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    27 Spring-Friendly Wardrobe Items If All You Wear Is Black

    Black is the new floral.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A loose-fit top with floaty bell sleeves that will add an extra touch of drama to your look and let you channel your inner butterfly — but you know, without the annoying colorful wings.,

    Promising review: "I work as a wedding photographer and needed a shirt that was comfortable, cute and most importantly COOL during these hot summer months. This shirt is perfect for anyone looking for a dressier outfit but doesn't want to overheat while wearing dark colors. Would highly recommend!" –KyRich

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes S-2XL and 24 other colors).

    2. A pair of drawstring shorts with fabric so buttery smooth you'll briefly consider ordering them in every color — but then just order five more pairs in black.

    Model wearing Loft drawstring shorts

    Promising review: "So soft and comfortable. Great staple to have just for lounging around or doing quick errands when the weather is warm." —dlthga

    Get it from Loft for $49.50 (available in regular sizes 2XS-2XL, petite sizes 2XS-XL, and seven other colors).

    3. A pair of sandals that are less than $20 but look like they cost more than twice the price. It's time to free your toes — they've been locked up in your house slippers for far too long.

    Reviewer wearing FunkeyMonkey black sandals

    Promising review: "I LOVE these sandals and have bought them in multiple colors. I was reluctant at first because my feet are very narrow, but a size 7 fit me exactly as my other size 7 shoes do. The buckles are also adjustable for those with narrow or wide feet. They are super comfortable and provide a good amount of arch support. I used to get hip pain from walking in flip flops, but I haven't had it since I've worn these. I really love the variety of colors and how they go with shorts, sundresses, or even jeans. I wear them when I'm gardening, as house slippers, and going out. I would highly recommend these sandals, especially because of how cheap they are compared to many other shoes." —Kat Platt

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 6-10 and 42 other colors).

    4. A sleek black romper for an all-in-one option on the days when you simply can't be bothered to pick out a black top and a matching pair of black shorts.


    Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XS-4XL).

    5. Or this comfy cami-style romper with a button up neckline and stretchy elastic waistband, because we're carrying the cozy-chic vibes of 2020 into 2021 and beyond.

    Model wearing black cami romper

    Promising review: "I’m 4’8" so I’m very hesitant about ordering rompers online because they are normally too big. Not this one!! It fits me perfectly and is so flattering for my body type. It’s great quality material and super soft! I definitely foresee myself living in this during the summer! Can’t wait to dress this up for date nights or dress it down for beach days! Definitely recommend!" —Alexis Ashton

    Get it from Amazon for $24.59 (available in sizes S-XL and 13 other colors).

    6. This extremely popular jumpsuit that's become a bit of a viral sensation — and for good reason. Reviewers say it's stylish enough to run errands in yet soft enough for curling up on the couch, so you'll probably be wearing this 24/7.


    Promising review: "Made very well. Nice breathable fabric that isn’t too thick/heavy but also isn’t cheap or too thin. It’s very soft, lightweight, flows nicely. Nice quality.

    I’m always extremely skeptical about elastic waists because they can kill a look and be terribly unflattering; I was ECSTATIC to find that this isn’t your average elastic waist. It gathers just enough to give definition between torso and hips and isn’t even close to being too tight or snug around the waist....heavenly turnout. Seriously, I was so excited.

    The off-shoulder neckline is sexy and feminine, and living in Arizona, between having a shoulder exposed and putting my hair up, it makes me feel 50% cooler in the hot temps. Love it." —Holly

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes S-3XL and 31 other colors).

    7. A pair of denim shorts made of recycled cotton that'll basically look and feel like a comfy skirt thanks to its loose-fit and floaty design.


    Get it from Missguided for $23 (originally $46, available in sizes 0-10).

    8. A pair of jeggings to give you the look of jeans without having to put up with a stifling denim prison around your legs in the spring heat. Let's just leave real jeans in 2019 where they belong.,

    Promising review: "These are great jeggings! They are so comfortable, just the right amount of stretch and do not lose their shape. They wash up well without shrinking. Jeans or any pants for that matter, are tough for me to buy. I have a big caboose and athletic but not thick thighs. Usually jeans are too big in the thighs if they fit my butt, not these! They hug every curve wonderfully without making me feel like a sausage and no gaping material!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $20.90 (available in sizes XS-2XL, three lengths, and 14 other colors).

    9. A stretchy long-sleeved dress with an eye-catching floral cutout pattern at the hem, proving LBDs are anything but boring.,

    Promising review: "Beautiful dress and great quality for the price. I received lots of compliments and I’m tempted to buy it in every color! Material has a bit of stretch that makes for a flattering fit." —Wineymama

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and nine other colors and styles).

