While it is still Summer in the beautiful city that is Cape Town, I plan to make the most of it and soak up the delicious sunshine. And what better way to strut the streets of Cape Town, but in a chic slip dress. The uniquely designed slip dress from Phoebe&Knox has definitely become one my favourite dresses at the moment. The dress is such a great fit, with material that is so comforting to the body.
When it does get too hot this is when we thank the heavens for the modern day style of slip dresses. Just to clarify for those who may not be 100% sure, slip dresses were originally worn as an under clothing garment to prevent the showing of intimate garments. However, now days most skirts and dresses come with lining underneath that it is not necessary for a person to wear a silky slip dress underneath their clothes. Instead it has now become norm for us to rock the dresses as a fashion expression.
Every year the ‘black girl magic’ just keeps getting better and undoubtedly noticeably. There have been so many ‘wow, it feels good to be a black woman’ moments, although there are still many hurdles to overcome, it is just wonderful seeing black girls and women occupying more spaces than before.
Some of my favourite black girl moments included the release of visuals for ‘Lemonade’ and ‘A seat at the table’ which extruded of some many black pride moments, glorifying the beauty that is black people. While in fashion Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Obama looked ever so graceful and mesmerising on their individual Vogue covers. And most recently I was ecstatic to hear about Issa Rae receiving a Golden Globe for the relatable and quirky television series, ‘Insecure.’ My goodness there were just so many more black women success moments in 2016, but these are just the few that stood out for me.
We all love maxi dresses for the warm, summer days they are super comfortable and girly. However, midi dresses are just as great for the summer breeze and can work with almost anything in one’s closet. Midi dresses can be styled in numerous ways to create a super stylish and effortless look or a casual and timeless look. As a summer trend midi dresses are rather under-appreciated, but are definitely your BFF wardrobe item this summer.
Summer has always been my favourite season followed closely by Spring. I just love how everything starts looking more alive as the days get warmer during this time of year from the makeup to the clothes. Trends are so much more fun to follow in Summer with everyone adding their own sense of unique style to a particular fashion trend i.e. the off-the-shoulder.
One of the biggest Spring/Summer trends that has undoubtedly made a mark in the fashion space is the off-the-shoulder style. This trend comes in some many styles either as a shirt, crop top, dress or jumpsuit you pick your choice of style. It has quickly become a definite fashion favourite for most fashionistas and stylists. I have even purchased quite a few cute and sexy off-the-shoulder items that I absolutely can’t wait to rock this coming Summer.
Details about the look:
Off the shoulder crop top – Mr Price | Jeans -Thrifted | Shoes – Legit
Earrings – Lovisa | Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs
I am so excited to announce the limited choker range collaboration with BohoChic. I joined forces with the talented and beautiful Trecia Makhubele and Rutendo Masasi, the founders of the unique and fashion-forward brand to create a fun, funky and trendy range of chokers. Be sure to keep an eye out on these amazing women, especially when they drop their summer bikini range later this year.
In the meantime be sure to get yourself one of the amazing chokers that we have designed and created with you specifically in mind. The chokers will be available immediately till the end of November. The range includes various choker styles with each style having its own unique Boho and Aphiwe touch. It was so much fun coming up with ideas and styles to create for this range, and it was even more fun taking photos for the range. Read on to find out more about the different styles available and prices.
I’m not the type of girl who is into clothes that are heavily textured, printed or patterned. Instead I prefer keeping my sense of style very solid and minimal. However, once in a while you have got to buy that show-stopping item for your closet. It might be a risky buy at first, but it will surely turn heads when you walk by and that’s exactly how I feel about my ‘Alphabet’ statement skirt by South African designer Anisa Mpungwe for Mr Price.
Athleisure is the latest fashion trend that is taking over the world and is easily become a crowd favourite for all fashion lovers. It is a fun, fashionable and comfortable style to rock and play around with as a casual look. The style athleisure is all about transforming activewear clothing into everyday outfits that are perfect for the office, lunch dates or for running errands.
I am not really a girl who follows trend, but some trends are undeniably hard not to follow especially when they fit perfectly with my everyday life. I can’t stop wearing my grey two-piece that was a gift from my father while he was on a business trip in China. The shorts are so comfortable to work out in and as soon as I’m done with my daily workout, I simply throw on the top and the look is performance wear ready for the day ahead. To make the look more fashionable I pair it up with a leather jacket and a simple watch, I don’t think there is a need to over accessorise with this type of style.
Details of my look
Grey two-piece : DGNR | Leather jacket: Traffic Live | Choker: Topshop | Watch: Bering | Black sunglasses: Cotton On | Gold reflectors: Utopia on Ebay | Shoes: Adidas Yeezy Boost 350
So this season flared jeans are back in style and to be honest I have never really been a huge fan of the flare but it has somehow grown on me and I am now officially obsessed with the style! I even purchased my very first pair and it has quickly become my latest favourite item in my closet, followed closely by my orange Ted Baker coat (check out the post on it). Thank goodness we have left the skinny jeans craze and we are now moving onto better and more chic denim, the 70s style has never looked so good.
Details about my look:
White shirt -Thrift shop (Durban) | High Rise Flared Jeans – Woolworths | Boots – H&M
Take me away to Coachella Style Look
So the first weekend of Coachella has come and gone, but the next weekend is also guaranteed to be another show-stopping, fashionable weekend. Since I can’t attend Coachella for the next 10 years of my life I can only imagine myself being there and dancing the day and night away to some of my favourite bands and artists.
The most exciting thing about Coachella besides the music and festivities is the fashion. Just because I am not there it does not stop me from daydreaming of all the wonderful outfits I could rocking during the two consecutive weekends of the music festival. To those of you who are attending the event, I’m super envious of you and to anyone looking for inspiration for future music festivals that they will be attending, once again I’m super envious of you. Nonetheless I am still willing to share with you some fashion tips and looks for all you lovely, boho, festive ladies.