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Keeping up!!!

 

Hey Guys!!. I wanted to make a recap of my favourites trends of 2016 and some that are on my wish list.

Bare shoulders

I love love love! From tops to cute dresses, off the shoulder items are great for this season. I have even made a couple of these for myself and I shared it with you guys. Perfect spring/summer item to have in your closet. It’s got the right amount of sexy and cute all rolled into one.

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The Denim Mini/Midi skirt

Denim has been major this year, did a whole three look blog post about this. From shirts, dresses and skirts. Go crazy on the denim.

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Florals

Floral embroidery on shirts, jeans, dresses, jackets and absolutely just about everything is what’s popping for spring/summer. If you’re like me and always gravitate to your “comfort zone” of wearing black take a look at these florals prints and embroidery dresses. Gorgeous!!

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Cool Stripes

 There’s a million ways to wear Stripes. Currently trending is the nautical stripes as well as monochrome stripes. I do however think that this trend has  been around for a minute now. You can rock this look with dresses, twin sets, shirts as well as t-shirts.

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Bomber Jackets

A variety of bomber jackets have hit the scene strong. We started off with the flight/army jackets then moved to the light floral bomber jackets and the embroidered silk Japanese bomber jackets. The  Japanese bomber is my favourite.

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Pom   Poms          

Pom Poms make something as simple as a white top feel like resort wear, and they can deftly brighten up an LBD that takes itself too seriously. Like most fun things in life, though, there’s a dark side to pom-poms: They’re a bit ….. shall we say ….. easy to overdo.  Done subtly, they win.

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Mules

Sometimes there’s a shoe so easy and cool, it earns a following even bigger than the statement heels or printed pumps we saw on the runway. This season, it’s the mule, and they’re practically everywhere.

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Chokers

My favourite!!! This 90’s throwback accessory can be paired with any look, from swimwear right to your formal look.

 

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Espadrilles

The quintessential summer shoe, perfect with an airy summer dress or cut-off shorts.

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And last but not least,  African prints

 Kitenge / Ankara fabric styled pieces has hit the world by storm. This is one trend I hope stays for a very long time. Gone are the outdated dress patterns our mothers used to wear to kitchen parties but in with the modern and chic styles that are being made from Ankara fabric ,from shorts to capes, trench coats, crop tops, blazers and pencil skirts. We are going absolutely crazy over African prints.

 

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Homeland

I did myself the biggest favour and finally went to one of NtoZinhle’s pop up store that took place in the Vaal this past weekend. If you didn’t know, let me get you clued up. NtoZinhle (Meaning beautiful things), true to it’s name, sells the most exquisitely crafted pieces of African jewellery. If you familiar with this brand, you probably thinking I’m so late!! I know, right?! I am just as shocked that it took me this long to get my hands on what I call “a work of art”.

You will see more pieces I bought, in the next coming posts. In this look however I took advantage of the last few glimpses of summer and I’ll be focusing on the accessories because they’re are the heart of this outfit. I am wearing a maasai headwrap, Dzilla neck rings and beaded bangles, all from NtoZinhle Accessorize (IG: @ntozinhle_accessorize)

 

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Photography: Zethu Mashika (IG/twitter: @zethu_mash