How to wear black this summer

There has been a move to colour when it comes to new season styles. But most women still love a wardrobe with the classic shade of black. Style director Louise Hilsz shares her tips on how to wear black but embrace the new spring/summer colours.

A black based print

Model Ksenia Latti photographed in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France.

A colourful print on a black-base fabric is the best way to soften up a dark wardrobe palette. Choose a couple of the shades from the print to add a pop of colour with accessories and your makeup.

Isaac+Lulu Ricky Print dress, $369. Viktor & Rolf VR 03 SUN RX sunglasses, 2 pairs single vision $459. Nude by Nature Satin Liquid Lipstick in Wisteria, $29. Chaos & Harmony Lux sandal, $269.

Colour Blocking

Pick one bright shade, to create a block colour look to match with classic black. If you're pear-shaped where the bright colour on top teamed with a dark bottom. To complete this look match that pop of colour for your lips.

Helen Cherry Cleo blouse, $329. Ruby Christy trouser, $249. Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Plump-In-Colour, $69. Mi Piaci Kosmo heel, $260.


Nothing beats a classic black bikini and sunglasses, but opt for a crochet coloured cover-up to layer over your swimwear. this way your look is still classic but fun.

Moontide Manhattan Bandeau top, $95. Missoni Mare Sunset metallic kaftan, $1445. Celine 4055I sunglasses, $645. Sol Sana Teresa slide, $100.


If your wedded on wearing black head-to-toe, pick a fabric that is soft and relaxed like linen. Bang on-trend, this summer this fabric looks relaxed and will help to stay cool when the temperature rises.

Witchery Organic linen wrap, $140. Witchery Linen short, $55. Seed Visor wrap, $35. Miss Wilson Linell sandal, $289.