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Coffee Date Fashion

Coffee Date Fashion

The best moments are the random ones, so they say. Well, the best random moments are definitely Random Coffee Dates that lead to a random photoshoot and having of tea instead of coffee . The most interesting part of a random date is its accompanying fashion. You can make a flawless outfit once you get your mind around it. I call it the Coffee Date Fashion, and Royal Danish in Pretoria was the best location for it.

Coffee Date


  • My Ice-cream Cup

I absolutely loved dressing up for this coffee date such that I deserved ice cream for it. Well, that had to come first because I am a sucker for ice-cream. My cup was full of a scoop of caramelized mint chocolate ice cream with some peanuts in it, certainly one of the best choices from facebook.com/royaldanishicecream.  The result of this was a serious smile for the rest of the day. This smile was more than needed because it served as a distraction from grief following the demise of my auntie.


  • The Outfit

I spent very valuable time with my roommate,  coming up with this outfit. We first settled on a white sexy top, but it didn’t cut it. We then settled on this red crop top all the way from America (in my excited voice), courtesy of a dear friend, Natasha https://www.instagram.com/tembiecollections/. The excitement of a trendy outfit being achieved was enough to make me happy.

Let’s talk about the CAP, dear Lord was I not scared? Initially, it seemed like it was out of my style zone, but then again it was love love love all the way as soon as it got on my head. The message on the CAP was the one message I needed. LOVE. The CAP complimented my brown braids in such a flawless way. What jewellery do you wear with a cap? This was an easy one, of course, LOOPS, and more so silver loops for a silver decorated cap.


  • Fashion Simplicity

These high-waist, ragged jeans were the other highlight of the coffee date fashion. The final touches were these white sneakers and red handbag and the jeans had to be accessorized by a simple black belt from Mr.Price. So it would be safe to say that the final touch was most definitely a simplified make-up look with RED LIPS. The final result was an ultimate and automatic simplicity in fashion.


I hope you have enjoyed my sentiments on this outfit and I hope you get a valuable random coffee date when things don’t seem to be going well. If so, Please share your sentiments with me on this post. Until next time just the simple rules of fashion styling:

Rules of Limitless Fashionable & Raid-able Closet:

~> 100% Affordable

~>On-Sale Buying

~>Comfortable

~>Classy

~>Sassy

📸: https://www.instagram.com/father_africa_/

For my make-up and more details on this day, CLICK: https://www.instagram.com/akura_closet_raid/

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FAshionable Jeans

Fashionably Boy-X-Girl: Jeans

Can things go fashionably wrong? Absolutely yes. But the jeans touch can make it go fashionably right. This brings me to my newest fashion term; The jeans power. Both Max and I believe that torn jeans are a great addition to your wardrobe, because your  fashion narrative changes and your style takes different dimension altogether.

IG: https://www.instagram.com/max_coza/ & https://www.instagram.com/akuraclosetraid/


  • Location for photoshoot

Planning a shoot takes a lot of administration because you have to:  Find a photographer; Wake up on time; Get a hairstyle; and Get a shoot location; All these FAILED for two weeks. Basically, all went fashionably wrong, however, things eventually took a fashionably right turn. Flexibility in all you do matters and absolutely translates to your fashion sense, and most especially if it is an outfit that lets you be flexible like jeans.

Top –  Mr Price; Sunglasses – souvenir from Canada


  • Boyish jean top

I have developed a love for boyish fashion items that I can rock comfortably. So, I decided to rock my nephew’s jean top, and oh boy am I not glad I took this jean top that was lying in his suitcase. Additionally, Max’s jacket given the right colour of jean shorts or pants would be an amazing look if rocked by a girl. Bottom line is, we can rock that boy jean just by putting it together with the correct jean touch.


  • Torn Jeans

Max’s point of view : Torn jeans have always been an fashion area where I did not feel comfortable. I’ve always seen myself as the the guy who keeps everything “clean” but I have discovered that there is an art in the design and cut of torn jeans that still give you a clean look with an element of Kanye.  I buy my jeans and then play with the scissors to scalp my own design of “chaos”.

A girl can absolutely mash up a guy’s jeans, and the guy can end up complimenting the girl, like Max (https://www.instagram.com/max_coza/) did.


  • The Jean Skirt & Shirt
A jean skirt and jean top is  an absolute new fashion venture for me. Buying this skirt was a tick on the fashion bucket list and little did I know that it would be a favourite of many. Guess we all have that one closet item we buy but don’t realise its importance. Max’s jean outfit was an absolute compliment to this outfit. A fashion tip for you and your boyfriend when going on a date; get your man to match up to your taste.
The jean top that can be worn in more than one way. My 2019 fashion is aiming at helping us see just how creative we can be our fashion sense. Because of this, I did a video to show you how I achieved this two stylish looks for my jean shirt:  https://youtu.be/YZSLjSR_szU.

Rules of Limitless Fashionable & Raid-able Closet:

~> 100% Affordable

~>On-Sale Buying

~>Comfortable

~>Classy

~>Sassy

For more on how to style your jeans top: https://youtu.be/YZSLjSR_szU.
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A Closet Of Mixed Ideas

The simplest explanation of “A Closet of Mixed Ideas” : We all have those pieces of clothing we want to rock differently in order to get away with cheap fashion. Well, this is what I always advocate for, and absolutely look for in any fashion item I buy. Remember, the idea is to have an affordable closet; You can manage to look all sorts of amazing and appear to have the richest closet by living within your means.

There are totally different ways to rock one clothe in your closet and make it look absolutely different. One of the many closet ideas we have are tied down to the shoes we wear, the jewellery and clutches/bags we rock an outfit with, and did I mention, our hair. Your biggest asset in mashing up your look is your hair, so run with it.

The one trick in the fashion world is to have outfits that have different colours. This is simply because you can manipulate them by matching them up with different coloured shoes and jewellery. Clothes that have an African-print touch never fail you on this aspect because they give you the fashion freedom you desire.

Dress: AkuraCollection & https://www.instagram.com/akuraclosetraid/?hl=en

Another trick is to have that one coloured outfit that you can absolutely rock with different types and colours of shoes. My recent realization in this aspect has been sky-blue and white clothes.

Hope this small passage gives you tips on some of the important hacks of the fashion world. Remember:

Rules of Limitless Fashionable & Raid-able Closet:

~> 100% Affordable

~>On-Sale Buying

~>Comfortable

~>Classy

~>Sassy

📸: Matu

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