Shirt dress, R799, Witchery
The shirt dress is the easy answer to all your summer style questions. The key to any fitting this summer staple is the size – if in doubt go for oversized and scrunch up the sleeves for a chic, relaxed look.
Metallic skirt, R899, Mango
How much fun is this trend? Metallics are huge for the season and there are so many ways to wear a skirt like this – head to the office in this skirt paired with classic court heels and a crisp white shirt or go more casual on weekends with a simple tee and flats.
Clutch, R1699, Mimco
Snakeskin is one of those trends that just keeps on returning so a (faux) snakeskin item that you will wear season after season is worth the investment. The most common question about an animal print (snakeskin included) is what to pair it with, so here is the rule: treat is as if it’s a neutral! That’s right – pair it with everything.
Floral print dress, Ted Baker
A rule of thumb for summer: keep it bright and keep it floral. We like how this dress ticks both those boxes yet the black colour makes it formal, exciting and seductive.
Courts, R699, Madison at Spree
Sometimes it’s not about the most on-trend shoe but more about the shoe that you will wear the most. Say hello to that classic court – simple, black and just the right height. Easily paired with pants or a skirt/dress, these ones go with everything.
Silk top, R999, Country Road
An easy-to-wear silk top is a great addition to every work-wear wardrobe. This black one is the perfect sit and shape, which makes it comfy. The slight pattern steps it up a notch making it that much more interesting.
Layer knit, R799, Trenery
I absolutely love this trend – the knit/shirt top look. It’s a cool retake on layering which is always a safe way to look good. The extra shirt layer gives your knit a revamp making it cooler than just a jersey while the extra length is always welcome.
Leather Jacket, R3699, Poetry
If there is one thing every woman has to own it’s a great leather jacket. Once you splurge and buy one you'll wonder how you lived without it for so long. Wear it with anything – chunky knits for extra warmth, cool blouses to cover up, dresses and yet you can still look cool.
Loafers, Country Road
The classic penny loafer is a must have for men. We love the retake on this staple in camel suede which are a great match for chinos, jeans and pretty much any other pants.
Knit, R899, Bilabong
A classic navy knit is a great wardrobe staple which can easy be layered over just about anything. This Bilabong one is stylish and affordable, which is what we are after, right?
Shirt, R999, Polo
Polo takes shirts to a whole new level with their cool prints (I love this check) and their perfect tailoring. This shirt’s wide cuff and narrow collar is bang on trend and will make any working guy look the part.
Chinos, R1099, Country Road
There isn’t much to say about chinos other than they are the type of item that needs to be replaced every season, keep them new and fitted and you will have a great smart casual look. This Country Road choice is a great colour and the perfect fit.
Jersey, R899, Trenery
I absolutely love this grey jersey for its play on textures and colours. It’s the perfect throw-over for weekends – remember grey is a neutral colour so wear it to death.
Messenger Bag, Ted Baker
Nothing quite screams style like the bag you carry and this messenger bag will take you to the best-dressed list. It’s a great modern shape and cool curved handles and the shiny leather gives it a smart, professional look.
Sunglasses, R1399, Ray Ban
Raybans sure know how to do it, don’t they? No summer look would be complete without a great pair of sunglasses and this aviator pair are the ones to go for. The golden brown colour is cool and the classic shape will bring out your inner Top Gun.
Backpack, R2499.95, Tommy Hilfiger
For fun weekends away this denim backpack is a must have. The denim fabric is right on trend – playing tribe to the countryman in you and the seventies vibe that is so big now while the cool striped detail gives it a preppy feel reminiscent of your varsity days.