5 Looks. 5 Occasions. R500 or less


Words: Kira Gimpel + Annette Minnaar | Photography: Luke Kuisis

What’s better than being complimented on a stylish new piece? Letting everyone know how little you paid for it. That’s exactly where our in-house label, Superbalist, comes in. We recently launched a new season collection that includes everything your spring wardrobe needs, with a whole lot of items that are slightly lighter on the wallet, too.

You could say a healthy closet has a 3:1 ratio of bargain pieces and luxury splurges. Sure, “bargain” may not conjure up the best imagery, but no one can deny the instant rush of finding a great steal – and bragging about it, on top of the extra points bagged for pulling together a great outfit. Superbalist’s new spring/summer collection reclaims the word bargain, plus the easily styled pieces make for effortless dressing. We thought we’d help you along the way with our handy guide to thrifty dressing: five looks, five occasions, all under R500.


For easy entertaining and even easier style, a boxy tie-dye tee is your answer to the ideal brunch look. Worn with a denim skirt, white sneakers and a layered chain necklace, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is getting the bubbles chilled and pancakes fluffy.


Keep your cool poolside and base your outfit around this printed one piece. Add a pair of paperbag shorts, white sandals and sunglasses. If you’d like more of a cover-up (sun protection is key, after all) a white vest with tied sides adds enough without adding too much.


Running errands requires an outfit that “goes” when you’re on the go. Wear stretchy skinny denim jeans with a breezy blouse and comfy flatforms. And a crossbody bag ensures that your hands are free for holding onto parking tickets and grabbing groceries.


A dinner-date outfit that lets you focus on the evening, without any stress, is as simple as a printed dress (no red-wine stains formed against you will prosper), worn with a pair of ankle boots and embellished hair clips.


Getting dressed for a special night out, like a gallery opening? Pair this pistachio slip skirt with neutral accessories. And make sure to show off your artsy affiliation with a tie-dye printed resort shirt.

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