There are a few cardinal rules most of us follow once summer heat starts rolling in - drink lots of water, wear SPF, and stay cool to name a few. But what about the one rule most of us blindly follow? Don’t wear black. It’s like the world’s most frequently worn color automatically becomes taboo. Your friends think you’re crazy if you wear it in the summer and your family starts questioning your life decisions. Nonetheless, you’re a style god in your own right. Why should they or anyone else have a say in what you wear? To hell with them (not seriously though). We say wear black, wear it well, and wear it every day if you want to. If we said no to wearing black in the summer, we’d automatically lose access to 60% of our wardrobe. There’s plenty of ways you can get away with wearing the summer’s most socially dreaded color. We do it all the time. The trick is to not overdo it. After all, the problem isn’t wearing black so much as it is the way you wear it. If you leave the house sporting a cashmere sweater, then you’re for sure crazy and should check yourself in. On the other hand, if you’re just trying to rock the black tee you’ve got in your closet’s circulation, then we say throw that bad boy on & take on the day. Don’t have much to choose from? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Knowing how many of you all-black-everything aficionados are out there, we thought it might be a good idea to get you into some heat-friendly summer styles you can wear yearlong. And if you end up wearing something from our list and someone has something to say, send them our way - we’d like to have a word with them. Until then, take a look at all the options you never knew you had. Pick one, two, or a few. You can thank us later.