As I write this post, it has been raining in Awoyaya, Lagos where I live, for almost 17 hours nonstop. The only way I can leave my house at this point is to swim out, and I’m not exaggerating. Most people living in areas from Lekki down towards my side probably have stories similar to mine today. A lot of us called in sick at work today, and even if we might have gotten away with it today, we wouldn’t be able to call in sick every single time it rains as heavily as it has today. So pack up your good shoes and clothes till August, and use our handy fashion guide tailored to help you (and your wardrobe) survive the rainy season in these parts.
- You will need to get rain-boots. There’s just no way around it, opting to wade through the flooded streets in rubber slippers or sandals and changing into your shoes when you get to work, might seem good enough, but is definitely not good enough for your health.
- Bring out the cheap stuff. Pack up your designer blazers and skirts, except you are ready for your dry cleaning bills to double. On days like these, wear clothes that you won’t mind letting go off, should they get ruined.
- Pack a change of clothes. A lot of people ended up wading through streets where the flood levels were almost waist high today. So if you have to get to work from such parts, leave in house clothes and pack a change of clothes in a water proof bag.
- These jelly tote bags are cheap and perfect for keeping your valuables safe and dry.
- Do your make-up at work if you can do without it. There’s no shame in your game, you aren’t the only one living in these flooded areas, it beats arriving at work looking like your face got doused in a bucket of water on your way to work.