As trend-setters in the fashion space, we love to look to celebrities and international style icons for inspiration and to gauge which trends are going to be a massive hit in the coming season. But let’s not forget that us South African’s are no slouches in the style department. Our leading media and fashion personalities consistently deliver picture perfect looks, often interpreting international trends with a unique and distinctly local influence.
To share the benefits of our Instagram-stalking habits, we’ve collated our top looks this month from 5 of our favourite local fashionistas. Plus, we’ve done the hard work for you by showing you exactly where you can shop the key items in order to recreate their covetable outfits.
Keep scrolling to see our fashionable local celeb round-up.
Style Notes: We are totally crushing on the way style blogger and label-lover, Kefilwe, has worked this ensemble. Combining a sleek and sophisticated all black look – with YSL heels and handbag – with an eye-catching printed cape, this outfit serves as a fantastic example of unique local style. The cape – by designer Thabo Maketha – is made from traditional Basotho blankets known as Kobo.
Style Notes: Fashion blogger Crystal – who is often spotted twinning with her blogger bestie Palesa of @simplypalesa – has a knack for taking fashion-forward trends and styling them in a way that still feels accessible and relatable. Metallics and pleated skirts are two big trends that won’t be going anywhere soon, and we love her bold approach by pairing it with a bright red knit and statement accessories.
Style Notes: Needing no introduction, we are firm fans of Queen B’s glamorous and polished style. This outfit is a masterclass in how to pull off an all-in-black look by combining different textures. The femininity of her sheer chiffon sleeves is balanced by the sheen and structure of leather pants. Her look is then given further dimension with the soft texture of a faux fur stole – and let’s not forget the all-important finishing touch of perfectly pointed black stilettos.
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Style Notes: Through her perfectly curated Insta feed, model and blogger Emma Jane shares her loves and lifestyle as she travels the world. Taking a largely minimalist and understated approach to trends, we love the styling of this grey off-the-shoulder knit with ruffle detail. This is a key piece that encapsulates two of this season’s biggest trends.
Style Notes: Minnie served up some serious travel envy as the TV presenter shared pics of her recent trip to Greece. We love this stylish and nautical-inspired take on a beach-ready look (make a mental note for summer months!). While it’s likely to be some time before we will be donning a bikini, her look can be re-interpreted for winter through a classic cobalt blue tote bag.
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