Clashing Prints

I love 2015’s clashing prints trend. However I do acknowledge that it’s pretty tricky getting this trend right and pulling it of with confidence. New trends. New risks. I’ve decided that no matter what fashion risks I take, I will always remain comfortable and true to my style. That’s my key to confidence.

 

This is possibly the first time that I’m clashing prints and so I’ve decided to keep it rather simple. I believe that the trick with getting a clashing prints ensemble right is to focus on colours which combine with ease. My go to colours – black and white of course. The clash of the large checks of my dress and tribal pattern of my jacket creates my version of ‘edgy’. Notice that both items of clothing incorporate black and white.

 

Hopefully this helps you get started on your clashing prints journey! Why settle for wearing the same pieces time and time again when you can combine a few and create new and unique looks.

 

Jacket – Zulu Lulu

Dress – Zulu Lulu

Leggings – Woolworths

Shoes – Asos

Much love xxx

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Waterfall Trend Watch

Every winter, I buy an item of clothing with waterfall traits. Each year sees me buying a different colour and style, all in aid of building up my personal collection. This year is no different. And, in my opinion, the waterfall style trenches and cardigans are a winter wardrobe staple. In all its elegance and flattery, the draped collar looks amazing with just about everything.

I tend to find that the waterfall design is somewhat oversized, which is why I suggest always pairing this piece with a belt around the waist. However, that being said, each to her own. Waterfall outerwear also looks amazing left loose for a more boho-chic look.

 

In today’s look, I have styled my oversized felt waterfall coat with skinny jeans, a waist belt and heels. I have kept my look pretty simple and weekend friendly. But of course you can also style these pieces with pencil skirts and dresses for office glam. The options are endless. Lookout for my post on how I style my waterfall coat during the week. Coming soon!!!

 

Waterfall coat – Zulu Lulu

Tunic – Woolworths

Jeans – Armani Exchange

Shoes – Zara

Handbag – Guess

Much Love

xoxoxoxo

SAFW

South Africa’s Fashion Week (‘SAFW’) has really only been something I knew from TV, fashion magazines and the internet. So being invited to attend was pretty huge for me. And so started my SAFW journey! Clothes, hair, make-up? My preparation was real. And so I settled for understated glam, smokey eyes and glowing skin.

  

The vision of SAFW has always been to nurture an appreciation for South African fashion and create brand awareness amongst consumers both locally and internationally.

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After seeing what I did on Saturday evening, I couldn’t be prouder. Well deserved standing ovation House of Ole.

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Firstly, South Africa’s designers are beyond talented. Secondly, we are a damn good looking nation. And thirdly, we have street style down to the T. Period.

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My outfit details:

Neckpiece – Zulu Lulu

Top – Woolworths

Skirt – Rage

Shoes – Zara

Clutch – 32Clothing

Have an amazing Monday gorgeous readers 🙂

xoxoxoxo

Shoulder Bling

Shoulder embellished dresses are everywhere and I am honestly loving it! Lace inserts, teamed with delicate beading, nothing could make me happier. I purchased my dress with embellished shoulders, however it’s such a simple DIY project and provides an instant update to old dresses, t-shirts and blouses and a glam alternative to wearing a necklace. Check out your local fabric store for a range of beaded motives and just sew them on. Doesn’t get easier. I suggest that you first pin the motive onto your clothing before sewing it on, just to ensure you get the placement right. Happy embellishing everyone 🙂

  

Dress – Robot

Shoes – Woolworths

Happy Embellishing Everyone 🙂

xoxoxoxo

 

Printed Pants

Printed pants are a huge trend right now. Well in all honesty, I don’t generally follow every trend to hit the fashion scene, but I think this one is pretty awesome. They can be dressed up or down and hence in my opinion, are perfect. The type I’m wearing today is loose, comfy, and almost feels like pjs. You really can’t go wrong here. I want to wear them everywhere.

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When I first bought these pants, I was attracted to the print. Then I got onto thinking about how I was going to style it. Given my hips and butt, I didn’t think I would be able to pull these pants off (I had this misconception that prints would equate to me looking like a hippo), but styled correctly, they are rather flattering. I’ve kept my top a solid colour and paired it with heels for a work friendly look. For a weekend friendly look, strappy sandals would be ideal.

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Blouse – New Look

Pants – New Look

Shoes – Woolworths

Bag – Guess

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!

xoxoxox

The Little Black Dress

Unlike most fashion trends, the LBD is one which never changes. It is the epitome of timeless fashion. So today, I have favoured, head-to-toe black. I find all black to be super chic and extremely flattering.

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Being a banker by profession means that sometimes, despite everyone being in casual December mode, I have meetings and forums to attend and my go to getup is always something black (today being no different). And for every female, the LBD is a wardrobe essential! As a rule of fashion, chic-ness and style every woman needs to own an elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion!

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Dress – Mango

Stockings – Woolworths

Shoes – Asos

Happy All Black Thursday Everyone 🙂

xoxoxoxo