I know that summer is a time of white, neon, yellow, tangerine, you get the picture – but that doesn’t mean my love for black goes into hibernation along with my winterwear. Quite the contrary, my unending love burns right into the summer months, and so do my boots! It’s not the most practical thing I ever did in the Texas summer heat (black absorbs heat after all) but then again, what pair of high heeled shoes was ever practical? None.
And we still wear ’em.

Do you guys wear black all summer?
xo Cristina

Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. black summer clothes I understand…very well in fact. Always cute with glowing summerized skin.

    The boots not so much …unless you are in a place that has a dry heat.

    I used to work at a resort in a tropical (read:very humid) island, and whenever we saw guests in boots it never ceased to puzzle me.

    1. It’s really just that I can’t go a whole season without wearing my boots, I miss them too much. Though I can’t say I’d pack them in my suitcase if traveling to a tropical island resort!

  2. I love your blog! Just followed you on bloglovin and added your blog to my reader.

    I like black but in small doses…so I’ll wear a black mini dress, for example, in the summer. I don’t tend to wear boots in the summer only because it gets way too humid and then I feel like my feet are roasting, lol. Love the photos you posted above though!

  3. I enjoy black + white, no matter if it’s summer or past Labor day! Who cares! Wear what you feel inspired… is my thinking.
    But yes, black is okay in Summer, just don’t go…goth.

  4. I tend not to wear alot black in the summer but it is because I don’t OWN many cute black summer pieces.. I really like the whole slocky tee with black blazer. I shall be trying that look out. Thanks!

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  5. I almost still feel guilty for wearing black in the summer :/ but its all I can bring myself to wear. Anytime I break out of the habit it is almost ground breaking for me lol.

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Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.