If “does this come in black?” is your catchphrase, then it’s likely that you dread dressing for the warmer weather. But summer style doesn’t necessarily mean giving up your darkest duds for loud prints and colors.

An all black wardrobe doesn’t have to make for summertime sadness! With these 4 styling tips, you’ll be looking seasonally chic in your signature shade.

1. Look for Cut-Outs:

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ClosetSpace Featured Bloggers: Work and Play and Rozalia Fashion.

Keep it cool! Choose black pieces with subtly sexy cut-outs. The slivers of exposed skin give your monochromatic outfit a little breathing room, so you won’t have to sweat your decision to wear all black in the middle of the summer.

Featured blogger Work and Play tackled two trends at once with her wide-leg trouser jumpsuit. The billowing bottom and strategically placed cut-outs give the illusion of a narrower-waist.

Get the look with this Alexander Wang cut-out dress!

2. Try a Crop Top & Shorts Set:

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ClosetSpace Featured Bloggers: Margo and Me and Something In The Way.

Matching sets are our 2015 summer style obsession. An all black ensemble is the perfect way to try this trend! The crop top and shorts combo is super summery, so you can get away with ditching the pastels and florals!

Rock an anything-but-basic black number, like featured bloggers Margo and Me and Something In The Way. Gladiator sandals, floppy hats, and hair-jewelry add bohemian beach babe vibes to their black-on-black looks.

Shop this embellished black lace set from Alice and Olivia.

3. Go for Strapless Dresses:

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ClosetSpace Featured Bloggers: Mirror Me and Poor Little It Girl.

It’s summertime! You can definitely afford to lose the straps. An LBD is in style no matter what season, so for the summer, choose one without straps to show off your sun-kissed shoulders, arms, and chest. Featured blogger Poor Little It Girl kept it shady with sunglasses and a fedora.

We love this ruffle hem strapless dress from Farfetch.com.

4. Add Black Lace:

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ClosetSpace Featured Bloggers: Liz Best and Instinto de Vestir.

Lace looks just as lovely in black! The delicate detailing makes your darkest duds look summery, romantic, and feminine. We love featured blogger Liz Best’s edgy yet lady-like day dress, and featured blogger Instinto de Vestir looks impossibly cool in her black lace crop top, ripped boyfriend jeans, and wide-brim hat.

We found this sultry black lace dress from Blue and Cream so you can try the trend!

  • http://www.lyricser.com Hani

    Black is one of my favourite. Decent collection. My vote goes to number 3.