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The Edit: What to Wear on a Summer Break in the City


This time of the year calls for days spent in the summer sun, whether on a long weekend away with friends or a romantic getaway. But being away from home does not mean compromising on your style and your wardrobe can still reflect your usual chic sartorial choices.

From comfortable jumpsuits to sundresses by African designers, look to our edit of stylish pieces to take with you on a summer break in the city.

Shop the Nkululeko Jumpsuit by ALCShop the Nkululeko Short Sleeve Boiler Jumpsuit by ALC

Jumpsuits and all-in-ones are versatility wrapped up in a single garment. The designs by South African sustainable brand SELFI are comfortable yet chic and can be styled a couple of ways, with a tie knotted in the front or back. The palate-cleansing burnt-orange hue of the Nkululeko Short Sleeve Boiler Jumpsuit by South African menswear brand ALC is a functional yet stylish choice for a day out in the city. Belt it at the waist to add some definition and perfectly balance the masculine and feminine qualities of the unisex piece.

Shop the Puzzle Skirt by Gozel GreenShop the Sage Puzzle Skirt by Gozel Green

A sundress is essential for a stylish summer in the city. The Sleeveless Gash dress by contemporary Nigerian brand Gozel Green will instantly transport you to sunnier climes thanks to its bold green color. Crafted from breathable crepe fabric with cut-outs, it’s the garment to keep you cool on a warm day. Dress it down with flat sandals from Lagos-based accessories brand Shekudo to explore your new temporary surroundings.

Also by the brand is the signature Puzzle Skirt, now available in a sage green hue, that’s perfect for summer. along with its red and black iterations. The fitted waist and side slit make it a design that’s both striking and flattering on all body types. Style it with a white button-down shirt and mule sandals for a classic city chic look.

Shop the Ombre Tife Shirt by Orange Culture

 Shop the Ombre Tife Shirt by Orange Culture

For when a blazer is too heavy to wear in the summer sun, opt for a lightweight alternative in the form of the sheer Ombre Tife Shirt by Nigerian brand Orange Culture. Another unisex item that works whatever your gender, it’s the perfect transitional layer that will keep give you coverage on cool evenings but can also be shirked off when the temperature is high. The blue-toned shirt also doubles up as a coverup for swimwear when at the beach or by the pool.

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