Who said you can only wear bold patterns and colors in the summertime? In fact, you shouldn’t feel limited from wearing black at all during the warmer months — because it’s all about investing in black pieces that are made for the weather.

From a strappy summer dress to fashion forward accessories, here are the black items we have on rotation this season:

uoSilence + Noise Pinstripe Knit Fit and Flare Dress $54
If florals or pastels aren’t exactly your cup of tea, opt for some classic stripes. This one has a black base and thin white vertical stripes to add an illusion of texture to an otherwise plain number.

topshopTopshop Moto Black Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans $75
Black jeans are more of a year-round staple, but a loose-fitting pair is a must-have during summer. It’s easy to pair with the rest of your wardrobe and even easier to slip into than a pair of skinnies.

madewellMadewell Gingham Tier Top $59.50
Gingham is the summer print. And although this top contrasts black with white, it’s still an easy way to incorporate this color into your wardrobe because of the lightweight material and flowy silhouette.

brixtonBrixton Fiddler Fisherman Cap $42
A hat is essential for bad hair days and this design has been everywhere lately. Whether you’re wearing a t-shirt and jeans combo or a summer dress, throw this hat on to instantly elevate your look.

uo2Kimchi Blue Rita Wrap Dress $59
Another dress for when you can’t be bothered to pick out a top and a bottom. This gorgeous number is simple yet stays on trend with the wrap detailing.

stevemaddenSteve Madden Getdown Sandal $30
Show off that pedicure with the cutest slides. The black makes it a breeze to match with any outfit, while the ruffles keep it trendy and chic.

mangoMANGO Flowy Cropped Trousers $19.99
Shorts shouldn’t be your only option when it’s blazing hot! If you want a longer option, go with flowy trousers. This one’s made out of a lightweight material and even has slits for extra ventilation.

7973499-1-blackASOS Denim Pelmet Skirt in Washed Black $40
Denim skirts are back and in full force. This closet staple will be your safety blanket when you have nothing to wear because of its versatility. It can easily be dressed up or down and is a great way to go from day to night.

8306204040_2_1_1Zara Mini Tote Bag With Metal Handles $35.90
Meet your go-to summer bag. It’s big enough to hold your necessities yet small enough so it doesn’t strain your shoulders. Not only that, the silver rings are on trend and add a sophisticated touch.

G6365_BK5229_m (1)Madewell Finale Tank Top $45
Stock up on basics that will last you all year. During the warmer months, you can sport this top on its own with your favorite skirt or trousers. As the weather cools, layer the tank over a tee to get the best bang for your buck.

xx, The FabFitFun Team