The latest trends for Him and Her
1. Velvet sliders, R3 999, Pretty Ballerinas at Hyde Park Corner
Velvet was back on trend last season and this plush fabric in jewel tones has serious staying power – right up there again this winter. Follow any stylist, blogger or just Instagrammer from the north and you would have noticed that they are wearing sliders (if they aren’t, cue an unfollow).
2. Dress, R4 580, Ted Baker
Ever since Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, walked through the Japanese orchid gardens, we’ve been searching for a Japanese floral dress and, at last, this season Ted Baker doesn’t disappoint. The chic fitted shape brings a classic, glamorous silhouette to your winter look while the beautiful texture is interesting and bang on trend.
3. High-rise skinny jeans, R599, Cotton On
Ok, let’s face it: a woman’s quest for the perfect jeans is never over. As soon as you think you’ve found the one, something changes – style, shape, your body... So although we won’t say you’ll never buy another pair of jeans, this Cotton On pair is as close as you’ll get to perfect this season.
4. Vanessa Bruno Brazoria shirt, R5 290, Mason Mara at www.maisonmara.co.za
This is not an ordinary shirt, it’s your investment piece for the season. Constructed with such detail, from the interesting lapel to the wide sleeve and collar (or lack thereof), the concealed buttons give away that this beauty isn’t from the high street.
5. Sunglasses, R3 090, Prada at Sunglass Hut
Just because winter is on its way does not mean that it’s time to stash away your sunglasses – in fact quite the opposite. Take inspiration from the catwalks and street style and embrace a new shape and brighter colours.
6. Oversized blazer, R1 999, Witchery
Structure and style combine in this classic blazer. In a tailored fit, this sharp piece is accented by the fabric and tuxedo style.
7. Amplified lipstick in Morange, R240, MAC
This is the product that made MAC famous! This ultra-creamy formula features a smooth glide, bold colour payoff, full coverage and a semi-lustrous finish.
8. Bag, R749, Witchery
StyleCaster named Burgundy on its 10-trend list for the season so it is no surprise that this bag makes it onto our must-have list.
1. Work bag, R3 580, Ted Baker
This work bag really catches the eye because of its contrasting textures, mixing thick, suit-like fabric with leather trims.
2. Cuffed pants, R499, Cotton On
These cuffed, drop-crotch pants will quickly become your favourite go-to casual wear.
3. Arthur Jack Dax Boot, R1 199, Tread+Miller
This pair of shoes is a winter essential: able to handle multiple contexts while maintaining their style, a desert-boot silhouette is foolproof.
4. Long-sleeve, striped tee, R279, Cotton On
Stripes are an easy alternative print for any man afraid of something being too crazy. This basic tee is light enough to wear during these transition months but the long sleeve gives you warmth.
5. Retreat backpack, R1 699, Herschel Supply Co. at www.superbalist.com
Herschel Supply Co. is one of the coolest bag brands out there. This new collection is inspired by the city of New York and 1900s nostalgia.
6. Sweater, R999.95, Under Armour at Totalsports and Sportsmans Warehouse
You cannot go wrong with mélange so this sports-inspired sweater ticks all the boxes when it comes to style and functionality.
7. Aviator sunglasses, R2 590, Ray-Ban at Sunglass Hut
Ray-Ban aviators are one of the most iconic sunglass models in the world. This style is a classic with their semi-rimless rims, gradient lenses and nose pads.
8. Beanie, R229, Element at https://swindle.co.za/brand/
Yes, it’s a beanie and no, it might not be so cold that you will wear it every day, but let’s face it, there will be one or two nights that it is cold enough and then this simple classic knitted one is the way to go.