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,
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