Fashion is about expressing oneself, and we’re feeling playful. A recent shopping trip to Fourways Mall got us excited about patterns and prints. From wild stripes to whisper soft florals, there’s a look for every mood and moment.

Artistic flair
Express yourself in this Bobbie tunic dress from Poetry. The capped sleeves and knee-length hem are perfect for staying cool in the last weeks of summer, and the tie-belt gives a flattering cinch at the waist. The colours are soft and dreamy. When the days turn cooler, just add a jacket – denim and leather would both be amazing.

Grrrrrl power!
Animal stripes keep coming back, and for good reason. They are freaking fab! This top from Mr Price has got the classic black and white zebra stripe, but the neon chevron gives a modern pop that shows people you mean business! If you are feeling super wild, pair it with another pattern (preferably something that clashes a little, like a check) or stick to a solid colour for days when you’re feeling calmer.

Petal soft
Forever New is a great place to pick up party frocks, and we couldn’t resist this Erin ruffle dress. With its sheer fabric, ruffles that curl up from the hem and soft laced neckline, it’s just crying to be worn to a garden party. (We will wear it everywhere though.) One thing’s for sure, you’ll never be mistaken for a wallflower in this. The dress is so pretty that the only accessories you need are sassy shoes.

Tropical heat
The other side of floral is big, bold and tropical. Foschini’s floral kimono with large vibrant blooms set against black is a style statement. Wear it over black pants to knock off all the socks in a business meeting, or slip it over jeans for a cool yet chic look for a weekend lunch.


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