If you look through my wardrobe, you’ll find most of my clothes are in hues of blue and black. I like neutrals with some splash of color. As most people would be adorning themselves with colorful clothing for the summer, I generally keep to my basics. I have no problem wearing black in the summer. I embrace it!
Since the weather here in the Bay Area is still fairly warm, I thought I’ll highlight some of my summer outfits in my favorite colors – blue and black – and some summer time apparel tips. (For others outside the Bay Area where autumn is in full gear, you can save this for next spring/summer.) Enjoy!
A simple navy shirt dress with a cross-body purse and gold sandals highlighting the gold buttons on my dress. Casual but still dressy.
I saw this chambray dress at H&M and had to have it. A simple and classic daytime look. I wore it with a pair of tan penny loafers. I love these loafers because they have a laid back summer look.
(I wore this in Seattle as you can tell. It was chilly when I was there but just imagine this outfit without the tights and cardigan. Haha.)
Here I have a very light and airy sweater that has a sheer top giving it a summery look paired with shorts, knee-highs, and a pair of fun shoes.
A black cotton skater dress is a staple. You can’t see it here, but this dress is 3/4 sleeve – great for summer. Like I said, in SF you have to be prepare for the breeze to roll in. I wore a cardigan with fun mismatch prints.
I love, love my black cotton tee. It is important to wear cotton in the summer because it’s breathable material. I offset the all black look with a pair of white sandals. If I had cuffed my jeans, this outfit would had looked perfect.
A simple cotton polka-dot shift dress and kept it casual with a pair of quilted slip-ons. Shift dresses are ideal for summer because they allow airflow.
I wore this outfit during one of those blazin’ hot summer weeks we had in the Bay. I kept my legs bared all day in SF, so you know it was WARM!
And I Leave You With…
Since the weekend is here, I wanted to end this post with a song by The Weeknd who I’m currently obsessed with. His voice is so beautiful and the man got style!