We know, we know… summer is supposed to be all about bright colors, bold patterns, and florals galore. However, not everyone is in love with wearing brights. For those of us who prefer a more subdued look, there is no problem with sticking to your classic black & white palate. It’s still summertime-chic!

These embroidered shorts from J.Crew are at the top of our wish list. We’d add a pair of studded sandals to add a little edge, and of course- you can’t go anywhere without a trusty pair of sunglasses. We love dressing the look up as well! A patterned jumpsuit pairs perfectly with strappy sandals and a bright red lip.

Tell us- are you a summertime brights gal, or do you love the black & white approach?

Shop Rue: OUTFIT 1: 1. Tank // 2. Hat // 3. Ring // 4. Sunglasses // 5. Shorts // 6. Clutch // 7. Sandals // OUTFIT 2: 1. Ring // 2. Headband // 3. Lipstick // 4. Jumpsuit // 5. Bag // 6. Sandals