June 1st, 2015 at 2:05am

Summer style usually brings to mind thoughts of floral frocks and bohemian-inspired outfits. Though this might be the go-to for many a Fashionista/o, it leaves those with a love for black clothing in a bit of a predicament. I certainly relate to this struggle considering my wardrobe is mostly a sea of black. Luckily there’s no need to have a fear of the dark this summer, because this week’s Fashionista shows us exactly how to adapt black clothing to summer weather.

When it comes to wearing black in the summer, it’s important to focus on light and breathable pieces. This Fashionista nails the basics by pairing a loose-fitting T-shirt with a pair of cropped leggings. These basic pieces create a flattering silhouette as well as the foundation for the look to build upon. The key to making an all-black ensemble work, especially in the summer, lies in the addition of accessories that will make a statement. Play up those basic black pieces with fun accessories to stay styling in the summer heat.

This Fashionista accessories her look like a pro starting from the ground up. With a fun pair of platform sandals, the outfit takes on a sporty, summer vibe. Her plastic choker necklace, a recently resurfaced trend of decades past, adds an edgy element to the ensemble. This Fashionista knows the most crucial accessory of any summer style is a killer pair of sunglasses. Her unique metal-framed sunglasses serve as a focal point for the look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “With an all-black base, you can have fun with accessories and layers without the fear of clashing. It’s an easy way to look put together and fashion-forward. Plus, black never goes out of style.”