Beat the Heat in African Fabrics this Summer

We get it - when you think of summer style, the African Ankara fabrics we carry are not always the first to come to mind to achieve a look that keeps you looking and feeling cool. This summer is the second hottest ever recorded, and we are positive you are doing everything possible to chill out. But our gorgeous models and we are here to show you that keeping easy and breezy this summer CAN be achieved with textures you may not have thought!

Tip 1: Keep it Simple Let’s be honest: the bold, bright print of our Lesha Maxi Dress speaks for itself. It is one of our newest pieces, and for obvious reasons, one of our favorites. By effortlessly throwing on a dress like this and keeping your accessorizing to a minimum, the only thing stopping you from conquering the heat is the amount of time you’ll spend looking in the mirror before leaving the house. We carry 31 different dress styles in different lengths, prints, and bold colors so you can find the option that best suits you. 

Tip 2: Deconstruct your Sets Some of our favorite items we carry are our sets. There is no easier way to match with such ease! However, we recognize that our fabrics are not the lightest, and wearing two pieces made of the African Ankara fabric might be too much to handle this record-breaking summer. So why not take your favorite sets and mix and match them? Our Udala Shirt and Shorts Set in our newly carried color is the perfect candidate to mix and match with other colors, prints, and textures. The shorts, naturally a heat-beater, can be paired with a cotton tank or t-shirt of your color of choice. The shirt, which allows for layering underneath too, would look amazing with your favorite pair of linen pants. Oh, and did we mention this set comes in white and yellow too? 

Tip 3: Buy Clothes Made to Move Bust a move to take a look at our dancing clothes section! No matter your dancing abilities, these Dancing Joggers and our plethora of other dancing clothes are made for movement- meaning they are prepared for their purchaser to break a sweat. Our dancing clothes are some of our lightest weight pieces and are far too stunning to solely be left to the dance floor. These pants can be casually paired with a tank like the model is shown or even with a button-down if you are looking to dress it up a bit. 

Tip 4: Check out other Fabrics …Ok, this tip might be cheating a bit. But we couldn’t help it in taking a chance to show our new custom Ehie T-shirt! When you’re looking to dress it down a little bit in some casual basics, our T-shirt is just for that occasion! This product may be our ultimate tool for keeping it cool and adding your own personalized touch when you order is just all the more reason to shop with us for casual wear too! No matter how you choose to beat the heat this summer, Obioma has a way for you to do it. Our most important tips are to stay true to your style, and that the best summer accessory is ALWAYS a water bottle. Stay cool, readers!