5 fashion authorities tell us what they’ll be buying in 2018
The new year is a good time to start thinking about what style risks to take, investments to make and trends to cull. It can be overwhelming, but we’ve done all the research or you by asking 5 South African fashion authorities what pieces and trends they’ll be stocking up on in 2018. Meet the panel and their picks below.
“Dark florals make them perfect to wear all year round, in or out of the office. I love contrasting delicate floral prints with bold accessories and something simple like a plain white top.”
“I’m obsessed with my oversized denim jacket so much, I keep it as my throw-over-everything-everyday jacket. I mix casual pieces like it with dressier ones, like a sequined spaghetti strap dress. Just add a white tee and trainers you’re good to hit the streets.”
“A sharply tailored blazer will never go out of style but this year, look for a masculine fit: broad, strong shoulders, slightly oversized and if possible, double-breasted. Wear it with a pair of trousers or for an 80s-inspired look, a mini skirt.”
"The mini skirt is one trendy piece that's always relevant but what's always evolved over the years is the silhouette. There's no better time to rock your mini than this decade with the rise of sexual empowerment."
“The pleated midi is back thanks to fashion’s love for vintage silhouettes. You don’t want to age it, so style it with a pair of sneakers. My current faves are the Air Max 97s. I’d wear them with a graphic tee, leather jacket, hoop earrings, a dark lip and my hair in a top knot.”