How to Wear Black in the Summer?

For Love & Lemons Kate Mini Dress 1

For Love & Lemons Kate Mini Dress (30% off) / Zara Vinyl D’Orsay Shoes
Zac Posen Eartha Mini Crossbody Bag (30% off in navy and 29% off in olive)

There is a big controversy about wearing white that is happening around Memorial Day. You probably already know that in my book white is always an option. The question is: Is it okay to wear black in the summer? Growing up in Russia, I was taught that bold colors and floral prints are created for summer, while black pieces had a bad reputation for not being summery enough. Even though I never followed that advice directly, subconsciously I avoided the color black… because it felt too hot to wear in the summer. As it turned out, a good silk LDB (especially this one featuring long mesh sleeves) is as perfect as it could be for any weather. It’s versatile, always appropriate, and just fun to wear—not to mention that it will standout among everyone’s colorful summery looks. So if you ask me whether black is a new black for summer, I’ll definitely say yes. I’m totally doing it!

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For Love & Lemons Kate Mini Dress (30% off) / Zara Vinyl D’Orsay Shoes
Zac Posen Eartha Mini Crossbody Bag (30% off in navy and 29% off in olive)
Photos by Mani Andreone


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  1. I love the cute lil black dress. I have one that I found on sale a few years ago that was less than 10 dollars. I have worn it on several occasions.

    Posted 8.26.16 Reply
  2. R'Nelle Collins wrote:

    Your style is so gorgeous. XX

    Posted 6.5.16 Reply
  3. I cannot get over your baby bag! It is such a cute shape & size!!

    Posted 5.28.16 Reply
  4. Lovely and Classy! I love wearing black, all year long! New reader and looking forward to reading more.

    Posted 5.18.16 Reply
  5. Jesica wrote:

    Black is a year round go to for me, as long as the fabric is light and flowy. I adore this dress on you, the sleeves are a showstopper!

    xx Jesica

    Posted 5.17.16 Reply
  6. Milan wrote:

    Yes black can be so hard to wear in the summer when your already feeling too hot! But I am the same way, I will find a way to wear it anyways because its just so flattering! Love this look on you!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  7. Absolutely adore this look. I think it’s totally spot on perfect for summer, but will also work in the off-seasons as well. Pure classic! That ZP purse is so stinkin’ adorable and really brings the whole look together.

    xoxo – Kelly

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  8. I totally feel you about black having a super bad reputation in the summer. My mom constantly pushed flowery prints on me, which was totally not something I wanted to wear! I started to disregard all standard fashion advice and wore what I wanted. And yes, at times, that was a bad choice because I was sweating bullets, but I love the choices we have with dark clothing now. Like your dress- those sleeves are perfect and the silhouette is so airy and perfect for the warmer weather!


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    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  9. Joanne Kennedy wrote:

    I practically live in black all year round! Amazing outfit! and the pastel bag just tops it off!

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  10. Melisa wrote:

    i’m soo down on wearing black during summer. you look amazing and that dress is absolutely to die for<3 x

    Posted 5.16.16 Reply