Wearing light-colored hues in the summer is a no-brainer. A breezy white T-shirt or linen dress on the hottest days of the year feels like an obvious sartorial reprieve. You might think that sporting darker colors, like black, attracts more heat, which seems like an inherent no-go. However, black clothes and accessories needn’t be avoided in the summer months; some of the best pieces on the market—dresses, tank tops, sunnies, beach hats, and swimwear—come in elegant, polished black and effortlessly, also keep you cool.
This summer, instead of focusing on color-packed looks, lean into breathable black clothes and accessories. Think go-to black denim shorts, floaty black dresses, and fisherman sandals for a day by the beach, linen blazers for cool evenings, and bucket hats that will help keep your face from soaking up too much sun.
Still not sold? Consider this: black clothes tend to hide sweat better than peppy pastels or light neutrals like grey or tan anyhow. Here, shop our favorite summer-ready black clothes and accessories on the market now.