SUMMERTIME | BLACK

July 9, 2016

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Typically when summer rolls around you see all the florals, the stripes, the tropical prints, and bright colors. But what happens when you don’t own those colors or if you just aren’t comfortable wearing as much pattern?

To me black is not a color reserved just for fall and winter. Black can be worn year round and yes, even in the summer. For my “summertime” outfit, I wore a bodysuit from PoshSquare with my summer staple, distressed cutoffs. Warning, this outfit alone will probably get you a lot of unwarranted whistles and catcalls. To tone down the sexiness, I draped on this Topshop, calf length duster for a more appropriate daytime look.

I added more “summertime” to this outfit by slipping on the current lace up trend heels and decided to go with a color other than black to contrast against the black vest. Add a scarf or a simple bandana around the neck and you have yourself the perfect summer look!

// Key Pieces (scroll below for full details) //

Summertime Items | Cutoffs and Lace up Heels
Year Round Items | Sleeveless Duster and Bodysuit
Style Tip | Cover up a plunging neckline with a statement necklace or a simple bandana. Draw attention to your outfit with a piece that moves and flows like this duster.

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Bodysuit | PoshSquare similar styles here, here, and here
Shorts | HM (old) similar styles here, here, here, and here
Vest | TopShop or here
Bandana | Nordstrom or here
Sunglasses | Quay Australia similar styles here, here, and here
Shoes | Ego similar styles here, here, and here
Watch | Leonard & Church
Bag | Chanel (old) similar styles here, here, and here

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32 comments

Lora July 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm

The bag!! OMG that BAG is life! And also, who says you can’t wear black all year round!

xo, Lora
http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

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dailykongfidence July 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Thanks Lora! The bag is several years old, but I am partial to oversized bags like oversized sunnies. =) Yes, I am guilty of wearing black all year round too!

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Sharon Wu of Style Lullaby July 9, 2016 at 9:26 pm

I am obsessed with those shoes! You look amazing, Christine — such a perfect summer look 🙂 xo, sharon

http://www.stylelullaby.com

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dailykongfidence July 9, 2016 at 9:45 pm

Thanks Sharon, they are a UK brand and sooo affordable! Check them out!

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Kate July 10, 2016 at 3:30 am

Love your street-style, Christine! And those shoes & watch are so perfect!
-Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com

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dailykongfidence July 10, 2016 at 5:22 am

Thank you Kate! These are definitely one of my fav summer wedges and I love the masculine edge to this watch!

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Violette July 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm

You look stunning! I love this look!

http://violettedaily.com

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dailykongfidence July 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Thanks Violette, you are so sweet! Enjoy the weekend darling!

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emily July 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Black is perfect any time of the year! Love this Summer look, those denim shorts look so fab on you!
x Emily
http://shedoes.com.au

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dailykongfidence July 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Thank you Emily, I totally agree that black is a staple color to have all year round. Have a great Sunday!

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Vettae K K July 10, 2016 at 3:58 pm

I like the quote saying ‘black is my happy color’, it’s the basic color of a ware-robe and you’re wearing it so well. I love the BAG and the shoes, your outfit is really great on you
Xo – Vettae | Simply Vettae

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dailykongfidence July 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm

Thank you Vettae, and yes, black is my “happy color” and doesn’t have to be synonymous with dark and moody either. =)

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adele July 10, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Seriously great look, the shoes are great! Your blog is great and you seem so lovely too, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x

adelelydia.blogspot.com

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dailykongfidence July 10, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Awww thanks Adele! These shoes are by a UK brand and super affordable too. Hope you have a lovely rest of the weekend!

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Ella July 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm

I only found your blog today but it looks great to me! You have a cool sense of style, the little scarf is my favorite! You also did wisely wearing that duster ( plus I think it matches well with the rest of the outfit), though I really do think it’s unfair that women are not able to wear the kind of clothes they want without getting catcalls. I hope you have a good one x

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dailykongfidence July 10, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Hi Ella! Thank you for being so complimentary. I’ve worn this duster several times because I do love the balance of short and long together. Something as simple as a bandana totally makes an outfit, doesn’t it? Have a great Sunday too!

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Jennifer July 11, 2016 at 4:01 am

I want that bag!!

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dailykongfidence July 11, 2016 at 5:13 am

It is one of those pieces that if you didn’t buy it when it was available it’s gone now (boo). But Chanel makes so many great bags that I am sure you will find one that you love!

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nicole wong July 12, 2016 at 12:15 am

omg girl i love your style! i just followed you on instagram 🙂
@heynicolewong
heynicolewong.com

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dailykongfidence July 12, 2016 at 2:15 am

Thank you Nicole, I appreciate the support! Hope you are having a great Monday so far!

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Anaivilo July 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm

I looove the layers in this outfit! The looong vet is just perfect for those shorts and the little scarf is such a nice touch to the outfit 😀 Gorgeous!

http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

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dailykongfidence July 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Thank you so much Anaivilo. I do love adding layers and giving an outfit balance. =)

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Stayclassi July 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm

I agree with you, I think black is not only a color for winter or autumn. I really love your outfit. You look so pretty!

http://www.stayclassi.wordpress.com

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dailykongfidence July 12, 2016 at 10:20 pm

You are so sweet! Yes, I love wearing black year round so it’s nice to be able to add other spring or summer elements to an all black outfit.

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Adelina July 12, 2016 at 10:55 pm

I am obsessed with this look from head to toe! You are absolutely stunning and you have such a fit and beautiful figure to pull off the sexiest shorts! Not to mention that bodysuit is super sexy too and one of my favorite pieces from Poshsquare! I loved the part of toning it down with the vest, one of the biggest reasons why I never wear shorts with heels alone!! Always killing it babe! xox

http://www.thecharmingolive.com

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dailykongfidence July 13, 2016 at 10:16 am

Thank you Adelina! Yes, I was surprised at how well this bodysuit fit and I love that you can still wear a regular bra with it. It definitely is hard to wear heels with shorts without feeling overly sexed up, so this duster is the perfect addition!

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Sarah-Allegra July 14, 2016 at 2:25 am

You’re such a gorgeous lady! Love your style and each and every of your outfits!

xx Sarah-Allegra
http://fashionequalsscience.com

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dailykongfidence July 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm

You are so sweet, thank you!

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Shay July 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

I have to know what your workout is!!!!
xx
Shay

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dailykongfidence July 24, 2016 at 10:26 pm

Hi Shay! I dabble in a lot of different workouts just so I don’t get bored, but I typically do 20 minutes of running on the treadmill 2x a week and stairmaster 1x a week. Then I do one day for legs, then another for arms, and then a full body workout. I try to get to the gym at least 3x a week. I’ve also done Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide on and off too.

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Susanne - Bag at you July 26, 2016 at 8:47 am

What an incredible beautiful look! Casual but also very chic and powerful! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

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dailykongfidence July 26, 2016 at 9:43 am

Thank you Susanne! Hope you are having a great week so far!

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