As a devoted follower of the cult of black, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to remain cool while staying thoroughly monochrome.
1. Tee Time
There is no shame in wearing a plain t-shirt. Just make sure it isn’t a boring t-shirt. I’m wearing my DIY shredded tee (Thanks for the tips, Camille!), which has plenty of texture and random crap going on, if you look hard enough.
2. Choosing Cardigans
But not just any old cardigan. I stick with slouchy, loose-gauge knits that are more slouchy cover-up than insulating layer. This cardigan is made out of a rather loose-knit cotton, so it breathes really well when it’s hot, but can keep me covered up when the schizophrenic Bay Area weather gets abysmally cold.
3. Jumbles of Jewelry
Since I wind up wearing so many fewer layers during spring time (which is usually the source of most of the texture and visual interest in my outfits), I opt for more jewelry. Simple rings, leather cuffs, necklaces, etc. Basically, if my clothes say less, I tend to make sure my accessories say more.
Keep cool and pile on the black, fellow devotees.