It’s debatable as to whether or not the sun with make another appearance during this summer. Happily for the sartorially-minded, there is an unpredictable style solution to turn up the heat, by way of this season’s most alluring and captivating trend; Summer Black.
Already a perennial wardrobe staple for so many women, dressing in black is so flattering and familiar – from the little black dress to sheer separates, black pieces are extremely versatile and channel a certain mysterious charm – it’s quite simply the ultimate style statement this season.
SS13’s approach to black championed this sometimes seemingly simple shade; catwalk shows from Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana elevated the mode of dressing in black to new heights, with seductive, leather pieces, darkly glamorous evening gowns, limb-lengthening, cut-out stilettos and the odd, tantalising glimpse of laced, silk lingerie.
The key to perfecting this look is to pick dramatic pieces in attention-grabbing leather or barely-there silk. Alternatively opt for eye-catching, graphic prints, structured silhouettes or cut-outs and embellished details. The bar has been set and there is only one rule for how to wear the hottest shade this season; fearlessly.