How to wear neon – the summer trend that keeps on buzzing

How to wear neon – the summer trend that keeps on buzzing

The neon trend is here to stay, according to the spring/summer 2019 catwalks. Get ready for your wardrobe to beam brighter than the sun. Whether you love it or hate it, neon is one fashion trend that’s here to stay, according to the runways.

Ultra-bright colours dominated at the spring 2019 shows. The full spectrum of colour was represented, but neon pink and fluorescent green were particularly prevalent.

Neon is a bold fashion choice, especially when it’s on an entire jumpsuit or gown. But that’s also what’s great about it,  you can throw on a hot pink suit and call it a day. Pair with sneakers, and you’ve got yourself a look.

For those who aren’t quite ready for the head-to-toe rainbow bright look just yet, we’d suggest opting for neon statement accessories, like a purse or pair of shoes. You could go even more subtle with a neon lip colour, bold eyeliner or nail polish.

See how Thandeka Mkhwanazi better known as TDK Macasette (The colourful Gqom Barbie) is styling the neon trend.

The Absolute Best Minidresses for Summer 2019

The Absolute Best Minidresses for Summer 2019

In the past few years, shoppers have rediscovered maxis, midis, and somewhere-in-between dresses is a result of a few different forces, like an increased interest in modest dressing and the resurgence of all-oversize-everything. This pushed the beloved minis to the back of the proverbial closet.

However, as summer begins to truly settle in, it’s time to shorten the hemlines once again. Faced with this challenge, brands are bringing into minidress territory some of the fan-favourite attributes of the more covered-up styles that have consumed our attention in recent seasons such as the billowy sleeves, vintage-inspired prints, loose-fit skirts. Though there are still plenty of formfitting, ’90s-inspired camisole dresses out there, the minis that are taking over are big and breezy.

The shorts suit trend that will be popular this summer

The shorts suit trend that will be popular this summer

If you usually only wear shorts on a beach and would never normally consider wearing them anywhere near an office, think again! This year, you might consider getting yourself a shorts suit. Remember the sherbet-coloured linen shorts suits along the beaches in Miami Vice? We’ll be reliving that trend this summer. Whether custom-made or ready to wear, get yourself one! The best thing about the pantsuits is that you can wear both items separately, so you don’t just have to save the jacket for summer.

The shorts suit will be the key trend for summer 2019, with dozens of versions. Ayanda Thabethe wore this stylish check shorts suit to the New York Fashion Week this year and looked stylish. She accessorised the suit with a white t-shirt and matching sandals, with a silver sequined bag and black shades to complete the look.  

Different ways you can wear the off-the-shoulder tops

Different ways you can wear the off-the-shoulder tops

Off-the-shoulder tops are feminine, sassy, playful, and seductive. They can also be alluring and polished when paired with a sleek fabric and a flattering cut. The variety of styles, patterns, and designs is broad. The off-the-shoulder top is a crowd-pleasing style that belongs in the wardrobe of all women.

Whether your aesthetic is more girlish or more rock ‘n’ roll, there is an off-the-shoulder top that will appeal to you and your sartorial sensibilities. Here’s some insight into styling and wearing an off-the-shoulder top.

Ntando Duma’s striped off-the-shoulder top paired with a matching pair of shorts is quite fancy. If you’re looking to add some serious style to a chic yet casual outfit, you can consider this look. It’s a relaxed, super comfortable and oh-so-chic.

Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa’s off-the-shoulder top with a matching short skirt is a bright, fun and elegant look that can work for any occasion depending on how you accessorise it. The off-the-shoulder top is soft and seductive simplicity. It is alluring and sexy. The elasticized fabric makes it easy to wear and gives it a comfort factor. The matching skirt is understated and complements the top.

