When most of your closet is black, it can be difficult to decide what to wear when the thermometer is 90+ degrees. The accepted rule for summer is your clothes should be light, both in color and fabric, but then how do you keep things sinister?
This may be hard to hear, but I’m of the opinion that you don’t have to wear black to pull of a dark look. While the vast majority of my clothes are black, I have incorporated colors over the years. Greys and whites are the easiest, along with reds, but I’ve also brought in blues, purples and even *gasp* pink!
In the summer I tend to bring in at least one of these colors. Go for lighter shades and accent with accessories that you’ll feel comfortable with. Remember you can always pair a white dress shirt with a black tie and with the right accessories you can still feel appropriately dark even on an impossibly hot day.
Fabric can be even more important than color. I would recommend going with a cotton shirt to make sure the fabric can breathe, and look for a weave and weight that is going to feel good on you while also helping to keep you from burning up.
If you’re dressing to impress, then you should always wear a 100% cotton undershirt. It will protect your dress shirt from sweat and potential staining.
It’s summer time and that means the sun’s hate rays are out in full force. Coats are out of the question, and black is being relegated. How do you look good and edgy in this heat? Here’s what you don’t do, wear flip flops. They’re ugly slabs of rubber and plastic, and they send a very specific message to most people who see you wearing them - I was too lazy to put on a pair of shoes. No one with an ounce of style should be seen wearing them unless they are at the beach, pool or a public shower. Otherwise? GTFO! Which in this case could also mean “Get Those Flipflops Off!”