In today’s look I’m wearing an all black outfit with a striped coat and am sharing my thoughts on wearing black sandals and a black bag in the summer.

Sorry for my lack of posting on Monday I had a few things to sort out at home and I’m back today with a simple all black outfit with a striped statement lightweight coat that is perfect for the spring and summer. You may remember this striped coat when I showed it in a previous outfit at the beginning of the spring season. I have worn it quite a bit since then as it’s a great coat to dress up your basics. I love the soft colours and they really stand out when worn with the black outfit, sandals and handbag.

I love black handbags but I know that many people pack them away when summer comes and I was thinking of ways that they can be worn in the spring and summer too as I love to carry my bags all year round. I think this outfit is a great example of how to wear a black bag in the summer. I also like to wear black bags with black sun dresses too. What do you think? Do you wear black accessories in the summer?

I hope you like the look and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Cordings Of Piccadilly Pastel Striped Coat with all black outfit

Massimo Dutti Embossed Leather Messenger Bag

Spring work outfit ideas

Massimo Dutti Iconic handbag

How to wear a striped jacket

English Bluebells in spring

Massimo Tutti Black Leather Bag with gold buckle

Massimo Tutti Leather Handbag with metal clasp

Monochrome outfit ideas

All black with a statement coat

Black bag in summer

How to wear a black bag in summer

Spring work outfit ideas

Outfit Details

Pastel Stripe Coat – c/o Cordings Of Piccadilly

Top – Zara (old)

Jeans – c/o Bonmarche

Bag – Massimo Dutti

Sandals – Zara (old)



  • Candice Petersen

    That jacket looks really cute Gemma

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    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Candice x

  • sophie

    I really love the pastel stripe coat on the all black.I also find different ways of pulling off black in the warm weather.Lovely

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Sophie x

  • Kelly Kalinkewicz

    This is such a great way to style black for the warmer months! I LOVE that jacket–such a chic silhouette!!

    Rosy Outlook

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Kelly x

  • Mary

    So chic Gemma! You can never go wrong with monochromatic black topped off with a neutral jacket. Love this classic look!

    Love, Mary

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Mary x

  • Jalisa

    I love the all black and how the jacket pops against it, it looks so chic! I’m swooning over both the bag and shoes, such great pieces! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Jalisa x

  • Lotte Kerr

    Love the look! I wear tend to wear all black no matter what the season haha

    Lotte |

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Lotte x

  • Holly

    I’m with you on this! I definitely think black works in the Summer too, especially with accessories! x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Holly x

  • Shireen

    I only have black bags. LOL! Love the outfit, Gemma, all black and paired with a chic white coat, beautiful!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Yes! I love black bags that’s great to hear! 😀 Have a nice start to your week.x

  • The Fashion Folks

    Yes I go black all year around haha! But could definitely need some inspo on how to work it better for spring/summer. Love the idea of going bright with a coat, it’s a nice contrast!

    Hope you’re having a lovely week Gemma! Xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Mia. Hope you have a great week, x

  • NancysFashionStyle

    I am wearing more and more color but black stays my favorite! Yes, I wiil wear black accesories in Summer and even black outfits!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Nancy x

  • Jodie Filogomo

    I probably wear my black purse less in the summer—but I’m all about black sandals!! I wonder why??

    • Jacquard Flower

      I love black sandals too! x

  • Kathryn Cooper

    I do use my black bags in the summer – and I wear black sandals too, and black jeans! I don’t really let the season dictate the colour of my accessories, but I am not conventional when it comes to accessories! x

    • Jacquard Flower

      That’s good to hear! Black is such a great all year round colour! Hope you have a great start to your week. Gemma x

  • Luci’s Morsels

    Beautiful! Love the pop of the pastel coat against the all black outfit, such great contrast!

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    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Luci x

  • Valerie Price

    This look is so elegant! I love, love, love the stripe coat!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Valerie x

  • Paola

    I love your spring coat and your black accessories are perfect!
    Kisses, Paola.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Paola x

  • Publicist in Pearls

    I love your jacket! So cute!

    xo, Jennifer

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jennifer x

  • Jessi Malay

    Gorgeous look babe! Love how you paired it with that red-hot lip girlie! <3

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    XO Jessi,

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jessi x

  • Face to Curls

    Such an elegant outfit. I love wearing black…it’s a staple color in my wardrobe. Love the jacket! xx

    Ann-Marie |

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Ann- Marie x

  • Miriam – londonkitchendiaries

    Black handbags are great – a lovely addition to outfits and in combination with the sandals just perfect for the summer ahead!

    Miriam xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Miriam x

  • Hannah

    I know some people that pack away all their black and darker accessories for winter but I love to use mine all year round too. I think you can style them so that they still look summery, it just depends what you pair them with 🙂 x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Hannah x

  • Kathrine Eldridge

    I hesitate to do black in the summer but you styled this look perfectly. Love the coat!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Katherine x

  • That New Dress

    I love black anytime of the year, it’s my fail safe! Great look hun xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • Caliope Couture

    Simple is often the best! The coat looks really elegant.
    Christina ♥

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Christina x

  • Fashion Matters

    lovely outfit! I love the bag the most x

    The Fashion Matters– Travel & Fashion Blog

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • Amy Eade

    I’m definitely a fan of black accessories (and black in general!) all year round – I think it looks great with an item like that jacket as it really makes the jacket stand out!
    Amy xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Amy x

  • Toyas Tales

    I love black handbags too. I wear mine all year round. I just change up how I style it for summer.


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks LaToya, that’s nice to hear. x

  • Lyndi

    Oh those sandals are super cute! I’m on the look out for a new pair for summer. Love the tassel detail.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Lyndi x

  • disqus_5n9vU7FZce

    Such lovely coat, Gemma!!!! So chic and lovely, just perfect for spring!
    Love your sandals, as well!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much x

  • Denise Kokinis

    I love this all black look and then the pop with the lighter, striped jacket! This is so pretty and you totally rock this look! Hope you are having a great week!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Denise x

  • Comfycozyup

    You look very chic and comfortable. Nice post!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • Treats and Trends

    That jacket is adorable!! Love the shoes, too.

    Treats and Trends

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jamie x

  • Anya Dryagina

    Amazing outfit! I love your jacket!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Anya x

  • Yana Kasekamp

    Love that you added this cute coat to an all black outfit. Super cute! 🙂

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Yana x

  • Jessica

    You look amazing. I love how you’ve showcased that black for spring is still a good idea.

    Jessica |

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jessica x

  • Tina Phan

    That coat is the perfect layering piece! So chic!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Tina x

  • Nina Nguyen
    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Nina x

  • Amy

    These sandals are gorgeous!

    Amy –

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Amy x

  • Elise Ward Joyce

    Such a chic look! Love the all black and accent coat. Gorgeous!

    xx, Elise

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Elise x

  • TheStyleRawr

    This coat is lovely – such a statement piece!

    T x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks T x

  • Naomella

    Your black shoes are perfect for summer! I don´t mind the color 🙂 Your coat is also very pretty and great for spring. xoxo

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Ivana x

  • Jacquard Flower

    Thanks Nicoletta x

  • The Sunday Mode

    Love how you styled that coat and I’m loving that black bag. Personally I see no problem wearing black in summer, spring or any season. Then again, I come from Melbourne where it’s completely acceptable to wear black at anytime, black is pretty much our stock standard uniform here!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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