Spring Style Inspiration from South African Fashion Week 2017

Spring Style Inspiration from South African Fashion Week 2017

Inspirational and covetable style for the season

by Solenne Kamba, April 27, 2017

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Spring Style Inspiration from South African Fashion Week 2017

Courtesy of Instagram @phumzatiya

Even if you are not fluent in South African style, you can still decode this collection of street style fashionistas and understand how South African Fashion Week attendants embody the current continental and international trends while giving it the statement of their own individual style. Just in time for Spring, those looks are the perfect inspiration to revamp your wardrobe!

The overall style of this season was very sophisticated. Showgoers kept things interesting styling both cool colors and warm hues as basic pieces and including such items as dark blazers, black high waisted jeans, wedged boots and lace-up shoes while mixing different textures and patterns.

We take a look at some of our favorite looks from SAFW and identify trends that are both workable and wearable in our own wardrobe. It’s all about the details and how to personalize a look. This collective of South African Street Style gives us inspiration for summer days and festival nights!

@silverwears
@silverwears

 

Pictures courtesy of africanfashioninternationalsa.com, Photos by planetivan.com, official SAFW photographer.
Pictures courtesy of africanfashioninternationalsa.com, Photos by planetivan.com, official SAFW photographer.

Plaid is a classic pattern and one that holds firm every season.

Pictures courtesy of africanfashioninternationalsa.com, Photos by planetivan.com, official SAFW photographer.
Pictures courtesy of africanfashioninternationalsa.com, Photos by planetivan.com, official SAFW photographer.

Color blocking with texture is a subtle touch that signifies style.

@cassmiat
@cassmiat

Classic black and white paired with textured ankle boots makes this look both effortless and chic.

Pictures courtesy of africanfashioninternationalsa.com
Pictures courtesy of africanfashioninternationalsa.com

Distressed denim is easy and a direct hit on the trends but this colorful headdress is what defines statement style.

@nabilahkariem
@nabilahkariem

This gold robe paired with red fringe earrings is divine. This blogger kept things simple with black jeans and leather wedged boots.

@phumzatiya
@phumzatiya

Actions speak louder than words? Well, think again. T-shirts with political or ideological statements were seen all over the runway and on the streets this past season. Polka dots and chokers are also great details for spring style.

These outfits are fashionable, put together and definitely easy to re-create. South Africans consistently prove that they are notably skilled at the art of Street Style.

For more behind the scenes of SAFW please visit the South African Fashion Week site here!

 
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