Somewhere along the way, black got mean-girled out of our summer wardrobes. We’ll admit that the darkest of hues does tend to soak up the heat, but with so many light-as-air fabrics and cool ventilated designs (Mesh! Lace! Laser cut-outs!), that can barely be considered a deal-breaker. Plus, let’s face it, not only is black super forgiving of our figures, but it also does a bang-up job disguising all of summer’s other wonderful wardrobe worries (sweat marks, anyone?).
Are you with us? Do you want to prove that wearing black doesn’t have to mean that you missed the summer memo? We’ve got five all-black outfits in the slideshow above that’ll do just that. Click through to see how to rock the look for any warm-weather occasion, and let yourself fall back on your favorite staple color for all four seasons of the year.