can be worn dressy or casually, and it is the perfect size for your essentials.

This large Zebra Square Scarf is fun and colorful, and I love the momma and baby zebra print.

This time, I folded the scarf in half to create a different look.

Once the square is folded in half; tie the two short ends together.

Look closely, and you will see the tiny knots in the two short ends. I put my arms through the short ends, and the long end goes around my neck and waist. This creates a lightweight jacket, and it is easy to do anytime you’re wearing a scarf and get chilly.

The scarf/jacket is cute and different, and it will be a style tip that you can use with any square scarf.

You can also take the short ends of the scarf once it has been tied together and put them over your head for a long infinity scarf look. Infinity scarves aren’t trending at the moment, but this isn’t a true infinity scarf. I like wearing a scarf like this because it brings your eyes downward, helping to elongate my neck and torso.

4. A Graphic Tee And A Casual Black Dress

Can Women Over 50 Wear Graphic Tees

A graphic tee is a cute way to style a casual black dress for spring. This Muah Lips graphic tee is old, but I still love wearing it. It reminds me of the iconic Rolling Stones tongue graphic tee, but it is a little more polished. When choosing a graphic tee, look for a design that is timeless and classic, such as a vintage band tee or a graphic with a simple message. This will ensure that the tee is versatile and can be worn with a variety of different outfits.

The key to wearing a graphic tee at any age is to wear it with confidence. If you love the tee and feel good in it, then wear it proudly! Remember, fashion is all about expressing yourself and having fun with your wardrobe, regardless of your age.

I slipped the graphic tee over my dress and cinched it with a Bra Clip for a fitted look. The Nike Air Max Dawn Sneakers are a pair of shoes that I’ve worn constantly since they arrived at my house. They are very comfortable and stood up to the “airport” test. It never fails that your plane will arrive on one end of the airport, and your connecting flight is on the other end, so you have a lot of walking to do. These were fantastic for my last two trips.

Lululemon Belt Bags are very popular and for a good reason. They are well constructed and will hold your essentials which leaves your hands free. I carried this when I took the grandbabies to the water park, and it was so handy. They are available in lots of different colors and sizes, so you’ll be sure to find something you like.

5. A Classic Button-Up Shirt Looks Great Over A Black Dress

Wearing a button-up shirt tied over a dress is a fun and playful way to add some layers and create a unique outfit. When choosing a shirt to tie over a dress, look for a shirt that is lightweight and has a loose fit. A button-up shirt made of cotton or linen is a good option, as it will be breathable and comfortable to wear.

If you’re in the market for a white shirt, check out my Classic White Button Down Shirts for Women Over 50 post. This No Iron Linen 3/4 Sleeve Shirt isn’t included in the post since I bought it afterward. But, I’m in love with the style, fit, and fabric of this lightweight shirt. I can already tell that this will be the button up shirt I reach for most this spring and summer.

I’ve had this Michael Kors handbag for a while, and it is still one of my favorites. I like the casual style of the bag with the rope handles. This linen color version is sold out, but the natural/neutral colored one would look great too. I linked to it below the photo.

This photo gives you a better look at the fabric of the shirt.

6. A Kimono Looks Great Over A Casual Black Dress For Spring

Can I wear a black dress to a spring or summer wedding?

Can you believe this is the same tank dress? Adding this gorgeous statement Kimono to the dress gives the look a dressy, polished look. This outfit would look great for a date night, a business meeting, going to church, or wearing as a wedding guest.

The length of the Kimono is just a hair longer than the dress. I chose to wear these TOMS Espadrille Wedge Heels rather than a pair of black pumps to show you a style of shoe to wear to an outdoor wedding. A wedge heel still looks dressy enough for a wedding, but you won’t have to worry about your heel getting stuck in the grass.

I wanted to show you an up-close photo of the Kimono so you would see the beautiful pattern and colors, plus you can see the tassels much better. The tassels don’t show up well against the black dress.

This Chain Strap Small Satchel Bag looks very similar to a designer bag, but at a fraction of the cost. I chose this beige color since it will go with almost anything.

7. Add A Pop Of Color To A Black Dress For A Spring Wedding

How can I add pops of color to a black outfit for spring or summer?

I love wearing pink with black, and this Double Breasted Blazer in Neon Berry elevated this look out the roof! When anyone asks me if you can wear a black dress to a spring or summer wedding, I always say yes. Accessories are what makes the difference between a somber look and a statement look. I chose to turn a casual black dress into a statement look by adding the Double Breasted Blazer in Neon Berry, Long Single Strand Necklace, Floral Print Clutch Wallet, and a pair of Hot Pink Pumps.

The double breasted blazer hits me right below my hips, and that is a flattering length. My hot pink pumps are many years old, and I still wear them every year. While this exact pair is no longer available, I found many that are. I chose different styles and heel heights to hopefully give everyone a chance to wear a flirty pair of pink shoes.

I just received this Long Single Strand Necklace and I’ve already worn it several times. Dainty jewerly is not my cup of tea, so, I like this large chunky stone necklace. The different colored stones open up the options on how to wear the necklace, and I can see myself wearing it a lot this spring. I was afraid the necklace would be too heavy, but since the “stones” are plastic, it is not heavy at all.

How cute is this Floral Print Clutch Wallet? Pink and blue are two colors I wear a lot in spring, so I think this clutch will be worn a lot. It has several slots for cards, identification cards, etc., and this is the perfect size to carry if you’re attending a spring wedding.

Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a casual black dress for spring to a wedding46

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