What's New Style Squad 2017


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Xolani Gumede
26.05.2017
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Tanya's work wardrobe is practical - think jeans and a T-shirt. We chose a sexy fitted red dress for Tanya because we never see her like that at work. We bought a red long-sleeved dress from Ackermans with flattering ruching and gathering. Skinny jeans are my favourite clothing item. I keep up with the latest fashion trends by reading Essentials magazine, or consulting our fashion editor. Jennifer Aniston is my fashion icon inspiration. Number one tip for staying on-trend on a budget: Shop around and buy clothes during mid-season sales. My perfect outfit for a fun day out: Jeans and a T-shirt. I'd name m own fashion range 'Pineapple Clothing' because that's the name of my cat :)

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Stephanie Pekeur
11.05.2017
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Melinda has a very easy-going style. She loves her prints, especially African prints. She doesn't like being restricted by her clothing and often buys her clothes a size too big. I opted for a size too big denim shirt and a pencil stripe (to show of her body) printed skirt (both from Ackermans). We paired this with her own comfortable shoes and Africa-continent earrings. My boyfriend jeans with short brown boots and white T-shirt is my favourite outfit. I feel very comfortable in loose clothing that's why I love that look. I'm not a person who follows trends, I just buy what I like and what catches my eye.

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Stephanie Pekeur
11.05.2017
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I don't have a fashion icon that I really look up to. I have friends who I think really dress nicely and who have good fashion sense. Number one tip for staying on-trend on a budget: Buy things that are affordable. Don't go for every trend out there. There are trends that come and go very quickly, therefore, you should identify those styles that will last longer. My perfect outfit for a fun day out is probably jeans, a T-shirt and takkies. The name of my own fashion range: 'Noxee's Nubian Designs'. It speaks to me as a person of colour. 'Noxee' is short for my Xhosa name, 'Nokuzola'.

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Joni Nel
05.04.2017
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Ackermans has the most adorable baby clothes section! We often wish we could buy ALL the clothes! (And sometimes we buy outfits for friends with little ones and end up buying the same for ours because they are so sweet!) A way of making these items unique is to sew on a little bow or a pocket. You could even buy a bunch of plain white baby grows and sew bows, buttons and pockets on! Florals are huge at the moment (will they ever not be??) so we paired them with a pastel and a very natural bow. It's one of the most exciting and fun things to make something your own. Bow me pretty: we would style this look with cute little white socks and a cute headband with a bow on.

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Xolani Gumede
17.03.2017
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Because winter's coming up, and ponchos are so versatile, we thought we'd turn a maxi dress into something more cold weather-friendly. Once the basic shape was there, we added buttons, sequins and beads to glam it up. We found fashiion inspiration on Pinterest, of course! The process of creating was quite a challenge, but it was loads of fun. We call it the "Day-to-Night Poncho". We've paired it with a pair of skinnies and a form-fitting top underneath - it's an ultra-flattering look.

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Lee Fraser
02.03.2017
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Kanye West is one of my favorite celebrity style influencers. He's known for his risk in taking fashion to an unknown level but also for his street-style looks. I decided to go with the denim on denim look that I picked up from Ackermans. I chose a slim-fitted off-cut jacket that I paired with a slim-fit denim with zip detailing that I bought using my Ackermans voucher. I would call my look "MR Denim" because I’m wearing denim on denim. This look is very clean yet rugged and can work as a casual and formal look with the correct accessories and shoes. What's important to me as a role model: Creativity -  It's important as a fashion blogger that I always keep my readers entertained with new and exciting creative content. Kindness -  I treat all my followers with respect and kindness, just as they do me! Honesty -  I'm always honest with my readers and the brands that I work with.