O's creative director, Adam Glassman, tells you what your best friends won't.
Q. I wear head-to-toe black all year long. Is it wrong for summer?

A. Of course not. There are very few wrongs in life. Black is a universal, multiseason color; in warmer months, it just needs to feel lighter. My suggestions:

  • Pick airy, diaphanous fabrics—voile, eyelet lace, chiffon.
  • Avoid high collars and long sleeves or you'll look like a Sicilian widow. Better: a breezy shift dress.
  • Relax with accessories in natural textures like raffia, wood, and leather.
  • You're a true black wearer, so I won't suggest the old add-a-pop-of-color routine. Instead, try graphic combinations of black-and-white or khaki—I love, love, love this look.
Thomas Pink Black shirt and khaki skirt by Ralph Lauren and women purse by Hobo international and Graziano and Ben Amun cuffs and Anne Klein zebra print shoes

A black shirt (Thomas Pink) gets a lift from a khaki skirt (Lauren by Ralph Lauren), woven purse (Hobo International), cuffs (R.J. Graziano and Ben Amun), and zebra-print shoes (Anne Klein).
Photo: Ben Goldstein/Studio D. Stylist: Kristy Vant for Mark Edward Inc.


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