Looking Classy On A Rainy Day
Everyone will agree that the weather these days has not been very friendly, especially to us here on OAU campus. We have been experiencing this chameleon-like weather these days; having it bright and sunny one minute, then grey and raining heavily the next. This has been a bother to many of us whose activities get interrupted due to the rain. Getting drenched on the way to class is definitely not going to look good or classy at all.
However, it is still possible to remain fashionable, even on a suddenly rainy day. I'll share some tips on how you can maintain your style in this season.
Firstly, this goes for us ladies. Our hair becomes a concern when it rains and gets wet. So it will be wise for ladies to keep a shower cap handy at all times. It's portable and protects your hair. So before you step out on a seemingly bright day, ensure that you have your shower cap. Also try to wear your hair in a bun or ponytail which is easier to control.
For your dressing too, wearing whites on a rainy day is totally a no-no. It will most likely get stained. You can rather touch up your look with a trendy jacket or coat. This will even keep you warm on a chilly day.
In addition, leather shoes or sandals are not so good for the rainy season. This is because they soak up water and dry very slowly. Instead you can go for jelly shoes, or sturdy rubber shoes that are not loose, to avoid squirting dirt on yourself. These are actually more durable.
Lastly, ladies again, water proof makeup will be a great idea. Water proof mascara and eyeliner will help you maintain that lovely look. You can also go light on your foundation, or avoid it altogether. Your umbrella can also be made to match your outfit. It actually looks very nice.
These are some tips that can come useful for you in this rainy season. That is, if you must look gorgeous and classy despite the bustling activities of school life.
(Akinfenwa Olaitan is a student of the Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife and a member of the OAU Peeps Team.)