It is officially everyone’s favourite time of the year so whether you’ll be hanging out with your friends at the coolest spots in Lagos or chilling by the pool side at the French Riviera, you already know that your fashion game has to be on point!
It is no secret that here in Nigeria, we aren’t that into seasonal fashion but summer is one season that we highly acknowledge. And just like every other season, summer has certain pieces that will surely exude the chill and sunny vibe. Although, they might include a few day-to-day wears, the pairings have to be slightly different. From clothing to accessories, let’s get into your summer staples!
If there’s a piece we could wear everyday, it would be a bright white dress. The reason is because of how incredibly chic the piece is. Also, it can be paired with literally anything but for summer, we suggest a pair of strappy sandals, espadrilles or even slippers. Put a white dress on and you’ll be set for any activity on your itinerary.
Think mid-length jeans, shorts and even skirts paired with a simple floral print shirt and sandals. You could also try a more casual pairing like jeans, tee and your favourite slippers. But for the casual look, we suggest frayed or distressed denim just to add that extra oomph to make your summer look complete.
Just like you know that swim suits are an essential during this sunny period, make sure to keep a simple yet stylish cover up for a chic pool side look. If your swim suit is plain, you could opt for a floral or a paisley print cover up and vice versa (floral is our absolute fave though). But if you are a sucker for prints, feel free to clash them all you want.
Wrap dresses are an ultra-feminine staple and they are the perfect piece to get your sexy on. For a maximum summer effect, opt for a bright coloured floral print option and pair them with a raffia bag and finish your look off with slippers. You’ll love the outcome!
Skirts & Tees
Just like we mentioned earlier, there are some everyday stales that are perfect for the summer and skirt and tees work well. To get your summer on, switch out your pencil skirt for a maxi floral print skirt or a midi pleated skirt and pair with a graphic tee and you’ll have a look.
Eye-catching jewellery plays a huge part in summer fashion. Opt for different types like bohemian chains, geometric earrings and artsy bracelets to give your look a chic finish. Also, raffia accessories like hats and bags are a must-have for summer as they add a retro feel to outfits. Let’s not forget embellished slippers, colourful heeled sandals and chic sunglasses to seal the deal of every look.
Let us know which of the options you cannot do without during every summer. Till next time!
Written by Damilola Fatusi