Summer style tells us that we must waft around in white floaty fabrics looking like an extra from Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut and masterpiece, The Virgin Suicides.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE wafting around in white floaty fabrics looking like an extra from Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut and masterpiece, The Virgin Suicides (evidence below).
But I also own a wardrobe that is approximately 80% black…
And for some maddening reasoning, wearing black in summer, for many, still sounds like a bit of a style boo-boo.
Now without sounding like Peppa Pig (aka THE BIGGEST BRAT THAT EVER LIVED) I really want to squeal, “But whhhhhHHHHyyyyyyy?”
Repeat after me. This is not the Edwardian era.
If you like it, just wear it.
Style is of course totally subjective.
But my mantra is to go with how YOU feel when YOU wear something – and don’t be scared to challenge the silly ‘rules’.
This trio on Instagram are proving my point.
And as for the ‘wearing black in summer makes you hotter’ theory – I think that myth has been quashed entirely since research came about yonks ago investigating why Bedouins wore black in the desert.
So, even scientifically, you’ve got NO excuse now.
And if like me, it’s not about rocket science – it’s just a personal preference to be at one with the dark side (is it any wonder that my daughter’s favourite colour is black) then I’ve edited for you a little summer shopping guide below with some practical style advice too.
Just add sunshine…
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Will you be wearing black in summer?
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