Spring FASHION you’ll love
Pastels are back! How to wear them Must-buy: summer trench Layer like a pro
DRESS IT DOWN
A smart shirt doesn’t have to pop out of a pencil skirt. Tuck it into high-waisted pants – the looser and less formal, the better we say. A bow gives your pants a softer finish, too. Shirt, R899, 8 to 20, Pringle of Scotland. Pants, R529, 32 to 52, H&M. Earrings, R335, Jangi. Rings, R399 each, both Accessorize. Handbag, R799, Aldo. Heels, R1 990, Europa Art Shoes
TOP TO TOE
Choose one colour and wear it with confidence – dusty pink is easy to accessorise. Go all out with glasses – the more glam, the bigger the impact – and look for sky-high platforms to soup things up. Dress, R1 699, 30 to 36, Sitting Pretty. Sunglasses, from R1 590, Guess at SDM Eyewear. Layered necklace, R229; handbag, R499, both Forever New. Ring, R495, Jangi. Heels, R949, Charles & Keith >>
There’s nothing quite like a shirt dress to give you a feel-good factor all day long. A knee-length version is perfect for easy, chic style... mix lemon yellow with baby blue for a more fresh look. Dress, R1 500, 8 to 20, Pringle of Scotland. Earrings, R180; necklace, R795, both Renasi. Ring, R125, Jangi. Handbag, R450, Woolworths. Heels, R929, Charles & Keith
Dungarees? Of course you can! Rethink this playful piece with a nod to a more modern look. Wear it over a ruffled blouse for a feminine touch and slip on chic pointed mules. It’s these details that cue your styling know-how. Dungarees, R1 199, 32 to 36, Sitting Pretty. Shirt, R119, XS to XXL, Mr Price. Earrings, R180, Renasi. Layered necklace, R269, Colette by Colette Hayman. Handbag, R1 399, Charles & Keith. Shoes, R2 990, Europa Art Shoes >>
GET IN LINE
Stripes? If they’re facing in the right direction they can slim you down in seconds. Look for a flattering A-line shape with fine vertical stripes. If you’re wearing a dress that hits below the knee, put on your stilettos for effortless elegance.
Dress, R2 900, 8 to 20, Pringle of Scotland. Earrings, R195, Renasi. Silver rings, R199 for set of nine; bag, R559, both Colette by Colette Hayman. Heels, R599, Woolworths
The must-have knit this season? Go off-the-shoulder. Pair it with skinny jeans or leggings... casual yet chic. Want more? Sling on a textured handbag – velvet remains in the limelight. Knit, R379, XS to XL, H&M. Jeans, R3 850, Replay. Earrings, R199; handbag, R559, both Colette by Colette Hayman. Bracelet, R499, Accessorize. Ring, R750, Jangi >>
EASY DOES IT
No, a smart skirt doesn’t call for a prim-and-proper blouse. We say team it with a superslouchy knit. Soft blue and grey go hand in hand. Just add a serious pair of shoes you can really show off.
Knit, R329, XS to XL, H&M. Skirt, R299, 8 to 24, David Jones at Woolworths. Earrings, R169 for two pairs, Colette by Colette Hayman. Necklace, R299, Accessorize
TO THE MAX
The maxi-dress is spring’s darling. Go for a shirt style in a subtle print – gingham is still on our radar! Dress it down with trainers or make an entrance in statement heels. Dress, R2 400, 8 to 20, Pringle of Scotland. Earrings, R425; bracelet, R405, both Jangi. Rings, R199 for set of nine, Colette by Colette Hayman. Heels, R3 490, Europa Art Shoes >>
THE LONG & SHORT OF IT
Love a layer? When you’re not feeling confident about flashing those legs so early, we say sling your newseason dress over a pair of embellished slim-leg jeans to take things up a notch. Shirt dress, R149, 30 to 44, Mr Price. Jeans, R189, 30 to 44, Ackermans. Sunglasses, R2 395, Carolina Herrera at Execuspecs. Earrings, R425; rings, R125 each, all Jangi. Necklace, R140, Woolworths. Heels, R799, Charles & Keith
Go soft to reinvent your tailoring... forget navy and black, pastel pink is how to make your work wardrobe more modern. Trench coat, R1 399, 4 to 6; watch, R499, both Forever New. Shirt, R2 995, 6 to 18, Joseph Ribkoff. Sunglasses, from R5 050, Tom Ford at SDM Eyewear. Earrings, R335; ring, R125, both Jangi w&h The woman&home fashion team shot on location at Shepstone Gardens in Joburg. Visit shepstonegardens.co.za
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