blackinsummer

While you will typically find me in all white during the summer, I do not shy away from black.

Did you know that black best absorbs heat and, therefore, is more cooling than white garments? In fact, black also absorbs energy from the body instead of reflecting it back (like the color white). 

The key to wearing black in the summer is keeping to lightweight fabrics. Anything too heavy or clingy will make you look and feel uncomfortable, so opt for cotton or linen in lightweight finishes. Pair with chunky heels or wedges. Throw in a little balance by showcasing your skin — perhaps a bit of shoulder or leg.

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I don't typically go gaga for checks.

However, Theory gets an A+ for this fall look.

Theory is known for its impeccable tailoring. And the Laurent top is precision, with contouring seams made to flatter. Woven with a Prince of Wales check, this stretch wool piece has handy zipped pockets and is unlined for lightness. Paired with Theory's Demitria pants, and you have simple perfection.

Available at Net-a-Porter