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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
The Perfect Accessories For Your Engagement Party Dress http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-perfect-accessories-for-your-engagement-party-dress You have the ring and the perfect party dress, now all you need are the accessories to add the the perfect finishing touch to your look (without stealing the spotlight from your ring of course). Accessories are the easiest way dress-up even the simplest of dresses - even if you choose to go for something classic or a statement piece instead.


RELATED: Shop The Perfect Engagement Party Dress
RELATED: Engagement Special: White Metal Rings
RELATED: Engagement Special: Gold And Coloured Rings



Shop our favourite accessories to pair with your engagement party dress!







 


Tassle earrings, R29,99, Mr. Price
Earcuff, R 1,988, Shopbop.com
Embellished clutch, R999, Mimco
Gold cuff, R 3,258, Shopbop.com
Embellished bracelet, R349, Witchery
Earrings, R299, Witchery
Fringed bag, R 2,087, Shopbop.com






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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
The Only Sports Jacket You'll Ever Need http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-only-sports-jacket-youll-ever-need




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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Lily Allen Is Nailing It! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/lily-allen-is-nailing-it Instagram for a gallery of nail art that will keep you wanting more.

















We picked our favourite Lily Allen manis - which one is yours?








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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Shop The Perfect Engagement Party Dress http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/shop-the-perfect-engagement-party-dress


TOP TIP: Although we all want a dress that will make us look as amazing as we feel, always keep the comfort factor in mind. The last thing you need is a fashion fail to ruin your night!






FIND YOUR PERFECT DRESS NOW








1. R699, Zando
2. R499, Foschini
3. R440, Foschini
4. R849, Zando
5. R499, Foschini
6, R1199, Witchery
7. R89,99, Mr. price
8. R1199, Witchery
9. R130, Mr. Price
10. R499, Foschini
11. R459, Zando
12. R599, Zando




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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Shine Bright Like A Diamond http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/shine-bright-like-a-diamond This trend will have you looking like a star

RELATED: Get Our July Gold Leaf Mani



 

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
What To Buy Now: Crop Tops http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/what-to-buy-now-crop-tops The crop top is a key fashion item that your wardrobe needs right now. What's not to love about an item that is sexy and cool at the same time? Or better yet, an item that has been a star on the Red Carpet and loved by some of our favourite fashionistas?


TOP TIP: The key to pulling off a crop top and revealing just the right amount of skin, is to pair your crop with something high waisted. Besides looking great, this combo will give you some killer curves as well.











The crop top is no longer limited to casual dressing and has become a fashion favourite on the Red Carpet
 - from Emma Stone's memorable pink ensemble to Rihanna's white-on-white look; we have rounded up our favourite celeb looks that prove just why we love this item!


 


Just because it's cropped, doesn't mean it can't be chic - Emma Stone, Rihanna and Taylor Swift prove that a little bit of skin is just what a Red Carpet look needs to really make a statement. But, if you're going for an extra hot look, take some tips from Kylie Jenner - all you need is a sexy pair of skinnies and the crop top will do the rest!








Because the crop top is the star of your look, remember to keep the rest of your outfit simple - Shailene Woodley and Chrissy Teigen go for basic accessories and natural hair and makeup to keep their looks balanced. For a cool-chic take on the crop top, look to Rita Ora and Vanessa Hudgens for inspiration!





SHOP OUR FAVOURITE CROP TOPS FROM MR. PRICE!





Tropical print, R39,99, Mr. Price
Monochrome floral print, R59,99, Mr.Price
Black top, R39,99, Mr. Price
Slogan tee, R45,99, Mr. Price
Orange top, R39,99, Mr. Price
Gingham top, R59,99, Mr. Price
Leopard print, R59,99, Mr. Price





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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Accessory Report: Top 10 Bright Watches http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/accessory-report-top-10-bright-watches Although we can't resist the chic factor of a luxe gold or silver timepiece, this month we are loving big, bright and bold watches! Whether you choose to add it to your workout gear or accessorise your everyday look, there's loads of fun to be had with these standout pieces.


Get your hands on our August issue of COSMO to shop more of our best, bright watches!




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WHICH PIECE IS YOUR FAVOURITE?



 




1. R499, Zando
2. R999, Superbalist
3. R449, Zando
4. R 1,935, Shopbop.com
5. R275, Woolworths
6. R 1,637, Shopbop.com
7. R 3,262, Shopbop.com
8. R250, Woolworths
9. R3262, Shopbop.com
10. R170, Woolworths



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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Monochrome: Dress It Up Or Down http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/monochrome-dress-it-up-or-down It is almost impossible to get a monochrome look wrong and that is why we love this fool-proof combo. Monochrome is back this season and we are especially loving black and white pieces in strong, graphic prints






 



Don't forget to grab a copy of our August issue of COSMO, for budget-friendly monochrome must-haves!


 










Take your black and white pieces from dressed-up to casual and cool!





DRESS IT UP


A printed blazer is an essential if you're going for a dressed-up look. Don't be afraid to pair clashing prints in the same outfit - the black and white colour palette will tie the look together.




 



Blazer, R150, Mr. Price
Jumpsuit, R219, Fashion Express
Clutch, R349, Witchery
Heel, R1099, Charles and Keith







DRESS IT DOWN


A strong and bold stripe will make the most casual fashion piece an instant hit. Pair your striped knit with a pair of coated joggers for luxe take on the sporty trend.









Knit, R849, Country Road
Joggers, R899, Witchery
Envelope purse, R 1,084, Shopbop.com
Shoes, R299, Foschini






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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Accessory Report: Stacked Rings http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/accessory-report-stacked-rings accessories, it's all about the arm party and hand party - piling on the pieces for a maximum layering effect.

If you're planning on throwing a hand party, one simpe rule applies - wear rings and wear lots of them; pile your rings and rocks high!

We have selected our favourite styles for you to shop right now. From the splurge pieces to the steals - there's a ring for every finger.


RELATEDStack ‘Em Up
RELATEDNeed It Now: Slogan Necklaces












Get your hands on our August issue of COSMO and turn to page 10 for top tips on how to get the best manicure to match your stacked rings!





