These tips will help you get
through the days when you’re not quite sure what the weather will be

by Siya Rajan
The weeks between changing
seasons can be a little tricky when it comes to figuring out how to dress. We
come to love the weather we’re in, but before we know it, the weather starts to
change, and we’re forced to adapt what we wear accordingly. Do we really have
to put away those shorts we’ve been wearing for the past three months? Or can
we hold on to them a little longer? Those tricky weeks in between seasons can
pose an interesting challenge when it comes to what to wear, but it gives us an
opportunity to mix and match two seasons together. Sweater with shorts? Sure.
Cardigan with flip-flops? Hmm, maybe not that, but you get the point!
It’s always hard to gauge what
to wear when the weather’s in limbo. Is it time to wear that leather jacket you
have yet, or would that be too much? If the weather forecast says that it’ll be
ridiculously cold in the morning but sweltering by lunchtime, how does one
Follow these tips and tricks,
and you’ll nail transitional weather style in no time:
Layer Up

The best part about layering
is that you get the best of both worlds when it comes to wearing your favorite
items. Feeling like rocking your favorite t-shirt today? No problem. You just
may have to throw a sweater or jacket on over it. No big deal. You get to mix
and match all your best clothes when the weather’s weird, and the guessing game
is kind of fun.

Play with Your Summer and Winter Clothes

Just because the weather is
changing doesn’t mean you need to run out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Well,
at least, not yet. Look at your closet and piece clothes from different seasons
together. You’d be surprised how many things might pair nicely with that
leather jacket you’ve been waiting all year to wear again.

Mix Prints

Switch it up and have fun with
patterns. Different prints and patterns can really make a look and they’re
always fun to try out once in awhile, so why not now?

Wear Colors That Aren’t in Season

Just because fall is around
the corner doesn’t mean you need to put away colors just yet. Judge it by the
weather, if it’s still warm out, feel free to rock your light blue chinos. Just
because it may technically be fall on the calendar, it does not mean that you
immediately need to forego all of your lighter-colored duds in favor of all
things dark.

Bring Out the Boots

Boots make any man look
instantly more dressed up. Throw on boots with just about anything, and you’ll
be ready for any occasion, be it work or that first date you’ve been worrying
about. Plus, boots are hardcore and can withstand almost anything that the
fickle weather may throw at you.

Mix Textures

Don’t be afraid to mix
different textures and fabrics together. Who knows? You could end up making a


Accessories will be a man’s
best friend when the weather’s a little funky. Maybe consider keeping a scarf
or an umbrella in your car. You never know when the weather will turn on you,
and you’ll be happy you have them with you, just in case.

Forget about how sly the
weather can be and embrace the new season that’s about to come your way. Focus
on what you feel like wearing, and try something new. Who knows, you might even
like it.
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.