Here are some Summer outfits that incorporate a lot of black, yet look light and interesting. The black is broken up a little or a lot (the latter is my visual preference.) If black is not your colour, create a similar vibe with your colours. Or add more black if that’s your thing.

1. Laced & Pretty Black

I think black lace is lovely in just about any wardrobe item in Summer. I adore the sheerness of the lace bomber here because the skin peeks through and adds interest to the pattern. The tight tank top with lace-front neck detailing adds further interest and some cleavage. Add a solid tank if showcasing cleavage is not your thing. Combine the top and topper with shorts, utility pants, jeans, a skirt, or harem pants, and footwear that works with the outfit. The lace bomber is fab over a sheath dress too.

Slayboo Plus Size Solid Lace Jacket

2. Elegant & Sporty Black

I LOVE this outfit and tried to get it, but it’s gone in my size. The sleeved body-con and fairly dressy knit top creates a fun juxtaposition with the sporty stripe and crisp white sneakers. The length and movement of the skirt, structure, and subtle frills on the sleeve are what make the outfit look elegant to my eye. I can see my denim jacket and ballet flats work well here too.

ARMEDANGELS Aadina Stripe Skirt

3. Comfy Office Black

Long dressy and tailored knee-covering shorts or culottes are a great way to showcase the lower leg without wearing a dress or skirt. The boxy yet “just tailored enough” shirt creates an architectural vibe. The block heel sandals add a dressy integrity, and pumps could work well too. Add a little bling and you’re done. It’s a DIFFERENT look to wear to the office.

Universal Standard Canna Hi-Low Shirt

4. Hot-Weather Black

Casual black Summer dresses look fab when they showcase skin like this one by being sleeveless and slit at the sides. The elastic waist adds structure and streamlining, while the gathers are forgiving and casual. The platform Birkies are a fab trendy touch, and glam in the metal that matches the pendant necklace and cuff. The straw hat adds personality and sun protection. A GREAT and versatile look for a hot Summer’s day.

John Lewis hush Corsica Dress