I know, I know. I can literally hear my mom and aunts in my head — BLACK Megan, really!? (Because they would say my full name.) But yes, black. Always black.

You have to have the basics in black for every season. And this leather jacket and black camisole top are actually pretty seasonless. The camisole is perfect for layering in the winter, and a leather jacket can be worn year-round. I already have this (budget-friendly) black v-neck camisole that I’ve worn A TON, but I need a few nicer ones with more detail for the spring and summer.

Last summer I had two pairs of black flats that I wore practically to death, but even so, I always wanted them in this style. I just love the simple strap with a toe strap in all black. I thought about them all spring/summer last year!

Because I’m having issues with my hair right now I’m thinking I’ll be wanting to wear hats all summer, and this black straw hat will fit right into my mostly black & neutral spring and summer wardrobe.

The one item I mostly regret NOT buying last summer was a pair of espadrilles with a wedge. There were so many occasions I had an outfit that they would have been perfect for. This year I won’t hesitate in buying them!