Beauty & Fashion

Pops of purple

Pops of purple

This month we’re celebrating Pretoria. With the jacarandas in full bloom we’re rounding up all things purple and boy, do we love every shade of the colour.

FOR A DASH OF COLOUR…
No outfit is complete without a few great accessories. Hats, handbags, earrings, necklaces… the list goes on and on.
You know what they say… if you like it, put a ring on it. And this beautiful silver ring with purple cubic zirconia and lavender enamel will definitely leave the girls green with envy. Details: Pandora, R1 199.
Next up are the prettiest earrings we ever did see. These mini cameo polished hoops with intricately double woven detail, faceted cuts of purple amethyst and gold plated hematite will add that little something extra to any outfit. Available from www.kirstengoss.com at R1 890.
Velvet is still all the rage and so are backpacks. We just love this mid purple velvet backpack from c(inch), R199. Details: www.spree.co.za.
Another pretty purple alternative is this gorgeous slingbag with tassel detail from Blackcherry. Pair it with your jeans and favourite white shirt for ultimate effect, R249. Details: www.spree.co.za.

NOW LET’S DRESS IT UP A LITTLE …
Maxi dresses have never been hotter and this striped number from David Jones is perfect for a stroll through the purple streets of Pretoria with your love. The defined waistline will flatter most body shapes while the design will make you look effortlessly shick. Available for R499.
Not a big fan of purple, but still want to be on trend? Paisley designs are all the rage this season, so why not get your hands on a Dreeya paisley border printed scarf from Poetry. It’s beautiful, luxurious, and the striking paisley print is all you need to make heads turn, R175.
Be bold this summer with this striking Sammy floral dress from Poetry. The bold floral print and front tie detail cinches the waist to create a feminine and flattering silhouette, R799.
Ruffles have never looked this good and we can’t wait to get our hands on this ruffled cotton shirt with its rounded neck and decorative seams. Wear it with jeans and heels or with your favourite pair of black pants for a more formal office look. Add a pair of tassled earrings or detailed necklace and you are ready for any event. Details: Mango, R399.

IF THE SHOE FITS …
Walk the city streets looking chic and stylish in these purple babies. Perfect for a formal or casual event, you can strut your way to fabulousity with full confidence. Details: Edgars, R349,59.
After a long day at the office it’s time to kick back and relax. These authentic Vans sneakers in pale purple are so pretty and will even look good paired with your favourite dress, R649. Details: www.superbalist.co.za.

 

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