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

Halloween Style… Stylishly

It’s Halloween next weekend, and that means sorting out your Halloween style. But don’t worry, we’re not about to guide you to the fancy dress costume shop.

No, we’re talking about doing Halloween style, well, stylishly. Think black. Think maxi dresses. Think lace, sequins, glitter, and a few little Halloween nods thrown in. Pop on a witches hat, or some cat ears, and you’re good to go.

For true Halloween style, it has to be black. So embrace everyone’s favourite shade whilst you can! Start with a maxi dress if you have to dress up. Teamed with a cape and a witches hat, and you have a costume – but your way.

halloween style maxi dresses

l-r: Maxi dress, £85, Valley of the Dolls @ JOY, textured maxi, £tbc, Principles by Ben de Lisi @ Debenhams, velvet maxi, £29.99, H&M

If a maxi dress is too much, then just embrace your Halloween style subtly, with a cute lace dress.

halloween style lace dressesl-r: Lace midi dress, £110, French Connection, lace overlay dress, £69, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, lace and fringe detail dress, £70, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams.

A gothic, Victorian style high necked lace dress is a Halloween winner. Or go cutesy in a prom-style gown – add heels, ears and maybe even a tail, for cute kitty Halloween look.

halloween style three dressesl-r: high neck dress, £tbc, Red Herring @ Debenhams, black jacquard skater dress, £49.99, New Look, chiffon and lace dress, £39.99, H&M

Velvet jumpsuit? Couldn’t get more cat-like, right? Embrace Halloween with separates – patent jeans, fringed jumpers, sequin skirts – you get the idea!

Halloween Style oneClockwise, from top left: Velvet jumpsuit, £140, French Connection, fringed jumper, £79.99, H&M, patent jeans, £80, French Connection, sequin skirt, £12.99, H&M, lace trimmed shorts, £24.99, H&M, cape top, £29.99, H&M, pleated skirt, £32, BHS

Black on black is pure Halloween style. Add black jewellery to your black outfit. And have some fun with a little spider, or cat thrown in the mix. Or even some skeleton Cameos…have a closer look!

Halloween style jewellery twoClockwise, from top left: Feather necklace, £24.99, H&M, spider necklace, £7, Claire’s Accessories, drop earrings, £9.99, H&M, diamante drop earrings, £2, Mood by Jon Richards @ Debenhams, spider ring, £3, Claire’s Accessories, black stone bracelet, £15, Mood by Jon Richard @ Debenhams, tassel drop earrings, £7.99, H&M, cat earrings, £6, Claire’s Accessories, skeleton cameo earrings, £5, Claire’s Accessories

Finally, add a feathered cape for some dark raven-esque Halloween style. Maribou jacket or a fringed cape? Make your shoes black, of course, and add some glitter – why not?

halloween style threeClockwise, from top left: Glitter heels, £29.99, H&M, feather cape, £50, No1 Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, cut out heels, £110, French Connection, tie sandals, £65, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, glitter loafers, £24.99, H&M, fringed suede cape, £49.99, New Look, fake fur coat, £44.99, New Look