Another way to wear a basic black dress is with a long sleeve blouse underneath. Cotton ones look good with jeans and flats, but if you want to dress it up, go for satin. Look for blouson or bell sleeves, and if the blouse has a bow, you could bring it out over the shirtdress. Gold and orange are beautiful combination for Autumn:
Black cotton dress £35, Dorothy Perkins; crinkled wrap £7.95, Shukr; silk satin blouse £55, Principles; necklace £15, Debenhams; colour block shoe £28, Dorothy Perkins; black wide leg trousers £15, Dorothy Perkins; Marc B quilted bag £35, ASOS.