Monday, 21 October 2013

S/S Edition (2): There's just something about Florals and Clutches

Second edition to “There’s just something about” summer fashion feature is flower power- Floral Prints! This summer has to be all about the fresh aroma of roses on your clothes! Flowers are fun, vibrant and eye catchy (think strong and bold) on any piece of clothing. They are reminiscent of the blooming transition from spring to summer. Floral print is like any other strong print like Aztec or Ankara, you would want to make the floral the centre of attention, so keep everything else on your ensemble neutral to make it stand out.

I spotted floral print in stores around Harare in the past month, some of which include Edgars, Truworths, Passport and a few fashion outlets in the city, where floral dresses, skirts and pants were the order of the day (pair of skinny jeans currently available at Edgars stores nationwide at US$30.00 a pair). 

The Flower Power print isn't just limited to roses, but can be anything that is a Daisy, a Lily or a Hibiscus. Further inspiration, is switching up the Floral Print to your accessories; think your pumps, handbag and jewelry.

Farai Simoyi Collection launched at Passport boutique Groombridge in 2012

Great dress for cocktails or a lovely brunch (from Passport boutique Groombrigde in 2012)
Long Floral Maxi Dress from Passport 2012
On that neutral tip; the floral skirt does all the talking.
Clutch Control
There’s just something about the hand-held purse, so much so that they have become a fashion staple on the runway and Fashion weeks across the globe. I couldn't be left out of this escalating trend that I took my clutch with me to Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2013. Clutches are daring in the essence that they are petite, compact and kind of challenging to take from day to night (especially on a busy day). Not only that, but a lot of the things you need during your day don't actually fit in your clutch; but don't despair. You can actually carry a clutch around if you are doing small errands, having lunch/brunch, doing a little shopping or just hanging out and want to find a good excuse to carry your clutch purse along. 

Now there are a lot of clutches to choose from, depending on your personality as well as the occasion (you cant be seen carrying a compact evening clutch for running errands during the day). You can choose from an oversized clutch, envelope clutch (which looks like a gigantic stationery envelope) and small size or mini clutches.

The clutch revolution is not new to the global fashion scene, but it is a trend I want to see on the streets of Harare very soon. 

From the Blog; Sapatos post in 2012
Photos Courtesy of Mr. Price SA In the Fashion Loop Blog
REMEMBER: If you plan to rock a clutch, keep it minimal in the type of clutch you choose, nothing too glitzy or fancy for the day; keep that for evening. I would recommend an oversized clutch that looks like a gigantic pencil case or an envelope clutch.

Next in "There's just Something About" editions is African Prints and a dash of Pink Lip for the summer season.

Stay Gorg and Glam,

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