Cheska Stark recommends nude sunnies from D&G for her, and a Tumi work bag for him.


1.    Sunglasses, R2358, Dolce & Gabbana at Luxottica (021 486 6100)

If you are looking for a pair of sunglasses this winter, try going nude! While you may worry that black or tortoise shell may be too boring for winter, a nude pair of sunnies can make a chic style statement. This Dolce and Gabbana also ticks all the boxes when it comes to shape and the detail of leopard print gives them an interesting edge,

2.    Tinsel flat pump, R2440, Pretty Ballerinas (011 325 5411)

Who said flat shoes are boring? Certainly not if they are covered in tinsel! These pumps are easy to wear – day or night- yes, we said tinsel for day! Pair them with a classic tee and your favourite jeans or dress them up at night with a party dress and a pair of stockings.

3.    Opulent bloom print skirt, R1899.95, Ted Baker (011 450 1156)

Once again florals are a huge trend this season as are fifties skirts. Combine the two and you will make a serious style impact. We like to brighten up our winter days with sweet florals and the oversized poppy print of this skirt does just that. Pair this with a knitted polar neck or on warmer days try a crisp white shirt.

4.    Mid Point Court Heels, R749, Forever New (021 419 4552 or 011 883 4585)

One thing that we have learnt from style guru Kate Middleton is that a classic nude court heel is a staple that every women needs in her wardrobe. This pair of heels will save your look time and time again.  These heels are ultra flattering and go with pretty much everything.

5.    Kimono Cardi, R169.99, Mr Price (

This is the knit that will get you through the cold of winter. It’s long enough to snuggle up in, layered over your favourite comfy tee and lazy pants at home, or pair it with boots and pants for a day out or to the office. The colour goes with everything and, trust us, you will want to wear it every single day. The kimono style of the knit is right on trend, stealing from the classic shapes of the east.

6.    Tote, R549, Aldo (021 421 5674 or 011 884 4141)

New season means one thing: new bag! This tan Aldo tote will be your daily companion in no time, big enough to fit pretty much everything in, but stylish enough to not make you look like a bag lady. We love the structured shape and the classic handle detail with miniature buckles.

7.    Cape, R5200, Karen Millen (011 784 2937)

Once again get ready to be warm, yet comfortable, this season with this woolen cape. Bang on trend for winter 2015, it will go with you everywhere, not as structured as a coat but not as casual as a cardigan. You will look the professional part in this on-trend piece.

8.     Lipstick in Pink Pucker #46, R220, Elizabeth Arden (021 936 5924)

If you follow one style rule this winter it has got to be ‘colour on the lips’. While the colder weather usually means more muted tones in your wardrobe like blacks, greys and nudes, when it comes to your lipstick choices this season make sure you go bold. We love this Elizabeth Arden shade Pink Pucker because it adds the perfect amount of pink to your natural lips.


1.    Work Shoes, R1299, Aldo (011 884 4141 or 021 421 5674)

New season, get some new work shoes. These may look like classic, black shoes but the texture gives them a whole new look and will change up your suit too.

2.    Work bag, R4699, Tumi (011 783 4636 or 021 419 4253)

This Tumi workbag means one thing: you are ready for business. With enough compartments for all your work essentials, the cool grey colours and easy structured shape makes heading into work or commuting not only functional but super stylish, too.

3.    Merino wool jersey, R1299.95, Ted Baker (011 450 1156) 

Keeping warm this winter is all about quality. Invest in real wool, like this Merino wool jersey from Ted Baker – trust us, you will feel the difference immediately. The bright blue adds a pop of unexpected colour, especially amongst a usual dark winter wardrobe.

4.    Sunglasses, R2025, Oakley at Luxottica (021 486 6100)

Like most trends this winter, sunglasses take are taken to a whole new level with a change in texture. We like the arm detail and the classic black makes these an accessory for any of your winter looks.

5.    Valentino Uomo, R1160 for 100ml, Red Square (

Valentino Uomo is the fragrance for the person who looks for classics and selects only the top quality. Woody notes are in the base of this fragrance and the composition opens with bergamot and myrtle, succeeded in the heart by roasted coffee combined with gianduja cream, on a rich base of cedar and leather.

6.    Jeans, R999, Lucky Brand at Selected Edgars Stores (

Get ready to change your go-to jean brand to Lucky Brand once you try these dark wash denim classics.

7.    Tuxedo Jacket R3,650, Ben Sherman (011 444 2270)

It’s time for some serious tailoring. This tuxedo blazer in navy is all about the sleek lines and chic details. We say dress up all the time with this investment piece.

8.    Checked work shirt, R999, Trenery at Woolworths (

Trenery has hit the style nail on the head this season with their classic work shirts. We like the checked pattern as a change from stripes while the brighter blues allows for some colour coordination during the winter months.


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