7 Pointers to Act as Your Guide to African Fashion ...

Planning a trip to Africa? Let guest contributor Sadie be your guide to the ever fabulous African fashion!

There's nothing better than going out on vacation and getting to know other countries and cultures. If you are planning a holiday to Africa, clothing plays a very important part in keeping yourself looking good, despite the temperatures. Africa is known to be one of the hottest places on Earth and adapting to the heat can be a challenge for those not used to it.

One of the first steps in being comfortable and blending in with locals is choosing the right clothing. Choosing the right clothing also depends on what time of year you are visiting Africa. The dry season between October and April tends to be the best time to travel in Africa. Although this is counted as Summer, visiting between February and March can see high temperatures but not so high that the heat becomes intolerable. Here's a quick guide into how you can keep yourself looking your best, no matter what time of year or temperature.

1. Sundresses

Sundresses are the perfect way forward when wanting to keep cool and looking your best. Lightweight material such as cotton will keep you from feeling sticky in the high temperatures. There are number of positives with sundresses in that they are easier to pack than other garments and don’t need to be paired with other items such as shorts and shirts. Sundresses are also available in a range of different colours and designs, so you can pick the right one according to occasion.