Don't get us wrong! The LBD is great—it's a classic, timeless wardrobe staple, and we definitely recommend you keep one (or 10) waiting in the wings of your closet! That said, we still want to point out the obvious: have you ever considered that a set of black separates could actually be a ton more versatile?
Allow Camille Co to demonstrate as she teams a jet black silk blouse and lace-up jersey skirt in one of her recent OOTDs:
Mull it over. You'll have the same effect as your fave LBD, except mix-and-matchable! The risk of a piece looking overworn is lessened by a mile if you invest in good-quality tops and bottoms. A tip for those who haaate clashing shades of black? Pair items that are made in fabrics with differing textures so the contrast looks intentional.