So this was the best £25 I have spent in a very long time. Say hello to my summer version of the little black dress. Black gets pushed aside during summer as a colour to stay away from when the sun is out, with us all associating darker colours with winter. However personally I think black really comes alive in the summer.
How do you make black summer appropriate? Well obviously it starts with the pieces you are choosing.
The cut and fabric of your black item is a great signifier for whether it is going to be summer appropriate. This summer linen fabrics are really sought after, as are silks and satins; definitely opt for these fabrics if you are trying out black for summer. Linen is great for daytime pieces like the dress I have on in todays post, teamed with neutral accessories and woven details it works really well. For the evening try satin materials such as the top I wore in this post, which gives your outfits a really luxe feel, with gold jewellery and teamed with some lighter hues or reds this gives you the perfect summer evening look.
A little black dress is a fail-safe option for any girl who wants something they can just pick out and throw on. Black is a safe colour that everyone suits, it is also a flattering colour to wear and goes with absolutely everything.
If you are opting for black this summer then definitely look at the cut of the piece. I feel black needs to have a little something in its style to be summer appropriate. The dress I have on today has this beautiful knotted back detail and dainty straps with a sweetheart neckline. This makes the piece super feminine and updates what would be a simple slim fit dress.