Style Guide: How to Wear Black in the Summer

Black Styles for the Summer

Why do we love black?  Let us count thee ways… The universal shade works with any skin tone, nearly any occasion, and looks insanely chic to boot.  Personal love affair aside, the unwritten rules of fashion hint that black is a color reserved for gloomier months.  However, if you’re anything like us, you proudly suit up in the inky shade all year ‘round, haters to the left (we’re referring to you, no-white-after-labor-day crowd).  But how to show up to a summery event without looking all gloom-and-doom?  It’s allll in the accessories ladies; keep reading to find out how we style our faves for a winning summer look.

Short Black Dresses

Sizzle at any semi-formal affair in a classic LBD!  Trendy racer and one-shoulder cuts modernize these timeless minis, while a glittering clutch and heels offer a flash of sparkle with every step.  Bonus: either of these styles makes for a gorgeous homecoming dress!

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Long Black Dresses

Stunning lace, an open back tied up with a bow; step into a summer wedding with utmost elegance by selecting a sleeveless gown that keeps cool in warm temps.  Add shine in the form of glitzy heels and an iridescent clutch for a formal finish that can’t be missed.

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Formal Black Jumpsuits

The solution for those seeking comfort at a fancy fete: a sleek black jumpsuit!  Wide legs and a breezy bodice coupled with strapless and halter necklines make these one-piece styles effortless for a warm-weather wedding.  Polish off head-to-toe black with a rectangular clutch and shimmery heels, then take on that dance floor in stride.

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Trends may come and go, but black is always in style.