For New Yorkers, Black Is the Perfect Color for Transitioning to Spring

Iman, Arizona Muse, Mariel Hemingway and more ease into the warmer months in black.

Mariel Hemingway celebrates her new book, "Out Came the Sun," with a premiere party downtown (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Oscar Isaac spring-ifies his black suit with dark jeans (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Dominique Carter uses sheer black to make a statement at Artbeam Studios in Chelsea (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Model Jasmine Tookes wears a black slip dress (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Model Catherine McNeil's casual shirtdress look straddles the seasons thanks to her wintry booties (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Beloved supermodel Pat Cleveland wore textured black tights to the After Party for Relativity Studio's "Desert Dancer" (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
At the Dior premiere party at the Paris Theatre, Peter and Harry Brant wore black suits (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Model Aymeline Valade has fun with her hemline (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Musician Laura Love wears a '60s shift dress (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Model Kaitlin Aas goes for palazzo pants (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Arizona Muse wears a long-sleeved black crop top, perfect for the season (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Sophia Bush wears sheer black tulle (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Madisin Rian wears a black jumpsuit (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is demure in a three-quarter-sleeved black dress (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Iman welcomes the spring with harem pants (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein transitions into spring by swapping out a button-down and slacks for a T-shirt and jeans under his blazer (Photo: Patrick McMullan).
Jewelry designer Zani Gugelmann keeps her outfit flowy (Photo: Patrick McMullan).

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After what felt like an extra-long winter (but don’t they all?), New Yorkers are finally shrugging off some of their cold-weather layers.

But for all of the relief that accompanies warm weather, sometimes, wardrobe anxiety comes along with it. Sometimes, adapting to spring and summer clothes takes time.

As New York’s top partiers showed over the past few days, though, the perfect remedy for the warm-weather-WTFs is head-to-toe black. Click through this slideshow to see how the social set is using black to transition into spring.

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