SHOP OUR TOP RINGS NOW!



 



1. R 2,212, Shopbop.com
2. R119, Zando
3. R39,99, Mr. Price
4. R269, Zando
5. R49,99, Mr. Price
6. R 2,516, Shopbop.com
7. R641, Shopbop.com
8. R29,99, Mr. Price
9. R199, Witchery
10. R 1,714, Shopbop.com
11. R29,99, Mr. Price
12. R129, Witchery
13. R 940, Shopbop.com




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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Top 10 Dresses For Eid http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/top-10-dresses-for-eid No girl needs an excuse to go shopping, but with Eid just around the corner you are almost REQUIRED to hit the mall…we can deal with that. So, whether or not you are celebrating Eid, we have rounded up some gorgeous dresses that would be the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

The dresses we have picked are great for making a statement, in a modest way. Add a scarf and some leggings to celebrate Eid and pair with summer sandals for a Sunday tea with his family!

RELATED: How To Wear A Dress
 

 1. R1869, Zando
2. R1199, Trenery
3. R89.99, Mr Price
4. R1999, Witchery
5. R1299, Forever New
6.  R999, Country Road
7.  R59.99, Mr Price
8. R89.99, Mr Price
9. R625, Michelle Ludek
10. 1399, Forever New

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Wear The Oversized Top Like A Celeb http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-the-oversized-top-like-a-celeb
Pair with a pencil skirt or an a-line shape for a high fashion look.




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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
The Booties Everyone Is Talking About http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-booties-everyone-is-talking-about
Pair with a hot body-con number and a fitted blazer for the full effect.




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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Runway To Reader- Box Clever http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/runway-to-reader-box-clever In the COSMO August issue, gorgeous reader Simone Da Silva shows us how to wear this season’s most sought after silhouette- the square. We have opted for boxy crop tops and oversized coats to tackle the trend.

RELATED: Borrowing from the Boys

We Say: Spacious silhouettes are all the rage for winter, but make sure you don’t overdo oversized and balance the large proportions by showing a tasteful amount of skin

Get your copy of the August COSMO and find the full shoot on page xx.

 
All Boxed Up



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Top, Zara
Waistcoat R800, Mink Pink at Stuttafords
Skirt R595, Top Shop
Earrings R149, Top Shop
Rings R149 for pack, Aldo Accessories
Clutch R599, Accessorize
Shoes R1599, Aldo

 
Photography: Judd Van Rensburg
Hair and Make Up: Alexandra Botha using Dermalogica

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
3 Looks To Match Your Slogan Necklace http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/3-looks-to-match-your-slogan-necklace COSMO, expressing your feelings just got easier. JHB COSMO girls listen up! The August issue of COSMO comes with a FREE limited edition slogan necklace. So whether you’re feeling sexy, loved-up or happy, we have the perfect necklace to suit your mood.



Got the necklace, but how do I style it? The COSMO fashion team got to work to bring you three top looks to make sure you say it like you mean it.



RELATEDWhat To Buy Now: Slogan Tees
RELATED: S
pread The Love With Slogan Jewellery









STYLE TIPS




SEXY

The key to the perfect sexy outfit is balance – you want to show off your assets, but still keep him guessing. If you’re blessed with legs for days, look no further than a flirty mini skirt to do the trick.







Top, R499, Sissy Boy
Skirt, R350, Stylemology
Shoes, R799, Madison Shoes







SMILE

To set the mood for your outfit, stick to something bright, bold and printed. We love the graphic print on this skirt – it’s vibrant, fresh and will definitely be the key piece to your look.








Tee, R130, Edgars
Skirt, R69, Mr. Price
Sunnies, R339, Topshop
Trainers, R999, Adidas Originals






LOVE

It’s a no-brainer – for a loved-up look, go for a floral print. The key to this look is to keep it feminine and soft to really capture the beauty of being in love.







Playsuit, R2310, Peter Pillato
Heels, R699, Madison Shoes
Sunnies, R299, Stylemology






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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Style Your Slogan Necklace http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-style-your-slogan-necklace If you're a JHB COSMO girl, then you're in luck! Grab a copy of our August issue of COSMO to get your hands on a FREE, limited edition slogan necklace. So whether you’re feeling sexy, loved-up or happy, we have the perfect necklace to suit your mood.

But, it gets better! With help from the COSMO fashion team, you can now style top looks to match each necklace to make sure you say it like you mean it!

Don’t forget to show us how you style your look to make a statement!



RELATEDSpread The Love With Slogan Jewellery
RELATEDWhat To Buy Now: Slogan Tees










MAKE A STATEMENT



SEXY

For a sexy look that demands attention, go for a fitted bodycon dress. Not only are we obsessed with this colour combo, but the paneling of this dress will show-off your curves without you having to do any work. 






Dress, R1000, Your Highness
Heel, R799, Madison Shoes
Clutch, R299, Jo Borkett






SMILE

If you’re feeling happy, go for something fun and quirky to capture your mood. Bright colours and playful prints are our favourite.







Tee, R59,99 Mr. Price
Shorts, R1100, Latitude 33
Sunnies, R339, Topshop
Trainers, R1999, Adidas Originals






LOVE

If you’re feeling high on the love drug, we suggest a feminine print to capture your softer side. Nothing says ‘LOVE’ better than shades of pink and red.








Dress, R1299, Jo Borkett
Shoes, 699, Madison Shoes
Sunnies, R299, Stylemology




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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Engagement Special: Gold And Coloured Rings http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/engagement-special-gold-and-coloured-rings COSMO Engagement Special!

From the classic silver and gold styles to the uncoventional coloured pieces - our August issue is the ultimate guide to helping your man put the right ring on it!



RELATEDEngagement Special: White Metal Rings





SHOP OUR FAVOURITE GOLD AND COLOURED PIECES







R7999, American Swiss









R8900, Dear Rae









R130 800, Olga









R47 900, Shimansky









R110 908, Olga








R4800, Ida Elsje



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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Engagement Special: White Metal Rings http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/engagement-special-white-metal-rings COSMO Engagement Special! The August issue of COSMO is by the far the shiniest of them all, as we have carefully selected the top rocks to feature in our Engagement Special. 

