Yes, I am serious. Wearing head-to-toe black in summer is a crime against the sun, I mean why would you even want to? But the truth is that a eye survey of people out and about wear a lot of black in summer.
I love warm days, and when I found out today was going to be a max of 24°c I paid special attention to how I was going celebrate such a day (they are both rare and unpredictable in the UK). So I pulled on my yellow and turquoise sun dress and slung my eco friendly canvas bag over my shoulders and headed out in the sun, ready to embrace all that this bright sun shiny day offered to me.
But it wasn’t long before I bumped into a young lady dressed head to toe in black, a black long shirt over black leggings. To be fair I wasn’t sure if it was her uniform or not but she just looked and by her face felt out of place on a day with such warm summer possibilities.
Should people wear black in the summer? I’m not sure why they would opt for it personally amongst the myriad of colours they could wear but that’s not my call. I’m here to share with you 3 times I consider wearing black in the summer to be an unnecessary crime again the sun.
3 Reasons why I think wearing Black in Summer is a Crime
- Black and the sun don’t go together. Black absorbs all the wavelengths of light and converts it into heat, the only time black is a good idea in the sun is if there’s a lot of wind or your wearing loose, baggy clothes – otherwise stay away from black.
- Black is actually a very depressing colour, so psychologically black and summer don’t go together. Summer loves bright, vibrant colour and I think the sun shows its disdain by making black look washed out and dull 😉 . Stay away from black in the summer if it’s not your colour and if you don’t want people to think your sick.
- Black draws a lot of attention, it must be the way the light hits it, something about the contrast between the light of the sun and the darkness of the black. If you’re someone whose choosing to use black to hide behind it won’t work in the summer sun, choose a different colour.
OK, mini rant over. Seriously, I understand that some people love black – I love to wear black too because hey it can look stylish, elegant, sophisticated and cool and on some people it really does BUT a lot of people just wear black because they don’t know what else to wear and that’s a shame.A lot of people just wear black because they don't know what else to wear Click To Tweet
If you really want to wear black in summer go for it – and you know it’s one of your bestest colours even better – but if you’re wearing black but you secretly wish you could wear something else that’s not cool. Case in point.
I was in an unnamed supermarket scouring their own name clothes (I’m not ashamed – look how happy I look in this pic 🙂 )
and I bumped into (observed her really) a young woman with her other half searching the rails. I knew she was looking for something that spoke “Summer’s here – whoop!!! Whoop!!!” but her face as she picked up and put down her selections showed me she was really struggling. So I mustered up some professional courage and went over to her (the bumping into her bit) and asked her whether she found it difficult to wear and find bright colours. Her eyes said it all, she looked at me with such timid hope, and knowing her basic season (colouring) I quickly outlined the colours she should and shouldn’t wear. Truth be told, there was nothing in the store that suited her needs.
Most women make do, they choose safe colours time and time again, and black happens to be one of them whether it suits you or not. I think that’s probably one of the major reasons why i think wearing black in summer is a crime, it prevents you from actually experimenting and celebrating yourself and your life with colour.
So I decided (as we really don’t know how long the sun will last) to offer a Summer special to all ladies (in and around South-East, East and Central London) a VIP Colour Expression Treat. Not only will I help you find your best colours but I’ll take you out shopping, so that you can find summer colours that make you look and feel fantastic.Summer Special - personal Colour Analysis + Shopping Trip £150 off - first come only Click To Tweet
Book your Summer Colour Expression Consultation with me today – limited spaces (usually £500 but just £350 while the sun and spaces last) – contact me here.
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