Looking great doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The shops are awash with good quality, affordable fashion that will have you look 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
Denim shirt = easy dressing! Do double denim and pair with your favourite skinnies, or tuck it into a floral printed A-line skirt. Whatever your style, a denim shirt will see you through many seasons to come.
Graphic print dress, R275, 6 to 14, Woolworths
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 style makes it perfect for summer soirees.
A-Line denim skirt, R299, 6 to 14 Edgars
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.
Fringing is here to stay! Ease yourself into the trend with this fab Mr Price fringed bag. It’s sure to up the wow factor of any outfit, and is a great replacement for your everyday tote!
Patent Ankle strap sandal, R199.95, Woolworths
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 style that will never actually make it into your wardrobe – you’ll be wearing them too much!\
Double layer cami, R199, S to XL, Foschini
No summer wardrobe is complete without a simple black cami. Layer it under a knit or blazer on cooler days, or show off your shape on sunny days. This one from Foschini has ultra-feminine layered to hide a rounder tummy. Pair with black slacks and a pop of colour on your lips to keep the look super chic.
Wide-leg trousers, R139, XS to XXL, Mr Price
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.
Straw sun hat, R140, Woolworths
The 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 sorted!
Sunglasses, R139, Aldo
Make sure 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 form Aldo are classic shape but trendy enough for the new season.
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