Go bold

Summer is in full throttle with bright colours, bold textures and interesting silhouettes that promise a fashion adventure. Our motto for summer: Go bold… or go home!

A good night out always calls for some glitter, and a wardrobe staple for summer evenings out is a sparkling pair of heels like these gold and pink Glitter Stiletto Heels. Details: R486 from superbalist.com

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A summer statement necklace like this Amazonite, Coral, Aquamarine and Fresh Water Pearl Neckpiece by JADE will turn heads everywhere you go. Details: R2995 from www.jade-sa.co.za.

A beach-goer or surfer’s dream, this Birds of Paradise Long Sleeve Swimsuit/Rash Vest from Spiritgirl, is  made from recycled plastic bottles (recycled PET), woven with spandex and custom-designed, to make the ideal active wear for spirited sisters. Details: R950 from www.spiritgirl.co.za

When a swimsuit meets a beautiful top to pair with shorts straight off the beach. This Bohemian Star Swimsuit from Spiritgirl is made from recycled plastic bottles (PET) and woven with spandex to create ideal moisture wicking, quick drying, and four-way stretch fabric. Details: R950 from www.spiritgirl.co.za

For those who work out, these Tropical Bliss Eco Leggings from Spiritgirl are made from recycled plastic bottles (PET) and individually designed for the trend-setting active lifestyle, with 50% UV protection, which ensures the vibrant designs and colours will not fade or run. Details: R1020 from www.spiritgirl.co.za

Hit the streets in style and keep the sun in check with a gorgeous pair of sunnies like these Escada Ladies Metal Grey (R3495) or POLICE Prescription Sunglasses (R2495). Details: Shop online or find a store near you at www.execuspecs.co.za

Metallic shoes like these sneakers from le coq sportif (R1399) are the go-to for party wear. Style them with creative leggings, bodysuits, or a sparkling choker. Shop online or find a store near you at lecoqsportif.co.za

Dress your ears in a gorgeous pair of earrings that’ll take you from tropical daywear to night time dazzle like these Delicious Monster Solid Earrings (in sterling silver or bronze) with hooks or pins & butterflies from Katmeleon Jewellery. Details: Priced from R560 to R720, you can shop online at www.katmeleonjewellery.co.za

A woman of many things simply cannot step outside without a fabulous handbag like this Large Tan Leather Shopper (R2300) from Desray. Beautifully crafted from mocha wax cow leather, it features stunning plaited detail on the front panel, and is so versatile it can be worn with just about everything. Details: Shop online at desray.co.za

H&M has introduced a flirtatious and feminine collaboration with Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz, featuring a flamboyant colour palette, exotic floral prints and glamorous silhouettes. An exclusive “pre-drop” of four dress styles (priced from R629 to R899) has been released in selected stores, and the main collection will be available in March. Details: www.hm.com/za

What better way to celebrate summer fashion than with an accessory designed to create jobs, stimulate creativity, and change lives for the better? Luxury fashion brand, The Lalela Scarf, has introduced some beautiful new summer scarves like these entitled ‘No Water’ and ‘Nikita’ that have been created using the original artworks of learners from Lalela – an after-school programme that aims to empower children through art. R1900 online at www.thelalelascarf.co.za

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