12 Summer Essentials People Who Only Wear Black Need In Their Life

istock black jacket

Because it's important to look how you feel on the inside.

Does the thought of wearing colour make your soul recoil? Do you dress like your perpetually on the way to a funeral? Are you often mistaken for a goth? If the answer to those three questions is a 'yes' then you're in the right place.

As you know, black is the new black and god damn anyone who says otherwise. So we had a scout around to see what gorgey black things we could find to make the oncoming summer a little more bearable.


1. 90s Oval Sunglasses

Urban Outfitters Sunglasses

Babes, it's nearly summer. You're going to have to go outside into the sunshine at some point, so you might as well get some ~fetch~ sunglasses to make it a little more bearable. Keep it goth and gorgey with this circular beauties. 
Urban Outfitters: £12.00 


2. Vintage Band T-shirt

Metallica Vintage T-shirt

We're still not over Gaga's collab with metal legends Metallica at the Grammys, which is probably why this vintage tee caught our eye. Plus we LOVE the extra detail of the cut out shoulders. Also, the Black Album is low-key one of our favourites of all time so, y'know, it just makes sense.
Urban Outfitters: £32 


3. Vans Platform Black White

Vans Classic Black and White

For those of us already in a deep meaningful relationship with our Vans, you'll already understand why the classics are on this list. For those that don't, imagine if a shoe could be your best friend. Imagine a shoe that was there for you whenever you needed it. Imagine a shoe that never let you down. This is that shoe.
Office: £56.99  


4. Noisy May Tall Washed Denim Shorts

Black Shorts ASOS

If you don't already have a pair of these then we don't really know what you're doing with your life but JUST IN CASE the good sis is hooking you up with this fine specimen to help you look like your living your best life.  
ASOS: £22 


5. Black and Pink Speckle Backpack

Hype backpack

If you're going to buy a new bag for college/uni come September then you might as well get something for the summer too. You can't really go wrong with Hype and the pink speckles on this give it that little extra finesse. We suspect salt bae would approve.
Topshop: £30.00


6. Black Dungarees in Wash Black

Black Dungarees

It's time to buckle up and strap yourself into the dungarees hype. You might be hesitant at first but, trust us, they're the most comfortable things we've ever worn and you can wear them all year round. They also work if you need a redneck outfit for Halloween.
ASOS: £42 


7. Adidas Originals 3-Stripe Black Turtleneck Sweatshirt

Addidas Turtleneck Jumper

While we'd rather die than be caught on the treadmill, we wouldn't mind being spotted eating our own body weight in cheeseburgers while wearing this 3-stripe *TURTLENECK* sweatshirt. Hot damn. Someone pass us the napkins, we're drooling.
Urban Outfitters: £50


8. Black Cat Zip Pouch

Cat Purse Urban Outfitters

If you're committed to the all-black aesthetic then you'll know that you can't even have one item on your person that isn't jet black, including your purse. So make sure you don't get caught out by the goth police with this cute black cat wallet. Comes with nine lives too, so it should stick around for a long time. Unless you lose it, of course.
Urban Outfitters £12.00 


9. Cross Drop Velvet Chokers

Black Choker

Chokers aren't for Christmas, okay? They're not some disposable fashion trend you can just throw away when you're done with them. They need love and respect just like any other clothing accessory, especially this one which is basically the cutest choker you're likely to find.
Topshop: £4.50 


10. Long Sleeve Black T-shirt Dress

Light Before Dark Nothing Changes Long Sleeve Blac

Sucker for a long-sleeve dress? Then you can't go wrong with minimalist number from the Light Before Dark Nothing Changes collection at Urban Outfitters. It's super casual and stylish which basically means you can wear it anywhere. Just don't lend it to your friends because there is no way you're ever getting it back. 
Urban Outfitters: £39 


11. Cropped Purpose World Tour Hoodie

Purpose World Tour

Not sure what we've done to deserve such good fortune from the gods of fashion but this Justin Bieber mech is dirt cheap and, well, we might be grown up but we're going to be Beliebers until the day we die. It's a no-brainer. #SorryNotSorry.
H&M: £19.99 


12. Screw Stud Bracelet

studded leather bracelets

You're never too old for studded accessories so embrace your punky roots with these faux leather bracelets. Dig out your studded leather belt too if you're feeling really nostalgic.
ASOS: £10