8 Ways To Wear Dark Colors In The Summer

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No white after Labor Day? Not a rule in our book. And similarly, we believe that saving dark colors solely for winter months is entirely unnecessary.
Instead, we're offering up eight tips and tricks on how to wear your favorite black and navy pieces when it's 102 degrees outside — while still looking damn cool.
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That pair of navy track pants you lived in all November? Rather than pairing them with your leather jacket and New Balance sneaks, try them with a strappy sandal and a loose, airy blouse for an equally cool (and just as easy) on-the-go outfit.
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A loose black jumpsuit creates the perfect balance to sport sandals and slides.

Zara Silk Jumpsuit With Sheer Panels, $69.90, available at Zara.
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The grid pattern is one of the season's trendiest prints, and it looks best in a stark black and white.
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Whip out that vest you're used to layering over tunics and turtlenecks, and pair it over a chic strapless dress for a subtle way to show a little skin.
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Don’t stash your staple, little, black skirt in your winter storage bin! Instead, ditch the tights, and pair it with a contrasting tee to stand out in a sea of denim cutoffs.
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A button-front tank dress is still a summery silhouette, so you won't look like you're wearing your fall clothes in warm weather regardless of the color.
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Bust out your go-to, nighttime clutch during the day for a super-simple way to tone down that super-bright, printed piece that you’ve been nervous about wearing.
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Your sexy black bustier doesn’t need to be just a “party top.” Layer it over a clean white tank and a structured skirt or short for a cool mod, summer look that’s totally work-appropriate.
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