    10. Or this version in extended sizes with an off-the-shoulder design that you'll still be reaching for during the hottest days of summer.,

    Promising review: "I ordered the size I normally wear and it fits great! Got it for vacation and ended up using it as a swimsuit cover up as well; the elastic in the waist and shoulders makes it easy to get on and off." —Kira T.

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XL-4XL and 14 other colors).

    11. A pair of bestselling high-waist biker shorts that will make you way less sad when it's finally too hot to wear leggings all the time.

    Reviewer wearing black Baleaf shirts

    Promising review: "I wore them for the first time during a 10K race (took a chance) and they served me well. The high waist keeps my tummy in place. The 8" inseam is a comfortable length on my thighs, not too short or long. The legs didn't ride up either. The pockets were perfect for my big phone: a Samsung J7. Not once did my phone pop out. Perfect thickness of fabric. It passed the squat test (not see-through when squatting)." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes XS-4XL and 44 colors).

    12. A pair of Sanuk Yoga Slings, which are basically like little wearable hammocks for your feet. The footbed is made with real yoga mat material, so you'll feel slightly more zen with every step.

    Promising review: "OK, folks, I don't often leave product reviews, but the moment these amazing sandals/flip-flops were placed upon my feet, I swear I could hear my little tootsies SING! I have plantar fasciitis, and so I need supportive, cushy footwear. My feet are also a bit on the chubby side, so I can't wear "normal" sandals because they are always too tight...which means I normally just have to settle for flip flops, which are not always the perfect match for the outfit and situation that I am in.

    These sandals are perfect! They look dressy enough to wear with a nice summery dress out to dinner, and yet not so stuffy that I couldn't throw on a pair of shorts and a T-shirt and head out to the park. They are a DREAM to walk in!!! The 'strap' material is stretchy enough to accommodate moving around and walking, and yet supportive enough to feel like these shoes won't fall off." —Scano the Mano

    Get it from Amazon for $30.46+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 14 other colors).

    13. A black racerback tank top that's technically a "basic," but has a high halter neckline and a long curved hem to make it stand out from all the truly basic tanks out there.


    Promising review: "Great top!! I live in Hawaii and am always in the sun so I love a high-necked top that covers my chest. This one is extremely comfortable and flattering. It has a loose fit and the fabric is both light and super soft, but opaque enough that you can wear without a bra." —Maui Jill

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes XS-2XL and 34 colors).

    14. A chic black swimdress to make you feel confident and trendy even when you're surrounded by way too many bright floral bikinis.


    Promising review: "I tried on a lot of swimsuits before I found this one and I can honestly say I've never worn a more comfortable bathing suit. It's beautiful, put together well, and fits perfectly. Doesn't ride up anywhere, dig in, or slide around when I'm swimming. I did take out the chest pads and throw them away, but I do that with all my suits. I'm already thinking about buying a second one." —K. Moser

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 2-22 and 25 other colors).

    15. A stretchy "freezer dress" with moisture-wicking fabric, temperature-regulating technology, and UPF 30 sun protection, making it perfect for anyone who overheats the second they step outside.


    Promising review: "This dress is SO comfy! Looks great as a casual dress and just as great as any 'dressy' dress. I love the feel of the material. Even on a hot day, it is very comfortable and doesn't stick to you." —Zuumn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.24+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and 49 colors).

    16. A "Black Art Matters" T-shirt dress with a flowy spring-ready fit and a graphic print so beautiful you might just be tempted to frame it.

    Model wearing Domo Ink Black Art Matters shirt
    Domo Ink

    Domo Ink is a small Black-owned, woman-owned business based in Jurupa Valley, California.

    Get it from Domo Ink for $35 (available in sizes XS-XL and three other colors).

    17. A pair of breathable leggings that come in plain black and a unique pattern called "black watercolor" for when you're looking to add a pop of color to your look ... if gray is a "pop of color" to you., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these capris! They were just what I was looking for - light compression, wide comfortable waistband, and the fabric isn't too shiny. Perfect for working out or running errands, and can be dressed up with a flowy top in a pinch." —Kibo

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in sizes XS-2XL and 16 colors).

    18. A high-neck tank top with a racerback design if you're looking for something a little more chic than the usual spaghetti straps everyone else will be wearing.

    Beginning Boutique

    Promising review: "I feel so spicy in this top. I am normally not a high neck person when it comes to tanks, but this fits great and I would consider a wardrobe essential. The cotton is soft and feels wonderful." —Kara K.

