5 Ways to re­vamp

The founder of Fun­dudzi is renowned for his cre­ative, sus­tain­able de­signs. Here, he shares the se­crets to glam­our.

Glamour (South Africa) - - News - By de­signer Craig Ja­cobs

1 Try these trends

Ex­ag­ger­ated lines are huge right now – lit­er­ally and metaphor­i­cally! Look­ing like you’re be­ing swal­lowed by your clothes isn’t for ev­ery­one, but give the trend a curtsy via a big parka or blouse with dra­matic sleeves.

The ’80s are in (again!). Try black kohl liner, chok­ers, slo­gan sweaters, skinny jeans and plat­form sneak­ers.

An­other key trend is the ex­posed shoul­der, whether it’s a one-shoul­der de­sign or an off-the-shoul­der gown. Just ap­ply the golden rule: ex­posed on top needs cov­er­ing be­low.

Green is bloom­ing for win­ter, and Pan­tone chose Green­ery as their hue of the year. Wear it in the form of ac­ces­sories and jewellery.

2 In­vest in these must-haves

• A pat­terned cot­ton dress with a cinched waist and full skirt is a peren­nial. And an African print is bound to get you no­ticed, es­pe­cially when trav­el­ling over­seas.

• A shirt with strik­ing sleeve de­tails is a big trend, and it looks great with ’70s-style flared jeans or trousers.

• Heels with an­kle straps and rib­bons are fem­i­nine, flirty and fash­ion­able.

• When it comes to bags, the side-han­dle clutch, as shown at Dior and Louis Vuit­ton, is a key style for the sea­son.

3 Go from day to night like this

A struc­tured jacket is great for the tran­si­tion from day to night. Look for a sin­gle­but­ton, lightly tai­lored blazer in a jewel tone – emer­ald or cobalt blue work nicely. Look for a fab­ric with stretch, as it will fit bet­ter and is less likely to crease. And look out for a geo­met­ric-print scarf – it will be one of the most ver­sa­tile pieces you own. Plump it up and put in the top pocket of your jacket, tie it around your waist in place of a belt or wrap it around your wrist like a bracelet.

4 Check what lies be­low

The right lin­gerie is a cru­cial part of look­ing good, so head to the de­part­ment store to get fit­ted every few years, as your body and your sup­port needs change over time.

5 Get over these

Cut-out jean styles are a look I’d like to see left be­hind in 2016 – they took DIY too far! Rather wear vin­tage denim and ap­pliqué de­tails to show that you’ve moved with the times. I’m also not a fan of tulip skirts – they don’t flat­ter most women.

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