Happy Solstice! Even though it’s officially summer, I’m not about to put aside my favorite color…
Yes, there are ways to wear black in summer and a) not fry and b) look seasonally appropriate. One of the easiest is to look for fabrics with a loose weave in natural fibers like linen. Lace or eyelet insets will lighten the look of a black piece, and provide some ventilation. Cuts that don’t cling, and float away from the body look lighter and will be more comfortable. Pairing a black piece with something lighter (as I’ve done here) also keeps the overall look from being too oppressive. Or if you’re comfortable with sleeveless, off-the-shoulder, or short-sleeved styles, showing a bit of skin will lighten the look.
Here are a couple of previous Summer Black outfits:
How do you wear black in summer?