The magical transition time where Nigerians wore several of heavy clothes to keep themselves warm during the harmattan has passed.
Now we are hit with the dry/hot season, especially in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which as of Wednesday the 21st of February had a forecast of 36°c as reported by the Nigeria meteorological agency (NIMET).
When the temperature rises, the temptation to dress in shorts and t-shirts with flip-flops is strong, which is appropriate for weekend hangouts or home relaxation, but what happens when you have an appointment or you need to be at the office?
The rise in temperature is no excuse to let down your fashion standards/spec, but rather see it as an opportunity to incorporate colour, new fabrics and styles into your wardrobe.
With the help of the clothing items below, you will have a great fashion style that will save you throughout this hot season;
Lightweight Clothing and Fabrics.
The best fabrics for tropical climates are lightweight and made from natural materials such as cotton or linen, just to make you stay cool during the heat. The most commonly worn material in Nigeria for the dry season is known as the chiffon material.
You should also avoid clothing made of rayon or wool, as they are not breathable and will cause you to sweat more than you already are in the hot weather.
Wear a wide-pretty hat or lightweight woven scarf
Women can drape their scarfs over their shoulders or head whenever they feel like they’re getting too much sun, or they can use the scarfs to wrap up their hair in order to avoid contact of sun with their body. They can soak it in cold water before putting it on for an extra-cooling kick.
Use Of Sunglasses
Never leave your home without your sun shade dumped into your car or bag, because in this hot season, it is arguably one of the apparels you should have, to safeguard your little pretty eyes from ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Bright Colour Clothes.
According to basic physics, dark coloured clothes absorb light thus increasing the level of heat but light coloured clothes like pink, white, beige any many more, reflect light hence making it cooler and most suitable for the hot season.
If you are seeking to appear fashionable during the hot weather, save yourself the stress and follow the clothing tips.