From the classic silver and gold styles to the uncoventional coloured pieces - this is the ultimate guide to helping your man put the right ring on it!



RELATEDEngagement Special: Gold And Coloured Rings






SHOP OUR FAVOURITE WHITE METAL RINGS





R599, American Swiss









R85 000, Black Key Diamonds










R215 800, Shimansky









R29 999, Sterns









R122 000, Cartier





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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Trend Report: Military http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trend-report-military With their slightly boyish accents, key pieces from the military trend lend a tough-chic feel to any look. Here’s some epic runway-spiration from top designers.

Think: Strong silhouettes combined with the military's famous camouflage print.

Key pieces: Parkas, puffers with hints of faux-fur, camo prints and khaki shades, metal hardware and hints of olive.




 






LOOKS WE LOVE FROM THE RUNWAY



Tommy Hilfiger

We love the contrast of a boyish parka paired against a fresh and feminine tropical print. Don’t be afraid to mix and match with other trends you love, like floral or Asian-inspired pieces.









Nanette Lepore

Military doesn't always have to mean manly. We love this softer, feminine approach from Nanette Lepore that lends a romantic feel to the military trend.









Balmain

For an ultra-luxe, dressed-up take on military, look no further than Balmain. This leather on leather look oozes sophistication and sexiness.









Wildfox

If you’re not keen for full combat look (you don’t want to scare your colleagues), take inspiration from Wildfox. Channel military vibes by wearing aviators, khaki-green and combat boots with your normal wardrobe.











SHOP THE TREND NOW










1. R849, Topshop
2. R2690, Sunglass Hut
3. R1950, Henrietta Botha
4. R999, Witchery
5.R 4,630, Shopbop.com
6. R1099, Stuttafords
7. R 2,168, Shopbop.com
8. R649, Witchery
9. R 2,501, Shopbop.com



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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
What To Buy Now: Slogan Tees http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/what-to-buy-now-slogan-tees  














Shop our favourite pieces now!



 





1. R49,99, Mr. Price
2. R299, Topshop
3. R190, Legit
4. R89, Fashion Express
5. R69,99, Mr. Price
6. R59,99, Mr. Price



JHB COSMO GIRLS LISTEN UP – The August issue of COSMO comes with a FREE limited edition slogan necklace! Get your copy and show us whether you got ‘Sexy’, ‘Smile’ or ‘Love”!


Please note, these are limited edition and only in selected stores!


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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Spread The Love With Slogan Jewellery http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/spread-the-love-with-slogan-jewellery Love makes the world go round! And right now, the fashion world is receiving some loving too! Spread the sweet message of love with our favourite slogan jewellery pieces. Whether you choose to keep it understated or make a bold declaration for all to see - we the perfect piece for you.





LOVE: 1 word and 8 ways to wear it!





 




1. R49,95, Woolworths
2. R39,99, Mr. Price
3. R39, Zando
4. R15,99 Mr. Price
5. R 6,948, Shopbop.com
6. R59, Zando
7. R 1,223, Shopbop.com
8. R29,99, Mr. Price


Want your own ‘Love’ slogan necklace? Get it free with the August COSMO – in selected Gauteng stores only!



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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Behind The Scenes: August Fashion http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/behind-the-scenes-august-fashion This month's fashion was all about the new silhouettes that are making headlines in the trend pages for winter 2014. Styled by Fashion Editor Bev Nates, our August fashion is your go-to guide for flattering dressing that plays with volume and proportion to accentuate your curves and keep you looking sexy.


If the thought of adding an oversized coat to your look sounds anything but appealing, grab a copy of our new issue and get inspired!
 







BEHIND THE SCENES






 



Stylist: Bev Nates
Model: Michelle @ Fanjam
Photographer: Mark Cameron





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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Throw A COSMO Arm Party http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-throw-a-cosmo-arm-party- COSMO team to make sure your party is the most memorable.


TOP TIP: Your arm party should never be without the essential VIP guest - a statement timepiece.



THE COSMO TEAM KNOWS HOW TO PARTY


First on our guest list is the all-important timepiece. We love a watch that stands out and chunky gold pieces are our favourite. Don't be afraid to mix and match - who said gold and silver can't be worn at the same time?











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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Puckered Up Fashion For International Kissing Day http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/puckered-up-fashion-for-international-kissing-day On the back of international chicken wing day, we couldn’t be more grateful for this Sunday’s holiday- International Kissing Day. Of course, the COSMO fashion team has smooching on the brain and we have rounded up some playful puckered-up prints for the day of making out.
 
 
 
 
Enjoy your weekend, there is a lot to look forward to!
 

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1. R999, Country Road
2. R59.99, Mr Price
3.R49.99, Mr Price
4. R49.95, Woolworths
5. R59.99, Mr Price
6. R21.99, Legit



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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
4 Must-Have Jackets Every Woman Should Own http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/4-must-have-jackets-every-woman-should-own



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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00 +0200
Trend To Love Or Loathe: Skate Shoes http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trend-to-love-or-loathe-skate-shoes Flat shoes are not every girl's fancy, but preferances aside, the skate shoe has already been labelled the must-have shoe for the season and not only do we love them for their comfort, but the bold and fun print variations make us love them even more! If you're not quite convinced on the trend, maybe these standout options below will change your mind!



















SHOP THE TREND NOW!



 



Prices from top to bottom:



R 1,206, Shopbop.com
R339, Topshop
R849, Topshop
R 1,042, Shopbop.com
R 1,097, Shopbop.com
R649, Country Road
R339, Topshop


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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
In Store Now: Pastels http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/in-store-now-pastels What's better than fashion pieces that remind us of sweet, indulgent treats? Think: Cotton candy, candyfloss shades and sweet sorbet tones.

Whether you choose to be extra sweet with a head-to-toe pastel ensemble or prefer just a touch of sweetness with accessories in sherbert shades - pastel pieces are wardrobe essentials for winter.


