The streets of South Africa are ever changing, ever draining and ever inspiring. There is always a new face, a new trend movement and always a new catch phrase. It is all so hard to keep up but a gurl has got to bring A+ game to the streets all the time in order to sustain. Thou shall not be caught unprepared; your style game is only as credible as your last instagram entry or street style blog post.
These images will give you a filtered yet realistic version of a typical cosmopolitan being on the streets of Johannesburg city. How she or he dresses and carries themselves around the block. Imagery captured by a Johannesburg resident to share with the rest of the world.
Loose fits are the rave this season. Tunics and sports dresses take centre stage as the notorious frekum-bandage-dresses get a ferocious boot away. Yes, you can perfectly style a tunic for night out. Make it strong yet playful, girly and flirty by showing some skin. (Sarah Langa)
Wear African prints without looking like Africa vomited all over your body. Best way to do this is to introduce other fabrics for texture and contrast purposes. (Iman Mkwanazi)
Embrace sports luxe, learn to pull off monochrome looks and add accents should things get a little too dull with one hue. (Sumaya Petersen)
Once in a while just say; FUCK IT and DO YOU and DO BEST! Perspex is here; try to think how you will be incorporating it in to your looks. Pulling off Perspex shoes in summer? Now that is dedication to fast fashion and trends.
Midi, Tea Length, pleats, high contrast primary colours, statement heels and frames. You will never get it wrong with any of the combination – unless you’re really clueless. (Kelly Fung)
Forget everything they told you about brown leather and black leather in one look not being complementary because judging by Raya Rossi’s styling they lied. Sometimes you wonder how can one pull off, sharp cat eye metallic frames, polka dots, tapestry, brown leather satchel and black leather Balenciaga-esque leather booties #ShitBloggersWear. It all sound too much but looks ABS FAB! (Raya Rossi)
She is a picture perfect display of a lifestyle trend that will be prominent in late 2014 and carry on towards 2015. It is called Guilt Free Conspicuous Consumption, forget modesty because there will be no room for modesty when we fully clad in our exquisite high end heavily branded ‘IT items’ for the world to envy us.
Denim, Afrique prints and running shoes for the pain? (Dylan Lloyd)
Jerri Mokgofe is a stylist, blogger and the Street Style editor for Gaschette Magazine.