How to style your look without going by the book
Take hints from these two stand-out local silhouettes
Style can be a reflection of your inner self – you want to stand out and be recognised for who you truly are. Your personal look allows you to do exactly that. Being creative and bold in your everyday attire lets you express the way you feel. It also gives your mood a lift: if you look good, you feel good. So go ahead and feel great every day.
Nomalanga Shozi, retro chic“The Flame”, as she refers to herself, is definitely hot. She allows her creativity to shine through with her bold and ever-changing look. Shozi gives retro chic a whole new meaning with her mom jeans paired with amazing individual items.
Steal her look
Pair your oversized mom jeans with a pair of cool brogues.Vintage-inspired belts – heavy buckles and different patterns and colours – add a great retro feel. Throw in some unique items to make you stand out from the rest. These could be basic earrings, statement jewellery, or a detailed blazer or shirt.Malusi Gigaba, power dresserIf you are looking to project authority, Gigaba is one man to be inspired by. His ability to dress down a suit by leaving off the tie and pairing it with loafers shows his confidence in putting together a well-co-ordinated outfit.
Steal his style
Get yourself a slim suit for the ultimate structured silhouette. Start with classic colours such as black, navy and grey. Style up a casual look by adding a waistcoat and different coloured blazers and chinos. Shop for accessories, such as pocket squares, to add contrasting details.