@akinfaminu, photo @thetobiloke

Oppressive sun heat is just one out of the un-ending changes we would all experience during summer. It can be somewhat overwhelming because there is a high need to make necessary adjustments as regards what we eat and drink and more importantly, what we wear. And so, you would say to yourself, how can an effortless gent like me dress well and stay cool during this summer without losing vital brain cells? 
These rare situations would prove to you that you can actually have your cake and satisfyingly eat it too.

In this guide, we’re going to lay out everything you need to know on how to dress elegantly like Akin Faminu for the humid weather, precept upon precept.

For those who are not familiar with Akin Faminu, he is one of Nigeria's menswear bloggers who through his fashion and styling game, continues to make a case for the conventional suit and tie look, by raising the elegance that comes with sartorial Afrocentricity.

Akin Faminu has been doing this thing called fashion long before now, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea if we learn at least 3 style lessons from the icon himself in this particular post.

First off, have it at the back of your mind that summer outfits are a reverse opposite of winter outfit;
And with this knowledge, you would be able to picture some of the pieces that should work for your elegant summer look.

Summer outfits are generally light and flowy, and to give off this vibe, opt for clothing materials that are in light cotton, silk, chiffon, lace, or even crotchet.

If you would love to pull off the kimono-jacket style effortlessly like Akin Faminu, ensure that it sits right and ties the whole outfit together from head to toe.
Accessorize your look with a classy hat for the sunny days and wear statement neck chains.

In retrospect, summertime is always the best time to wear light colors. Because lighter colors do the magic of keeping you cool, calm, and collected as they reflect the direct light coming from the sun, wearing grey, white, light blue and tan, can serve as your base color for your outfit. These colors are perfect because they all fall in the “neutral” family of colors.

photo @adakolescott

Like Akin Faminu, pulling off a white on white outfit and doing it right is as simple as ABC. Pair your overall white on a white outfit with fancy leather slippers to add a little bit of contrast.
Accessorize your look with a well-structured eyeglass, and you’re ready to hit the beach.

Shorts are the ideal staple for summertime because they make you feel super relaxed in the summer heat and relieve you of sweat around the lower torso region. Shorts are also suitable for beach activities, poolside activities, or generally most outdoor activities.


Styling a short might be a bit challenging because you are contemplating on whether if it is too short or too long or just moderate. The fact is, whatever shape and stretch your shorts come in, you can always work your way around it, and this has out-rightly been proven to us by Akin Faminu.

Which of the looks are your favorite?
And which of the looks do you look forward to recreating?
Do let us know.

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