Nhlanhla Nciza’s off-the-shoulder striped jumpsuit is, without a doubt, a stunning casual style. The head-to-toe, all-in-one garment creates a striking look that moves beyond a simple dress or pants and top combo, and into more fashionable territories. Choose the wrong fit or add the wrong accessories and your jumpsuit can go from a fashion hero to a fashion zero.

Nina Ivy’s off-the-shoulder African print outfit is the perfect item to get you out of your jeans and T-shirt rut. Choose from a variety of print fabrics in a range of silhouettes to find the one that suits your style. This might be a trendy and relaxed look for a traditional wedding.

Galini Jewels – A ‘Boho Chic’ handmade jewellery brand

Galini Jewels – A ‘Boho Chic’ handmade jewellery brand

You may have noticed that Bohemian or “Boho” jewellery has been popular over the past couple of years. So, just what is Bohemian jewellery you may ask? It is jewellery that traditionally represents nature, with themes relating to the earth, sea, and animals. Bohemian style represents a relaxed, natural and peaceful life, with connections to the earth and the universe.

Galini Jewels is one jewellery brand that has been keeping up with this trend after seeing its popularity. They have been selling imported Greek handmade jewels and have been shipping all over South Africa since 2010.

Their type of jewellery is recognisable with the evil eye, neutral shades and pops of colour. Galini Jewels have bright interesting stones and layers of beads incorporated in their design.

They started with a few evil eye bracelets and over the years as the demand grew, they looked for more manufactures, with different styles of bracelets, neckpieces, rings and decor items including good luck charms.

Their product offering also includes corporate gifts and bomboniere for weddings and christenings. All their jewellery is handmade with care love and passion.

 Visit for more of their jewellery range.

Havva Closet Brings you Classic & Chic Apparel – For Women on The Move!

Havva Closet Brings you Classic & Chic Apparel – For Women on The Move!

Trends come and go, however, you never can beat classic fashion, and it’s arguably even more important to build a wardrobe that you’ll love for years, if not decades.

A classic fashion is a style that lasts for several seasons, sometimes even years, and is accepted by a wide range of people. For example, a double-breasted blazer is one of the classic fashion items that repeat themselves year after year.

As such, this year we’ve been seeing a lot of bright-coloured double-breasted blazers and it seems we’ll be seeing more this Spring/Summer season. Thankfully, Havva Closet have amazing double-breasted jackets this season. You can choose from their variety of bright colours.

We’re seeing a major resurgence of animal-print apparel, whether it be leopard, snakeskin, or even tiger patterns. The trend has slowly been gaining traction over the years and has now officially taken over the fashion world. This year, the snakeskin trend will continue to slither into your closet, like this pleated snakeskin dress from Havva Closet, that is a definite must-have in your closet.

With Spring/Summer fashion officially underway, there are plenty of new trends and styles to try now. But if you’re going to commit to one new look this season, make it the pantsuit. Havva Closet have ultra-feminine pantsuits with empowering working girl vibes.

More about Havva Closet

Havva Closet is an online clothing boutique, owned by Paula Msiza. Being an accredited Image Consultant, Paula ensures to handpick the most stylish, classic and quality items for their customers. They have a range of classic, vintage chic clothing items for all occasions. From polka-dot dresses to pantsuits.

Paula Msiza

“I grew up with a fascination for fashion design since the early primary. I would draw ball gowns in all my schoolbooks. Post matric, I made a calculated decision to study Metallurgical engineering and worked as a Mining professional for 13 years. Whilst still working in a 9-5 job in 2014, I was inspired to open an online boutique in partnership with my sister under the name Havva (Arabic name for Eve). All our merchandise is sourced in Europe as our offering is elegant and chic clothing for women on the move. Our brand is positioned to give a voice to women who want to match their style with a bold attitude towards work and life, a brand that partners with you to “go for it all. I’m looking to build a team in the next few years and ultimately, we see ourselves designing and manufacturing collections in-house, once we are confident that we can offer the best quality which will compete with international fashion brands,” says Paula.

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