How to Wear Black in the Summer

Between the Pearls | Red Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top, Target Black Destroyed Denim Shorts, Steve Madden Black Slide On Leather Sandals, Maurices Triba Print Crossbody Bag-2

If you have been following this blog for a while you know I love to wear the color black. I always gravitate towards it in a store and typically think every item I own would look better in black. So it should be no surprise that I wear black even during the hot Alabama summer. Over the years I have figured out how to pull this off while staying relatively cool and still looking like I am dressed for the season. Keep reading to learn how to wear black in the Summer.

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Between the Pearls | How to Wear Black in the Summer | Off the Shoulder look with black denim shorts and slide on sandalsBetween the Pearls | How to Wear Black in the SummerBetween the Pearls | Red off the shoulder top, black destroyed denim shorts, black slide on sandals, and tribal print crossbody bagTop: Forever 21 | Shorts: Asos | Sandals: Steve Madden (on sale!!) | Bag: Maurices (similar here!)| Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Choker: Forever 21 | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack

Add a pop of color. Whether it is a red top, a colorful bag, or bright shoes, adding in color will help you seem like you know it is actually Summer. I found this top at Forever 21 and it instantly reminded me of the Topshop bardot tops that have been popular lately. I loved the bright red color and the fact that it is almost $40 less!

Find pieces geared toward the season. These destroyed denim shorts and slide on sandals are a perfect example. I live in denim shorts throughout the whole Summer so getting a pair in black just makes sense. I recently picked up these sandals too and they are so incredibly comfortable. I didn’t really even like how they looked at first but they were so comfy I had to get them.

Add in some black accessories. A pair of black sunglasses is the easiest way to incorporate your love for the color black into your summer looks. I also decided to wear this crossbody bag that has a fun tribal print that is on trend for summer.

Or you can just wear an all black look no matter what time of year. You do you boo!

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  • Shauna C

    Great tips. I still wear black in the summer months too, I just can’t stop!


    • Thanks!! It really is just the best color for clothing.

  • I’m a big fan of black and grey clothes, too! Like, I have to make myself look at other colors when I’m shopping. Love this top, though!

    Molly | Hey There Sunshine

    • Me too! I have been a lot better about branching out into color lately.

  • Those are great tips! I love wearing black in the summer as well, and I’ll definitely have to keep these ideas in mind when I pick my outfits!
    Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

  • Awesome tips! Love the contrast of your red top against your black shorts. Like you, I gravitate to black and find myself wearing it in the summer too.

    Xo, Jackie

    • Thanks! The red top is my favorite part of this look.

  • Abby Castro

    This is such a cute look! I love how it would be perfect for a weekend out and about! Effortless but chic!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  • Allie Mackin

    Hee hee I am a New Yorker so I know all about wearing black in summer. Great tips, spot on and love this look. Cool blog too.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  • These tips are so great! I love that red top! It looks great on you!

    Thanks for linking up to Grace + Lace!


  • Love this!
    Love wearing black for summer!
    Great tips!

  • Kristin Kohler

    Great tips for wearing black in summer. The Steve Madden slides are my favorite part!

  • You’re roking those black shorts in your summer outfit. The best part is that you can totally wear this outfit for a night out jut changing into heels.
    The Color Palette

  • Dawn Lucy

    I always love black and red and that bright poppy red looks stunning on you!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & hope you had a fab weekend!


    Dawn Lucy

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Love the color of your vibrant top!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  • Great top. The off the shoulder is awesome!! Would love if you can link up to

  • Love this red top! I wear black mixed with pops of color all summer. It’s such a great shade – there’s no way I was giving up black!

  • Farshid

    Love the contrast of your red top against your black shorts . کرکره برقی