Khosi Khumalo


‘Feeling good in my skin, literally, is important to me.’

What is one item of clothing that you own multiple versions of? I’m always searching for a well-fitting pair of blue jeans. They’re not always easy to find (we need to change that!), but I’m currently loving the high-waisted cropped flared jeans from Levi’s that I bought in December.

What is your go-to feel-good outfit? Lately, it’s an understate­d but ohso flattering black A-line wrap dress from Hannah Lavery – with a matte bright-red lip, mini gold hoops and a pair of slip-on sandals in the day, or ankle boots at night.

If you could buy only one new item for the season, what would it be? It’s a toss-up between a pair of Doc Martens lace-up platform boots and an oversized emerald-green leather jacket. Both would be great staple additions to my wardrobe, especially for in-between seasons.

What was the last thing you splurged on? Skincare. I know it’s not clothing, but feeling good in my skin, literally, is important to me. My top picks include

SkinCeutic­als Phloretin CF, SkinCeutic­als Retinol 0.5 and Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence.

Top three shops for fashion staples? Levi’s, Country Road and Zara.

Top three shops for those one-ofa-kind items? Rich Mnisi, a vintage shop called Marlow Finds, and Mungo & Jemima.

Any styling tips? The clothes can only look great if you feel good. There’s a difference between someone saying, ‘That’s a nice dress’ and ‘You look great.’

Is there anything special you picked up on your travels? Travelling has made me appreciate having a few good-quality staple items you can mix and match. I used to overpack. I’d end up not wearing half the outfits I’d brought with me. I move lighter now, selecting only really good basics and some unique pieces. That energy transferre­d into my wardrobe, and it has also transferre­d into my living space and my everyday life. Keep it simple... with a hint of interestin­g.

What is the one thing in your wardrobe that gets the most wear? Chunky gold-plated midi hoops in all shapes and sizes. I know I’m speaking for the masses here! I bought some of my favourite pairs from Famke, Sadie + Jean and Mungo & Jemima.

 ?? ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa