Corporate Drapes #45: Dressing for work during the harmattan
It gets hard dressing appropriately for the harmattan because it’s cold in the morning and can get extremely hot during the day. Apart from this, harmattan poses a risk to our skin (read HERE) if it is not well protected from this harsh weather. And as annoying as this weather gets, i still love it!
To prevent your skin from cracking and drying, you have to dress strategically and appropriately to accommodate the harsh and fluctuating weather.
Dressing suitably for the harmattan
1. Long Sleeves clothes: These are suitable for this season as they cover your arms as they prevent direct contact with the dry air. Because of the fluctuating nature of the weather (as explained earlier), invest in Jackets, blazers, and cardigan so even if the weather does get hot, you can take them off. To pull this off, it is advisable to wear a decent top or shirt underneath the jacket or cardi.
2. Below the knee dresses and skirts: The longer the better for this season. they help protect your legs and prevent them from being exposed to the harsh weather and turning white (which is totally annoying by the way).
3. Thick fabrics: Opt for clothes that have fabrics thick enough to protect you from the cold. These include wool, pure cotton, velvet etc. Go for them instead of nylon materials as these can cause your skin to get irritated due to the dry weather.
See some style inspiration below…enjoy!