Shot by Lethabo (@swankkingkongg) for @huntformelanin
This post is just a spring look idea. Hope you like it.
Hoops: Forever 21
Choker: Lovisa (DIY)
Off the shoulder top: Topshop
I can't be the only one that found this winter confusing. It was too hot for trench coats but go without one and you'd freeze your a** off. It felt like I was in that episode Phineas and Ferb where they made a machine that churned out the best parts of winter and summer and mixed them to create the perfect weather condition: SWINTER✨
I thought that was a great idea when I watched that episode how many years ago but you know what they say... hindsight 20/20.
This has been a challenging time for me... style-wise, of course. What does one wear?
It's almost the end of SWINTER and I doubt I've figured it out.
But, I've found that loose silhouettes and thick materials are a good mix for this up-and-down weather. Breathable but still bundle-able when the cold breeze hits.
To add intrigue, I mix up my outfits with some winter and summer accessories like I did with these chunky booties, straw hat and basket bag.
*this post was brought to you courtesy of global warming*
Pieces pictured- Tasle earrings: Lovisa, straw hat and basket bag: a stall at Pretoria's street market, Shirt dress: Topshop, Culottes: Zara, Chunky booties: Forever 21
You can't sit with us? Pink on Wednesday? Future housewife to rich misogynist?
Lol, nah! I'm not sure if that was ever a thing in any of the environments I've lived in. Cool girls were never really nasty or bitchy or binary. I mean, there were mean girls but that was because they were mean. Feel me? No? Okay, what i'm trying to say is that stereotypical image we were fed by Western media of what the ultimate cool girl is, was just that, a stereotype.
In reality, or at least my version of it, the cool girl is whatever she wants to be. You can sit with her, as long you're not a blind bigot. She wears blue on Wednesday or pink or the whole fucking rainbow. She rejects misogyny and can be anything under the sun, an artist, a pro-golfer or a housewife if she pleases. Simply put, the cool girl is always herself and you have no say in it.
creative direction: Natasha Bébé and Vanessa Akibate
Natasha: Body Suit (thrifted)
Faux Snakeskin Boots (Fashion Express, now The Fix)
Floral Throwover (thrifted)
Vanessa: Black NY cap (Sports Scene)
Body Suit (Topshop, worn backwards)
Fluffy Slides (Mr. Price)
Faux Leather Jacket (thrifted)
Ever met an artist? Do you see how sensitive they get about their work when they are trying to find themselves? That's me when it comes to my style. I'm suffering from dresser's block at the moment and I don't want to force myself to share sub-par work with you all for the sake of posting. So for now, the fashion tab will remain a bit bare until I get something of quality to share.
Until then, here are some videos of my favourite shows from this past fashion season.