How To Wear Black In Summer

They might retain a little more heat, but there’s no need to pack away your black items just because it’s summer. On the contrary, there are plenty of ways to make them work in the warmer weather – just ask India Sehmi, Rikke Krefting and Maja Weyhe. Here’s how to make black both chic and seasonally appropriate…

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Look for feminine details 

Black can feel heavy, but by opting for feminine elements like ruffles, broderie anglaise and puff sleeves, your look will feel instantly lighter.

Flash some skin 

Few things say ‘summer’ like flashing a bit of skin, so go for a short hemlines, strapless detail and on-trend cut outs with tanned skin (real or otherwise) for some subtle sexiness. 

Opt for light fabrics & loose silhouettes 

Anything too tight or fitted runs the risk of looking too much like autumn/winter evening wear – instead, opt for light linens and cottons, while a relaxed fit will help you nail effortless chic, too. 

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