Four ways to wear your favorite staple piece

Columbus fashion guest blogger Molly Martin is a stylist for a national retailer and blogger onLovely + Rust.Here, she shows you how to get the most out of your favorite staple piece.

We've all heard about the importance of a little black dress in our closet, but do you only reach for it on dressyoccasions?It's easy to get stuck in a rut with your wardrobe and overlook new outfit combinations. Below are just a few of the many ways to wear that LBD and maximize its full potential!

To prove that you have what you need right in front of you (or behind your closet doors), I mostly stuck to items from my own wardrobe; however, the fabulous LBD used in all the outfits is Nicole Miller, borrowed from Leal Boutique.

Weekend Chic:
It's all about layers. Throw on a jean shirt, a long cardigan or both. Grab a hat and head out for that Saturday morning coffee meet-up.

Baseball Cap: Target
Jean Shirt: Old American Eagle
Cardigan: Thrifted
Boots: Seychelles

Uptown Girl:
For date night or a night out with the girls, throw on a leather jacket, but layer on a jean (or fur) vest for a different twist.

Leather Jacket: Rezreksn
Jean Vest: GAP
Leopard Booties: Sam Edelman
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Bracelet: Bare Collection (c/o)
Ring: Megan Greene

Borrowed from the Boys:
Tired of standing there staring at your closet with no inspiration to be had? Head on over to his.

Camo Shirt Jacket: Old Navy Men's Dept.
Pom Pom Beanie: H&M
Boots: Dr. Martens (model's own)
Watch: Casio

Holiday Shindig:
Have you ever heard the saying, "Keep it simple, stupid"? I need to remind myself of this sometimes (OK, a lot of times). So for that upcoming party, maybe understated is the way to go. Choose one piece to make a statement, and keep the rest simple.

Clutch: The Limited (borrowed)
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell (borrowed)
Necklaces: Gold - Melrose Flea Market, L.A. / Silver - vintage Forever 21

*The talented folks below helped make these photos 1,000 times better than my average posts*

Photographer: Kimberly Capriotti
Hair + Makeup: Lydia Brock
Art Director: Laura Hardesty
Model: Gabrielle Chastain (Sigal Models)