You guys know I’m a big fan of the LWD, but I’ve also been eyeing a new trend that’s sure to catch on come spring: the LPD. As in a little pink dress. Most people would think that because it’s pink, it is limiting–I beg to differ. The LPD is definitely going to be a hit this spring. In fact, varying shades of pink were splashed all over the spring 2012 runways. From Jenni Kayne and Valentino, to Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren and Nanette Lepore–the LPD is the “it” dress for spring and even summer. Think of the LPD as 2012’s take on the LWD…

Below I have listed 10 simple ways to style your LPD for spring to help you get the most mileage out of this trendy spring staple:

  1. Be bold. Keep the look simple by pairing it with bold, solid colored accessories such as cerulean blue heels or an orange clutch.
  2. Nab some neon. Contrast your LPD with an oversize Day-Glo bib necklace or a braided neon rope bracelet. Keep the rest of the outfit balanced by complimenting it with neutral pieces such as nude flats.
  3. Add some edge. Pink may be sweet, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make it a little sour. Offset the girly hue with a leather jacket and black booties.
  4. Keep it sleek. Pull your hair into a high pony and accessorize with black pumps and an oversize black clutch for an understated take on chic sleek.
  5. Dress it down. When the weekend calls, make it casual with neutral flats or sandals, an oversize cardigan and an unstructured bag.
  6. Make it posh. Bring your LDP out for a night on the town by wearing it with strappy heels and adorning it with a crystal brooch. If it’s chilly out, layer over a bouclé jacket.
  7. Layer away. Top off the dress with a crewneck sweater (my favorite!) and a sharp jacket for an eclectic, layered look.
  8. Go boho. For a down-to-earth vibe, style it with a fringe-trimmed scarf, a cute jacket and a relaxed cross-body bag. Finish it off with scrunched boots or studded sandals and voila–you’re LPD has gone boho.
  9. Work it. Take your LPD to the office office by pairing it with a blazer, a belt and simple pumps.
  10. Get waisted. Add some structure to your LPD by cinching the waist with a belt. By changing the silhouette, you can make it feel like an entirely new dress!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Are you going to give the LPD a try?

XO Lauren

P.S. Click here to read one of my favorite quotes, which happens to be all about the color pink!

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