How to style an all-black outfit in summer

Wearing a black outfit in summer is sometimes judged as not seasonally appropriate. I say BOOHOO to that, and will keep wearing my black just the same, and so should you! The only condition is to make it as summery as possible – aka add pops of bright colors (and please avoid the thick turtleneck sweater unless it is actually cold out).

For the past year, I have been shopping at Reitmans and been surprised by how much I loved their new arrivals each time! I was there a couple of days ago and absolutely fell in love with their new collection, because they are timeless pieces you can wear right away or later this year. I feel like versatile pieces are a must (been saying that for, oh, like two years maybe?) and this lace-detailed top (30% off) and pleated skirt are both in that category! To give you an idea of what I mean, imagine pairing this top with high-waited skinny jeans, over-the-knee boots and a leather jacket – or this skirt with a thin turtleneck sweater, detailed nylons, and black booties. Check and check!

PS: I am linking my bag here (more affordable version here) and my kitten heels (swoon) here!

PPS: I have been terrible at uploading new content on the blog this past week, but I have a lot that’s ready to go so be ready for a lot more summer inspiration!

Photo credit: Mash Elle

Thank you Reitmans for kindly sponsoring this post.