In Nigeria, we experience just two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the harmattan season, unlike the four seasons commonly found in European countries. As the rainy season is currently in full swing, heavy and frequent rainfall is expected throughout many Nigerian states.
Typically lasting from April to October, the rainy season is accompanied by the risk of annual flooding, particularly in the tropics and coastal regions such as Cross River, Bayelsa, Kogi, Delta, and Lagos.
To stay both stylish and safe during this rainy season, here are some guidelines to consider:
Wear a hoodie
A hoodie is perfect for the rainy season since it’s not so thick but thick enough to keep you warm, plus you can cover your head and hair from the gushy wind.
If you live on Lagos Island or anywhere prone to flood, you should wear a lot of shorts because the pools of water might be knee-deep and you don’t want to have water stains on your outfit.
Get rain boots
There are so many boots that are appropriate for walking on wet grass or muddy floors. You can wear those if you are going to be out and about in the rain.
Now’s a good time to put your Crocs to good use since they are plastic and waterproof. The only downside is water might enter your feet.
Wear skinny jeans
Skinny jeans and boots are a stylish combination; not only do you look chic, but you are protected from the rain.
Get a raincoat
Many raincoats are stylish and will protect you from the rain.
Avoid wearing heels
Your heels can dig deep into the mud or water and refuse to come out, which is why you should avoid wearing them. You might also have to run, and heels are not appropriate for that.
Avoid leather shoes
If there’s one thing you can trust the rain to do, it’ll ruin your leather shoes. During the rainy season, keep leather shoes safely away from the rain.
Avoid skirts and long dresses
The wet floor will stain your long dresses, and the wind can raise your skirts. Avoid these two outfits.
Don’t wear white cotton clothes
When you wear cotton clothes, a little rain makes the outfit rather transparent. Avoid it altogether.
After everything we’ve said, don’t forget to take umbrella along with you!