DAY­TIME LUXE S/S18 street-style

A quick glance at the S/S18 street-style scene will tell you that wardrobe de­tails usu­ally re­served for af­ter dark can now be safely and eas­ily in­te­grated into your day­time look. Achieve up­dated el­e­gance with a tex­tile pal­ette of silk, satin and se­quins,

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Rule 1: Shim­mer on

Em­brace day­time sparkle and get to know those dia­manté en­crusted ac­ces­sories again. We’re talk­ing hair­clips, sun­glasses, ear­rings and even those hand­bags – they were big in the ’90s and now they’re back to en­sure one brave combo.

Rule 2: Go for the op­po­site

A nod to all the style choices of ma­tric dances, this sum­mer’s street-style icons prove that glam can be cool. Give your stilet­tos a miss and pair your evening gown with ca­sual, flat slid­ers or flip-flops for an über-glam­orous stroll through the city.

Rule 3: Put your art into it

Ex­ag­ger­ated prints in gold bro­cade and lux­u­ri­ous tex­ture needn’t be saved for af­ter dark. Sim­ply jux­ta­pose an un­ex­pected street-cool, faux fur coat, denim jacket or parka to off­set the op­u­lence and make sure your heels are the block-kind – per­fect for mid­day meet­ings.

Rule 4: Do it white

A risky, yet re­ward­ing all-white look can be day­time ap­pro­pri­ate with lay­ered lace and tan ac­ces­sories. Look for neu­tral ba­sics, such as a white blouse with ruf­fle de­tail­ing or a floaty white skirt, which work as well to­gether as they do on their own. Messy lunches should be avoided at all costs!

Rule 5: Look to lace

You’ve heard it be­fore: un­der­wear can be worn as out­er­wear. El­e­vate your denim and T-shirt combo by adding hints of lace in the form of a corset or a camisole over­lay. Sign the look off with a pair of stilet­tos and a glit­tered clutch.

Rule 6: Play it ca­sual

Molten metal­lic fab­rics hint at night-time ap­peal, but they can also trans­late more ca­su­ally. Seek out sil­ver, gold or plat­inum tones for your next wardrobe ba­sic and play dress-up in the day­time. Switch it up with off­beat ac­ces­sories like fluffy slid­ers or an over­sized belt-bag to down­play the look.

Skirt, R3 000, Re­play

BRALETTE, R579, ZARA SHORTS, R699, WITCHERY

SNEAK­ERS, R1 599, CON­VERSE

SLID­ERS, R80, MRP

T-SHIRT, R100, MRP

EAR­RINGS, R500, MISSIBABA

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