BOITY THULO

WHAT’S IN­SIDE HER CLOSET

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - FRONT PAGE - @boity BOITY THULO

Boity de­scribes her­self as a ‘home­body’ and her style re­flects her easy­go­ing at­ti­tude. ‘Com­fort comes rst. I fol­low trends, but not too closely, al­ways mak­ing sure that I feel com­fort­able in what I’m wear­ing.’ Qual­ity is just as im­por­tant to her. ‘It is some­thing my mom in­stilled in me as a child. She al­ways im­pressed the im­por­tance of qual­ity cloth­ing – and shoes es­pe­cially ’ It was her eye for qual­ity that she drew on with her de­sign col­lab­o­ra­tion with Le­git, which launched in July 2015. The col­lec­tion, with a sports luxe fo­cus, was a year-long pro­ject that saw Boity in­volved at ev­ery stage of the de­sign process. ‘They ap­proached me be­cause of my health and tness regime and thought I would be the right per­son to in­tro­duce their gym col­lec­tion,’ she says. Does she have a favourite piece? ‘It’s dif cult, but I’d say the white jumpsuit from the Nightlife range and the red two-piece – the skirt and crop top – that was clearly in­spired by Kim Kar­dashian ’ Feel­ing beau­ti­ful and com­fort­able in her own skin is Boity’s main fo­cus and her ad­vice for other women. ‘Dress for your body in what­ever makes you feel good.’ She loves to dress to em­pha­size her curves. This also in uenced her col­lec­tion for Le­git. ‘I wanted to rep­re­sent women like me – I was think­ing about the curvy girl and cre­at­ing cloth­ing she feels com­fort­able and sexy in.’ Boity is in­spired by South African fash­ion. ‘It’s orig­i­nal. It’s fresh, colour­ful and I’m ex­cited that we’re mov­ing in our own di­rec­tion.’ She’s us­ing that fresh in­spi­ra­tion to build a ca­reer from her cre­ativ­ity – but she’s keep­ing mum for now on her plans for 201 . ‘Let’s just say I have ex­cit­ing things com­ing up ’

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