RELATEDAccessory Report: Cotton Candy Carryalls
 
















SHOP THIS TREND NOW


 








1. R359, Zando
2. R95, Zando
3. R2299, Trenery
4. R1799, Mimco
5. R 1,272, Shopbop.com
6. R399, Superbalist
7. R120, Mr. Price
8. R1199, Country Road
9. R89,99, Mr. Price
10. R89, Zando
11. R89,99, Mr. Price
12. R 1,404, Shopbop.com
13. R120, Mr. Price
14. R649, Charles and Keith
15. R749, Trenery
16. R39,95, Woolworths
17. R999, Mimco
18. R439, Superbalist

 

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Dress Like A Celeb When You Workout http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-dress-like-a-celeb-when-you-workout Let’s face it; many of us look anything but celeb-material after a serious workout. But, some style inspiration from the always-trendy Khloe Kardashian might get us one step closer to looking like an A-lister (even if it is for only a few minutes before that heart rate goes up).



RELATEDKhloe Kardashian's COSMO Cover Shoot
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Steal Her Style: Khloe Kardashian






STEAL HER STYLE
 










Sunnies, R2690, Sunglass Hut
Bomber jacket, R140, Mr. Price
Tank top, R249, Zando
Zip jacket, R1499, Lorna Jane
Tights, R749, Zando
Trainers, R999, Shelf Life





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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Katy Perry Look Of The Day: Stripes http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/katy-perry-look-of-the-day-stripes Our COSMO cover star for July, Katy Perry, always gives us a case of wardrobe-envy! This look is easy to pull-off, but still captures that quirky and experimental side of Katy’s style.



RELATEDKaty Perry Look Of The Day: Polka Dots
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A Behind The Scenes Look At The Katy Perry Cover Shoot
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Katy Perry Graces 62 Editions of COSMO!















 
STEAL HER STYLE



 


Dress, R999, Witchery
Jacket, R300, Mr. Price
Bag, R69,99, Mr. Price
Boot, R1030, Zando




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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Katy Perry Look Of The Day: Polka Dots http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/katy-perry-look-of-the-day-polka-dots When it comes to fun, fearless and always-feminine fashion – look no further than Katy Perry! Katy Perry is our COSMO cover star for July. Besides being a major force in the music industry, Katy is making waves in the fashion arena as well and we can’t get enough of her always-entertaining and unique fashion choices.


Our cover star look of the day is one of Katy’s more wearable fashion choices, but certainly doesn’t disappoint. This look is easy to pull-off, but still captures that quirky side of Katy’s style.




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8 Times Katy Perry Looked Flawless While Performing
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Sunnies, R449, Witchery
Blouse, R99,99, Mr. Price
Skirt, R 9,814, Shopbop.com
Stockings, R149, Country Road
Shoes, R3350, Oscarina



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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Activewear That Your Body And Wardrobe Will Love http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/activewear-that-your-body-and-wardrobe-will-love- We know we know, getting to the gym in winter is the worst. The duvet is so snuggly. The boyfriend is so cuddly. The alarm is so noisy. But these gym clothes are SO pretty, they’ll make getting up early a little bit less horrible.


Styling Tip:

With a winter wardrobe that tends to lack bright and happy shades, look to include fresh and vibrant colours into your workout gear that will instantly lift your mood.










 
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1. R89,99, Mr. Price
2. R799, Lorna jane
3. R79,99, Mr. Price
4. R599, Lorna jane
5. R499, Lorna Jane
6. R 1,645, Shopbop.com
7. R799, Lorna Jane
8. R 1,919, Shopbop.com
9. R899, Zando
10. R99, Zando
11. R99,99, Mr. Price
12. R799, Zando
13. R 1,645, Shopbop.com
14. R599, Zando
15. R799, Superbalist
16. R499, Zando



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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Shoe Crush: Metallic Footwear http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/shoe-crush-metallic-footwear If there are 2 things that are guaranteed to make a girl's heart happy then it has to be something sparkly, or simply, a great pair of shoes. And because we love nothing more than happy readers, we have combined these 2 for a fashion item that will have you crushing hard! 


From the luxe sneaker to the standout stiletto - shop these must-have metallic pieces now!




 



1. R 4,364, Shopbop.com
2. R699, Luella
3. R200, Legit
4. R409, Madison
5. R939, Zando
6. R349, Zando
7. R479, Madison
8. R227, Zando
9. R499, Foschini
10. R 2,577, Shopbop.com
11. R849, Charles and Keith
12.R 2,686, Shopbop.com
13. R119, Zando




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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
The Only Dress You'll Need This Weekend http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-only-dress-youll-need-this-weekend What’s not to love about a dress that is trendy, versatile and comfortable and literally a click away (did we mention affordable too)? We have found the perfect dress that ticks all these boxes and with simple styling tips, you can create winning weekend looks from just one piece.




Why do we love it?

The monochrome colour palette of this dress is always a winner – if you’re looking for maximum versatility, look no further than a black and white combo. Oversized, artsy prints are major trends at the moment and the graphic print on this dress makes us love it even more!





 
Look 1: Lunch date with the ladies

If a relaxed lunch with the ladies is on the cards, keep things casual and cool by pairing your dress with luxe sneakers and the seasonal favourite, bomber jacket.

 
 







Earrings, R16, Mr. Price
Sunnies, R1299, Superbalist
Jacket, R1499, Country Road
Wallet, R999, Mimco
Sneakers, R849, Witchery
Dress, R120, Mr. Price







Look 2: Dress it up for a date

Take your look from casual to chic by swapping your sneakers for heels and adding a touch of luxurious texture to your ensemble. A touch of gold is always a guaranteed winner.













Earrings, R699, Mimco
Jacket, R300, Mr. Price
Bag, R1996, Shopbop.com
Shoes, R699, Charles and Keith
Dress, R120, Mr. Price





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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Workwear 101: The Best Colour To Wear To An Interview http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/workwear-101-the-best-colour-to-wear-to-an-interview Navy and black.

Navy and black are our go-to colours for interview-dressing. Not only are they true classics and trusted shades, but also black and navy pieces are great additions to building a versatile working wardrobe.













