By Sophia Smith
Even though the majority of ladies simply can’t wait to wear their colorful dresses, blouses, and skirts as soon as summer arrives, the fact is that there are other women who don’t like wearing too bright clothes. If you ask us, that is completely fine, so make sure to keep on reading if you belong to the second group because we have some useful tips on how to wear black this summer. Just check them out and learn something new today!
Choose your fabrics wisely
Wearing black during summer really starts with choosing the right fabrics, so bear that in mind this season. When the temperatures go through the roof, the last thing you want is to wear anything too thick or heavy simply because such fabrics will quickly make you feel extremely uncomfortable. Instead, pick lightweight materials that will allow you to move with ease and your skin to breathe on a hot summer day. Cotton is always a good choice as it’s a natural fabric that lets the air circulate freely through the fabric, as well as linen that provides maximum breathability. On the other hand, rayon isn’t a natural fiber but it works best in dry heat. It’s a thinner thread than cotton, which makes it perfect for delicate garments that flawlessly drape over your curves.
Show some skin
Of course, this one sounds quite obvious, we have to emphasize that showing some skin is an absolute must during summer. Of course, we aren’t saying that you should go to work in a miniskirt every day, but a bit of leg or shoulder will be more than enough to make your all-black outfit look summer-ready. If black trousers are an inevitable part of your business outfits, you should definitely pick a pair that’s cropped above the ankle. As for skirts, a shorter hemline that sits on or just above the knee will be more than enough to add a seasonal vibe to your all-black look.
When it comes to casual outfits appropriate for movie nights and Sunday brunches, a gorgeous black off-the-shoulder top will do the trick, as well as a simple strappy dress whose figure-flattering silhouette will emphasize your curves in the best possible way. Just don’t be afraid to show some skin and you’ll see what we were talking about!
Keep your combos simple yet effective
Speaking of your everyday combos, the ‘less is more’ rule certainly applies here, which is why you should keep them simple yet effective no matter what. This is exactly what Australian ladies live by all year round, not only during summer, as they love simplicity in fashion that includes lots of monochromatic pieces. This is particularly true for garments by luxurious Melbourne fashion labels such as Mastani, which offer top quality items that simply scream style and class. For example, a black silk cami is all you need for a romantic dinner for two, so match it with a pair of ankle-length black trousers and your favorite strappy sandals and you’re good to go.
On the other hand, if you want to spice up your evening combo and stand out from the crowd, be sure to pick a black see-through blouse with detailed embroidery. You can pair this item with anything you want, from a black miniskirt and stylish shorts to your trusty black trousers, which is exactly what makes it so amazing and worthwhile!
Make sure to accessorize in style
Accessorizing is the final step that’ll inevitably add an authentic vibe to your all-black outfits, and you know what? Even though adding some colorful accessories seems quite logical, we actually don’t recommend doing it for a couple of reasons. First of all, true lovers of black always want to resist the urge to accessorize with bursts of color simply because such outfits will lose their original all-black appearance. Besides that, adding too many bright colors may result in a messy, even ridiculous look, so stay away from these and opt for seasonal accessories instead. Some of these are a trendy straw bag, stylish sunglasses, and sleek metallic accessories in silver, gold, or rose gold. As for your shoes, you can freely pair them with your bag, but don’t feel obliged to do so. For example, a straw bag will perfectly match a pair of black leather sandals or knee-high gladiators, so give this combo a try and you won’t regret it!
As you can see, there are a lot of things you should bear in mind when you decide to wear black all summer long. No matter what other people may say, this can be a real summer color, without a shadow of a doubt, so don’t wait any longer and come up with your all-black summer outfits right away!