Today I’m sharing a few outfit ideas of how to wear black in the summer.

Black is a great staple colour in my wardrobe. Whether wearing black as a solid colour or as a background on a print or just a simple accessory I would say that black features strongly in my all year round looks. You may think black is a hard colour to wear in the summer but it’s really not. Here are some of my black summer outfits and I hope it gives you some inspiration to create a black summer outfit from your own wardrobe.

How To Wear Black In The Summer

Black summer dress and sandals softened with a basket bag

H&M black summer dress

Dress – H&M | Bag and Sandals – Sezane

Black patterned dress with black handbag and white trainers

H&M black floral summer dressDress – H&M | Bag – Valentino | Trainers – Puma

Black slip dress with white patterned cape style topper with natural coloured bag and sandals

Black Summer dress with white and natural accessories

Dress – H&M | Cape – c/o Pylgrym (use code GEMMA20 for discount) | Bag – Dragon Diffusion | Sandals – c/o VanDal

Black tee and cropped trousers with a black floral kimono robe

black floral kimono outfitKimono robe – c/o From My Mothers Garden (use code JACQUARDFLOWER10 for discount) | Trainers – c/o Lotus

Black floral maxi dress

Black Floral Maxi DressFloral dress – Laura Ashley | Sandals and bag (old)

Some looks from last summer

Black jeans and tee with floral shirt

Black jeans and tee with floral shirt

Shirt – Ganni (in the sale) | Belt – Gucci

Black wrap floral skirt and tee

Black Wrap Floral Skirt and Black Tee

Skirt – Ganni | Bag – Rebecca Minkoff

Monochrome dress

monochrome dress outfit

Dress – c/o Roman Originals | Sandals – La Redoute

Black and white leopard print skirt

Black and white leopard print skirt

Skirt and blouse – Zara (old) | Bag – Manu Atelier (old) | Sandals – La Redoute

How To Wear Black In The Summer


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Thanks as always for taking the time to visit the blog xx

  • The Fashion Folks

    So much outfit inspo right here! Love it! Black in summer is after all a classic! Xx

    • Gemma

      Thanks so much Mia, glad you like it. Have a great weekend, x

  • Naya Tilly

    Great source of inspiration here, Gemma! Thanks for the tips xx

    • Gemma

      Thanks Naya x

  • Lovely

    What a great style, Gemma! I love it!


    • Gemma

      Thanks x

  • NancysFashionStyle

    I adore black, always have!

    • Gemma

      Thanks Nancy x

  • Candice Sandler

    These are all such beautiful outfits

    • Gemma

      Thanks so much Candice x

  • Jodie’s Touch of Style

    I really like how the shoes lightened things up so much.
    Great looks Gemma,

    • Gemma

      Thanks Jodie x

  • Elise

    Love and the simplistic look
    Elise |

    • Gemma

      Thanks Elise x

  • BeautiliciousD

    All of these look great xx

    • Gemma

      Thanks x

  • Kinga K.

    Pretty outfits ❤

    • Gemma

      Thanks Kinga x

  • margot

    Oh I love theses outfits !
    I love black flower printed items. My favorites !

    • Gemma

      Thanks Margot x

  • carmen coburn

    Great summer looks in black! ❤️


    • Gemma

      Thanks Carmen x

  • Makeup Muddle

    Black is my favourite colour to wear, and I love wearing it all summer and all year round. I love how you’ve styled each of these outfits xo

    Makeup Muddle

    • Gemma

      Thanks x

  • Comfy Cozy Up

    I love black all year round. The fabric is what matters to me. I love all of the outfits…so wearable!

    • Gemma

      Thanks so much x

  • Ashley White

    Who says you can’t wear black in the summertime? You are proving that you absolutely can!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Gemma

      Thanks Ashley x

  • Yvonne

    All these styles are very beautiful! You are definitely rocking in your black summer outfits! I love that you softened the dress with the straw bag. My favourite is the second dress.

    • Gemma

      Thanks Yvonne x

  • Elegant Duchess Fashion

    Lots of fantastic creations that I have been admiring on Instagram xxx

    Elegant Duchess xx

    • Gemma

      Thanks x

  • Didier Young

    I love your inclusion of black for the summer! Its definitely not a colour I gravitate towards during the hotter months of the year (mostly because it retains more heat) but I do think that you look wonderful in each of those looks!


    • Gemma

      Thanks so much Didier x

  • Mercy

    Love your summer outfit collection especially the sandals, they are the cutest.

    • Gemma

      Thanks x