We recently received a question about how to make black shoes work during the summer (and if you have other questions, be sure to ask us at [email protected].) Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Yet black shoes, particularly heels, can work well with summer outfits, especially if you’re off to a less-than-casual dinner party or your office doesn’t observe any sort of warm-weather induced lax dress codes.
In fact, in these cases, a pair of black heels can help keep the rest of your summer clothes looking crisp and pulled together.
To begin, keep the shoe simple, with a high heel that’s not too chunky and thus won’t overwhelm your look. In this vein, it’s also a good idea to wear a shoe that’s relatively hardware-free (even though we know studs and zippers are a growing trend – but they can wait until fall.)
Light-colored, pretty jewelry injects a summery feel into any outfit, and a floral jersey dress that’s a tad on the dark side will look seasonally-appropriate yet won’t contrast too much with the black heels. Lastly, a bright bag that’s not too big will inject a shot of color into the ensemble without taking center stage.