How to Stylishly Tackle the Heat 101: Get yourself a Cuban Collared Shirt

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Is it me, or is the heat super unbearable right now? While most people have attributed the intense heat to everything from global warming, to Nigeria’s alleged proximity to hell fire, I simply see it as punishment for for fornication. Okay, that was a joke.

Funny thing is, most Nigerians still dress up in trenchcoats and fur under the Lagos heat (I’m assuming that they’re dressing for the weather they want to experience, rather than the one they’re in – faith is important), the weather plays a huge role in how we dress up on the daily.

One staple that seems to have endured all the fluctuating trend changes, is the famous Cuban collared summer shirt.

Made famous by South American and Caribbean islanders, this shirt used to be Charlie Sheen’s uniform on Two and a Half Men, and a regular among dads and uncles. Well, now that we’ve made “dad fashion” cool again, from the chunky sneakers to the vintage pants, there was no way we would leave this behind.

Cuban collar shirts have experienced a renaissance of some sorts, with everyone having a couple in their closet. Whether you’re tearing up the stage like Burna Boy, or working hard to maintain your “best dressed celebrity” title like Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, this is one item we can’t get over.  It also helps that they’re super flattering on all body types, and work well with a variety of other pieces, making them easy to style.

Here are some of the ways to pair and pull off the perfect fit, using a Cuban collared shirt;

Casual Class with Tailored Pants

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Beach Inspired with Shorts

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As a Full Pajama Set

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Play it up with a Little Denim

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