photo: Revelist/BrittanyFowler

If there's one thing I know about my generation, it's that we are all broke AF. 

If you're like me and have runway taste on an H&M budget, you have to get creative with your wardrobe. And if you're plus-size (also like me) it's even harder because a lot of the "trends" don't trickle down in your size. 

One thing we ALL have in our closets is a little black dress. Mine is from Torrid and here are three ways I'm styling it for the spring-y weather we've been having in NYC. 

Look #1: This is easy, practical, and gives a fun nod to the '90s.

black dress 3 different ways
photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

I didn't have to think too hard about this look. I grabbed a denim button-up and tied it around my waist and plopped a beanie over my hair. Who has time to do their hair every day? Not me.

Beanie, Forever21; denim top, Old Navy; black dress, Torrid; boots, ASOS; choker, Ashley Stewart

To play off the denim top, I added an Ashley Stewart choker that actually fit!

black dress 3 ways
photo: Revelist/BrittanyFowler

These statement booties from ASOS have been bae all winter long.

black dress 3 ways to wear
photo: Revelist/BrittanyFowler

Look #2: This is my take on modern mod — all I'm missing are bold lower lashes and I'd pretty much be Twiggy's twin.

black dress 3 ways
photo: Revelist/BrittanyFowler

Turtleneck, Old Navy; boots, Steve Madden; backpack, Forever21; earrings H&M

The white backpack plays with the color palette and the metallic thigh-highs keep it from being too matchy-matchy.

black dress 3 ways
photo: Revelist/BrittanyFowler

LOVE these earrings from H&M.

black dress 3 ways
photo: Revelist/BrittanyFowler

Look #3: I'm not much of a party person, but I'll take any reason to get dressed up.

photo: Revelist/BrittanyFowler

I channeled my inner Instagram baddie by grabbing a silk duster and pairing it with a simple black choker and strappy heels, which makes the bold look a little more delicate and lingerie-inspired. 

Red duster, Rebdolls; choker and clutch, Fashion to Figure; heels, Forever21

The red clutch is a must for me. I always like to have a matching accessory when I wear red.

black dress 3 ways to wear
photo: Revelist/BrittanyFowler