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Our fashion expert identifies 5 items you need in your closet this summer

Our fashion expert identifies 5 items you need in your closet this summer

The end of the dreaded cold weather automatically calls for flats, hats, shades and bling! We asked fashion expert, Minnette Oliver, what her five go-to items will be for this summer.

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1 Ripped/distressed jeans

Whether it’s loose fitting or a tight fit, a pair of faded jeans with character makes any outfit interesting! Dress it up with heels and a blazer for an evening out, or pair it with flip-flops and a T-shirt for an everyday look.

2 Printed T-shirts

Printed Tees add an instant trendy look to any comfortable and relaxed outfit.

3 Flip-flops

Stylish but effortless. Make sure they are good quality (perhaps leather). Wear them with jeans and a collared shirt, or pretty summer dresses. Don’t dress down just because you’re wearing flip-flops. You can wear more dressy clothes and then add the unexpected – flip-flops! Look out for rose gold or gold ones.

4 Sunglasses

The number one item to update your wardrobe – I buy reasonable priced ones every year to make older clothes look trendy!

Black accessories

Black should not only be reserved for winter. Adding a touch of black adds drama to your outfit. I love black watches and sunglasses so much right now! Black is always back.

 

Where to get similar items:

Black cap (R69.99, Mr Price)

Black cap (R69.99, Mr Price)

 

Trench Town flip-flops (R300, Spree.co.za)

Trench Town flip-flops (R300, Spree.co.za)

 

Statement T-shirt (R59.99, Mr Price)

Statement T-shirt (R59.99, Mr Price)

 

Ripped Jeans (R543, Spree.co.za)

Ripped Jeans (R543, Spree.co.za)

 

Metallic Trim Cat Eye Sunglasses (R140, Woolworths)

Metallic Trim Cat Eye Sunglasses (R140, Woolworths)

 

Watch (R399, Woolworths)

Watch (R399, Woolworths)

 

Minnette Oliver is a full-time image consultant and stylist, and owner of The South African Image Company. Her ultra-stylish blog, What I’m Up To, is all about style, life and motherhood. Her adorable baby girl, Hazel, also makes regular online appearances that totally pushes our cuteness-alert into the red! Check it out at www.whatimupto.co.za.

Minnette Oliver is a full-time image consultant and stylist, and owner of The South African Image Company. Her ultra-stylish blog, What I’m Up To, is all about style, life and motherhood. Her adorable baby girl, Hazel, also makes regular online appearances that totally pushes our cuteness-alert into the red! Check it out at www.whatimupto.co.za.

 

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