How to Wear All Black in the Summer

How to Wear All Black in the Summer
Wearing white or neutral colors in the summer is a given! The fresh face, white tee and jeans combo is unmatched. On the flip side, the thought of wearing dark colors during warmer months may translate as a no-go. However, black isn't to be avoided during this season. Some of the best pieces on the market - from dresses to tank tops, sunglasses and handbags - come in chic, sleek black tones.

Simply put: Yes, you can wear black in the summer. Keep reading to learn the best ways to rock it!

PHOTO: Cairo Smocked Waist Jumpsuit; PrettyLittleThing; ZARA

You want to choose lightweight, breathable fabrics when sporting all black looks while it's hot. Think materials with natural fibers like cotton, linen or crochet.


PHOTO: Misa Bishop Sleeve & Tulle Blouse; Ari Liquid Leggings
We stan for fitted clothes. Besides...they hug our curves flawlessly. However, a more unrestricted fit is fresh, airy and comfortable. Experiment with wide leg cuts and and flowy dresses at this time.


PHOTO: Sid Neigum; Forever 21

Naturally, less fabric will keep your body temperature cool. Try styles with cutouts to keep the all black everything vibe alive in a fashion-forward way! Sheer materials are also on par for the season. Layer a sheer top over a bandeau for an edgy look.


If you've exhausted all options, waiting until sundown is your best bet for breaking out your favorite black attire. This way, you can play around with long sleeves or more dense fabrics.

Still not sold on this concept? Keep in mind that dark hues are excellent at hiding sweat. Pastels and light neutrals - not so much.

Do you wear black during summertime? If so, share your favorite tip by tagging us @houseofhaute.