Yes, You Can Wear Black in the Summer! 50 Outfits That Show You How

Kristen Bousquet
Yes, You Can Wear Black in the Summer! 50 Outfits That Show You How
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As much as we like playing with bold summery colors, it’s near-impossible to avoid the urge to throw on basic black pieces—even during the hottest months of the year. The darkest shade in the book gets a bad reputation for not being summer-appropriate, but the trick to wearing black in the summer is all in the fabrics you choose.

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For example, a black leather jacket and black tights would look wildly out of place (and, might we add, severely uncomfortable) during the summer, but a pair of black ankle trousers, shorts, or a skirt paired with a silky black tee looks classic, minimalist, and as chic as can be.

And while some heavier fabrics can work in the summer—leather shorts look great when paired with a simple tank top, and black denim works with lightweight tops and sandals—others like velvet and wool should be avoided at all costs until we’re really in the throes of fall.

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To show you how to wear black in the summer, we’ve rounded up 50 of our favorite outfits styled around the neutral color!

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