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1. R1299, Witchery
2. R99,95, Woolworths
3. R429, Madison
4. R1099, Trenery
5. R1999, Witchery
6. R699, Charles and Keith
7. R130, Mr. Price
8. R 5,976, Shopbop.com
9. R999, Witchery
10. R79,99, Mr. price
11. R649, Charles and Keith
 





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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
11 Times Celebs Thought They Were The Bride http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/11-times-celebs-thought-they-were-the-bride red carpet for some bridal ideas that we love.

RELATED: 7 WTF Wedding Dress Fails




















Fergie Duhamel

This simple tube dress is perfect for the fuss free chic bride.

 

Diane Kruger

This dress makes the garter hunt a no brainer for your groom!We love the high neckline and sexy sheer skirt

RELATED: 5 Times You Absolutely Must Wear A Red Lip



Emma Watson

The ultimate dress for your beach/ destination wedding. Pair with gladiator sandals, some flowers in your braids and you are all set.



Kylie Minogue

If Hercules and Meg got married at the end of the movie, this is what she would be wearing.



Lily Donaldson

Lily Donaldson somehow making side-boob aisle-appropriate



Rita Ora

Rita Ora looking like the fluffy meringue bride of our childhood dreams



Paula Patton

You aren't the traditional veil wearing type? Opt for a dress with a feature detail instead...just make sure your groom can find you in all the tulle



Cate Blanchett

The silhouette of this dress is nothing short of a miracle. One shouldered silk perfection is going on our wedding wish list!



Zoe Saldana

This is the season of pleats!Zoe Saldana is the epitome of a feminine, spring time bride.



Hilary Swank

Some thing old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE!Those earrings are everything Hilary!



Jennifer Lawrence

So you may not want to look exactly like your tiered wedding cake, but we do love a little bit of black for your big white wedding.


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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
8 Curvy Girls Who Have Style In the Bag http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/8-curvy-girls-who-have-style-in-the-bag embrace their curves and do so in style! Here are some of the top style tips we learnt from ladies with dangerous curves in all the right places.




















On Point In Print


We LOVE a curvy girl in print just choose your pattern wisely. Kat Dennings opted for a floral print figure hugging dress and got it spot on. Stay away from small print and large areas of horizontal stripes.

RELATED: Nude Shoes, The Answer To Longer Legs



It’s All An Illusion

This dress does wonders for Amber Riley because of its strategically placed panel lines. A garment that has a lighter colour framed by black will immediately draw your eye to the middle, creating a slimmer silhouette.




Focus on Your Best Feature

Khloe Kardashian
 looks amazing in winter white! Her modest top and sexy hem-line draw attention to her best feature- her lovely long legs. Whether you love your legs, arms, back or chest choose your outfits wisely to draw attention to that area.


Don’t Waist Your Waist

Whether you opt for an empire line dress, like Adele, a high waist skirt or even a skinny belt, make sure that you draw attention to your waist. It’s the smallest part of your body and by cinching in your waist you define your feminine figure and give your self curves in the right places.




Black Is The New Black

Let's face it, black is forever. It slims, lengthens,conceals and it never lets you down in the sex appeal department- case in point, Kate Upton.

RELATED: 5 Reasons We Love Kate Upton



Fit Is Everything

Like Scarlett Johansson, you need to know how to rock your curves and you absolutely can’t do that if you are wearing ill-fitting garments. When clothes shopping, choose wisely- look at yourself from every angle in the mirror and don’t go for bigger clothes because you want to hide your shape. Often a slimmer silhouette will make you look smaller.



Tackle Trends Your Way

There is a myth that crop tops are only for waif like beanpoles, but we don’t buy it! If you are curvy there is a way to tackle trends, don’t shy away from them. The crop top can be super flattering when worn with high waisted pants or pencil skirts. Mindy Kaling cleverly went for a matching crop top and skirt, the uniform print lengthened her hot bod.





Perfect Proportions

Know what proportions flatter your figure. A knee length pencil skirt is a universally figure friendly shape. Stay away from skirts and trousers that cut you in awkward places below your knee. See how stunning America Ferrera looks!

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
The Opulent Skirt: Dress It Up Or Down http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-opulent-skirt-dress-it-up-or-down metallic or patent - the opulent skirt is the must-have item of the month. The opulent skirt is a no-brainer if you're looking to create a sexy, standout look for a night out.  But, just because it might be shiny and sparkly, does not mean you can't add this hot item to a daytime look as well. We have picked one of our favourite statement skirts and show you how to dress it up for a nighttime look or keep things cool and casual for a daytime outfit.



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DRESS IT DOWN


Key items: Biker jacket, white tee and luxe sneakers.









Jacket, R240, Mr. price
Tee, R50, Mr. Price
Skirt, R700, Stylemology
Backpack, R479, Topshop
Sneaker, R1699, Nike







DRESS IT UP


Key items: Emebllished blouse, killer heel and statement clutch.






Blouse, R69,99, Mr. Price
Skirt, R700, Stylemology
Clutch, R499, Mimco
Heel, R699, Charles and Keith




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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Wear: Playful Prints To The Office http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-playful-prints-to-the-office Playful prints are dominating in the fashion arena and there’s no reason why you can’t work a print into your workwear choices this week. Who said a working wardrobe couldn’t be fun? By adding prints in small doses, you can transform your 9-to-5 wardrobe from boring to fresh and playful, yet still professional.
 


TOP TIP: When choosing your printed piece, stick to neutral, classic shades like black, white, grey and navy. This way you can add the print without standing out too much. A printed blouse is always a safe, yet effective way to incorporate prints into your look.















