Black might be your thing, but in the summer, it can be a constant battle just to keep on doing you. "Aren't you burning up in that T-shirt?" "You found the only black sundress in the store." "Did you wear that to work?" As any all-black-everything fan will attest, the color isn't automatically suffocatingly hot, anti-sunshine, or something only HR would love. Haters are gonna hate, so fellow summer goths? Keep on summer gothing.
Leather, PVC, crepes, and textures all work for warm weather and can be exceptionally breezy in fashion-forward, baggy cuts, long lengths, and skimpy styles. Add statement shoes and a good bag (all in noir, of course), and your all-black ensemble can be just as arresting as any bright sundress. Ahead, check out five outfits that keep it one-note without being monotonous. Welcome to the dark side.