Back in my 20’s, I had a closet full of black clothes and wore black every single day. At some point, I started adding other neutrals, then colors and prints. When I don’t know what to wear, a black monochrome outfit always saves the day. I still wear it year-round, and today I wanted to show you how to wear black in the summer.
Does the idea of wearing black in the summer months make you sweat? Black clothing does absorb heat, but it also absorbs your body heat instead of reflecting it back. So, sometimes, it can be more cooling than wearing white. The key is wearing the right fabrics. Skip anything heavy, restrictive, or clingy and stick to lighter, breezy pieces made from natural fibers like cotton or linen. Pair with other neutrals like white, tan, and brown to lighten up the look.
Style Tip: To make the outfit pop, accessorize with summer completer pieces like a woven belt, rattan earrings, or straw accessories like a hat or bag.
Keep scrolling for five outfit ideas to show you how to wear black in the summer.
Outfit #1: black maxi dress, woven belt, cognac sandals, straw hat
Outfit #2: black gauzy mini dress, white sneakers, straw bag
Outfit #3: oversized black top, white denim, black sandals, canvas bag
Outfit #4: black shorts, peplum tank top, fedora hat, black slides
Outfit #5: black jumpsuit, woven belt, straw bag, espadrille wedges
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