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“Summer Blacks” Are White-Hot This Season

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080614_Now_Trending_Summer_Black_BLOGCrispy whites always get a lot of love this time of the year, so here at Style.com, we’re paying tribute to the reliably chic, flattering look our editors have coined “summer blacks.” Chalk it up to our New Yorker mentalities, but on any given day at the office during the warmer months, you’re likely to catch Nicole Phelps wearing her trusty 3.1 Phillip Lim jumpsuit, Katharine K. Zarrella donning inky Comme des Garçons, and the Williamsburg-based editors tucking vintage band tees into their dark skinnies. But we’re not the only ones championing—in the words of Jay Z—all-black everything this season. Celebrities from Zoe Saldana to Sofia Coppola have recently been spotted in head-to-toe onyx outfits, while the slimming noncolor remains a staple for models-off-duty like Anja Rubik, Liya Kebede, and Daria Strokous (not that they need the help). Designers including Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Josh Goot featured LBDs and graphite crop tops in their respective Resort lineups—more proof that black is, well, the new black.

Here, a slideshow of our favorite summer blacks.

Team Dolce Vs. Team Pucci: Which Side Are You On?

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In the celebrity dressing stakes, two houses have come out on top this spring: Dolce & Gabbana and Emilio Pucci. There was something about the almost all-white, hope chest-inspired collection of the former and the bohemian Grecian vibe of the latter that made them irresistible to A-listers and their stylists. We’re chalking it up to the fact that Messieurs Dolce and Gabbana and Pucci’s Peter Dundas specialize in the sort of va-va-voom, take-no-prisoners silhouettes that the paparazzi—especially the tuxedo-clad paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival—live for. But what’s your take on the subject?

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Will You Trade In Your Fedora For A Floppy Hat?

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The Philip Treacy fascinator Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding fetched over $130,000 on eBay for the UNICEF and Children in Crisis charities. Lucky for you, the hats on the Fall runways won’t set you back quite that far. Floppy rather than froufrou, next season’s chapeaux have a seventies sensibility in keeping with the flared jeans and button-down blouses now in stores. Couple that fact with their face-shading wide brims, and there’s no reason not to invest in one of these babies now when summer is nigh.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW and let us know if you’ll be topping off your look with a wide-brimmed hat.

Where Do You Stand On Two-Tone Pants?

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Just when we’d gotten used to brightly colored pants (see the Spring collections of Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and, don’t forget, Zara), New York designers like Derek Lam and Phillip Lim went and upped the ante for Fall, parading trousers in not one but two tones down the runways. At first, we were, ahem, divided, but they’re really growing on us now. Why? Well, let Prabal Gurung make the case. According to the designer, who showed a silver and black pair for Fall (left) and similarly flattering ones in seasons past, “Two-tone pants, particularly those with a curved seam, really elongate and make the leg appear slimmer.” The trend continued apace across the pond at Chloé and Celine. We even spied model Jessica Stam working the look for a day of go-sees in Milan, and we’ve got to agree with Gurung—her legs really do look a mile long.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know if you’re planning a wardrobe tune-up with two-toned pants.

Are You Ready For Chokers?

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It’s time to put away those dangling pendants and dainty chains. For Fall, designers are hot under their collars for fierce, face-framing choker necklaces. Whether they came with door knocker-sized ornaments like Lanvin‘s, Wilma Flintstone-esque pebbled jewels à la Bottega Veneta, or in fetish-y leather as they did at Emanuel Ungaro, it was all about achieving a snug fit that sits atop the collarbone. And chokers aren’t just for the runways. Street-style fixture Taylor Tomasi Hill repped a Masai-inspired number during fashion week, and we spied our industry crush Virginie Mouzat wearing her gold necklet in Moscow.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know how chic chokers are in your neck of the woods.