When summer rolls around, it seems every store is flooded with bright, neon colors and bold flashy prints to celebrate the new season. These lighter colors have become such a summer norm because they typically absorb less heat than others, meaning you stay cooler. But what if your clothing personality is a little more on the dark side? How do you stay fashionable and cool without losing touch with your personal style? Below are three ways to comfortably and stylishly pull off dark colors in the summer!
1. Choose lightweight fabrics. Darker colors generally absorb more heat compared to light colors, so if you decide to wear dark pieces in the summer we suggest choosing fabrics that are lightweight, breezy and breathe well. Sheer pieces, like our Perfect Elegance Navy Blue Sheer Long Sleeve Top, not only allow air to circulate and keep you cool, but also spice up your outfit by showing a little skin!
For a night out on the town, style this top with white shorts and a pair of pumps! Complete the look with a slicked back bun and a bright colored clutch to add a little pop of color. If you are looking to dress up a bit more, this top can be tucked into a neutral-colored skirt and paired with closed-toe kitten heels.
2. Wear patterns instead of solids. To avoid overheating but still satisfy your taste for darker colors, try picking pieces that feature simple patterns instead of heavy solids. Both delicate and sharp, the black and white grid pattern on our On the Grid Patterned Top with Lace Insert is one of this season’s trendiest prints. This top’s soft pattern, breezy material and flirty lace accent make it a must-have for this summer!
3. Play around with different colors. For most “all-dark” fashionistas, black, grey and navy seem to be classic favorites. However, dark shades like burgundy, teal and hunter green can be mixed and matched just as easily as other neutrals tones, while also adding a bit more fun and personality to an outfit!
Our Western Day Chain Spaghetti Strap Pattern Tank Top blends a variety of dark hues in a chic, bohemian print. This top’s colors, pattern and airy material make it perfect for summer! Dress it up with black skinny jeans and wedges or dress it down with denim shorts and strappy sandals.