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LOOK 1









Blouse, R89,99, Mr. price
Pants, R849, Country Road
Watch, R1299, Mimco
Bag, R2999, Mimco
Shoe, R699, Charles and Keith






LOOK 2









Blouse, R89,99, Mr. Price
Skirt, R99,99, Mr. Price
Earrings, R79, Zando
Tablet Cover,R499, Mimco
Shoe, R649, Charles and Keith



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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Get Her Look With Items You Already Own http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/rosie-huntington-whiteley-get-her-look-with-items-you-already-own

RELATED: Three Ways To Wear A White Tee
RELATED: Take Your Jeans-and-tee Combo From Day To Night


























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Skinnies, R749, Country Road
Tee, R79,99, Mr. Price
Blazer, R150, Mr. Price
Sunnies, R1920, Sunglass Hut
Bag, R1999, Witchery
Court, R479, Madison




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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
The Cool Girl’s Guide to Wearing Pink http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-cool-girls-guide-to-wearing-pink PINK is the colour of the season. And for some of us, we couldn’t think of anything worse. But, the good new is that with clever styling, this ultra-girly shade can be given an edgy update that might just convince you to put a little pink in your wardrobe this winter.



TOP TIP: Pair your pretty pink pieces with items that lend a tougher edge. Think leather biker jackets, ankle boots, chain detailing and chunky accessories. You can never go wrong with a pink-and-black colour combo.








GET THE LOOK






Jacket, R1000, Stylemology
Bag, R450, Woolworths
Boot, R550, Woolworths
Bangles, R49,99, Mr. Price
Dress, R49,99, Mr. Price



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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Accessory Report: Baseball Caps http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/accessory-report-baseball-caps Rita Ora’s casual backwards cap look to Rihanna’s retro look, it’s definitely the hottest hair trend at the moment. Whether you go for the classic cap, embellished styles or something printed - this accessory is the perfect finishing touch to dressed-up and off-duty looks.




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1.  R59,99, Mr. Price
2. R249, Witchery
3. R349, Superbalist
4. R69,99, Mr. Price
5. R299, Superbalist
6. R249, Witchery


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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Splurge vs. Steal: The Backpack http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/splurge-vs-steal-the-backpack leather styles, exotic skins and embellishments.



RELATED: TOP 6: STATEMENT SATCHELS
RELATED: Go-To Bag: A Pink Pouch













SHOP THE ITEM



If the backpack is on your wish list this season, take your pick from our top styles. We have rounded up our favourite backpacks to suit any budget, so whether you plan to splurge or save, there’s no reason why you can’t add a backpack to your bag collection.
 










1. R999, Witchery
2. R 3,294, Shopbop.com
3. R 3,328, Shopbop.com
4. R479, Topshop
5. R140, Mr. Price


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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Borrowing From The Boys http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/borrowing-from-the-boys your man as a style icon? Well it’s time that changes because this winter we are borrowing from the boys. Boyfriend jeans, button up shirts and accessories with a masculine edge is where it’s at. We love this trend for its slouchy comfort and oversized proportions.

RELATED: Style Tips-How To Accessorise

If you like the trend but don’t want to over do it, opt for a mix of feminine and masculine pieces in layers. A printed dress, oversized cardigan and leather jacket all at once is bang on trend!

RELATED: Luxe Leather

Here is some inspiration to get you started!





1. R599, Witchery
2. R649, Country Road
3. R650, Foschini
4. R999, Country Road
5. R799, Zando
6. Simon and Mary
7. R2099, Retro Super Future
8. R49.99, Mr Price
9. R499, Superbalist
10. 599, Erato
11. R649, Charles and Keith


Image Source: Getty

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Tricky Trend To Try- Sock It Up http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/tricky-trend-to-try-sock-it-up sneakers, boots or heels socks are winter’s number one accessory. When sock shopping opt for something special (no old school or sports socks allowed!) think fun prints, frills and metallic.

Let us know if this trend knocks off your socks or if it just sucks!

RELATED: 4 Flats Every Girl Should Own

RELATED:Accessory Report-The Shoe You Need This Season

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Runway to Reader- Playful Print http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/runway-to-reader-playful-print Have fun with fashion as childlike, playful prints have their moment. Heart motifs, polka dots and cartoon characters were spotted on the runways of Burberry Prorsum, Givenchy and Kenzo and in the July issue reader Nothemba Mkhondo takes on the trend!

We say: Add a sophisticated element to youthful print by pairing your print piece with classy accessories

RELATED: Accessory Report- Chunky Chains

Get your copy of the July COSMO and find the full shoot on page 32.


RELATED: Runway To Reader- Retro Babe

 

Top R599, Topshop
Batman dress R1900, Robot
Earrings R130, Lovisa
Sling bag R449, Aldo
Ring, R85, Lovisa
Black ankle boot 1399, Aldo

Photographer: Judd Van Rensburg
Hair and Make-up: Alexandra Botha

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Winning Fashion Inspired By The #WorldCup http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/winning-fashion-inspired-by-the-worldcup the game bearable.

RELATED: One Extremely Good Reason To Watch Football

In the spirit of the FIFA World Cup kicking off tonight, COSMO has rounded up some must have pieces in the opening game's team colours. So whether it is Brazil or Croatia you are supporting or if you are just going to the KEG because everyone else is, make sure you do it in style!

RELATED: Hot and Cute, Viva Brazilian Footballers!


BRAZIL

Printed Top R849, Country Road
Soccer Ball, Zando
Yellow Heels R999.95, Stylemology
Green Knit R649, Country Road
Yellow Bag R1690, Jinger Jack
Green Clutch R229, Zando
Yellow Skater Skirt R99.99, Mr Price
Necklace R119.99, Legit
Leggings R89.99, Mr Price

CROATIA

Bomber Jacket R1499, Country Road
Red Bag R1299, Erato
White Flats R1799, E-Bag
Jeggings R599, Zando
Dress R129.99, Mr Price
White Rubber Bracelet R299, Mimco
Red Strappy Heel R1500, Zando
Red Knit R649, Country Road
Scarf R399, Country Road

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Top 10- Opulent Skirts http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/top-10-opulent-skirts A glamorous statement skirt is a key investment for your wardrobe. Season in and season out this staple piece will be there for you, ready to be styled up for any occasion. Take your look up a notch by adding opulent accessories for a night out and pair with a tailored jacket for a work brunch.

We Say: If your statement skirt is the star of your look then opt for a WOW detail. Shape, colour, fabric and texture are key.

Here are our top 10 opulent skirts of the moment.

