How to wear black in the springtime

Today I want to discuss how to wear black in the springtime!

And, look for more fun here including a “cool” necklace and a style slideshow for one of the readers!!

Let’s start with black in springtime.

How to wear black in the springtime

I do love black and wear it all year long.  Today’s polka dot blouse is from the Gibson and Latimer line at Dillard’s I introduced to you yesterday…..however, I got this top last summer on clearance.

I like the way it has a V shaped neckline and flows nicely over the middle (always a plus for me!)

To up my game for an event, I can toss on my  Eileen Fisher black jacket (also from a Dillard’s sale) and I am good to go.  

I will wear jackets like this throughout the summer heat with sleeveless tanks of different styles underneath….especially when I need to look a bit more polished.

These new Downtown Straight Leg Stretch White Jeans from Foxcroft….and a new favorite!  Black & white is classic style for spring!


How to wear black in springtime

Some of you may say….”It is too hot to wear black in the springtime and summertime.”   Well, meet my new best friend….Hot Girls Pearls!

How to wear black in the springtime

The necklace I am wearing above comes in this special pouch which is tossed into the freezer!  You put them on right before going out in the heat and VOILA ….they help keep you cool!

how to wear black in the springtime

You are looking at the bracelet version.  I decided to test the necklace and wore it out in mild 70+ degrees on Saturday.  They stayed cool for well over an hour.

There is a very good chance you will see me wearing them while doing yard work!  I will be the fanciest gardener on the block.

Seriously, these are perfect for a warm weather, outdoor event like a wedding and perfect to help those going through menopause cool down!

Check them out at HOT GIRLS PEARLS for ice cold cooling relief.


On March 15, I wrote once again about how to use five style adjectives to help you develop your own unique personal style. 

This is the second time since January 2020, that I have offered to put together slideshows to demonstrate how readers can look at garments with the five adjectives in mind.

Each time I do this there are women who want to play, so today we begin with Penelope.  She sent along a picture to me and she is petite and lovely.

Her style adjectives are bohemian, elegant, feminine, easeful and colorful.  She finds that it is possible to marry elegant with the other four adjectives.

Since this spring is a huge season for light, airy, colorful, and femininity, I decided to begin with choices for Penelope.

Please note:  I just looked for clothing which spoke these adjectives to me…I was not taking into consideration sizing or if the brands carried petites.  Also, keep in mind, I am looking at the garment and not at the way the retailer styled the garment.

Now, for whatever reason, the program would not allow me to include these pieces in the slide show, but I believed they were worth listing here:

Floral Sheer Burnout Blouse by IC Collection

Blouson Sleeve V-Neck Printed Peasant Top

Blouson Floral Print Scarf Top

Floral Embroidered Tie-Front 3/4 Flare Sleeve Top

Johnny Was Sunrise Silk Scarf (on sale)

Penelope, I hope this gives you some inspiration!  Let us know what you think.  If anyone else would like to send me their adjectives, please do send to and I will add you to the list and let you know when your time is coming up!

Please share any thoughts that come to mind today on hot pearls…style adjectives…wearing black…anything from the post!  And always…..


By Pamela Lutrell

Disclaimer:  I was provided a sampling of the pearls for review and the comments are my own.

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