South Africa has it all; sunny beaches, amazing local vibes and culture authentic to its name. With that said, dressing for the occasion in Sunny SA is essential to having a great time! As the warmest months in SA last from early December to late February, with temperatures averaging at about 26 degrees with almost no rainfall, showing off your summer skin is a must. If you want to make a style statement this summer, take note of the following style tips on what to wear in South Africa.
If you’re heading to the beach or a casual hangout spot in the city or suburbs, opt for denim shorts to emphasise your tanned legs. You can choose a neutral, light blue classic jean colour or spice it up with a design that shows off your personality.
To keep cool during the summer months, a good style tip is to opt for a sleeveless shirt. A light material such as linen or cotton with a cross-piece of fabric at the bottom is a perfect choice if Fun is your middle name! This type of top provides comfort and gives a vibe of elegance in warm weather. Another excellent shirt style is tank tops. With so many printed tank tops to choose from, you can be sure to find one that will compliment your inner-beauty!
Dress for success
Time to pack away those chunky coats, boots and scarves! Short and airy dresses scream summer and you can even add a splash of colour to bring out your personality. You can either choose a tank dress or one with shoulder sleeves to catch sunlight in the right tones. To show off your legs, opt for a dress that sits at about 4 fingers from your knees. That way, you can stay cool and look great at the same time!
In warm weather, sandals or gladiator sandals are a great way of saying “hello summer!” Since most sandals have flat heels, you can spruce up your look by adding a few centimetres of heel to your shoe. That way, no matter whether you’re heading to the beach or the club, you will always feel confident with comfort.
Skirting your look
If you choose to wear skirts, you need to stay with neutral colours. Make sure the fabric is light and flowing so you have optimum comfort without hassle. Remember not to choose a black colour as this attracts sunlight and will make you feel uncomfortably hot!
Going out at night
If you want to go out at night, you can’t go wrong with a high-waisted jean. This cut gives you the option of adding a short shirt to compliment the waistline of the jeans. You can also wear it with a light jersey on cooler days, although summer in SA doesn’t call for many cold days.
With the above-mentioned style tips for summer, you can dress confidently, add sparkle to your personality and enjoy summer without feeling the heat!