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Ways to Wear Black in the Summer

Black for Summer
Written by emilyc

The wise Yohji Yamamoto once said, “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all, black says this: I don’t bother you – you don’t bother me.” What would summer be without modesty, arrogance, laziness, easiness, and mystery? Each of these qualities is seasonless, so why does black need to be confined to the winter months? I know my black clothing is getting more use than ever these days! Well, maybe the same amount of use AKA every day. Below, I’ve compiled some of my fave ways to marry black + hot weather.

Black for Summer

1. Alexander Wang Sleeveless Zebra Suspension Crewneck. You can’t use the excuse that black attracts heat when there isn’t even enough fabric to do the attracting. Walk down the street in this top, and let the whole “Zebra Suspension” aspect take effect as you feel a cool breeze! Get it at

2. River Island Mesh Insert Bra Top. I usually don’t get too excited about Rihanna’s clothing line because it often looks more like Homeless Man Collection for Kmart, but this simple crop top is a summer essential. Pair it with high-waisted anything, and you’ll do RiRi some justice. Get it at

3. Nico Chandelier Trim Sunnies. I don’t even care about the whole black aspect here – what’s really important is that these sunglasses are trimmed in chandelier. Buy them at

4. Inside Out Jupe. Somehow this skirt coveys a light, airy feel despite its dark color. It’s giving me delicate ballerina meets black and white photo. Get it from my favorite store at



About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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