How to Wear Dark Colors This Summer

If your wardrobe consists of neutral tones like black, gray, chocolate brown, and navy, dressing for the summer may be a bit challenging for you. Pastel hues and bright colors are encouraged in the summer since they reflect heat while darker ones absorb it. If you’re attracted to a brooding monotone palette, you don’t have to go for bright shades as there are some tricks to wear dark colors this season. If you find it awkward when it’s already summer but you just want to wrap yourself in black, keep on reading for our styling tricks to make dark colors work.

Embrace your dark-colored accessories.

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If you feel like deep winter colors overwhelm your outfits when you wear them in the warmer months, don’t put them in your actual clothing pieces. Go lighter and bubblier on your outfits, but don’t give up on the dark colors by wearing them on your accessories. A lightweight and breezy dress can be complemented by a skinny black scarf while a pair of peep-toe sandals and a fringed bag will make your summer style a bit wild. Remember that your outfit will still speak to your personal style, so maintain the summer vibe you’re going for.

Go for dark outfits but keep them light and breezy.

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All black in the summer might be a little hot, so only opt for lightweight and breezy options. Integrate the vibe of the summer sun and the beach with breezy summer dresses with slits and cut-outs. Like fashion blogger Sydne Summer, make your party outfit summer-appropriate by going for a forest green mesh dress that will keep you breezy and elegant. If you crave the striking neutrality that black and other dark colors offer, embrace the plunging necklines, short hemlines, and sheer styles. By going for high slit maxi skirts and dresses, your dark color palette won’t overpower or take away your naturally summery vibe. Black and navy are crisp, clean, and edgy that will make your summer looks classy and sophisticated.

Incorporate dark colors on your prints and patterns.

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Stores may begin to fill with bright neon patterns and colorful prints. But classic stripes and retro floral patterns in dark hues will still fit the summer scene. Nothing says summer like floral, so move your black into summer by going for a seasonally appropriate floral or tropical pattern on your dresses, crop tops, skirts, and jumpsuits. A dark color can hardly look wintry with a pattern this lively. Also, a nautical-chic theme is always appropriate in the summer so feel free to don your Breton stripes on your summer outfit.

Indeed, dark colors are not only timeless but also seasonless as contrary to what others believe. By heeding our stylish tricks, you can stay true to your personal style when the seasons change.

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