Twirl on your haters in a brand new number
Words: Modupe Oloruntoba | Photographs: Aart Verrips | Styling: Mira Leibowitz
If your Netflix roll is empty and your calendar is full, look up – it must be Spring. Yes, seasons are a loose term (read: mythical) in South Africa, but allow us our celebrations because rain or shine, it’s still September. We are that much closer to longer days, warmer nights, and all the fun that comes with them. Your wardrobe options are endless, but nothing says 'spring' like a brand new dress. Our Spring Dress Shop has them all, in every cut, print, and length you need. Own the season whatever the occasion in our all-new dress selects.
This dress is the basic tee of S/S16: Off-shoulder, wide frill, and just the right length. Stock up, because this style will be around for a while. Then make it your own with accessories tailored to your aesthetic.
Wear to: Brunch with the girls.
Wear with: Dewy makeup and a new hat. A bag with a cross body strap frees up your hands for coffee, food snaps and selfies.
The off-the-shoulder dress wins again, only this time in a key spring colour and with straps that assist so you’re free to dance your cares away. You don't want anything clinging to your skin if you're spending the day outdoors, so embrace the festival spirit in a relaxed silhouette.
Wear to: Superbalist is Rocking the Daisies or Superbalist In the City Weekend.
Wear with: Leather wrap choker, sturdy boots, festive socks and stars on your face for vibes.
Big Night Out
No one wants to spend the whole night fixing their dress, so choose something that’s cut right and not too tight. The ideal party dress is one you can actually party in, so if you're going with a skintight style, check fabric composition for something with a little stretch. Show some shoulder with a flattering cut-out.
Wear to: Your bestie’s birthday bash.
Wear with: A devastating red lip and fun accessories. When it comes to your bags and shoes, a few clever swaps can extend the miles on any dress.
Dropping mad dollars on a dress you will likely only wear once is what makes occasion wear so tricky, so keep it low key: The simpler the dress, the more use you will get out of it. Accessories really are the game changers here, so invest in clutches and necklaces to make wedding season a little easier to dress for.
Wear to: Your third cousin’s nuptials, since your mom is making you go and there will be wine.
Wear with: Simple jewellery and an ornamental clutch.
The work doesn’t stop when the fun starts - fun requires funds, remember? A shirt dress in office friendly white and blue with on-trend painted stripes gets the job done quick and easy. Always remember that the best thing about shirt dresses is that they button down to become an easy layering piece.
Wear to: Your beloved 9-to-5.
Wear with: Slick hair, chunky boots with cutouts for some breathing room, and a no-nonsense hold-all. Consider repurposing the leather wrap choker as a neck tie - wrap loosely under your collar and tie in a bow.