The worst colors to wear in the summer

Selecting the perfect color for summer is essential in being stylish while staying cool. While everyone has their own style, it's better to choose lighter shades in the summer months. Colors that are darker can cause you to overheat, especially on those brutally humid or hot days. When choosing the right seasonally-appropriate outfit is key but so is choosing the right colors -- they both will make a big difference.

It's a Catch 22 situation: Light colors don't collect heat, but they protect better against UV Rays. It seems that thick, black cloths are more effective at blocking heat, whereas thin black materials are able to absorb heat at an extremely high and rapid rate.


This is the color to avoid during the summer months, particularly in the summer when the sun is out. Black clothing is more able to absorb heat than white clothing. The more heat you absorb can make you feel exhausted, irritable, and in general, not wanting to do anything. This can make a miserable evening or day out and can even contribute to heat stroke.