When it comes to discussing popular summer shades, the colour black is hardly the first that springs to mind. The dark hue not only attracts heat but is often synonymous with formal occasions or colder weather, rendering it practically redundant in the summertime.
While it might not be the first colour on your list, I am of the mindset that an all-black ensemble will look chic no matter what season we are in. Surprisingly, several influencers have recently been posting images of themselves in monotone black outfits, further proving just how practical the shade can be in warm weather. From smocked puff-sleeve midi dresses to tie-detail skirts and tube tops, creating an interesting all-black look relies on selecting a unique silhouette.
So how can you make the shade feel summer-appropriate? The key is to accessorise with intention. As you will see below, finishing your look with summer staples like chunky sandals, a printed headband or a woven basket bag is the foolproof way to make sure an all-black outfit feels like it belongs in the sunshine.
Keep scrolling for five outfits that prove it's still chic to wear black in summer.
Style Notes: An all-black outfit doesn't have to be boring. Here, Ellie of Slip Into Style has opted for a textured smocked fabric to add interest to an otherwise understated look.
Style Notes: Pairing bike shorts with a sweatshirt is a foolproof look for casual days running errands. Claire elevated the ensemble by opting for monotone black and accessorising with a bag and sunglasses in the same shade.
Style Notes: There's something so timeless about a black maxi dress. Alexis Foreman will no doubt have this staple in her closet for years to come, but for this summer, she's making it feel contemporary through the addition of a silk headscarf and woven raffia tote.
Style Notes: The little black dress has long been a staple in many women's wardrobes. Here, Eni adds flair to the item by pairing it alongside a bright headband and chunky flat sandals.
Style Notes: In the ultimate French-girl way, Camille Charrière has opted for sleek silhouettes to ensure her all-black outfit isn't lacking in character. Here, she pairs a tie-detail skirt with a strapless top for a look that screams summer despite the shade.