|Photo by Sandy Swagger Jones|
Now before you go pulling out your black leather pants (ahem...Ross Geller), let's discuss fabrics and fit. If you're going to subscribe to my "let's wear lots of black in the sweltering heat" plan, you want to wear lightweight fabrics like cotton, linen, and rayon that will breathe and not stick to you all day.
|People Tree Organic Cotton Rebecca Dress|
|Athleta Linen Pant|
|Eileen Fisher Jersey Tank|
|Tahari ASL Sleevless Jumpsuit|
And I definitely prefer drapey and floaty silhouettes over form-fitting shapes in the summer. This is a personal preference, of course, but I want any breeze to find its way around and through me, so I tend to leave plenty of space for it.
Please don't confuse drapey and floaty with frumpy and unflattering, though! You should still pay attention to proportions and accessories to avoid looking like a potato sack.
I'm sure I haven't convinced everyone to add more black to their summer wardrobes, so just for kicks, here are some pretty white things to peruse.
|Everlane Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress|
|Raquel Allegra Ribbon Placket Dress|
|Fashionable Shegaw Scarf|
|Reformation Mid Crop Flare|
Are you on Team Black or Team White? If I'm honest, I'm loyal to both!
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