Anyone else a lover of wearing all black, even in the summertime? I am for sure and there are actually several reasons why. First, one of the first lessons is fashion is that an all-black ensemble is insanely chic, no matter what time of year. Second, an all-black look is always incredibly slimming and it even has the potential of making you look taller so hey anything that makes me look taller AND slimmer, I’m all in! Finally, an all black ensemble is also a no-fail outfit formula so the next time you get up in the morning and have no idea what to wear choose an all-black and I guarantee you will look and feel like a million bucks! You may be wondering how to wear all black in the summer and if you are then keep reading. I’m going to share 5 style tips in this post and in this video to help you look chic and fabulous this summer the next time you wear all black.
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HOW TO WEAR BLACK IN THE SUMMERTIME:
1.) WEAR GOLD JEWELRY:
I will say this time and time again – accessories and jewelry completely make an outfit! I’m a true believer in accessorizing any look with gold jewelry because it completes the outfit and makes it look more polished. Gold jewelry especially looks amazing and chic with an all black outfit like I’m featuring here because it pops! My absolute favorite gold accessory I own is one I’ve talked about a ton – this gorgeous gold necklace by Jennifer Zeuner! It’s a must-have accessory that goes with everything and can easily be layered.
2.) ADD A SUMMERY HANDBAG:
A neutral, straw handbag will truly summarize any all-black look. A summery handbag will be is perfect touch to a black outfit ensemble. My all-time favorite handbag that I purchased this summer is my YSL straw and black leather bag with the gold chain accent. It’s the best crossbody that can even just be worn over the shoulder. I know I’ll have this one for years to come! For a more affordable option, I love this straw handbag from Shopbop that’s just as good!
3.) WEAR A SUMMER SANDAL:
A neutral, gold, or metallic summer sandal will literally match any outfit you put on! A light-colored shoe will elongate your legs because it subtly blends in with your skin tone. My absolute favorite summer sandals that I’ve added to my shoe collection this season are these amazing gold Anine Bing lace up sandals. The heel height is extremely low making these super comfortable and very wearable. I can wear these all day long and my feet never hurt! If these are out of your budget, I found these similar sandals on Revolve that I love just as much!
4.) WEAR A CORAL LIP:
No matter what your hair color or your skin tone, a coral lip color will do you so many favors in the summertime. A pink or coral lip shade in the summer looks chic and beautiful for so many reasons! I truly believe makeup should be altered a bit depending on the season, so in the summertime it should be more shimmery and bright. My go-to coral lip color is by Charlotte Tilbury and I wear this one all the time! For more of my favorite summer beauty products, check out my recent post titled: 5 MUST-HAVE SUMMER BEAUTY PRODUCTS WITH NORDSTROM.
5.) INCORPORATE A SUMMER TREND:
In the look I’m featuring today, I’m wearing one of my favorite summer trends – puff-sleeves! Puff-sleeve tops have become one of summer’s hottest trends this year and I think it’s so chic and flattering. A puff-sleeve top is timeless, effortless, and gorgeous all in one. I love this black $50 one I’m wearing in this post from Topshop.
6.) ADD A SUMMER ACCESSORY:
Choosing a fun accessory or two to pair with your all black outfit is a must! Whether it’s a necklace stack, a belt, or a chic summer hat, a black ensemble should always be accessorized. One of my go-to accessories is my Rag & Bone hat – I love to wear it to the pool but also with summer outfits to bring them to the next level. I also love accessorizing my denim shorts or jeans with a beautiful belt like this snakeskin one!
BLACK PUFF-SLEEVE TOP:
This gorgeous $50 Topshop shirt is so flattering and features a perfect summer style. I adore the puff-sleeves which happens to be a huge summer trend currently! This top is a bit on the short side, however, as long as you pair it with a pair of high-waist denim it won’t show any skin! This is the key when wearing a crop top over 40 to be a bit more age-appropriate. I’m wearing a US 4 in this top.
I’ve featured these under $100 Abercrombie jeans before recently because I just love them! I’ll have to say, I have become a huge fan of this brand and I was pleasantly surprised by the way they fit and feel! These are the perfect summer jeans because they’re super high-waisted with an ankle length and straight leg. Though the ripped jeans are out of stock, Abercrombie offers this exact denim in 7 different washes and even different lengths including short, regular and long. For size reference, I got the size 25 regular and I am 5’4.
BLACK STRAPPY HEELS:
These black lace up heels by Frame are a go-to summer sandal that I absolutely love. I highly recommend these if you’re in the market for a new summer or black heel because they’re actually so comfortable! These shoes seriously go with everything! I’m wearing a size 7.5 in these.
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HOW TO WEAR ALL BLACK IN THE SUMMER