No Repeat Challenge: Day one

We’re making a bold fashion move. It’s called the #NoRepeatChallenge. What’s that? Okay – imagine being forbidden from repeating any single item of clothing and jewellery for a full two weeks. That’s two full weeks of completely unique ensembles! Phathu, what were you thinking?!

To be fair, you are allowed to repeat socks, shoes and of course underwear (cos if we can’t see it, we can’t judge it *wink*). However, forget about repeating your trendiest jackets, jeans, tops, dresses or jewellery. Sounds simple right? But judging from the times that people repeat staples, this should be interesting.

Ha! You know how you always claim to not have enough clothes? Well this is the type of challenge that might just prove you wrong! Take Mili who took on the challenge because, in her words – she’s a fashionista and lover of dressing up. Believe me, she is! Maybe I’m biased because she thinks I’m stylish? Hahaha.

We asked our colleagues Thandi and Ayanda to contend for the prestigious title of ‘No Repeat Challenge Queen’.

We’ll be posting our looks for the next two weeks, hopefully still on track. This is really going to force us to be more creative with our clothes – even our make-up. *cue dramtic sound effect*

PS: The winner bags a clothing voucher! So yeah, quite exciting hey? May the best girl win!

DAY 1:

Mili wore a grey shift dress and high heels

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Phathu wore a loose fitting white button-up shirt, blue skinny jeans and a black tweed jacket

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You can read Thandi’s blog post on the challenge: http://thandig.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/norepeatchallenge-day-1/

You can read Ayanda’s blog post on the challenge: http://missayathinks.tumblr.com/post/54001256664/i-have-nothing

NB: This challenge inspired by a smiliar one that fashion blogger Thithi Nteta did.

By Miliswa and Phathu

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Buckle up for the boucle

I don’t think the boucle tweed jacket is as popular as it could and should be.

A tweed jacket is a hot piece of clothing that can breath sophistication to a bland outfit. It’s relatively warm, so look forward to it in winter. It’s versatile – you can throw it over jeans and a T, a turlip dress, a peplum skirt or dress, a pencil skirt, leggings and tunic – the list is endless.

They’re popular in neutral colours. But there’s so much more to them – a fusion of different colour threads such as black and grey looks like magic. Bright coloured zips can add colour and pleather arms can add fierce character if you’re brave enough to be edgy.

It doesn’t have to be a Chanel tweed jacket to get you compliments. Local clothing retailers like Cotton On, Foschini and Forever New have some I would definitely have in my closet.

You like?

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Pic: Styleite

By: Phathu Musitha

My flippy and flirty skirt

There’s nothing I enjoy as being cute and girly – and skater skirts are exactly that. They’re feminine and flirty; who doesn’t want that? They’re hot on the runway too, you may have seen some mouth-watering ones from Dolce and Gabbana. Topshop and Mr Price have some hawt ones I would love in my closet.

Who said anything about wearing them just in summer? Pair them with stockings and a white button-up shirt – a cold day at the office will have nothing on you. Check your wardrobe for a staple every girl has – a blazer – and complete your elegant look. What really works well with skater skirts are skinny belts – vary the colours. Wear a studded skinny belt if you want – but make sure it doesn’t steal the attention from the star of the outfit – the flippy, flirty skater skirt.

It’s super versatile – you can wear it high or low; formal or casual. It’s also forgiving because it’s hard NOT to pull of; especially if you have wide hips and are small at the waist – it’s all about creating the structured look. Remember the accessories – jewellery always wins!

Here’s how I wore it to the office:

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By Phathu Musitha