Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg SS16 came and I conquered the first 3 days by wearing 3 bold colours in a row. BLUE, RED and GREEN.
Bold colours have never been my go-to, I always go for something less shocking and easy to pair with anything. But for fashion week, I knew I wanted to try something new and that was to wear bold colours. I wanted to fill in my colouring book with amazing colours.
To kick start #MBFWJ16, I wore a sky-blue jumpsuit made by my mother many years ago. This was the first jumpsuit that my mother ever made for me. Flared pants and a tight bustier area with amazing frilled details – I paired this jumpsuit with a comfortable pair of light brown snakeskin heels (FASHION WEEK RULE NUMBER 1 – WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES!)
For Day 2, I coloured in with a fire red jumper made by mother. This is by far one of my favourite creations that she has ever made for me. The details of this jumper are absolutely exquisite- a silver zipper in front and side pockets to complete it. I paired the jumper with a black & silver pair of heels which were equally comfortable as the shoes from day 1
To complete my MBFWJ coloring book, I went with a full pine green look. Not in jumpsuit form but a pair of tight pants and a knit that matched. For day 3, I went with a very simple street style look that could be worn anywhere and everywhere. Although it was simple, the bold colour made it stand out and so did the small details – the brown shoes and the black bag with a chain strap.
Wearing bold colours and prints for me will always be a challenge but it is one I intend to take on now and then because they suggest youth, energy and vibrant living!
Fit Details & Image Credits
DAY 1: Jumpsuit – made by My Mother / Heels – Zoom at Superbalist
Images by: @SiyaMkhasibe
Day 2: Jumpsuit – made by My Mother / Heels – Madison
Images by: @everydaypeoplestories
Day 3: Knitwear – COS / Pants – Woolworths / Heels – Zoom at Superbalist / Watch – Casio at Superbalist / Bag – *Gift
Images by: @nde_uyapo