There's this theory that wearing black in the summer is a bad move. Mainly because the colour is thought to absorb more heat, making you a lot hotter than you need to be. For someone whose wardrobe is 80 percent black, summer is generally bad news. But I decided to go against the advice of my mother. So, what happens if you wear black in the sun? Well, I tried it out and am pleased to report that I certainly didn't die.
After a little research, I have come to the conclusion that the aforementioned theory may actually be a load of rubbish. A study carried out in 1980 examined why Bedouin people tend to wear black robes despite living in an extremely hot desert. Researchers found that although black does take in more heat than a colour like white, it disappears before reaching the skin. So, take that.
If that wasn't proof enough, according to a Gizmodo article from 2012, white's ability to reflect heat works both ways. It obviously directs the sun's rays away from the body, but can also reflect the heat coming from your body straight back onto your skin.
Taking all of this into consideration, I was looking forward to spending some of the hottest days to ever hit the UK in black bliss. And although the weather's a little cooler right now, it's about to get a whole lot hotter towards the end of the week so this could be useful advice.