Keep Your Cool With Black

Off-the-shoulder street style

Many of us were probably encouraged to stay away from black in the summer because of its reputation of being the color that attracts heat the most. Pardon me, but due to my experience, I'm starting to believe that this is just an old myth. In my opinion, staying cool around this time of the year has nothing to do with the color but the fabric you wear.
I must confess that, as much I love to play with color in the summertime, it's nearly impossible to stay away from wearing black. As you can see in this look I'm enjoying black clothes, and for your information, it was an 88 degree day. The key to staying cool in this look was the cotton fabric and the easy and breezy pieces that contributed to comfort.

I bought this stretchy cotton top and a striped one this past winter with the intention of giving them plenty use in Spring and Summer. I knew I could pair them with most of my bottoms, so I didn't doubt that it would look great with my vintage Ralph Lauren floral skirt.


Off-the-shoulder trend

Wearing black in Summer time

Wearing large chandelier earrings

Platform espadrilles street style

Off the shoulder style

Overnight braids waves

Top: Reformation. Similar here.
Skirt: Ralph Lauren (vintage)
Belt: Francesca's (old)
Sunglasses: Tom Ford (c/o)
Espadrilles: CastaƱer. A lower heel version here.
Bag: Coach (vintage)
Earrings: From Nordstrom Rack (old). These are as gorgeous.


  1. I agree. I can't stay away from black in the summer either.

    1. Black is way too much fun. Let's enjoy it.

  2. Such a pretty and romantic look. That skirt is to die for!!

    Enclothed Cognition

    1. Thanks, Keri! This skirt was a great find.

  3. What a cute summery look! I totally agree it's all about what fabric you wear, and I might also add what cut. Love this post!

    1. Yes!! The cut is important as well. Thanks for stopping by :-)

  4. I love that black off the shoulder top; the skirt is gorgeous as well! Beautiful print!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    1. Thanks, Alice! This top is extremely versatile. I just can't get enough of it.

  5. Really beautiful! I just love all the rich details of the skirt, shoes, bracelet with earrings - and the contrast of your sleek top with bare shoulders.

  6. Very beautiful Carelia



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