7.18.2013

{black or white}

you always hear that lighter colors, especially white, are cooler for summer. i always refer to white clothing as summery whites. i even have a white tee that i wear constantly during summer because it's too hot and humid to put on anything else. why, then, am i still miserably hot? i have heard mentions of black being cooler, but how can that be if it absorbs heat?

so i wanted to know, which color clothing keeps you cooler in warm temperatures...black or white?


answer: black.

while there are many factors that contribute to this explanation, the jist of it is this: white reflects sunlight, but also reflects internal heat back to your body. black clothing absorbs sunlight and heat from your body, but wind, if present, can convect heat away faster than it is absorbed.

so given the exact same conditions...a loose-fitting, black tee would keep you cooler on a breezy summer day.

read the full scientific mumbo jumbo here.

37 comments:

  1. Wow! Black it is. Ltm.

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  3. I think I'd go with the black! Great post! :)

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  4. Good to know! Love both black and white though depending on the outfit.

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  5. lovely blog!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  6. Interesting post. I actually always assumed black would make one hotter haha. I definitely prefer white! =D

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  7. Haha I don't want o choose I will take both!!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  8. I love the black one!! :)

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  9. Hello dear,
    would you like to follow each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

    Best wishes,
    Gabriella
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  11. Oh wow, I will definitely keep this in mind. I will have to try wearing black tomorrow because it is incredibly hot on my side of the world.

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  12. black is so good
    <3

    x
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  13. I love wearing both colors!

    lifeisashoe.blogspot.com

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  14. we chose for white.... and black!!! always great!
    greetings from Holland
    http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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  15. nice post! I love black a well.

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  16. This was such an interesting read - I always thought it was white so I've learnt something today! :)

    www.curiouser-and-curiouser.co.uk

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    1. thank you...i've always assumed white, too!

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  17. Amazing post !Would you like to follow each other?
    http://kate-fashionschtick-kate.blogspot.com/

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  18. I would go with the black one!! Nice post would you like to follow each other?

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  19. I would have thought white but because that's what we are led to believe- its all in the mind

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    1. true! i thought white as well!

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  20. I say white!!

    www.Islandchic77.com

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  21. Hey beauty love ur new post .Keep posting .
    Regards from Bosnia ♥
    http://obsessionwithfashion.blogspot.com/

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  22. Woah! I never knew that, I always thought white keeps you cooler. This is definitely interesting to know. =)

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  23. That was kind of mindblowing!
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    Thank you,

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  24. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  25. Great casual shirts!
    Would you like to follow each other ?

    Kisses

    Emily from PTT

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  26. Amazing post ! Would you like to follow each other?
    http://kate-fashionschtick-kate.blogspot.com/

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