I must admit that thrift markets have never really been my scene, or maybe I just haven’t cared much for them but last Saturday morning I dragged by sister along with me to visit one. Suffice it to say I was really taken by the whole event. I loved the selection of vintage themed stalls, each similar but incredibly different and the whole atmosphere was electric, nothing but friendly faces, good food and even better music.
Last week I linked up with an old friend of mine, Amo and we decided to do a shoot at +27 Café in Hatfield, Pretoria. This was the second time we do a shoot together but I think this time around we really understood each other better and our shooting styles. In terms of my outfit,
Lerato back at it with the Coats & Perspex! This time around I’m lampshading. What’s lampshading you ask? Well initially I also had no idea what that meant but simply put it’s the term used to describe the oversized T-shirt paired with over-the-knee boots trend. Once you get that mental picture going the term lampshading starts making a little more sense.
There is no arguing that dusty pink is fast becoming a go-to colour and will have you looking bang on trend in an instant. I have to admit though that this was probably the first time I consciously wore something pink, deviating from my usual inclination to wear dark colours.
Ever thought of rocking those bomb heels/ankle boots with a tracksuit? Um, probably not, but it’s a 2016 and oh what a time to be alive. The rise of the ‘athleisure’ aesthetic makes it totally acceptable AND très chic to wear your sportswear with formal wear. In this post I’ve recreated a look from one of my favourite designers Vetements by sporting a two piece tracksuit with boots and a trench coat. You can also switch up the look by just wearing the track pants or top separately, whatever you’re comfy with. To top it all off you can dress it down just as effortlessly by putting on a pair of trendy sneakers.
Keeping it clean is the fundamental rule when trying out a minimalist look. To be a minimalista, go for fits that have little detail and clean lines, also try to keep things somewhat monochromatic. Minimalist styles are all about unexpected proportions and don’t be afraid of mixing textures. All these elements add to the architectural influence of a minimalist look.
I’m pretty sure you might argue against my title and affirm that the saying actually goes as follows; “out with the old, in with the new.” I would then just remind you (if you’ve been following this blog) that we don’t dabble with convention around these parts.
So I’ve been meaning to try out this trend for a little while now (about a couple of years lol) ever since I saw it on Rihanna, but I just didn’t quite get it. Anyway Rih is like the Queen of slay so she can literally get away with what us plebeians can only dream of trying.