There’s only one thing in your closet with years of staying power—your trusty little black dress. The best part about a high-quality investment LBD is its endless outfit potential; dress it up or down, layer it under something sheer and you have a whole new look on your hands. Also Read - Know How to Pull Off Printed Outfits Stunningly Like Dia Mirza

Different accessories can transform your little black dress for any occasion. When accessorized properly an LBD is your best friend during the summer during the raging hot temperatures and icy tundra-like conditions in AC environments. Check out five of our styling tips below to breathe new life into your favorite little black dress for the summer. Also Read - Want to Stand Out in The Crowd? Pair Black With Gold Just Like Deepika Padukone Does

1. Go Nautical

Nautical doesn’t have to mean flip-flops, so ditch those for functional, yet height boosting flat-forms. Layer a tie-front shirt over your dress for more visual appeal. Pick a feminine summer hat with all the finishes—like a cute bow or extra embellishment. No boat chic look is complete without a nautical handbag, preferably of the black/navy, red straw variety. Out for drinks after you’ve docked? Take off the shirt and rock some red strappy heels instead. Now you’re ready to set sail. Also Read - Styling Tips to Slay in an All-White Outfit Just Like Kangana Ranaut

2. Keep it Casual

In my office, Fridays in the summer means anything goes—often, sneakers and work appropriate shorts are front and center. Wear a classic, A-line LBD for a casual Friday workday. The A-line shape will keep you cool while waiting for the subway or train. Patterned scarves keep things interesting; pick one with a pop of unexpected color. To keep warm in the office, layer a jean jacket over your LBD—you will thank us later for this one.

3. Top it off Right

Sometimes your classic LBD just needs a stylish jacket or vest to bring it back in trend. Vests are the perfect toppers to add a little bit of edge to your outfit without the bulk (and a great way to show off a little arm). A streamlined vest makes getting ready in the morning effortless. Pick a suit vest if you’re trying to take the corporate world by storm.

Just trying to get through the day in style? Then stick to a jean vest and sandals; it says casual, comfy and cool. If you’re really trying to go bold at work or at night, try a leather bomber vest with coordinating strappy black sandals and watch heads turn.

4. Update it with Jewels

Structural statement necklaces have been all the rage this summer, adding drama to any boring old outfit. Pick a necklace with a bright gold or polished silver finish with unique accents. The eye-catching piece will stand out against a fitted black dress with a high neckline. If you’re feeling bold pick a necklace with neon accents.

5. Kimono

Take your date-night LBD to the next level with classy kimono in a fun pattern or texture—a little fringe and lace will add all the drama. Add flair with a patterned clutch and colored pumps. Your date will be impressed.