It takes great sartorial courage to wear black. Especially in summer. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible…
With the sun out and about and the scorching heat that goes along with it, summer is also just the best season to wear clothes of light colors. Pastels and colors with ‘baby’ in its name—baby pink, baby blue, among others—are being pulled out from the storage and are filling everyone’s summer wardrobe. Is there no room for black outfits anymore?
Worry not, black lovers. As we are often reminded: if there’s a will, there’s a way. Or three! And believe it or do, we have some handful ways to pull off black outfits for the summer! Stick around and scroll down for these helpful tips on how to get away with wearing black outfits this summer. And get away you will. 🙂
- Opt for shorts, rompers, and minis
Of course, picking which black apparels you’re going to incorporate into your all-black outfit will be important. For summer, you want to stick with apparels that will let you show skin. Shorts, crop tops, rompers, mini dresses or skirts are few excellent examples of such.
- Lay off the heavy fabrics, as much as possible
Heaviness will add discomfort when wearing an all-black outfit and we don’t want that when we’re trying to pull it off and get away with it by looking glamorous. If you cannot get comfortable wearing leather or other heavy fabrics, then don’t force yourself to. There are cotton and other lightweight cloths that will achieve the same look for a hot summer day. That said, mixing different fabrics of different textures can also break-up an all-black ensemble.
- Substitute bra as your top
We previously mentioned that bras can work well as tops especially in this summer heat. Like crop tops, they show more skin than typical tops and often give you some breathing room and space for air to go through your skin. But with the previous tip in mind, I highly suggest avoiding too tight, heavy fabric bras like those made of leather.
- One pop of color can work wonders
Don’t worry if you can’t do an all-black outfit in summer so easily. You can first try out an outfit with black as its major color. And then you can add up any apparel of any one different color. Besides, we all know black goes well with basically everything from gray to neons.
- Skip pants
When you want to wear an all-black outfit, pants can be too steamy on the legs—even more so than maxi skirts or dresses. So if you’re top is in a length that you find comfortable to skip pants with, skip. Your legs will thank you for the avoidance of sweat.