5 TIPS FOR CREATING A CAPSULE WARDOBE

Its that wonderful time of the year where energies are renewed and most people have convinced themselves to put that energy to good use by organizing their wardrobes (yes, I’m included in this bunch). If you’re not one of these people, then perhaps you’ve been in that cycle where you only ever rotate 5-10 items in your closet (when there are probably piles and piles of other forgotten pieces). Whichever category you’ve found yourself in, this post might come in handy to aid you in clearing out wasted closet space to make room for a stylish and functional capsule wardrobe. 5 TIPS FOR CREATING A CAPSULE WARDOBE

YOUR BACK-TO-WORK EFFORTLESS SUMMER UNIFORM

For the first time in 4 years I’ve had to start thinking about my office wardrobe, and more importantly, my signature summer uniform. Now that I’ve graduated from university and entered the working world, there’s definitely more pressure to look polished and poised on a daily basis. Whether I’ve scheduled meetings, or have errands to run, it’s important that I feel good in what I’m wearing, while breezing through even the hottest summer days. YOUR BACK-TO-WORK EFFORTLESS SUMMER UNIFORM

WHAT TO WEAR THIS NEW YEARS EVE

As 2016 comes to an end, I’d like to thank everyone who has supported the blog over the past year. With 2017 just around the corner, there are so many exciting projects and ventures that I cant wait to share with you. There have certainly been times where I thought blogging wouldn’t work out for me, and this sometimes led me down dark roads. That said, having a platform to write about what I love and share it with you has been the best reward, and keeps me going. WHAT TO WEAR THIS NEW YEARS EVE

HOW TO DRESS UP WARDROBE BASICS

I’ve recently thrown out most of my wardrobe to force my hand at saving and investing in quality wardrobe pieces. As a result, I’ve been finding so many ways to recycle looks using what’s left of my closet, like paring a beach-esque white shirt with loose-fitting shorts. Initially I felt too under-dressed to leave the house and run my errands, but thankfully I could pull the look together with my well-loved leather tote and new Gino Paoli open-toed boots. HOW TO DRESS UP WARDROBE BASICS

CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY WITH HM’S SUMMER COLLECTION

A few days ago, H&M were kind enough to let me into their Cape Town showroom and source from their dreamy summer capsule collections. The range I immediately gravitated toward consisted of beautifully crafted ivory white fabrics in assorted details ranging from grommet inspired lace edging to soft and breezy pleats. The attention to detail means you can pair everyday basics with these statement pieces, or you can clash textures like I did and create a look all your own. CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY WITH HM’S SUMMER COLLECTION

HEATED SUMMER STYLE WITH SUPERBALIST

SUMMER STYLE WITH SUPERBALIST HEAT 24/7

In an ideal world, we all have that one dress we can grab in a haste and pair with just about every inch of our wardrobe, confident in it’s ability to take you everywhere and anywhere in style. As a shopper who values quality and durability, I usually find myself at a loss for where to shop for versatile wardrobe basics and flattering seasonal must-haves that offer this, but thanks to SUPERBALIST and their #HEAT247 campaign, that’s no longer an issue. HEATED SUMMER STYLE WITH SUPERBALIST

HOW TO APPROACH OFFICE DRESSING

CIAO, BELLA!
Lately I’ve been finding ways to pair the more unexpected pieces in my wardrobe, like this Max Mara flare pants, with basics, like a black button-down. To give a sophisticated basic an interesting edge, I decided to switch my shirt back to front – on trend as seen on streetstyle blogs globally – and decided to streamline the entire look with slicked back hair and bold earrings. Despite my initial intentions for this outfit, after a short while deciding what to title this look, I realised it was also a great option to wear to work. HOW TO APPROACH OFFICE DRESSING

A PERSONAL STYLE NARRATIVE

It dawned on me roughly a year ago, that I’ve become far more aware of the freedom I’ve found since defining my own personal style and aesthetic; to think that personal style can have such a tremendous impact on our lives is eye-opening. For many women, finding power might be wearing their favorite skirt or dress, whilst for others, that same feeling might be sought in a modest dress. As women, we have to fight against anyone who tries to presage that power; and to these women, those who choose to stand firmly in their choices, to them I salute. I admire each and every woman who chooses her own definition of freedom, and endeavors to liberate women in spite of.

In light of finding my own confidence, I thought what better way to encapsulate the moment than in this navy power-suit designed by my dear friend, Amber Hennings.

PHOTO CREDIT: Lemuel Witbooi

Suit: A Seam Studios| T-shirt: Calvin Klein | Watch: Tempo

In closing, I hope to encourage each person who reads this to find an unfeigned surety in themselves, to be fearless in a world plagued by trepidation; find your power.

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A TANGERINE DREAMSCAPE

Today is rather exciting, as I finally get to share a longtime dream lookbook on the blog. This post features a collaborative effort with a young creative – who’s no stranger to THE MINIMALE BLOGGER – Amber Hennings, head designer for A Seam Studios.

I was lucky enough to wear a few pieces from her upcoming graduation collection, and styled it with a few of my own summer wardrobe favorites. We shot this lookbook in a new location and I love how vibrant the backdrop appears. I was lucky enough to have the boyfriend get behind the lens for this one, A TANGERINE DREAMSCAPE

SEA BREEZE & WHITE LINEN

Today’s post features a Spring inspired lookbook shot at the beach. I actually mapped this look out in my head first and was so pleased to see how it turned out. The overall finish is relaxed and really comfortable too, while the light colors and fabrics are perfect for warmer days.

I paired my outfit with simple leather flats and my go-to faux leather backpack. Spending the day frolicking around in the waves with family was so much fun, and now I’m really counting the days until summer gets here. SEA BREEZE & WHITE LINEN