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Outfit details:


DIY Tribal Shorts

Recreate the look with Anje's Tribal Shorts tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

I’d like to think that my style is effortless, unique and always classic.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My good bra - I’m not a busty girl and my bra has made many good outfits great! Bad underwear can ruin a look.

Who are your style icons?

Definitely Rachel Bilson! Her style is so very versatile. She always looks beautiful and stylish, whether it is wearing jeans and slops while walking her dog or rocking a couture gown on the red carpet.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Even though I don’t own any of her pieces, I absolutely adore Diane von Furstenberg. I constantly have an eye on her collections for my personal style inspiration. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

Online :D my latest is www.mrp.co.za online store. They have all the latest trends at ridiculous prizes.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

As often as I can. Being a crafty girl I make, alter or recycle clothes almost daily.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

Take risks, know your body, what you like, and always be comfortable.


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Outfit details:

  • Sweater Jacket: Thrift store, $4
  • Turtleneck: Kohl's clearance, $3
  • Jeans: Goodwill, $5
  • Moccasins: Pursuing Andie on Etsy, $28
  • Hat/Scarf/Hand-warmers/Leg-warmers: DIY from a $2 sweater (see below)

Upcycled Winter Wear From Sweater

Recreate the look with Shai's Upcycled Winter Wear From Sweater tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Ever since I was a kid, I've been a throwback to the 50's and 60s. While I love 30's-50's style, 60's is definitely more comfortable. My closet is full of maxi-dresses, strapless shirts, peasant skirts, wrap dresses/tops, moccasins, and strappy leather sandals. 

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My Moccasins. I will wear them with anything and everything! If we're talking about actual clothing, I have several peasant skirts that I like to pull up into strapless dresses and wear with belts. They're a summer staple for me. 

Who are your style icons?

...this is a really good question. I don't think I've ever looked at anyone and thought 'I want to dress like him/her!'. I generally just go with my mood, especially when it comes to colors. I go through periods where everything I wear is obnoxiously bright, and then earth tone periods, a well. 

Do you have any favourite designers?

Nope! I'm not even sure I could name any, other than Vera Wang, and that's only because my sister is obsessed with her dresses. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

Thrift stores! I'm also a fan of Soul Flower. 

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I make almost all of my outfits. I used to be an office girl, so I do have a small section of my closet that has dress pants and button-ups/turtle-neck sweaters. The rest of it is mostly stuff I made from scratch or refashioned from the thrift-store. 

 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?  

 Go outside of your comfort zone! I had always worn the same type of clothes, in the same colors (earthtones...lots and lots of earthtones), but I've never felt as 'me' as I have since I broke outside of my own barriers. I wear red, now, for instance, which is supposed to be a big 'no no' for redheads.  Pick a few staple pieces, and then build your outfits around those. I have a few pair of skinny jeans (I hate skinny jeans, but they fit comfortably inside my boots) that I've built several outfits around. I have an accumulation of cheap/easy-to-make dresses that I can style completely different with various belts, leggings, and shoes. Wear what's comfortable for you, but don't be afraid to try something new! 


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