So here's the perfect bad example - I've decided to post on a day when I got super lazy. I have some dinner plans so I wanted to wear this black shift with a barely there kind of slit, and the way to make that work for... uh, work, is to layer it up. I was feeling very #NYFW/#LFW so I just piled on the black. Love doing that, anyway. Love working with the cut and fit rather than patterns and colors, and that's what layering's all about.
Add some gold jewelry, some dark sunglasses, a pop of pattern, and I'm set.
Scarf: Koreatown someplace (essentially this)
Bag: Clare V (this but sold out at the sale price!)
Sunglasses: Zara (like these)