Borneo Wear: Daytime All Black Outfit

Here’s another rendition of how to dress for Borneo weather (hot & humid). Specifically I live in the state of Sarawak (which is part of Malaysia) on the island of Borneo. If you’re wondering if maybe the state houses Kuala Lumpur (KL) which is the capital of Malaysia…well, it doesn’t because KL is in Peninsular Malaysia and is separated from Borneo island by sea.

A little geography lesson since most of my readers come from the USA and Europe 😀 Peninsular Malaysia is connected to Thailand. Where I live is on Borneo island, which houses 2 other countries besides Malaysia: Brunei & Indonesia. If you ever plan to drop by South East Asia, let me know 😉

So you now know I live on the equator which means we don’t have 4 seasons! We basically have Summer all year long, though we do have monsoon seasons too (heavy rain, thunderstorms, etc.) 😀 Now there’s this rule that black/dark things trap heat, which is why in hotter countries people tend to wear lighter or more colourful clothing as it does not absorb as much heat as dark colours. However, dark colours also tend to give the illusion of a slimmer body!

Right. So I want to look “slim” AND still keep cool. How about this casual daytime look:

Top: Chatuchak Market from Thailand; Shorts: H&M; Necklace: DIY here

It seems like I played cheat by showing more skin! I’m not too sure if it makes me look any slimmer but I’d take “cooler” any day…  😉

I know it’s getting colder over in the Western countries so I hope you’re all keeping warm and not wearing shorts like me 😀 Have a great weekened everyone! xx

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