The Best Summer Color, According to an Editor Who Wears a Lot of Black

Nicole Akhtarzad

If you ask me, there’s nothing better than wearing all black. Everything matches, you always look chic, you’re less prone to stains, you look slimmer (who doesn’t love that?), and the list goes on. For these reasons, I can be regularly found dressed mostly, if not head to toe, in my favorite non-hue. After black, my second and third options are white and denim—so I guess you could say I’m not that into color.

But every once in a while, I get the urge to step outside my comfort zone (especially in the summer, when temperatures rise) and am compelled to wear an actual pigment other than indigo. When this happens, I almost always gravitate toward blush, aka pale pink—a tendency I didn’t notice at first but have since come to understand. It’s the perfect color for girls who hate wearing color, for several reasons: It’s neutral, it’s not loud at all, it goes well with black (and white and denim), and it’s pretty under-the-radar, so like with your favorite black jeans, you can repeat-wear an item and have it go unnoticed. But again, the list of pros goes on.

Scroll through to shop some of my favorite pale pink pieces for summer, and as further proof, continue to see how street style stars are wearing the hue.

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