How to Wear Black in the Summer

Black. It isn’t exactly the first color that comes to mind when you think of summer, but it’s still a staple in my wardrobe. To pretend the hue doesn’t exist all summer long would be like divorcing half of my closet. My secret weapon for making it work in the warmest months of the year: Pairing black with pops of color. Here are five looks featuring my signature shade at some of my favorite places in Miami Beach.

{At the Raleigh Hotel in Jill Stuart skirt, Cherokee vest, Robbi & Nikki sheer top, American Apparel bikini top, Eugenia Kim for Target fedora, 9 West zebra ballet flats, Touch Boutique bracelet, vintage necklace, Coach cross body bag.}

{At the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens in American Apparel dress, vintage hat, Lola James necklace, XOT leopard platform heels.}

{On Lincoln Road in H&M tank dressAldo leopard scarf and necklace, Jessica Simpson shoes, H&M cuff, vintage Pierre Cardin clutch.}

{On top of the 1111 garage in H&M top, Vanilla Star leopard jeans, House of Harlow platform heels, vintage necklace, bangles and clutch.}


{At the 1111 garage in Tricia Fix maxi dress, H&M flower, Target bangles, Anna Sui ring, House of Harlow platform heels.}

Photographed by David Marc Harris.