Over the last few months bright colours have been all the rage in the fashion world. It seems that you can't escape neon shades, pastel tones or bold 1970s-inspired prints wherever you go.
While we absolutely love these trends, you might not be all about the rainbow colours on offer. If you prefer the summer goth look, black is definitely your colour.
No matter what the season, black is in fashion. This staple shade works perfectly for work, casual or evening wear, making it the perfect choice for those who prefer to keep things plain but still want a touch of glamour.
You may think that black is far from a summer shade, but there are loads of ways that you can wear it to create an on-trend look this season that is still light enough for the hot weather.
Here are TJC's top ways to wear black right now:
Who said a sundress has to be colourful? There are a number of dress styles that are popular right now, with skater and maxi designs being incredibly flattering for all body shapes.
While these look great in a variety of shades, they also look absolutely killer in black. Whether you're going for a retro look, a relaxed style or something really sexy, black sundresses are ideal for summer days and nights.
Team them with a large-brimmed black hat and a pair of black shades and you'll have the femme fatale look down to a tee.
If dresses aren't quite your style, why not opt for a crop top?
Crop tops are this season's must-haves, with them being featured on the high street, catwalk and in celeb wardrobes. They are perfect for those who want to wear black, as the simple shade ensures their shape does all the talking, showing off your figure in a sleek and elegant way.
You can wear crop tops with jeans, pencil or full-circle skirts, and even with capri pants for a 1950s-inspired ensemble.
No matter how you wear them, you will look stylish and totally on-trend.
Statement metallic jewellery
Now you've got your outfit, you need your jewellery. While coloured gems look stunning with black clothing, we love the metallic look this season.
Gold, silver, gun metal and rose gold tones are all ideal for helping to add a bit of sparkle to your black outfits. They also help to lighten the look ever so slightly, keeping it summery while still rocking goth.
The simple colours mean that you can go bigger with each of your pieces and include a greater amount of detail, as your jewellery will not be fighting with any bright colours or complicated patterns throughout your outfit.
This is why our beautiful range of Lucy Q jewellery is the perfect choice for accessorising with black ensembles this season. The mix of shapes and styles in block metallic shades mean that you can create a flawless look no matter what your style.
Of course, you also need the right summer shoes to match your all-black wardrobe, as well as different pairs for day and night.
You'll be pleased to know that practically any black shoe is going to work for this season, it just depends what look you are going for.
One of our favourite options is black gladiator sandals, which can go up to your ankle or your knee. These create a great textured look that helps to break up the black of your outfit so it isn't overly heavy.
They also add an interesting twist to feminine dresses, as well as look great with black denim shorts.
Of course, a great staple shoe to have in your wardrobe is a pair of black heels. Whether you go for a strappy style or a more typical stiletto, you can team these shoes with practically anything.
This means they can instantly take your ensemble from day to night without you having to change anything else.
If you use all these tips, you can definitely pull off the summer goth look. You can also find other ways of accessorising your black outfits with our stunning range of jewellery.