Start off with a simple dress. I chose a comfortable, yet structured dress that would allow me a lot of versatility. You can't go wrong with a little black dress - just find one that compliments your body type. I like this one because the fit and flare style is super girly, and the white stripes freshen it up for summer.
This dress has a higher neckline, so I skipped the necklace and went for an ear jacket. These have a feminine flare to them, so I knew they would compliment the dress. An arm party is perfect for day because it can give off a more casual vibe. I started off with the black and gold one because I knew it would be a great stand-alone option for night. Then I added my go-to spikey bracelet, and for color, chose the cuff with braided threads. Simple jeweled sandals and a bright bag finished off the look. I loved this outfit for a summer day event.
The first simple change was the earrings. By removing the ear jacket and replacing it with a standard back, you have a simple look that is a little less girly. (But, by all means, leave the jacket on if you like it paired with a statement necklace. It's all about what you're comfortable with!) My statement necklace above is gold with clear crystals, which makes it really easy to mix metals. Whatever necklace you choose, go with something that looks good with your dress neckline. My higher neckline needed something with a pointed shape, as apposed to a rounded/scoop neck (you'll see another option in the video below, but that necklace is no longer available). Then I removed my two bracelets, leaving just the gold and black one. The clear crystals on that bracelet also really helped to mix metals, so I felt like my silver and crystal stackable rings, worked well with it. A pair of black heels and a small black handbag and I was good to go!