Black isn’t just for colder months. We think it’s a great year-round staple shade, perfect for even the hottest days. Check out some of our top picks for summer-ready ways to wear black this season.
While we love our bright and bold sundresses, we were equally smitten with this elegant yet summer-ready sundress in basic black (topshop.com, $72). The flattering frock features eye-catching ball and ring detailing at the waist, a V-neck and open back. Pair this fun alternative to the standard LBD with a pair of vibrant platform sandals and a statement cuff.
Add some serious height to your summer look with this pair of black patent leather wedge sandals with an ankle strap and exposed back zip (pixiemarket.com, $179). Not only will they add to the wow-factor of any outfit, they pair perfectly with both casual looks (tees and cut-offs) and more polished outfits.
Beaded bathing suit
Make an ultra-sexy splash at your next pool party in this glamorous black one-piece with twisted knot detailing at the waist and patterned black and white beading on the straps (bonadrag.com, $230). We especially love the plunging neckline and adjustable cross straps for added comfort. Just add a wide-brimmed hat and oversized shades and you’re ready for your close-up.
Tank tops are a versatile summer must-have because they go with just about anything and can easily be dressed up or down. We’re currently coveting this delicate crochet tank with slim straps and diaphanous fit (anthropologie.com, $88). Pair this pretty piece with anything from skinny jeans and strappy sandals to your favorite pair of linen trousers.
High rise shorts
Show a little extra leg in a pair of these retro-cool high waist black shorts (urbanoutfitters.com, $49). Not only are they ultra-adorable, the fit is flattering and comfortable. We’ll be pairing ours with a tucked in fitted tee (or sleeveless blouse), T-strap heels and a brightly-hued clutch.
Add interest to any outfit with this black, beaded multi-strand statement necklace (Nordstrom.com, $117). We love the simplicity of the design and how gorgeous this piece will look layered over a plain white tank or on bare skin when you wear it with a deep-v or wide neck shirt.