28 May 2022

Think you shouldn’t wear black in the summer? Think again!

Veronica Beard blazer | Mother denim | easy way to wear black: a silk cami | Sandals, similar | Balenciaga tote

Think you shouldn’t wear black in the summer? Think again!

When it’s hot out, black gets a bad rap — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Supposedly it absorbs heat, and there’s probably science to back that up, but I don’t plan on researching that anytime soon 😂  It didn’t stop me from wearing my favorite ATM t-shirt dress all around Italy during one of their warmest summers ever! Yes, I was perspiring a bit, but I have no regrets. So … you think you shouldn’t wear black in the summer? Think again!

In my book, black is always a good choice. It has an understated elegance, and you can actually wear it any time of year. For summertime, just choose lightweight fabrics, like cotton, linen and denim, and you’ll be good to go. Today’s post is about several ways to wear black during the summer months — think woven accessories, lace-up sandals and faded denim. These will give your outfit the perfect warm weather look! Keep reading for some style inspo, a brand new style board, and all the accessories you need to look great this summer. Cheers ☀️

P.S. There was a change of plans this week, but the Saturday Weekend Roundup will be back next week. Also, I just launched my first video on YouTube, and while there is still a lot to learn, I’m pleased with how it turned out! Click here to watch it — and notice that all the outfit links are included in the description. I’d love to know what you think. And, as always, thank you so much for your support ♥️


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Susie’s outfits


Left: ATM dress | J.Crew packable hat | Bay sandals | Middle: Paige top | White jeans | Hat | Right: Black top | Levi’s 724 | Sandals, similar | Tom Ford sunglasses | Link necklace | Pearl necklace

This ATM dress is one of the comfiest dresses I own — it’s a go-to staple

I noticed that Treasure & Bond made a nice copy at $49 of the Frame blouse I’m wearing above (with the black Levi’s)

Paige always makes some of my favorite summer staples, and this top is a good one



Black summer staples

Paige top | White denim | Mother vest | Packable hat | Cult Gaia bag | Gucci sandals | Bracelet

Paige makes my favorite summer tops, and I love this one above, this one and this one

If you wear denim in the summer, this Levi’s is a favorite (wearing above), and I just purchased the same jean with a longer inseam

Raffia accessories like this cute tote and a packable hat make every summer outfit extra cute



Summer friendly t-shirts and tops

Puff sleeve top | Denim | Tank | Sandals | Pink handbag | Pearl necklace

Pretty tops with puff sleeves are so feminine! I love the Vince one above, and look at this best-seller by Veronica Beard

For other summer top options, look at this, this and this. All so good

I love black paired with faded denim, and these by Paige fit almost everyone



Black t-shirt dresses

Denim jacket | Paige dress | Golden Goose sneakers | Hoop earrings | Pink scarf | Gucci bag | Baseball hat

This Paige dress is AMAZING, and everyone who tries it loves it — the fabric is slightly flowy

Other t-shirt dresses include this $49 one I shared in this Reels Video, and this ATM one.

Add fun accessories like this Rag & Bone baseball hat and a cool scarf (like this one)



Black dressier dresses

Silk jacket | Vince slipdress | Norma Kamali dress | ALC dress | Schutz sandals | Handbag

These three dresses are all amazing. I’ve tried them all, and many of my friends and clients have too

For styling ideas with the Norma Kamali strapless dress, click here and click here for the Vince dress

Special accessories like a clutch and jewelry will be in style for years to come and are worth the investment!



Straw and canvas bags

Timeless … and the perfect touch for every summer outfit

Cute black (and neutral) sandals

Grab a new pair of sandals now to ensure longer wearing time

The summer accessories that pull it all together

The finishing touches that make every outfit



One-shoulder top, similar | Mother Dazzler jeans | Schutz sandals | Loewe tote | Chanel necklace

Thank you for reading xx

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