All thanks to Global Warming, it’s getting harder and harder to predict when exactly the rainy season in Nigeria starts, but historically, it begins in April and ends in October. That’s eight whole months of dealing with frizzy hair, wet braids, soaked jeans and cold, wet feet – at the most unexpected and inconvenient times! Planning a great outfit this season takes time and thought.
But don’t have to swap your fave heels for rain boots just yet. Learn the tricks of the trade of staying fashionable when the rains come apouring.
Don’t ignore the raincoat
Many of us think of raincoats as synonymous with childhood days, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Stylish, colourful raincoats are a great way to pep up your look when you step out, and stay relatively dry.
Ankle-length jumpsuits are perfect for this season – you can keep your clothes off the ground and enjoy fuss-free fashion. Don’t forget to experiment with bright colours and patterns!
Keep warm in a blazer
What better time to show off your best and brightest blazers? It’s the best of both worlds – warmth and style. For work or a meeting, a blazer, jeans or slacks, and a pair of sneakers are a good go-to outfit.
Perspex shoes are your best friend
If there was ever a time for you to invest in a pair of perspex shoes, it’s right now. They’re bang-on-trend, effortlessly cool and perfect for this weather, because water cannot penetrate these. Score.
Say yes to shirt dresses
What’s worse than having a torrential downpour completely drench your jeans, leaving you cold for hours-sss? (Not today, not ever.) Avoid the stress by opting for a t-shirt dress, instead, to keep things (way) above ground.
Add colour, with accessories
When it’s pouring, it’s easy to settle for a default all-black/blue/brown outfit. But just because the sky is all shades of grey doesn’t mean you have to be as well. Spice up your outfit with a colourful pair of hoop earrings, or a bright handbag; even a little colour will add a bit of cheer to your day.