Biker Shorts: Biker shorts have made a come back in the last few summers. A good pair of bike shorts with an oversized T-shirt or a crop top is perfect for running to Target or heading out to karaoke with the girls.
Sundresses: Every summer wardrobe needs a good flowing sundress. Especially for the girls who are used to wearing girdles to give a clean silhouette, a sundress is a chance to break free from the extra under garments and still have that thang thangin’, OK!
Babydoll Dresses: An alternative to the traditional sundress is the babydoll dress. Babydoll dresses are like sundresses, but just in a shorter style. Pair a babydoll dress with a goddess sandal or a mule high-heel and you are ready for any event.
Kimonos: Kimonos are no longer reserved for festival or pool wear. They have now made the transition to everyday wear and will elevate any outfit. Especially a printed kimono with wedge heels. Take your outfit from day-time casual to evening-on-the-town in minutes.
Catsuits/Jumpsuits: Catsuits and jumpsuits offer an ease that is perfect for summer. They elongate the silhouette and accentuate all the right areas.
Neon Colors: If you know then you know. Neon colors are definitely trending for the summer. Neon colors NEED to be in every Black girl’s closet. There is something about bright colors against melanated skin. It’s a win no matter what.
Graphic T-shirts: A graphic tee is always needed, and can be styled so many ways. Distress it, bleach it, cut it and tie it up. The options are endless.
Sheer/Mesh: Sheer and mesh garments, whether shirts, catsuits or leggings, have hit the fashion world hard and they are here to stay. Grab a sheer mesh top and wear it over your favorite bra. Or if you a more conservative, put a camisole under the shirt.
Oversized Shirts: Whether a button up or a T-shirt, an oversized shirt can go the distance. Worn with combat boots or heels, you will be ready for whatever ratchet activities come your way.
Faux Leather: Now this is a trend I absolutely love. I know you are thinking leather and summer doesn’t mix in any design. But faux leather shorts or an off-the-shoulder dress are killer.