Unlock effortless style in five playsuits that are fun, flirty and fashion
Photography: Luke Kuisis | Styling: Mira Leibowitz
We’re all about making fashion fun and what’s more enjoyable than a month-long challenge? Summer’s the perfect time for dresses, and with so many silhouettes, lengths and colours on offer, there’s bound to be one for you — 20 to be precise — for every occasion January throws your way. Not exactly a dress, more like the dress's fraternal twin, this week’s focus piece is the jumpsuit. Slip into something comfortable and get some inspiration on how to wear it for the next 5 days.
It's high tea time and showing up to the full effect of elegance is the only way. Made purely with cotton, the wrap culotte jumpsuit is an ultra-feminine silhouette that compliments almost any body shape. It is cinched at the waist with a wide leg cut, a combination of the feel of comfort and look of luxury. Go 50s retro by pairing it with pastel pink Mary-Janes and create a contrast with a bold maroon lip.
Step out for a day of fun in the sun, in a look that may be the embodiment of carefree cheer. A piece that will keep you cool without restricting movement, this strappy playsuit is perfect for spending the day at the cricket. Wear it with white sneakers for maximum comfort.
Coming through as a strong SS18 trend, utility-style playsuits are a must-have, this season. This 3/4 sleeve jumpsuit, with its blazer collar, is a good one to get into that wave with. It looks smart enough to go about your work day in and chic enough for you to land up at after work drinks at a posh spot. Wear it with an updo and pointy block heels for absolute sophistication.
The Design Indaba is an a celebration of innovation in design, so work a kimono-style playsuit, geometric sling bag and pointy slides with a bow as an elegant look of minimalism that’s accentuated with unconventional design details as a look that fits the occasion. It's refined enough for a work-related conference, but certainly not limited to it.
Celebrating a union of love looking like the picture of romance is an upper echelon style finesse, in our books. Create a quirky colour clash with this fuchsia playsuit and mustard mules for a strong look that only requires small earrings as accessories.
And if you're thinking of more silhouettes to incorporate into your wardrobe, check out this edit of dresses to take you from family dinner, weekender festival to brunch at the farmer's market.