As a rule, I would say that wearing black velvet during the summer is a bad call (and potential cause for heatstroke) but this little velvet number has been my go-to "throw it on in the morning and go get a coffee" outfit lately. Because of it's loose fitting nature I don't feel like I'm wearing winter garb rather a nice little summer dress that happens to be made of black velvet! rules schmules!
Ok...so, admittedly, I'm not out sun-bathing in this! But I just bought a new bathing suit so it all works out very nicely.
outfit details dress -- vintage via etsy shoes --swedish hasbeens for h&m