Your LBD is a favorite for a reason: It fits you like a glove, it spans all seasons and it can take you from work to drinks in a snap. But so much depends on how you style it. We’ve teamed up with White House Black Market to bring you five new ways to wear your beloved little black dress.

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With a Belted Scarf

Blanket scarves are basically human cocoons and should be worn as such. A poncho-esque drape is a cozy addition to your LBD, but on days when you’d like a more polished look, belt the scarf at your waist. Pointed-toe flats will then keep this ensemble from veering into pajama territory.

Get the look: Fringe Wrap ($118); Studded Boho Dress ($140); Celestial Suede Flats ($115); Studded Tote ($118); Suede Belt ($64)

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With Flashy Accessories

For a fancier night out, dress up your LBD with statement jewelry and killer heels. Celestial accessories are trending big-time, so this creative take on a choker-meets-pendant necklace will be the star of your ensemble—until they catch a glimpse of the stunners on your feet. Pair it all with a glitzy clutch and you’re good to go.

Get the look: Studded Boho Dress ($140); Velvet Pumps ($165); Mesh Bag ($198); Blue Stars Choker Necklace ($95)

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Under Layers

This is transitional dressing at its finest. Slip a warm knit over your little black dress (and on even cooler days, a tough jacket over that). Then step into this season’s top shoe (you know, the stacked-heel booties that hit a little above the ankle). Oh, and now would be a great time to put on those oversize earrings your lobes have been begging to wear.

Get the look: Studded Boho Dress ($140); Eyelash Trim Sweater ($88); Leather Moto Jacket ($450); Red Tiger's Eye Earrings ($25); Suede Boots ($200); Studded Clutch ($68)

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Atop High Boots

Pairing your LBD with flat boots is one of the best ways to wear it in cooler weather. Layering on a cardigan sweater that hits below the hip contributes to that long-and-lean look—but in a daytime, “there are children around” way.

Get the look: Studded Boho Dress ($140); Sequin Midi Coverup ($110); Tall Flat Boots ($225); Shimmer Suede Clutch ($98); Floral Oblong Scarf ($58)

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Over Pants or Jeans

Wearing a dress with pants is certainly nothing new, but how you style it in 2016 should be. Keep proportions in mind. Around knee-length is good for the dress—anything shorter won’t look quite right. Opt for edgy accessories (you can’t go wrong with velvet heels and a chain-link bag) to make the look fresh. 

Get the look: Destructed Sequin Skinny Jeans ($89); Studded Boho Dress ($140); Metallic Faux-Suede Y-Drop Necklace ($60); Studded Crossbody Wallet ($78); Velvet Chunky Heels ($135)

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