The following is a guest post from Nicole Betti.
Let’s be real… No colour can ever be “the new black”. Trendy colours come and go, but style purists never abandon black. Why? Because it’s classic, foolproof and painfully chic, no matter what. Let’s not forget its magical figure-flattering powers or the fact that it instantly makes you look a little more dressed up.
When temperatures heat up and summer fun kicks off, some of us feel internal pressure to avoid black and opt for only bright, cheery shades. I am here to liberate you from that pressure with a few helpful tips that will let you rock black all summer long.
1. Accessory Pop
What better way to make a collection of bright accessories pop than an all-black outfit? If you’re in a simple black dress, you can absolutely get away with yellow shoes, bright pink earrings, and a green purse. In fact, having a black canvas lets your fun accessories really pop and get the attention they deserve.
‘Kalifornia’ Shoulder Bag by Kenzo, £350.47. farfetch.com
2. Layer with Colour
Make the main elements of the outfit black, but throw in a coloured layer either underneath or on top. Black pants and a shirt gives you the freedom to wear that neon green tank underneath or your favourite purple cardigan that needs a lot of space to breath.
Polka Dot Tank Top by Marni, £237.09. farfetch.com
3. Delicate Fabrics
Black looks a little less severe when it’s used in delicate, feminine fabrics. Some light materials that are perfect for summer are lace, linen and viscose. A black cotton dress with a lace border or sheer panels comes across as perfectly airy and warm weather appropriate despite the dark colour.
Perforated Organza Dress by Christopher Kane, £439.14. farfetch.com
4. Neutral Mix
For some reason, mixing black, white and tan just seems to scream summer. That’s especially true if you opt for natural materials. Just think about how summery chic it would look to wear a flowy black skirt, a white tank, a tan straw hat and a camel-coloured leather bag. It’s simple summer style at its very best.
Pleated A-line Skirt by Dsquared2, £588.32. farfetch.com
There is never a wrong time to wear black – don’t let anybody tell you different!
Images courtesy of Farfetch