Fashion & Beauty

Fashion Friday: Fade to Black in Summer

Black in the summer is mostly thought of as a fashion don’t. The reason of course has nothing to do with fashion but with science—dark colors hold heat because they absorb light. But science shouldn’t keep you from wearing black altogether. The key is to wear black in breathable and light fabrics that keep you cool instead of increase your body temperature. The summer calls for pieces that are fluid and allow you to get around with ease.

Despite what the headlines say, orange is not the new black. Classic black continues to ride the carousel of fashion and style. And even now in the hot summer sun, it remains a staple of the polished, modern, and mature aesthetic.

From the power jumpsuit, to the maxi dress, to the little black dress, to the shirt dress, black is the color of confidence, competence, elegance, and sophistication. Its darkness creates an air of mystery, hides imperfections, and flatters the body.

Simply put, this is THE color that is always stylish as it is timeless. Here are some of our favorite ways to embrace the black is beautiful movement in the hot summertime.

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Embroidered Trim Dress by Ann Taylor: This lace-trimmed, flowy skirt, jewel neck, sleeveless number will keep you going with the flow.


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Cotton-Gauze Jumpsuit by Skin: Consider the black jumpsuit the summer version of the elegant black pant suit—they both equally exude power, reflecting a look that is pulled together and radiates confidence.

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Lola Oversized Shirt Dress by Whistles: With its breathable cotton fabric, side pockets, cropped cuffs, and curved hemline this versatile dress/long shirt is the ultimate in comfort and relaxed fit.



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