Most women wear only 20 per cent of the items in their wardrobes… Not only do we waste a lot of money on things we do not wear, but our impulsive buying habits also fill up landfills at an alarming rate! We need to buy better and smarter. The style team from The Box Fashion share their top tips on how to update your winter wardrobe staples by simply updating your accessories.
The printed blouse
If you have: A printed blouse
A beautiful blouse is a wardrobe basic for everyone … and it’s even better if it has a pretty print or fabulous frill. We particularly love this conversational print blouse with horses … a testament to the equestrian trend this season. This versatile item is a great way to add a feminine touch to any look and a go-to option for those in-between weather days or to layer with a coat when it’s cooler. Add a pinch of pizazz to your blouse with a brooch and studs. Just button up your blouse to the top and add a brooch over the first button. The Box Fashions’ latest winter boxes come with a two-in-one clip and brooch that’s perfect to create a statement neckline. If your blouse is very busy, just add some onyx stone studs to complete this look.
If you have: A Blazer
Pair your business blazer with your favourite jeans for a more playful look! Not only does a blazer add structure, but it also camouflages anything from a tummy to the bum and thighs. If you’re keen to update your ‘first job interview’ blazer, look for oversized shapes with strong shoulders. Big blazers can be styled in multiple ways, making it a worthy wardrobe basic for many seasons to come!
Just add: A chequered scarf
This outfit illustrates the power of a print! If you don’t know what to wear, just start with a chequered scarf, like this one from The Box Fashion’s High-End Heritage box, and add items that will pick up the colours in the print. Here, the butterscotch colour is repeated with the blazer, the cream with the knit and the navy with the gloves and denim. Voila! The perfectly polished outfit for casual Friday or the weekend. For more top fashion tips, click here – link to website article
The knit dress
If you have: The knit dress
Knit dresses are one of those perennial favourites that make the cold a bit more bearable. They aren’t only cosy and comfortable but super-stylish too, so we definitely won’t blame you if this number is already on high rotation in your closet. If you are worried that the tight fit will reveal too many lumps and bumps, rather opt for a thicker knit that will streamline curves or a looser fit that skims instead of clings. Alternatively, layer a coat over your knit dress (and those stubborn areas).
Make sure to add some texture too… Get ready to present a style masterclass when playing with textures to add luxury to any outfit! Here the rib of the knit dress, the plush piles of the teddy coat and the surface of the faux croc two-tone saddle bag are all examples of how you can add texture to turn up the dial on your everyday look. For more top fashion tips, click here – link to website article
The fur coat
If you have: A (faux) Fur Coat
Fur always adds elegance and comfort to an outfit and is a foolproof way to keep the cold at bay. Fashion faux furs come in many fun colours, but if you want a timeless piece, opt for a neutral or jewel tone colour that will always remain a style staple.
Just add: Graceful gloves
To really make your faux fur item the star of the show, keep your outfit underneath monochrome – like this opulent jade-coloured outfit. For the suede bow gloves to go with the rest of the outfit, just add the Coco Nouveau box’s nailshead chequered scarf and chain strap bag to repeat the black and charcoal colours. Fur is fabulous for formal occasions, so keep this look in mind for your next winter wedding… Now you just need to find a velvet chaise longue.
IMAGE CREDITS: Model: Big Bad Wolf • Photographer: Creative Emporium • Creative Director: Winessa Potgieter • Stylist: Frelette van Niekerk • Hair and Make-up: Liezl Leach from Mooiste Makeup & Hair • Production: Lize de Klerk • Venue: Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate
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