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I find the summer months the hardest to dress for; primarily because I’m a “jeans and tee” kinda gal, secondly because I’m not hugely into dresses, and thirdly because I’m heavily into black. ¬†So, it makes perfect sense for me to do a post on how to wear black in the summer riiiight?! ¬†For you, and for me!

Dress inspo¬†is in front of me all the time, mainly due to the fact that Sex and the City is on reg-u-lar-ly in my house. ¬†I see Caz (LOL read: Carrie) in her summer dresses, and I’m like “yo, that looks super cute”!

 

However, more often than not, when I throw on a pretty summer dress I feel far less attractive than I should.  Like seriously; WTF?!

So I’ve stayed away from pretty pastels and feminine florals over the years. ¬†You’ve seen my color palette, it really doesn’t change much, if at all from season to season. ¬†My absolute fave colour to throw on is BLACK; be sure to watch my¬†black haul video.¬† I really don’t care if that has become clich√©. ¬†Equally, I don’t care if black gets so cool that it becomes uncool, because guess what, IT’S MY FAVE!!!

My first proper fashion week season was S/S11, and I tell you, I was over it pretty (cue Larry David reference: pretty, pretty, pretty) quickly.  That was until the Rocha John Rocha show.  He sent a collection that was predominantly filled with summer blacks down the runway!!!  A real breath of fresh air in a sea of brights and lights.  It was full of texture and shape; it was EVERYTHING!

Since my wardrobe is almost 50% black, a post on how to wear black in the summer is a must! ¬†So here are 5 black summer looks…

THE SHIRT DRESS

So simple, throw it on with a pair of trainers or sandals

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THE LEATHER MINI

Leather in the summer is a no-go for some, but I’ll take a leather mini anytime of the year! ¬†Throw it on with a tee or a vest and team them with some kicks, slides, or sandals.

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CULOTTES

I like to wear my leather culottes on the milder days with my comfy slides.

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MINI DRESS

Goes without saying!

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THE MIDI SKIRT

The pleated midi is so versatile; it works in summer with a cami, then in the cooler months I’ll team it with a sweater.

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What was your favourite outfit?  Would you wear black in the summer?  Comment below, and tell me what you think.

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