If we had to put a phrase to one of the year’s biggest trends, it would be “matchy-matchy”. In the cooler months, we saw a multitude of matching loungewear sets – tracksuits in one neutral colour. In summer we’re loving clothing sets of longer-length shorts or culottes teamed with matching tops or jackets. A single colour or pattern from head to toe is a must. Even swimwear looks fantastic with an elegant co-ordinated coverup. This is the year to go over the top with matchy-matchy outfits.
Note: All our garments or looks are by local South African designers. #passionforSAfashion
ASHA ELEVEN’S HEMP CLOTHING SETS
Sustainable, local brand Asha Eleven’s summer tops-and-shorts sets are made from ultra-soft, absorbent and biodegradable hemp and organic cotton. The Kazi blouse has a relaxed fit and locally made, custom buttons by SA jewellers Lichen & Leaf down the centre. It looks great tucked in or out – you can also knot the front for a cropped effect. The blouse has sleeves that sit just below the elbow but can be rolled up and fastened with a buttoned sleeve tab. We love this blouse with the matching Salama Shorts for a suited/jumpsuit effect. The Salama is a great, longer length (longer on most of us than on the model) and wide-leg short with a lovely broad elastic in the waist.
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JMVB’S NAUTICAL SETS
JMVB’s summer collection is filled with stripes navy and red. Their navy and red culottes look classic with matching top’s or tees but also with the striped variations. Their “denim suit” with stretch denim Bermuda shorts and Kimono style jacket can take you effortlessly from the office to a lunch date. Remove the jacket and wear the shorts with a tee or tank top to the beach during the holidays. Clothing sets can also make practical mix and match options.
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ERRE’S FLOWING CLOTHING SETS
ERRE’s season is defined by flowing lines and solid, strong colours. The ERRE woman is confident in wearing voluminous clothes that flatter. Their bestselling Stride Wide Leg Pants are now available in culottes, perfect for warmer days with T-shirts or the matching Summer Sweater. We’re expecting more Tees and some swimwear from them for the holidays. Can’t wait!
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We’re delighted that sexy one-piece swimsuits have remained the focus for swimwear this year. Ours, by African Style Story, are made from ENCOYL, an earth-friendly, recycled Nylon. Banish the days where you throw on your ancient, bleached bikini. These holidays we’ll be matching and coordinating our swimwear carefully with beautiful coverups and wraps.
So whatever clothing you’re wearing this season, make it a set. Be shamelessly matchy-matchy. And don’t be afraid to wear the same colour from head to toe.