12 Tips on How To Dress For Harmattan
Harmattan is a season characterised by cold, dust, dryness, extremely hot and harsh weather.
It’s sometimes difficult wearing the right dress during harmattan because of the temperature change. It’s cold in the morning and can get extremely hot during the day. Besides this, harmattan poses a risk to our skin if it is not well protected from the harsh weather. To prevent your skin from cracking and drying, you have to appropriately accommodate the harsh unstable weather.
1. Long Sleeves clothes
These are suitable for this season as they cover your arms and prevent direct contact with the dry air. Because of the fluctuating nature of the weather, Jackets, blazers, and cardigan are wise investments so even if the weather does get hot, you can take them off. To pull this off, it is advisable to wear a decent light top or shirt underneath the jacket or cardigan
2. Below the knee dresses and skirts
Long skirts help protect your legs and prevent them from being exposed to the harsh weather which turns skin white.
3. Thick fabrics
Wear clothes that have fabrics that are thick enough to protect you from the cold. These include wool, pure cotton and velvet. Wear these instead of nylon materials as these can cause your skin to get irritated due to the dry weather.
4. Lip gloss/lip balm and petroleum jelly is a must have as you might need to continually apply them to your lips and skin.
The head gear is one of the recent trends, they come in various shapes and colours and apart from its sassiness when it’s worn, it helps prevent dust from getting into your scalp or your hair.
Shades or sunglasses is a must get for everyone if you don’t want to have dust in your eyes and lashes which irritates the eye turning it red.
Blazers, jackets, sweaters, hoodies, denim and other thick clothing are essential. Do not jumble them up, take note of the pieces you are putting together- the colours, the print , the size, the texture. Wear wool, if you can, it is one of the best insulating materials.
8. BALANCE OUT BIG VOLUME
Mega loop scarves are the in thing, offset their bulkiness with a fitted jacket and skinny pants, you cannot wear loose on loose something has to be fitted.
9. SLIM VEST
On warm days, a long, thin leather vest worn over a matching turtleneck is a trendy alternative to a jacket, it highlights your curves.
10. GIVE YOUR LEGS A FOXY MAKEOVER
Wearing a tall leather pair that elongates your legs is way more flattering than loafers.
11. ACCENTUATE YOUR WAIST
To show off your hourglass shape even in a thick coat put a fun skinny belt round your mid section and pair it up with skinny pants or leggings.
12. LET YOUR HAIR DOWN
This is very fashionable at the same time it gives your neck some warmth which is much needed.