A lot of people tend to get confused when it comes to what outfit to wear during the rainy season in Nigeria. Some persons wear worn-out clothing whenever it rains because they do not want their new and nice outfits to get drenched and stained. It’s no news that certain places in Lagos state can really get messy and annoying when it rains, the city of Surulere can be scary around this period.
But you do not have to dress shabbily to go out during the rainy seasons. And in a state like Lagos, you can’t afford to stay at home every time it rains;
if you no hustle, hunger go be your best friend, lol!
You can still slay in rain-friendly and fashionable outfits and go about your normal daily activities.
There are different types of fashionable rain jackets you can get in the market. You could wear a light outfit inside and then put on a rain jacket so that when you get to your destination you can take it off. This outfit helps to prevent you from getting all drenched in the rain; some are also designed to keep you warm. As the fashion trend evolves, you can get various colors, designs, lightweight but strong waterproof rain jackets with or without a hood.
Wearing a mixture of long trousers or skirts and shorts is nice because during the rainy season, mosquitoes and other dangerous insects become rampant and this is usually experienced in places like Surulere. You will need those long trousers, skirts or gowns to protect you from insect bites and also from cold while shorts is a good choice as they will not get wet in puddles. It will be ideal to put on shorts, trousers, and gowns made of quick-dry materials.
You can choose to wear shirts of different lengths.
Refrain from wearing white or similar outfits during the raining season as they will easily get stained even before you get to your destination.
You don’t want to get to work looking all dirty as it may affect your confidence at work. Instead, wear darker-colored clothes during the rainy season. Consider wearing sweatshirts or cardigans to prevent cold.
If you want your shoes to last for a longer period then avoid wearing leather shoes, party shoes, office shoes, etc. Also, avoid shoes without a good grip on slippery grounds as they have a great tendency to make you slip. Shoes like trainers and other types of sports shoes are not ideal during the rainy season because when it gets wet, it takes a longer time to get dry and if not properly dried will smell and harbor germs, bacteria, and fungi.
Go for water-friendly sandal and shoes/boots that are made of rubber so you can face any pothole confidently.
Ensure to wear the right outfits whether you are going to work, visiting someone or traveling to anyplace during the rainy season. The clothing that works well during the dry season, can’t work during the rainy season as you risk being stained, wet, embarrassed and frustrated all through that day.
Check the weather forecast before leaving the house.