Black and summer are two things that don’t usually go together—especially in fashion. However, we found ways to incorporate the sophisticated shade in your summer looks sans sweating too much.
Dressing up in black as the hot temperature continues to rise might be the last thing on your mind. Sure, it is not the top color choice during summer, but there’s a scientific reason why it should be. As science explains it, wearing black garments amidst the heat can help you cool down. How?
It all boils down to this: black absorbs heat. In fact, it absorbs even the heat coming from our body, keeping us from reaching boiling point. It only means that stocking up on clothing items that come in this deep hue is essential. We’re not saying to set aside all your little white dresses (LWDs), sundresses, and floral maxi dresses. It’s just that noir pieces are stealing the spotlight as the new summer trend.
However, the type of fabric used is also an important aspect to look out for. Just because it comes in black doesn’t mean it’s perfect for the warm weather. Case in point: leather anything. Unless you’re staying indoors on a hot summer afternoon, we suggest that you stay away from putting on leather pants.
So, how do you go about a black summer? Although they can wrinkle quite easily, linen and cotton-made clothes are your best options to stay stylish as you keep your cool under the sun. We’ve compiled these outfit ideas you can consider for a fashionable summer outing.
A Perfect Combination
An all-black outfit is never boring. Prove it with the Zuri top and shorts that are made from luxurious linen and cotton-blend fabrics. Letting you breathe in the summer breeze, this combo can definitely work its way from a business meeting to a girls’ night out.
The way you accessorize this outfit is crucial as it already screams sophistication from head to toe. A gold chunky chain necklace would be the perfect finisher to this ensemble alongside a pair of gold ankle-strap heels. Remember to keep your makeup simple as you don’t want to overdo your overall look.
Bringing Sexy Back
If you’re willing to go all out and embrace the heat, then the Ines Midi Dress is for you. Aside from the Kerawang embroidery, it also features a criss-cross back with sexy thin straps. Whether you’re thinking of getting a tan or letting the sun do the job, this number perfectly goes well with flat sandals and a straw hat for that extra elegance.
If you want to maximize it and wear it throughout the day, you can update your look with statement earrings to elongate your neck. Red, matte lipstick should complete your sultry summer look.
Stay in Style
You can never go wrong with the Estee Linen Top, which is crafted from lightweight fabric. The ribbon shoulder straps add that dainty vibe, making this piece a must-have in your wardrobe. Cut from 100% linen material, this beauty creates an effortlessly feminine silhouette.
The perfect complement for this is a pair of pants that sashays its hemline on the floor. When worn together, you can expect nothing but pure comfort as you go from island hopping to lounging in your vacation rental. Bring your sandals because you don’t want to burn your feet when you walk on white, sandy beaches.
Life of the Party
Summer parties usually involve bikinis and martinis, but this shouldn’t always be the case. The Fae Linen Pants, when styled with a cropped or tank top, let you unleash your inner party animal with enough space for movement.
Their length is just about right, so you can show off your strappy sandals or heels depending on the setting. Top the look off with a fanny pack to carry your essentials as you dance the night away. Have your party playlist ready because you’re in for a fun time.
Business As Usual
Include the Colette Jumpsuit in your summer staples, as it can be your go-to when it comes to upgrading your office wear. Crafted from breathable fabric, this garment features a boat neckline and cinched waist to emphasize your curves.
Either you wear it with wedges or platforms, this number can definitely take your sense of style up a notch. No matter what type of business you’re dealing with, you can always count on this jumpsuit for a professional and elegant look.
A Summer Slip
Flaunt your feminine flair with the Manon Dress. Definitely a classic piece to keep for years (if not forever!), it has a deep V-neckline for a stack of layered necklaces. You can also opt for a minimalist gold necklace to accentuate your neck.
The slit details leave very little to the imagination, making this dress your next favorite outfit for your dates. Have your lace-up sandals ready because it’s going to be a long walk on the beach.
Chic in Silk
A workwear staple that you just can’t say no to, the Silk Shirt is sure to spruce up your office attire. The lustrous sheen brought by silk gives off that effortless luxurious feel. Designed with front buttons and chest pockets, don it with a pencil skirt or wide-leg pants for a 100% chic city look.
Top it off with a round necklace and an elegant handbag for a modern, chic look. Consider shopping for silk blouses that you can maximize all year round.
A Black Summer Affair
Investing in black garments – from cotton dresses to satin tops and linen shorts – is a smart move when building your summer wardrobe. Like what we’ve mentioned, being clad in black cools you down while walking in the middle of a heatwave. Plus, black is an elegant shade that’s versatile enough to be married with other colors.
Whether you spend the season at home or at the beach, the minimalist, ethically-made pieces in our collection are set to cool you down.