Shopping lists are our favourite kind of lists and with the new season fast approaching with ahead-of-the-curve standout pieces already starting to drop into stores, you need to get shopping now.
We’ve pinpointed the top 9 most important purchases you need to make for the new season. They’re the game-changers, the outfit shifters, the kind of buys that will get your friends talking. Get ready to slay away.
1. FLORAL FABULOUSNESS
Floral prints are brighter, bigger and bolder than ever this Season, so don’t be afraid of mixing in another statement print via your shoes or handbag. Yep, we are talking head-to-toe floral ladies.
2. LOGO TEES
It’s all about that in-your-face logo T this season. Gucci has had all the street style stars wearing them! We’ve all got our eyes on the ‘70s inspired logo T’s from Levis….way more affordable, but just as cool!
3. SUPERSIZED EARRINGS
Jumbo ear candy is taking statement earrings to another level. We love them because it’s a purse-friendly way to instantly update your look and they really are such super conversation starters! Be sure to visit Aldo, Accesorize, Foschini, Edgars, Forever New, Forever 21, Klines, Lovisa, MRP, The Fix, and YDE (to name just a few ) to get your hands (and ears) in on this huge trend.
4. THE SHEER DRESS
We don’t make it up, we just report what’s hot, but yes, the sheer dress is to be worn over your denim jeans and t-shirts this season sisters, and layered with a knit, bomber, or biker jacket. It’s the directional version of every A-listers go-to dress this season (termed the naked dress) and was also spotted on the runways (Dior, and Valentino sent models down the runway in various shades of sheer tulle) and has made its way on to the streets… and into our stores.
5. SIDE STRIPED PANTS
Go faster trousers are stealing the show with more colour ways and styles being delivered to stores faster than we can type. Wide legs are still a favourite with the It-set, as lets be fair, they are the most flattering. Try YDE, Legit and Topshop for your racy stripe pair.
6. TINTED SHADES
This is without a doubt the one key item you need this minute for instant cool and to up your style game. Yellow and pink lenses are calling your name. You’ll find the pair you need at any of these on trend Canal Walk stores: MrP, Cotton On, Edgars, SunglassHut, factorie, River Island and Foschini.
7. THE PARTY SKIRT
With the ‘80s trend in full force for Winter 2017, party skirts are right up there on the most-wanted list. Whether of the micro-mini variety, midi length ruched and draped lame offering or spattered with sequin, they are best worn with an oversized luxe knit or denim jacket and sneakers, for an on-point, chilled urban style.
8. THE MINI BAG
Just put in your lippy, phone and keys and you’re good to go. This seasons bag memo: keep it small! Wear it across your body or handheld! Be sure to visit Steve Madden, River Island, Nine West and Forever21 for this little purchase that packs a major wow factor.
9. GREENERY ANYTHING
The pantone colour of 2017, Kermit approved, does need to make it into your wardrobe (even if it’s just via green eyeshadow). A few of our favourites… the tropical print green bomber R999, Mango at Edgars, Mineralize Eye Shadow in Smutty Green R250, MAC and the best ever green print collection in store now at Poetry!