Last Updated on May 10, 2023
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.
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.
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Asymmetrical black satin dress, £89.99, Mango – buy now
Cut out satin chain detail halter maxi dress in black, £32.99, Asyou – buy now
Long Dress With Cut-Out Detail, £25.99, Zara – buy now
Petite Black Strappy Wrap Jumpsuit, £27.99, New Look – buy now
Shirred Bodice Culotte Jumpsuit, £42, Pour Moi – buy now
Long jumpsuit with cut-out, £49.99, Mango – buy now
Faye Leaf Beach Bag in Black, £89, JW Pei – buy now
The Large Tote Bag, £296, Marc Jacobs – buy now
Ally Ruched Slouchy Bag in Black, £69, Charles & Keith – buy now
Tinted oversize-frame sunglasses, £315, Prada – buy now
Square-frame acetate sunglasses, £300, Celine – buy now
Oversized Square Polarised Sunglasses, £15, Next – buy now
Everyday Sculpt Mid Thigh Bodysuit, £72, Skims – buy now
Seamless Playsuit, 17.99, Zara – buy now
Strappy soft touch unitard playsuit in black, £20, ASOS – buy now