How to Wear Black in the Summer



how to wear black in the summer


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


black maxi dress outfit


Outfit #2: black gauzy mini dress, white sneakers, straw bag


Target Black Summer Dress


Outfit #3: oversized black top, white denim, black sandals, canvas bag


Black and white summer outfit


Outfit #4: black shorts, peplum tank top, fedora hat, black slides


monochrome black summer outfit


Outfit #5: black jumpsuit, woven belt, straw bag, espadrille wedges


black summer jumpsuit


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Also see: Why You Need a Straw Bag this Summer and Black Maxi Dress + Panama Hat


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Thanks for visiting Doused in Pink, a Chicago style blog. I am here to bring simple style tips and outfit inspiration to help you elevate your everyday style. You will also find posts on the best beauty products, wellness, DIY projects and decorating ideas. My goal is that you leave feeling like you learned something new that helps you feel confident when you walk out the door.

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