We all know the old no white after Labor Day rule, but I, personally, view fashion rules that dictate how one should dress as extremely outdated. I have always thought it was funny how many people view black as more of a winter color and white as a summer color. Black and white are both perfect neutrals for anytime of the year. All you have to do is mix the right pieces and voila — you can create the perfect outfit for any season.
This Fashionista is the perfect example of mixing a darker neutral with other pieces to create an easy and simple spring or summer look. Firstly, the cut of the black dress is clearly not for the dead of winter. The pink jacket adds a nice pop of spring color, while also adding structure to the look. She also added a pair of floral flats. This was a good way to mix it up and add pattern and dimension to the look. Lastly she added a gold pendant necklace. It has a tribal feel, a trend for spring and summer and it is big enough to really make an impact on the ensemble.
Generally we think of the base piece of an outfit as the defining piece, but not in this case. When using dark colors as a base for your spring and summer month outfits, look for colorful pieces to mix with them. If this Fashionista had not added the pink jacket, the look could easily be a late fall/early winter look in southern states like Kentucky.