Comfort Style This Harmattan Season.

 

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These days, with the harmattan often associated with chills especially in the morning and extreme hotness in the afternoon, it is a bit difficult dressing appropriately for everyone.

However, everyone has to protect themselves from the excessive cold. You will not want to dress up just for the cold and later regret your outfit choice by afternoon when the heat becomes unrelenting. So to prevent your skin from cold as well as cracking and drying, it is ideal to dress appropriately to face the harsh and fluctuating weather. Here’s a list of things you should have in your wardrobe this season.

1. BLAZERS:

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This is not compulsory for everyone, well, with the exception of the Law Students and the 8-4/9-5 clan(office workers), but it will be a plus if added to your wardrobe this season.  For regular people like students, it could be worn over a tee and a pair of Khakis, chinos or Denim trousers. It could also be worn corporately with a long sleeve shirt, a tie and a pair of formal shoes.

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For the Ladies; aside wearing trousers, Skirts, and pant suits, you could wear the blazer over a dress shirt,  a top or a maxi gown.

2. CARDIGANS:

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If it was up to me, I’d make wearing cardigans at least once every week this season. LOL. Cardigans have vast designs and different ways to be worn. It could be Corporate (for the office workers and people who are required to be corporate), it could be casual and it could be minimally casual (with SWAG). Go for trendy cardigans in length of your choice.

3. COVERED SHOES:

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     When it comes to shoes, covered shoes are ideal. For men, boots,  loafers, skater shoes, formal shoes, sneakers are appropriate to prevent your feet from accumulating dust and to keep them warm.
For ladies, stilettos,  sneakers, kitten heels, ankle boots, ballet flats,  Espadrilles are appropriate.  Less of flat sandals and sandal heels.

4. LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS:

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Long sleeve shirts are very vital these season.  They cover your arm and as such prevent direct contact with dry air. No one wants a white body.

5. MAXI SKIRTS AND DRESSES:

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It will be appropriate to wear skirts and dresses that are below the knee. Maxi skirts and dresses are very fashionable and  add variety to your wardrobe because they can be worn in different ways and style. The longer the skirt or dress, the better it helps to protect your legs as well as prevent them from being exposed to harsh weather.

 

5. DENIM:

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We all know the Denim material is thick so wearing it makes the body resistant to cold. It is advisable to opt for denim Denim clothes in general this season because of their cold proof characteristic.

For guys and ladies who do not fancy denim trousers,  you can go for a dark coloured pant which has a two-way thing (regulation  between cold and warmth).

 

7. CASHMERE SCARF/ CRAVAT:

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You should not forget your cashmere scarf or cravat to wrap around your neck if you don’t want to wear a blazer or cardigan. You can even wear the cravat or scarf with the blazer.

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Also, if you don’t want to wear a blazer or cardigan on your shirt,  you could opt for a black leather jacket. When it comes to shirt whether for the office or casual outing, cotton and linen shirts are just perfect.
This is because aside preventing excessive sweating, they also keep you warm. One colour to avoid wearing all the time right now is white as it easily attracts dirt’s. Also, in or around your house or neighbourhood, you could wear head warmer, tie muffler scarf around your neck, wear gloves and socks depending on how cold you are.

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The Perfect Shoes For Every Kind of Pants.

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     Hi guys. Sorry for being away for a while. I’ve been busy with Some annoying bank people as my ATM card got stuck in the ATM and I have been going about how I’ll get another.
       To today’s matter. We’ve all seen creepy things on earth and one of them is seeing someone wearing the wrong shoes with the right outfit. Pants vary from joggers to jeans to chinos and shoes; from sneakers to Oxfords to boots etcetera etcetera.
CHINOS

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     Chinos naturally bring to mind college guys, and there’s nothing wrong with giving in to those preppy vibes with a pair of loafers. The one slip-on you might stay away from is the velvet loafers (which I dislike), which, despite its casual-leaning ambitions of late, still really only looks right with trousers (But nice try, fancy pants.) When it gets really cold, you might need something sturdier. In that case, grab a pair of lace-up shoes like the skater shoes or Derby shoes or boots  to give the chinos more of a mountain-man feel.
JOGGERS

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     Joggers can look a little infantile with slip-on shoes such as espadrilles and especially loafers . It’s just too much high-low for a grown man. But you can always rely on your most futuristic sneakers (which, let’s be real, are more comfortable). On a day when you want to dress them up just slightly, desert boots fit the bill. They’re casual enough to work with the pants, but the suede will elevate your look a bit.
TROUSERS

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     Brogues or derby shoes —i.e. dress shoes with a rubber sole or sportier details on the upper—are the ticket for a pair of nicer pants that aren’t part of a full-on suit. But if you want to take them down a few notches for the weekend, wear them with minimalist sneakers, like the pair in the picture,  which will be comfortable and let the pants do the talking. When it comes to wearing
lace-up boots with trousers, please,  don’t. I’m  not giving you a hard no, but they’re tricky to get right, especially if you’re trying to tuck your pants into them. (For the record, don’t do that.)
SUIT PANTS

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     A proper suit warrants and deserves a proper dress shoe. Now is when you break out your shiniest oxfords or Brogues, or even a handsome wholecut style. When you want to show off your fashion enthusiast side, go for a pair of dress boots or sneakers. When it comes to the latter, avoid sportiness and technical details in favour of something clean and simple. You don’t want to look like an oldie.
JEAN

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     If there were an 11th commandment, it would be that sneakers will always look great with a pair of jeans. But when you want to be a bit more of a badass, swap in a serious pair of boots like the desert boot or (If you’re lucky enough to find here in Nigeria) the Chelsea boots. Jeans are built to hold up to almost any shoe in your arsenal, but still, you’ve gotta choose wisely. You can’t decide to wear oxfords and baggy together. They are definitely not a match made in heaven.
     I hope I’ve been of help to you guys.

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