It doesn’t matter what season it is—for some of us, there’s nothing we’d rather wear than head-to-toe black. But before you jump straight into calling us boring, consider the fact that wearing the shade from head to toe just looks so cool. Unfortunately, looking cool and feeling it are two totally different things. The heat-absorbing qualities of the color are a sad side effect, but with the right pieces, there’s no need to sweat how to wear black in the summer.
We’re breaking things down into seven simple formulas, each consisting of essentials you can count on in your quest to stick to one hue and one hue only. Feel free to mix and match these pieces as you see fit, but know you can’t go wrong with these coordinated staples. You just might convince those around you to go back to black too when they check out these simple formulas.
If you’re ready to commit to the dark side this summer, read on for our favorite outfit ideas and to shop each style.
Leather Jacket + Detailed Top
To pull the ultimate fashion-girl move, rock a statement-making top, and throw a leather jacket over your shoulders to keep from getting too hot.