RELATED: Accessory Report- Opulent Embellishment

Grab your COSMO July issue and turn to page 28 for more ways to wear this must have piece this winter
                             


                                                     


1. R699.95, stylemology.com
2. R499, Pringle Of Scotland
3. R849, Witchery
4. R59.99, Mr Price
5. R399, superbalist.com
6. R509, zando.co.za
7. R799, zando.co.za
8. R999, Witchery
9. R99.99,  Mr Price
10. R4894.47, Shopbop.com
 
RELATED: Fit Or Flare- Shop Our Favourite Skirts

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
What To Buy Now: The LBD http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/what-to-buy-now-the-lbd Every COSMO girl needs that trusted and always-reliable LBD to slip on in those dreaded fashion emergencies. Whether you're looking to go smart or casual, there's no outfit that the LBD can't fix.We have rounded up our favourite styles for you to shop right now!


Click here for 3 stylish ways to reinvent your LBD!























SHOP THESE ITEMS NOW!









1. R999, Zando
2.R89,99, Mr. Price
3. R849, Witchery
4. R89,99, Mr. Price
5. R49,99, Mr. Price
6. R1999, Witchery
7. R200, Legit
8. R479, Zando
9. R99,99, Mr. Price
10. R399, Foschini
11. R399, Zando
12. R999, Country Road




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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
3 Ways To Resurrect Your LBD http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/3-ways-to-resurrect-your-lbd LBD – the one item that comes to the rescue in almost all fashion emergencies.

Today we want to give this closet staple some stylish love and show you 3 simple ways to rework your LBD with some of the hottest items to have right now. Besides, a fashion lifesaver should not be limited to desperate times alone!














GET THE LOOK


CASUAL (with a sports luxe touch)

Nothing says casual, yet trendy quite like the bomber jacket. Complete your look with a pair of standout, metallic trainers for a dressed-down look that will leave an impression.






Bomber, R180, Mr. Price
Trainers, R1099, Converse
Necklace, R29,99, Legit






COOL

Leave it loose or tie it around your waist – layer your favourite denim shirt over your LBD for a winning combo. Add a slouchy bag and ankle boots into the mix and you have the perfect weekend look.





Shirt, R140, Mr. Price
Bag, R2299, Mimco
Boot, R400, Legit
Rings, R49,99, Mr. Price






CHIC

Look to the blazer to add that sophisticated touch to your LBD. Go for something bright that is bold, but still classy. A pair of embellished pumps and an encrusted clutch will add the drama to your duo.





Blazer, R160, Mr. Price
Pumps, R999, Mimco
Clutch, R999, Mimco


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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Gift Guide For Father's Day http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/gift-guide-for-fathers-day gifts for the top guy in your life. Whether its a pair of slippers, socks or a set of whisky glasses spoil your dad this Sunday and let him know how much you love him.

RELATED:Mother's Day Gift Guide




Shirt R599, Country Road
Jacket R299.99, Mr Price
Watch R6399, superbalist.com
Slippers R299, Woolworths
Whisky Glass R249 for a set of 6, superbalist.com
Scarf R49.99, Mr Price
Braai Tool Set R350, Woolworths
iPad Air R6500, Dion Wired
Socks R39.95, Woolworths
Beer Mug R59.95, Woolworths

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Sun, 08 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Winter Must-Have: Luxe Textures http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/winter-must-have-luxe-textures COSMO we round-up our top textured pieces that will keep both you and your wardrobe happy this season. 

Get your hands on our July issue of COSMO and turn to our 'Luxe for Less' feature, where you can shop our favourite winter warmers without blowing your budget. 

Who said luxe winter pieces had to cost a fortune? 


To get us in the winter spirit, we took inspiration from some of our favourite celebs to see how they wrap-up and embrace the winter chill.








STYLE INSIPIRATION






Keep a lookout for more winter-inspired articles, where we will help you shop the best pieces for your winter wardrobe.


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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Behind The Scenes: Country Club http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/behind-the-scenes-country-club COSMO, we bring you the top trends to keep you warm and in-style this winter. Be sure to get your hands on our latest issue, where we dedicate 8 pages on how to layer the must-have pieces for the season - COSMO STYLE!


Styled by fashion director, Poppy Evans and shot by photographer, Mark Cameron - this editorial is exactly what you need to get in the winter mood!













BEHIND THE SCENES









Do you love what you see? Be sure to check out our second editorial for the July issue!



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Keywords: Winter, Textures, Layering

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Wear A Baseball Cap Like Rihanna http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-a-baseball-cap-like-rihanna Rihanna will convince you to add a peak to your wardrobe this season.

We love the baseball cap, as it instantly and effortlessly takes your outfit from average to ultra-cool and edgy. Like Rihanna, keep the rest of your outfit sexy and feminine - show some skin, pile on the gold and finish-off your look with a hot red lip.










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Hat, R249, Witchery
Sweater, R89,99, Mr. Price
Pants, R799, Witchery
Heels, R479, Madison





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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Go-To Bag: A Pink Pouch http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/go-to-bag-a-pink-pouch PINK has taken over the colour scene this season. From pretty pastel shades to bold, brights - pink has added a sweet touch to both clothing and accessory must-haves this winter. 

For the girly-girls, this is right up your alley, but there's no denying that pink might not be every COSMO girls preference. If you can't bear the thought of a head-to-toe pink ensemble, start with small doses by accessorising in the shade. 

The easiest way to put a little pink in your look? Swap your ordinary carryall for an updated, pink option. From compact clutches to oversized totes - there's a pink pouch for every look.









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1. R999, Mimco
2. R699, Country Road
3. R419, Zando
4. R1799, Mimco
5. R199, Zando
6. R350, Woolworths
7. R799, Mimco
8. R99,99, Mr. Price




Are you brave enough to pull-off an all-pink look? Take a look at our behind-the-scenes pics from our pink-on-pink July fashion editorial, where we show you 8 new ways to work pink into your wardrobe.



