Jan 31, 2014 08:39
by Caitlin Reid
Should you shun your favourite deep, dark shade in the summer months? No! If you adore wearing threads dark as night, don’t abandon the shadows, rock black all yeur round. The sun is shining, so keep you signature shade and do summer in sophisticated style. The key to styling summer black? Keep it lightweight. The all black look can still be summery.
All black everything? Sure. Kanye sings about it for a reason, its sophisticated cool. Shoes? Black. Bag? Black. Top and skirt? Black. If that seems a bit much, choose a white emblem, accessory or trim to lift the all black look. There’s no need for the all black look to be wintery. Black sandals keep it light and beachy, while a soft tote is the perfect laid back and lovely carry all. When rocking the all black look, ensure the overall look is summery with light fabrics, and short sleeve or sleeveless tops. This keeps you looking more beach bum, less maniacal Morticia.
The Little Black Dress can also be your perfect summer staple. Forget those who pledge allegiance to the bright floral hues of springtime, rock black with confidence. The LBD is revered by designers the world over. Karl Lagerfeld famously exclaimed: "One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress." See? No seasonal reference, the LBD transcends seasonal constrictions and is constantly, well, cool. So rock it! Try floaty long pieces for scorching days, or thigh high minis for cocktail hour. Bold ladies, try the cut out trend, and expose hints of rib cage. Keep it elegant by choosing knee length skirts in cut out dresses.
Worshipers of the ever slimming all black look, relish your signature style year round! Snub the vibrant colours and flaunt the flattering, sophisticated hue. If Audrey Hepburn can do it in Breakfast at Tiffanys, you can too!
What black items are you wearing this summer?