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I Still Wear Black In Summer

7 months ago

Loads of people I know wouldn't touch black with a barge-pole in the summer. I, however, am a lover of black through and through and it would be a travesty to skip these pieces just because of the season!

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This dress though...


The shape of this dress is darrrrling. It really doesn't matter that it's black because it's clearly made for summer-lovin'- and I really am. I'd team it with layers of gold necklaces (maybe a coin pendant) and white sneakers or heeled mules for a dressier look.

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$168.00 $100.80
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Summer Black Alternatives


You can still do black with a lil floral if you don't want to do H2T block colour. I really like how these dresses all incorporate a coloured floral design but they are non-the-less still black. Perf.

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ALICE + OLIVIA
$350.00 $209.98
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FREE PEOPLE
$128.00 $76.80
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ALICE + OLIVIA
$495.00 $222.75
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Gothic Maxi Jumpsuit


I don't care what anyone says, a black jumpsuit is chic, cool and totes appropriate for any summer time engagement. I love this little Billabong bust tie detail and the wide-leg shape means it looks a little like a maxi dress, a little like a jump-suit, who knows!?

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BILLABONG
$69.95 $41.96
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Slip & Slide


The perfect black combo for summer; the slip dress and the slide.
I love this look so much I might do a whole fashion post about it (watch this space!) This simple black slip is a pure investment and paired with a plain black (ok, yes they're YSL) slide, this look could take you from food shopping to lunch to a date with it's eyes closed.

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EQUIPMENT
$298.00 $209.00
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SAINT LAURENT
$495.00 $197.98
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Black Lace


Lace is a nice way to do black in the summer because it softens it a little. I end up wearing most of my lacey purchases during the warmer months. I Love the dress for a summer night out and both the skirt and crop top could be styled super casually for a more breezy vibe.

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AKRIS PUNTO
$895.00 $268.49
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TOPSHOP
$85.00 $41.99
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Last but not least...


I have several black skirts that I rotate through the summer but I'm always on the hunt for more. I would wear this Proenza handkerchief skirt with mules (obvs) and a knotted tee and this 3.1 Phillip Lim I would actually dress right down and do sneakers with it to make it more edgy.

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PROENZA SCHOULER
$1,690.00 $591.00
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3.1 PHILLIP LIM
$595.00 $208.00
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If you still hate black in summer then.. *sticks out tongue*, if I've swayed you into the dark side...welcome.

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