Summer is officially just around the corner so it’s time you went shopping! We’ve put together our top 10 picks for the summer wardrobe essentials you should get to update your closet from practical winter, to fabulous summer!
The bucket bag
Nothing says trendy and functional like the laid-back bucket bag. Get this multi-coloured bag from one of our favourite accessories retailer — Colette Hayman. Chevron bucket bag, Colette Hayman, R559,50.
The slip dress
The 30s revival is in full swing this summer. From cute shorter hairstyles to fringe details, we love this nod to old-school glam. Get your fix with this sexy slip dress. Belt it and team with a printed bomber for an effortlessly chic casual look. Red jersey slip, R179, H&M.
The floral blazer
Soften the serious tone of a blazer by playing with prints. Whether it’s quirky polka dots or spring-time blooms, don’t be afraid to experiment — that’s what summer is for! Teamed with white bottoms or your favourite jeans, this blazer will keep you looking elegantly on trend all summer long. Floral blazer, R219,99, Mr Price.
Yes ladies this is a real trend! And it is making serious waves on the fashion scene. Make sure to go in store and try a pair on. We love how fun and quirky these sandals are. If you like a more understated look, pair them with plain colours — think denims and a cool white shirt. Sandals, R299,99, The Fix.
Off the shoulder body suit
Oh how we love bodysuits! They’re perfect for every shape and size because they smooth away any lumps and bumps, giving you a sleek silhouette. Double up your trends and get one that shows off your shoulders, then wear it with a high-waisted skirt or pants. Floral bodysuit, R429, H&M.
Go metallic, go striped, go bright! Whatever your colour preference, just make sure you get yourself a great pleated skirt. Dress it up with a cute pair of strappy heels, or tap into the athleisure trend with a cool pair of sneakers. Skirt, R599, Foschini.
Floral maxi dress
Stay cool and still make a statement this summer in a bold printed maxi dress. Chiffon maxi dress, R599, H&M.
Let your shoes do the talking this summer. A great pair of yellow heels is a colourful way to show off your fun side, while still being sexy and smart in heels. Yellow heels, R739, Madison.
Read more: How to stay comfortable in heels this summer
Fur slip-on sandals
If you are one to follow fun, celebrity trends, you will love these Rihanna-inspired fur sandals. Comfortable and cute to boot, what more could you ask for? Slides, R849, Adidas at Superbalist.
Retro chic at its best! We love this pair from Rubi by Cotton On. And for only R179 a pair, you can get one for you and one for your bestie!