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned small business based in Brisbane, Australia.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $24.99 (originally $29.99, available in sizes 4-16).

    19. A sleeveless top with fun frilly cap sleeves that proves you don't need pastels to bring on all the spring vibes.

    Model wearing Loft Eyelet Split Neck Shell shirt

    Get it from Loft for $59.50 (available in regular sizes 2XS-2XL, petite sizes 2XS-2XL, and plus sizes 14-26).

    20. A pair of black butterfly earrings for the times you wish you could sprout wings and fly off to a spring vacation instead of being stuck on your couch.

    Pair of black butterfly earrings

    Thelidia is a small Etsy shop specializing in unique accessories.

    Get it from Thelidia on Etsy for $12.74 (originally $14.99).

    21. A shirt dress by Adidas that's as soft and flowy as your favorite worn-in athletic tee — and even easier to throw on when you're in a hurry.


    Promising review: "Cute, comfy and perfect for a nice warm weather day. Will definitely be a staple in my spring/summer wardrobe." —CANDI41

    Get it from Adidas for $45 (available in sizes 2XS-XL).

    22. A popular maxi dress with short sleeves but a super long length, making it perfect for those transitional days when it's way too warm for a jacket but not quite hot enough for shorts.


    Promising review: "This dress is lightweight enough to wear in warmer weather, and I'm looking forward to wearing it with tights and a long cardigan well into cooler months. A blank canvas to accessorize as you like with long necklaces, boho bracelets, a wide-brimmed hat. Looks great with sandals, probably cute with snow boots. All around a versatile, staple piece. I imagine it'd be great for capsule collections.

    I live with a dog who sheds fur furiously (ha), and I was easily able to shake his fur out of the dress and still go out in public. The fabric doesn't hold on to fur and, if you get a dark color, is fairly forgiving to messes and stains throughout the day, for those of us who are inclined to be a little clumsy." —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $24.64 (available in sizes S-2XL and 31 other colors and styles).

    23. Or this version with an extra comfortable sleeveless racerback design, because wearing a dress doesn't mean you can't soak up a little sun.,

    Promising review: "I love the fit of this dress. Perfect fit on top without squeezing, and nice flowing drape from a sort of empire waist, making for a very comfortable and forgiving style. The length is perfect, just to the top of the foot, so I can walk in flip-flops (or bare feet in the house) w/o tripping. And of course, can’t beat a dress with pockets." —Amazon Customer fb

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes XS-2XL and 37 other colors).

    24. A pair of earrings that prove you don't have to love vibrant colors to incorporate flowers into your look. It's the rare moment when florals for spring are truly groundbreaking.


    Promising review: "These little darling earrings give just the right touch of black and gold. They are a great value and so well made. I have them in several colors and am so pleased with them." —June

    Oogle is a small Etsy shop based in Freeland, Maryland.

    Get it from Oogle on Etsy for $14 (available in gold filled or sterling silver).

    25. A pair of lightweight athletic shorts – they're technically made for running, but we won't judge if they make you too comfortable to even think about exercise.

    Promising review: "If you haven’t purchased yet, go ahead and do it right now! These are the comfiest running shorts. I’ve got bigger hips/butt which makes finding running shorts a tad harder. Other popular brands feel restrictive, but these have an extra give to them. They come up a little higher than most running shorts- which I love; even with them coming up higher, they do not look too short or like booty shorts. I’ve already ordered three additional pairs." —Haley LeBarron

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and 14 other colors).

    26. A comfortable headband with a subtle floral pattern for those of you who don't mind a pop of white in your all-black ensemble. It's also available with buttons you can use to attach your face mask to so you can give your poor sore ears a break every now and then.

    Model wearing black-and-white floral headband

    Promising review: "These headbands are perfect!! So soft and comfortable. They stay put and don’t move!! They are great quality and beautiful exactly as pictured. Will be buying again!" —melissaherman2014

    PrettyINLeopard is a small Etsy shop based in Blaine, Minnesota.

    Get it from PrettyINLeopard on Etsy for $8.50+ (available with and without buttons).

    27. A pair of black denim shorts for anyone who is fully committed to denim on a year-round basis but can't bear the thought of being confined to a full pair of jeans in spring weather.

    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned small business based in Brisbane, Australia.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $41.95 (originally $49.99, available in sizes 4-16).

    28. And a super comfy black top with a chic keyhole neckline and a hem that puts a twist on the classic black tee. See what I did there?! There's a literal twist on the hem. I'll see myself out.


    Get it from Maurice's for $26.90 (available in sizes XS-4XL and two colors).

    You admiring your new spring wardrobe:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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