How to Wear Black in Summer

The darkest shade in the book gets a bad rap for not being summer appropriate, but the trick to wearing black in the summer is all in the fabrics you choose.  Summer may be prime time for breaking out the brights, but if you’re not really a color loving kind of girl, that’s ok too.  Instead of succumbing to a style that’s so not “you,” take your black & white uniform or your favorite neutral colors and style them up with a little oomph for summer.

I wore this black cotton Philip Lim dress here, bound at the waist by corset lacing which you will be seeing a lot of this fall on blouses and dresses alike.  Along the bottom is white trapunto stitching drawing attention to the full, ruffled hem, which dips slightly longer in the back.  Lightweight and loose skirt (not clingy to the body) making this perfect for summer days.

I pulled the look together with my hair back in a bun and white statement earrings here, black Celine sunnies here and a basket bag here.

Another option to keep the monochrome look and dress it up a notch would be these slides with this or this purse.

Do you wear black in the summer or if you have some favorite black pieces I’d love to hear:)



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