Trends take the sartorial lead this season, so take your style and beauty cues from the runways
It’s time to upgrade your defined over-arched eye-brows to the boy brow. Straight, sleek and semi-groomed, this look is easy to achieve (just brush your brow up and hold with a tinted brow gel) and it frames your face for a youthful look.
Say it with stripes. Black and white make an impressive combo and varied widths give them a lively twist for more casual silhouettes.
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There is nothing more mood-boosting than feasting on florals. From dainty blooms to the more daring dark-ground florals on black, you’re always on-trend in a floral print.
PUMA BLACK BACKPACk R649 PUMA BLACK CAP R399.95
Cascading ruffles ruled the runways. They worked their way onto everything, from necklines to sleeves and everything in between.
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PERFECT THE PINK
This classically girly shade is fast becoming the biggest trend in both fashion and make-up for its ability to instantly add freshness to your look. Wear it on your body, lids, cheeks or lips.
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink in Highway R610 Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector in My Pink R290 Givenchy Le Prism Blushin No 6 R755 Inglot Eyeshadow in 431 R199
… in more ways than one. Barrel bags are just as versatile for beachside vacations as they are for inner-city slicking.
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Embroidery is set to reign over the next few months. Unexpected placements is the newest way to wear this trend.
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Sculptural cuffs and voluminous sleeves lend a superb structured look to the season.
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A season of extremes, spring brings us a satire of both maximalism and minimalism. Small boxy bags and mini coin-bag styles are the biggest hits
FIORELLI MINI BAGS cross body R799 round purse R699
rule in red
Red hues heat up in 2017 and, when worn head-to-toe, make a bright and bold statement.
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Few things have the versatility of this style mainstay! And, coupled with lace-up adornments, the options are limitless.
FREE 2BU TRUCKER WITH LACED-RIBBON DETAIL R499.95
Welcome to the sneaker club. Sneakerhead or not, we are revelling in this wear-with-anything trend.
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Whether worn under or over your favourite shirt, nothing is prettier than a delicate lace bralette.
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Speak your mind without saying a word. This year, slogans are the trend that stole our hearts.
DIOR PARIS Fashion Week SS 17
Glitter appeared more subtle last season, in the form of a swipe on the eyelid or a few sprinkles on the cheekbone. Fast-forward to 2017 and it’s all about more is more – think full on glitter lips, eyebrows and nails.
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The beauty world can’t get enough of shiny, sparkly, glowing skin! This season allows you to embrace your inner magpie to its fullest with a slew of newly launched skincare and make-up products that will have you glowing for your next selfie.
Dior Nude Air Luminizer Serum R855 Sensai Supreme Illuminator R845
Instead of a beautifully buffed smoky eye, the goal of a cut crease is to create a starkly defined arc that separates your lid from the brow bone. The colours above and below the cut crease can be blended, but the line should be ultra sharp. The result? A very dramatic look that makes your eyes pop!
Yellow is symbolic of the warmth and vibrancy that comes with spring – and it’s the feel-good factor of the season.
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cool in khaki
Earthy olive tones are the modern equivalent of bold utility green hues.
Knotted and tied straps decorate everything to create a striking and renewed focus for outerwear and accesssories.
Adding dimension, shine and a youthful element, even eyelids and cheekbones (not just lips)received the shimmer treatment. Although high-lighters and illuminators also impart shine, gloss’s dewy, wet texture puts the spotlight on the features you want to highlight.
BOBBY BROWN EYE GLOSS R490 MAC Lipglass in pink lemonade R220
the bold shoulder
Broad shoulder silhouettes is where it’s at, so channel Grace Jones with 70s-inspired bold shoulders.
cut it out
Play peek-a-boo with on-trend cut-out details.
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it’s a cinch
Wider waistbelts that pair perfectly with T-shirts, dresses and shirting are the statement-making all-rounders to own.
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The bigger the better. Statement-making earrings are all the rage!
This is article first appeared in the September 2017 issue of Club Magazine.
Prices correct at time of publishing