22 Mar A wardrobe of individual pieces that you love to wear Pt 1
Building a wardrobe of individual pieces, you love to wear is really important as one begins to define their personal style. Between how pricey things are getting and generally aspiring to a wardrobe that is “me,” my clothing purchases are motivated by these things:
- An understanding of my body and its shape. There is nothing more liberating than knowing, accepting and dressing for your body shape. You could be wearing the most beautiful garment on earth, but if it is ill-fitting or doesn’t suit your body shape, simply put… you won’t look good.
- The desire to own quality pieces. Yes, this means I spend more, more so than often, it is true that there is direct correlation between price point and quality.
- My love for limited quantity pieces that not everyone has or owns.
- A need to participate in the local (South African) fashion industry as a consumer because that is how an industry grows.
MORE ABOUT THE PIECES I’M WEARING
Sol-Sol is a South African menswear label that was founded by one of my favourite couples Melissa and Matthew Kieser. The label is all about good quality basics and streetwear built around clean silhouettes. I bought this Destroy t-shirt a couple of years ago and have been a fan ever since.
The skirt I am wearing is from Kisua, an African fashion brand that creates exclusive capsule collections that are modern, locally manufactured and beautifully made. This skirt is an example of a piece that might have cost me a little bit more, but will be worn for years to come.
I first discovered the Tosoni brand at Spitz when I was lucky enough to be gifted with these mirrored bronzy coloured heels from Tosoni, which I wore in this post. For Winter 16 Tosoni’s collection, designed exclusively for Spitz, is focused on shoes that are not only inspired by trends, but that are good quality and wearable throughout, like these black lace ups. They complemented a winter wardrobe in London and have seen many sunny days in South Africa as well. The Tosoni collection has been developed for young professional woman (which is why they are super affordable). The collection is stylish and on trend, but is also about classic styling over being fashion forward, which means the shoes you buy from Tosoni will be part of your wardrobe beyond one season.
Clothing Credits: Destroy t-shirt from Sol-Sol at Dip Street | Skirt from Kisua| Lace Ups from Tosoni at Spitz
Photography by Elijah Semosa of UFL