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5 Ways to Wear Black in Summer

The LBD strikes again.

If you thought wearing black is only acceptable during the winter months, think again. There are so many stylish ways to wear it in the heat (without overheating) for a sophisticated summer look.

Despite darker hues being favoured from September to February, there’s no reason you can’t wear an LBD in July. We live in Britain, so let’s be honest, the sun only shines half the time in summer anyway.

Regardless of the heat though, we tend to opt for florals, cottagecore-style dresses and bright colours on the whole, while Christmas is reserved for those rich tones. We’re throwing the rulebook out of the window, because black works anytime, for any occasion. Plus, I really believe you should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident, and if bold colours aren’t your thing, summer can be a tricky time when it comes to fashion.

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Perhaps that’s why people always talk about whether they’re a ‘summer or winter person’ in relation to clothing, but there’s no reason you can’t make your wardrobe work for you all year round.

Whether you opt to wear a chic co-ord, a classic LBD, a tennis skirt or a 90s-inspired slip dress, there are plenty of ways to incorporate black into your summer wardrobe. These are a selection of outfits that are inspiring me to wear the shade this summer and where you can buy the look now.


Bow crop top and cotton flared skirt in black from Mango

Bow crop top, £20, Mango – buy now

Cotton Flared Skirt, £59.99, Mango – buy now

Mini Gabine Saddle Bag, Charles & Keith

Mini Gabine Saddle Bag, £69, Charles & Keith – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Factually sporty sandals in beige

Sporty Sandals, £18, ASOS – buy now

Black denim & accessories

Cropped scarf top in abstract print monki

Cropped Scarf Top, £15, Monki – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Curve high rise 'slouchy' mom jeans in washed black

Curve High Rise ‘Slouchy’ Mom Jeans, £35, ASOS Design – buy now (available up to size 28)

Strappy Heeled Sandal Warehouse

Strappy Heeled Sandal, now £36, Warehouse – buy now

Gabbi Bag - Black

Gabbi Bag, £79, JW PEI – buy now

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Slip dress

Pistachio Double Breasted Linen Blazer

Pistachio Double Breasted Linen Blazer, £60.95, NA-KD – buy now


Satin Slip Dress, now £34, Cos – buy now

black orson sandals Kurt Geiger London

Orson Sandals, £149, Kurt Geiger London – buy now

Wavy Hoop Earrings & Other Stories

Wavy Hoop Earrings, £17, & Other Stories – buy now

Quilted Circle Bag Charles & Keith

Quilted Circle Bag, £59, Charles & Keith – buy now

Tennis skirt


Cropped Linen Shirt, £19.99, Zara – buy now

Check Short Pleated Skirt Weekday

Check Short Pleated Skirt, £30, Weekday – buy now

ALBER SPORT - Women's Tread Sole T-Bar Loafer Hereu

Tread Sole T-Bar Loafer, £324, Hereu – buy now

Raffia basket bag - Mango

Raffia Basket Bag, £49.99, Mango – buy now

Mini dress

COLLUSION Plus exclusive round neck mini smock dress in black asos

COLLUSION Plus Exclusive Round Neck Mini Smock Dress, £22, ASOS – buy now

Eleven Socks weekday

Eleven Socks, £4, weekday – buy now

Faux leather lace-up shoes Monki

Faux Leather Lace-up Shoes, £40, Monki – buy now

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