In with the new: restyling the LBD
As we move from party season back to the daily grind, we had some fun redressing this iconic fashion piece.
The little black dress can take you from morning to evening – and back again – effortlessly and stylishly. Taking our inspiration from the beautiful pampeano animal print leather belts, we took this most versatile wardrobe staple and transformed it with stunning accessories from some of our favourite luxury brands.
Choose a refined and sophisticated wool dress – we love this twill sheath dress by Paule Ka (available in Harvey Nichols at £510). Accessorise with a waist-defining skinny belt such as the pampeano Skinny Zebra Print Belt, a cashmere scarf and the new season Jimmy Choo Lela zebra print sunglasses. Complete the look with some vintage Stella McCartney zebra print boots and a chic pampeano Clasico leather tote bag. For the ultimate day to evening wear versatility, take the Doblez folder-over bag from pampeano. Wear it across the body, over the shoulder, or simply remove the strap to create a beautiful clutch bag, with pampeano's iconic hand-stitched detail and buttery soft leather.
Alternatively, break up the monochrome with some stunning leopard print. Try a timeless design shaped to flatter the body, such as Max Mara’s Biacco dress, available in Selfridges, and soften the silhouette with the pampeano Skinny Leopard Print Belt. Add a wonderfully rich Chica leather continental purse from pampeano, hand-woven with the iconic pampa diamond and a pair of printed pony skin ankle boots (Weekend by Max Mara). If understated elegance is more your style, try the coveted heeled Regina suede boot in tan, by Fairfax & Favour.
When it comes to bags, there’s no need to compromise on style when it comes to practicality. The black Clasico from pampeano is a take-anywhere tote which is smart and sleek. With beautifully soft leather and a simple silhouette, this is a piece suitable for formal occasions and everyday wear. Suede lined in a contrasting Bandera blue with hand-woven stitched straps, two interior patch pockets and a zipped pocket, the Clasico can be worn on the arm or the shoulder.
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