Inspiration comes from everywhere, and with a new year just around the corner, we’re taking decor inspiration from one of our favourite sources – fashion.
With blues, and pattern clashes, and natural hues, the options are endless.
Natural fibre carpets from Rebtex; other images via.
Digital marketing: Joburg Capital
I’ve been thinking more and more that life would be simpler if I just stuck to a weekday uniform. I find it more and more difficult to buy clothes these days – harder to find things I really love that are worth shelving out hard earned cash – and although I’ve been fairly ruthless about getting rid of clothes I no longer wear, or that I don’t love wearing, I still have a heap of clothes hanging in my wardrobe (only to default to wanting to throw on the same thing I wore yesterday).
At the moment I just want to wear my current favourite pair of black or dark blue skinny jeans, a white shirt or t-shirt, or a stripey tee, and shoes that match my mood. We’re lucky with the weather in South Africa, so much of the year, bare arms will suffice. Weekends and nights out are a different story – hello colour and pattern, and maybe some bare legs – but it’s the daytime version of a man’s suit (or chinos and collared shirt) that I’m dreaming about.
I think these would make a very good place to start – Summer Uniform 101:
Smart black trousers (ZARA)
A white boyfriend shirt that’s not too sheer or too fitted (JCREW)
White shirt with some beautiful detail (ZARA)
Stripey tee (ZARA)
White t-shirt (ZARA)
Oversized grey t-shirt (ZARA)
Stripe funnelneck tank (MADEWELL)
Basic skinny, dark rinse jeans (ZARA)
Coated black skinny jeans (MADEWELL)
Slim boyfriend jeans (MADEWELL)
One in each colour of these basic scoop neck t-shirts (COTTON ON)
Flat smart shoes (ZARA)
Leopard flats (MADEWELL)
White sneakers (ASOS)