Black Summer

Having a black summer moment? Don’t worry, we’re sure the weather will pick up soon. So, we’re bringing you a different kind of black summer moment – a fashion one!

Black is everyone’s favourite, right? Black is the new black, the old black, just black, as far as we’re concerned. It’s easy, it’s flattering, it’s chic, it’s mysterious, it’s sexy, and it’s not just for winter.

There is nothing better than gorgeous black summer fashionon sunkissed skin in the summer. So, here are a few black summer pieces we think you need in your summer wardrobe.

Lets start with simple black summer style that works well in the UK summer – trousers! But not just any trousers; actually dungarees. Black dungarees are on-trend, and will see you through to autumn, trust us. This pair are £64.99 at Superdry.

Black Summer superdry dungarees


A simple knit bandeau pencil skirt is super sexy black summer style. You need this on holiday. Team with a crop top for maximum va-va-voom. £90, French Connection.

Superdry black summer pencil skirt

Black is great. Black lace is even better. Top marks for black summer style with this lacy dress/beach cover-up from Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams (£34).

black summer floozie black lace dress

Foozie by FrostFrench have given us this fabulous black broderie anglaise bikini. We must show them we love it, by buying it and taking it to the beach or pool! Top, £28, bottoms, £15, Debenhams.

Black summer broderie bikini

Just a gorgeous LBD from French Connection (£130) with a beautiful fluttery style. Perfect summer style in one item.

black summer french connection LBD

These super stylish black suede ghillie style sandals from New Look (£29.99) are already in our holiday luggage!

black summer new look ghillie sandals

Want denim shorts for summer? Of course you do. But be a bit different, and make them black, like these from New Look (£17.99) with the cutest rose applique.

New Look black summer shorts

Everyone needs a slouchy pair of trousers in their life. This jersey pair from H&M (£12.99) are just easy fashion every time.

black summer H&M trousers

New Look’s mesh T-shirt (£12.99) will take you from summer to autumn. Just stick a vest under it.

New look black summer mesh t-shirt

This lovely floaty dress from GAP (£49.95) is another example of a gorgeous LBD. Perfect holiday eveningwear.

black summer GAP dress

A black bag is a wardrobe essential whatever the season. This suede one with a studded handle is edgy and practical. £75, Debenhams.

black summer bag debenhams

Another Bardot style off the shoulder top? YES! We can’t get enough of them, and they are perfect in black, and perfect for summer. This lacy one is from Superdry (£34.99).

Black Summer Superdry top

But, if baring your shoulders like this isn’t for you, then how about this quirky pleated trim tunic top from Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams (£35)?

black summer pleat top

And this simple cami vest top from JOY (£30) is just a lovely example of simple black summer style.

Black summer JOY cami vest

Black is the new black!

Do you remember when brown was the new black? Or was it grey? Or a berry shade? The list goes on. But they are all imposters when it comes down to it, and this autumn winter, black is the new black.

Black is very much back – perfect for winter, everyone’s favourite colour!  But don’t just throw on any old black – think about how to wear it, how to get the most out of it, and how to layer it. We’re talking full on black, from head to toe – from dress, to coat, to shoes and bag; if black is the new black, then it’s only right you do it properly!

The best place to start with black is not the shade, but the texture. Mix textures. Wear black leather with wool, look for fabrics with jacquard prints, raised textures in them, and mix them up for a rich, black look.

black is new black texturedWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Leather trousers, £99.99, H&M, black jacquard print funnel neck coat, £120, Rocha.John Rocha @ Debenhams, black sequinned sweater, £50, Jonathan Saunders Edition @ Debenhams, black flock rose midi skirt, £17.99, New Look, rose detail dress, £45, Betty Jackson Black @ Debenhams

An LBD is an essential in every woman’s wardrobe, but this season, think about the texture -chiffon, lace, printed fabrics – and don’t accessorise with colour. Wear black jewels, black shoes, black coat, and a black bag for the full black is the new black look!

black is new black evening

WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): mid dress, £19.99, high waisted coat skinny jeans, £22.99, both New Look, black London Road dress, £49.99, Superdry, black gold heeled croc strap sandal, £29.99, New Look

If you have to add anything else to your black colour palette, make it gold or silver – a little metallic accent here and there gives black another edge.

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Black lace dress, £45, Wallis @ BHS, black coat, £69.99, black chiffon dress, £9.99, both H&M, black enamel bow skinny belt, £3.99, New Look, black boots £75, Schuh

If black really scares you, drop down a shade to a charcoal, but mix it up with deepest black. A black skirt, black sweater, black boots, and a black jacket is a serious outfit. Keep it form looking too funereal with detailing – a peplum hem on the sweater, a full skirt, with a pattern in the fabric, faux fur on the coat.

black is new black casualWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Black skinny jeans, £44.99, Superdry, black full midi skirt, £50, Jonathan Saunders Edition @ Debenhams, black top, £6.99, H&M, charcoal peplum sweter, £47.50, White Stuff, fur detail jacket, £65, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams

Keep black fun with a playsuit, tanned legs and a pair of heels. Rich black velvet is a great winter fabric – mix it up with a smart black peacoat over a black taoilred suit, and carry a big black bag to finish off any black outfit!

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Black peacoat, £114.99, Superdry, black velvet scarf, £29.99, H&M, black skirt, £12.99, New Look, black shopper, £28, BHS, black Navajo playsuit, £39.99, Superdry

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions