Winter Fashion

Winter Fashion

Winter Fashion Styling is a struggle for me, what about you? I have taken time to focus on winter styling this year. This has given me an opportunity to realize the number of outfits in my closet that serve my fashion both in WINTER and SUMMER. I must admit that sweatpants and sneakers are the new winter fashion vibe in my closet this year.

Sweatpants -sneakers and sweatpants-boots combinations are an absolute stunning look. These fashion combinations are such a cool vibe that allows you the freedom to play with your outfits, and of course the events and locations the outfit would be amazing for.

Sweatpants-blazer is a new fashion vibe that I wear to feel absolutely “rich and feisty”: it is a look that certainly says ‘hallo I am here’. The colour choice matters, I would definitely go for black, grey and definitely a white and maroon one. Who says you can’t carry purses and handbags with sweatpants?

A must have in the closet is absolutely trench coats and certainly pair them up correctly. Trench coats absolutely make jeans and sweatpants a whole vibe for winter fashion. Best part is that they go well with any type of shoes. Although I own sort of three quarter trench coats, a must have trench coat should be a full length one.

Yes, winter fashion styling can be challenge, but you still have remember:
Rules of Limitless Fashionable & Raid-able Closet:

~> 100% Affordable

~>On-Sale Buying

~>Comfortable

~>Classy

~>Sassy

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For more on Winter Fashion Styling: https://youtu.be/M-WVJ25lX90

 

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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/

Planning a shoot takes a lot of administration: Find a photographer; Wake up on time; Get a hairstyle; 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. Consequently, 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. In order to see 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

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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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The Yellow Fashion Fever

There is always a colour that fashionably sparks emotions in us. Well, my 2018 has been surrounded by the “Yellow Fashion Fever”. Several of my posts have had this yellow being featured, including my graduation outfit.

The immense love of yellow, started when I went to buy a black long skirt at my favourite shopping spot. The shop attendant looked at me and said, ”this yellow skirt (https://akuraclosetraid.com/2018/06/28/fashion-preference-long-or-short/) would look amazing on you”. There and then, my love for yellow began. I have not gone to the shop and failed to get a yellow outfit. My buddy Natasha says ‘we leaving yellow in 2018’, but I doubt if this love will come to an end.

I must say that these two jumpsuits have been the epitome of my love for the “Yellow Fashion Fever”. They both had an outstanding feel when I tried them on. It was like I had found the colour that symbolises happiness, resilience, passion, elegance and love all at once.

The fact that they were different made me overlook the question of “why am I buying the same colour of clothes?” Each jumpsuit had its own personally touch to my closet.

The short yellow jumpsuit stood out because of the belt, the one sided off-shoulder style and of course the buttons on the one arm. The fact that it would allow me to wear it with any colour of shoes was an absolute bonus.

The long jumpsuit was a complete stunner. My best friend saw it and all she thought of was, ‘birthday outfit’. Took a lot of discipline for me not to rock it to any events I had to attend before my birthday. The open back, the long strands that allows one to tie the jumpsuit in different ways, and the ‘flying’ style of the pants at the bottom were breath taking.

The best part about these outfits is that they both cost me less than R400 in total. My sister would say ” Slaying on a budget” . I would say  ” Slaying on a budget and with best emotions attached to what you wear“.

            jumpsuit details

Jumpsuits @Marabastad

Rules of Limitless Fashionable & Raid-able Closet:

~> 100% Affordable

~>On-Sale Buying

~>Comfortable

~>Classy

~>Sassy

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Explore Fashion Colourfully

It’s clear that Colour is of significance in the fashion industry and is now my everyday fashion language. In my 5 months of blogging, this journey has exposed the hidden love I have for colours. Colourfully exploring my fashion has been a delight.

The question remains, just how much colour is enough colour? Normally I keep to a maximum of three colours in my attires, but I believe the trend has been officially changed.

Fashion demands a tactful approach to clothes with colour. The most important thing is to ensure that the coordination in your style is on 100%.

Blue-Pink

By now it is more than evident I am the biggest fan of blue. This blue-pink coat is a gem simply because you can wear it with any attire and however you wish. A skirt, a short dress, a pair of shorts and pants would all look stunning with this coat. Well, being that summer is here; why not rock it with a pair of shorts and some colourful heels in your closet.

Dress  https://www.instagram.com/mzzhaja/ ;Shorts- Legit ;Shoes – Mr. Price, Hatfield ;Earrings- Lerato, Arcadia Pretoria ;Rings – Lovisa.

The make-up

My make-up artist always says that I’m risk-evasive when it comes to make-up choices. The amount of “fights” that take place during my make-up session with her are immense. She likes to explore with colours, and after this shoot, I am giving her full power to explore on my face colourfully. The green-blue make up worked with my skin and these attires that I’m now letting go of my fear of colourful make up.

Make up-https://www.instagram.com/mzzhaja/

Sparkle on the Black

Black would be dull without a sparkling colour to make a black outfit stand out. What best to explore with than red? The red loop hearings bring out an outstanding style to this simple outfit. The red African-print bag is a colourful addition that ensures the green African-print duke breaks the red monotony in an amazing style.

Bag – Kigali, Rwanda

Being Extra on Colour

I must admit that I was doubtful of this outfit when I wore it. I thought to myself; wow this is a lot of colour. However, to my surprise the outfit came across as my favourite. The duke, the purse, the earrings and the shoes all speak differently to this sassy coat, while ensuring an existing unison in this colourful language.

Dress  https://www.instagram.com/mzzhaja/ ; Shoes – Mr. Price, Hatfield ; Earrings- Lerato, Arcadia-Pretoria ;Rings – Lovisa.

I hope this post just answers the question of just how much colour is too much colour. Don’t be afraid to explore your colourful language in fashion.

Rules of Limitless Fashionable & Raid-able Closet:

~> 100% Affordable

~>On-Sale Buying

~>Comfortable

~>Classy

~>Sassy

                               ____________🌻🏵🌼🌸___________

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