I couldn’t be happier with the latest fashion trends that have emerged from fashion week’s around the world. Miss-match prints, overtly bright colours and bold I don’t give a damn cuts, my inner child is squealing with delight.
I first started noticing this shift in trends during Copenhagen Fashion Week (CFW), no minimal scandi designs but rather a delightful array of bright pinks and greens teamed with Havaianas (yes, they having a comeback folks!) or sleek cowboy boots. Anything went at CFW.
I remember having a conversation a few months back where someone asked me what my style was and to be honest, I’ve never really had one. I dress how I feel when I wake up in the mornings and tend to enjoy flowing with the trends. However, with that being said I’ve always felt this desire to dress like the 5 year old girls I see in the playground when I walk my dog. Carefree, miss-match prints paired with a tulle skirt and a pair of bunny ears because why the hell not. CFW was a sophisticated version of that 5 year old girl.
So this weekend, in honour of my inner child, I decided to wear all the leopard print, my brightly coloured socks and baggy overalls leaving room for a cinnamon bun (or two). Here’s to my 5 year old self.
Shot by Justin Polkey
My new Celine sunglasses I spoilt myself with last week // I’m currently taste testing as many cupcakes as possible in NY for a blog post // An ice coffee a day // Nike Airforce, this month’s must have // I’ve officially fallen in love with New York // Bag crushing on the Givenchy Antigona in black leather // Loving my black Witchery hat // Porter, my new fav magazine to read // Can we please take a moment to admire the new adidas Originals range for Korea // Just finished season four of Sex in the City, don’t we all wish we were Carrie Bradshaw // Matching two piece sets // Leopard print, my current go-to print
This past weekend Justin and I went away with a bunch of friends to an adorable Spanish inspired farm house along the West Coast here in South Africa, Inglenook.
It was great to get away and spend some time away from the city with friends before jetting off on Friday. The sun was out and the air was warm which was the perfect opportunity for me to wear my new Mr Price sliders and Woolworths leopard print dress.
Call me crazy but I am loving the snow leopard print at the moment! It’s one of those prints that can go horrible wrong quite easily so below are some simple steps to wearing animal print:
1.) Keep it simple, pick one animal print to wear at a time. Don’t mix your prints.
2.) An animal print dress too daring for you? Try accessorising with a leopard print clutch or a pair of leopard print heels.
3.) A pair of washed out leopard print skinnies is a great way to funk up a denim jacket or white tee.
4.) Get the right size print for your body shape.
5.) Leopard print works best with neutrals. Think black, white, camel and cream. Too boring? Add a pop of red accessories with your leopard print dress or shirt.
And remember… animal print looks most modern when it isn’t trying to be saucy.
Photos: Justin Polkey
For those of you living in Cape Town you’ll understand when I say “Winter has arrived! And it’s mean!!!”
One of the best things you can do in Winter is layer your clothing. Vest, long sleeve top, jersey, jacket… sorted.
Winter clothing is often pretty expensive, I remember saving up for a full year when I was younger just to buy my first Winter coat. A tip I can pass out here is try second hand clothing stores for old coats, you’ll be amazed at the beauties you’ll find.
The coat below which I’m wearing was from a second hand store and only cost me R90 and for another R90 I got it back from the dry cleaners looking brand new. That’s R180 for for a Winter coat!
Get thrifting and happy Friday
Photos by Justin Polkey