You didn’t really think I was going to stop wearing black just because it’s summer, right?
Black is totally doable in the heat as long as you have the right piece (like this airy black midi dress) or the right fabric (this breathable cotton-blend off the shoulder top). I love wearing all things white during the summer but black always takes the cake for date night looks, regardless of the season.
I’ve also rounded up 6 of my favorite black off the shoulder tops under $100 at the bottom of the post – so keep reading!
To keep things looking summery here, I made sure that the top was in a seasonally appropriate fabric. For me that’s usually either cotton, linen, or silk. Plus, having an off the shoulder silhouette doesn’t hurt, either. I like to think of off the shoulder tops as having a personal air conditioner by your shoulders. They feel great with a nighttime breeze. J
If I were wearing this top in the fall, I’d pair it with dark or black jeans and some heels. But since it’s summer, I kept my jeans light and destructed. Black always looks great with super faded denim because of the contrast of the two colors next to each other.
I bought these suede Alexandre Birman sandals after seeing the stiletto version on a ton of other gals on Instagram. I’m not great at walking in stilettos but I love the knot details of his shoes. So when I saw that this style came in a block heel version, I instantly splurged. Suede used to be a huge no-no for summer but over time it’s become year-round leather.
I’m never ever too dressed up in the summer but like stepping it up a little at night when I’m going out. This exact top is currently on sale and you can shop my other favorite black off the shoulder tops here: