Wearing light-colored hues in the summer is a no-brainer. A breezy white T-shirt or linen dress on the hottest days of the year feels like an obvious sartorial reprieve. Sporting darker colors, like black, can conversely seem like an inherent no-go. However, black clothes needn’t be avoided in the summer months; some of the best pieces on the market—from dresses and tank tops, to sunnies and sun hats, to swimwear—come in elegant, polished black.
This summer, instead of focusing on procuring solely light-hued wares, lean into breathable black clothes. Think elevated black tank tops, floaty black dresses, and barely-there sandals for dripping-hot days, linen blazers for cool evenings, and sun hats that will help keep your face from soaking up too much sun.
Still not sold? Consider this: black clothes tend to hide sweat better than peppy pastels or light neutrals like grey or tan anyhow. Here, shop our favorite summer-ready black clothes and accessories on the market now.
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