Looking great doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The stores are awash with good-quality, affordable fashion that will have you looking summer chic in no time. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best retro buys for the season, available in store and online now – don’t miss out!
Denim shirt, R287, 6 to 20, za.nextdirect.com
A denim shirt = easy dressing! Do double denim and pair with your favourite skinnies, or tuck it into a floral-print A-line skirt. Whatever your style, a denim shirt will see you through many seasons to come.
R287, 6 to 20, za.nextdirect.com
A graphic-print dress is a style staple for summer. Show off your curves in this one from Woolworths. The retro print is bang on trend and the lightweight fabric makes it perfect for summer soirées.
R275, 6 to 14, Woolworths
A-Line denim skirt
Button-down skirts are a must-have this season, but if the thought of wearing a mini terrifies you, this knee-length style from Edgars is the perfect option. Wear it with a white tee and tan sandals for day, and dress it up with wedges and an embellished top for evening
R299, 6 to 14, Edgars
Fringed shopper bag
Fringing is here to stay! Ease yourself into the trend with this fab Mr Price bag. It’s sure to up the wow factor of any outfit, and is a great replacement for your everyday tote!
R159, Mr Price
Patent-leather ankle-strap sandal
No summer wardrobe is complete without a great pair of sandals, and these strappy patent-leather ones are a must-buy! Comfortable, stylish, and perfect for pairing with almost anything, they’re the pair that’ll never actually make it into your wardrobe – you’ll be wearing them too much!
It just isn’t summer without a simple black cami. Layer it under a knit or blazer on cooler days, or show off your shape when the sun is out. This one from Foschini has ultra-feminine layers to hide a rounder tummy. Pair with black slacks, and a pop of colour on your lips to keep the look super chic.
R199, S to XL, Foschini
Ditch your jeans and go for a more figure-flattering wardrobe staple: the wide-leg trouser! Fancy something a bit more “stand-out”? These are the perfect wear-now trousers thanks to the on-trend print. We’ll be keeping our shoes and top simple, but working gold accessories for a boho feel.
R139, XS to XXL, Mr Price
Straw sun hat
This floppy sun hat will look fab with a black maxi dress, or this season’s stylish jumpsuit. Plus, it’s perfect for covering up a bad hair day. Your weekend style is sorted!
Make sure that with sunnies, you always do you research, and get a shape that suits your face. And yes, that means endless trying on in the duty-free until you find the right ones. But remember, once you’ve got that a great pair, you’ll be together forever. Don’t want to splurge just yet? This pair from Aldo has a classic shape, but is trendy enough for the new season