Acumen's fashionista Cheska Stark points us towards summer.

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Dottie umbrella, R405, Ban.Do at In Good Company

What better way to celebrate spring than a fun, bright umbrella – ensuring that just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t look super stylish. The first signs of the hot months are making their appearance, so don’t be afraid to use this umbrella every day – it doesn’t matter what you are wearing: clashing prints is bang on trend.

Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick in Bold Red, R220, Elizabeth Arden

One never needs an excuse for wearing a bold red lipstick. Our top tips for wearing a bright red lip: don’t play up your eyes, bold lip means natural eyes and vice versa. Prevent "bleeding" - apply a little concealer around the border of your mouth and be precise – red lipstick should never be applied in the back of an Uber.

Sunglasses, R4 755, Marc Jacobs at Safilo

Time to get your glam on with these classic shades. Summer is all about sunshine so shield your eyes and add a touch of glamour to your daytime look with these sunglasses – they mean business, whether it’s on the beach or on the way to the boardroom.

Heels, R1 299, Pringle of Scotland

Gone are the days when white heels were reserved for the bride. These strappy sandals are a perfect addition to your summertime wardrobe, a fresh approach to your workwear heels. Pair these babies with a pant suit or a bright printed dress and you are good to go.

Printed dress, R4 400, Karen Millen

UK designer Karen Millen knows how to get the proportions of a summer dress just right. This bright, printed item will be your favourite this season. Pair it with a classic pair of flats for a weekend brunch or with heels and a blazer for the office. Yes, you will turn heads; no, you don’t mind.

Scotty Dog Mug, R59.99, Mr Price Home

Get your coffee to go in this fun, ceramic coffee mug from Mr Price Home. Make your at-home Nespresso in this cool easy to travel mug or take it with you to your favourite coffee spot for a way more stylish take away.

Tote, Ted Baker

Hello two-tone tote! We love you. This mix of colours – nude, pink, snakeskin and coral are the perfect match for summer. Say goodbye to your monotone handbag and hello to this bright inspiration which you will love to wear everyday with everything.

Jumpsuit, Country Road

Jumpsuits are the easiest one piece to ever exist, as easy to put on and accessorize as a dress but as sexy and striking as a fantastic pair of pants. Pair this elegant Country Road one with a killer pair of heels and a bold necklace for the ultimate head-turning look.

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Sunglasses, R2 270, Carrera at Safilo

Get into the mood for summer with a new pair of sunnies. This pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses scream LA poolside, which is just the look you want as we hit the hot months.

Tog bag, R650, Woolworths

Travel in style this season, whether it’s for an overnight work trip, a weekend getaway or just hitting the gym. We love this cool leather and denim mix while the casual shape looks good all day long.

Valentino Uomo, R1 160 for 100ml, Red Square

This fragrance was created as a classic of the future, aiming at men who strive for classics and like casual style. Expect woody notes in the base. The composition opens with bergamot and myrtle, succeeded in the heart by roasted coffee combined with gianduja cream, on a rich base created of cedar and precious leather. Delicious!

Work Shoes, R1 299, Aldo

Step out in style with these classic work shoes. We like the slight texture which changes these babies up, but no matter what, they mean business.

Coin wallet, R849, Pringle of Scotland

These super stylish wallets are must for any man on the go. Pure leather, sleek, thin and compact – they wont make your pocket bulge. We love the simple, clean design.

Tuxedo Jacket R3 650, Ben Sherman

This tux jacket is one of the most perfectly tailored items that we have seen in a long time. We love how the contrasting trim highlights the sleek lines while not giving too much away.  You will feel as good as you look in this one.

Shirt, Ted Baker

Once again Ted Baker is on our wish list for his perfect design and cool style. Pair this shirt with chinos for a casual day at the office or white shorts for a fun weekend out and about. Look out for the different colour waves, we guarantee you will want one of each. 

Shorts, Gant

We’ve been waiting all winter long to get back into shorts. We love these classic camel shorts, which go with pretty much anything. Rolled-up sleeves to t-shirts for a casual day, sneakers or slops – anything goes! 


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