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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Nude Shoes: Your Answer To Longer Legs http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/nude-shoes-your-answer-to-longer-legs
The answer is simple: Nude shoes. If you're ever in doubt as to what heel to pick to complete your outfit, opt for the classic nude heel. Not only does it complement most outfits, BUT these beauties have the ability to instantly lengthen your legs as well.

For a flattering style choice, go for something with added height and stick to shades that best suit your complexion. An ankle strap works wonders to both lengthen your legs and slim your ankles.

Now you can get those supermodel-legs you've always dreamed of!



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1. R449, Zoom
2. R499, Zoom
3. R420, Foschini
4. R380, Foschini
5. R499, Woolworths
6. R220, Zando 
7. R749, Charles and Keith
8. R399, Zoom 
9. R699, Charles and Keith


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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Rainy Day Winter Essentials http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/rainy-day-winter-essentials Don't let this wintery weather rain on your fashion parade! With these rainy day essentials, you will be fully equipped to head out in style and keep dry this rainy season. Add some fun and much-needed colour into your winter wardrobe with printed umbrellas and red wellingtons! 



 








Gloves, R599, Trenery
Scarf, R499, Trenery
Socks, R79, Country Road
Red boots, R1700, Hunter
Navy boots, R2000, Hunter
Anorak, R2299, Witchery
Umbrella, R130, Woolworths



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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Wear Sequin Like A Star http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-sequin-like-a-star

Sequin is a favourite amongst celebs on the Red Carpet, so if they can do it, so can you!



























STYLE INSPIRATION FROM THE STARS












STYLE TIPS




KEEP IT SIMPLE

Allow your shiny number to do the work. For style inspiration, look to Blake Lively, who pairs her pencil skirt with a basic tank and nude courts to keep things sexy, but sophisticated.



BALANCE, BALANCE, BALANCE

Pay attention to hemlines and sleeve lengths. In simple, balance a short hemline with longer sleeves and if you’re going for the sleeveless option, keep it chic with a mid-length hemline. For style inspiration look to Carey Mulligan.



DRESS IT DOWN

Tone it down by pairing your sequin number with everyday items. For a classy outfit, look to Drew Barrymore, who opts for tailored trousers to complete her look. If you’re looking to keep things sexy and edgy, pair your sequin dress with a leather biker and ankle bootsDemi Lovato style!



FINISHING TOUCHES

When it comes to hair and make-up – less is definitely more. Take inspiration from Kim Kardashian, who proves that all you need is a nude lip and the always-trusted smoky eye.





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Black dress, R479, Zando
Gold dress, R1020, Zando
Gold sweater, R699, Zando
Black sweater, R300, Zando
Black and white dress,R1599, Witchery
Skirt, R799, Sass



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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
6 Super Sexy Sets http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/6 Super Sexy Sets hot in the bedroom.

RELATED: His Pleasure Triggers

COSMO have rounded up 6 vavavoom sets that your closet (and your man) needs! While the weather is dull and dreary, keep your underwear bright and printed. Nothing says fun, fearless female quite as well as sexy lingerie.




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1.
Bra R649, zando.co.za
           Panties R475, zando.co.za

2.
Bra R59.99, Mr Price
Panties R35.99, Mr Price

3.
Bra R59.99, Mr Price
Panties R59.99, Mr Price

4.
Bra R59.99, Mr Price
Panties R35.99, Mr Price

5.
Bra R499, zando.co.za
Panties R229, zando.co.za

6.
Bra R599, zando.co.za
Panties R329, zando.co.za


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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Wear Our Top Trends Like A Celeb http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-our-top-trends-like-a-celeb A new season means new trends and who better to get style inspiration from than some of our favourite celebs? The trends that we are loving this month are:


The Luxe Sneakers: For style inspiration, look to Rita Ora.

The Backpack: Miley Cyrus shows us how to work this piece, even on the Red Carpet.

The Baseball Cap: Rihanna is the queen of the baseball cap this season! To sport your baseball cap this season, take some style tips from Riri herself!

Cut-out Boots: We can't enough of Ashley Madekwe and her signature cut-out boots.



 

 

STYLE INSPIRATION FROM THE STARS











Get your hands on our latest July issue of COSMO and shop these trends now!



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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Behind The Scenes: Candy Girl http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/behind-the-scenes-candy-girl This month's COSMO is the sweetest by far! Think: candyfloss shades, cupcakes, sweet drinks and all things PINK! Pink is the go-to colour of the season - whether in muted pastel shades or juicy raspberries. 


Love the shade but don't know how to pull it off?
Get your hands on this month's COSMO, where we show you 8 ways to work pink from head-to-toe. 


RELATED: The Pink Coat: A Winter Essential







 
OUR PINK PARTY ON SET FOR COSMO JULY 2014



 





Styled by: Bev Nates
Photographer: Damon Fourie.



If the thought of an all-pink look sounds anything BUT sweet to you, why not add a pink bag to your look instead? Shop our favourite pink bags now!



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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Denim Style Icon: Poppy Ntshongwana http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/denim-style-icon-poppy-ntshongwana denim style icon for the day. From slouchy boyfriend jeans for a laid back, cool look to denim-on-denim duos - we love Poppy's trendy takes on this closet staple.
















GET THE LOOK 

 









Take a look at Poppy's Instagram account for more style inspiration.



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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Winter White According To Kim Kardashian West http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/winter-white-according-to-kim-kardashian-west Winter white is back for another season, so put your staple black on the back burner once again. Mrs West is all about keeping her winter whites simple with masculine touches.We say stick to clean silhouettes and minimalistic shapes - opt for tailored shirts and boxy coats and have fun with layering!

RELATED: Kimye Wedding Booth Fun

If head to toe white isn’t for you, throw in other neutrals to complement the look. A tan bag or camel coat as an accompaniment to your white suit is just as chic as an all white winter look.

RELATED: Steal Her Style- Khloe Kardashian








1. R69.99, Mr Price
2. Zara
3. R69.99, Mr Price
4. Zara
5. R849, Witchery
6. R499, stylemology.com
7.R999, Ronald Sassoon
8. R1999.95, Schutz at stylemology.com
9. R179, Linx at zando.co.za

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Celeb Style Inspiration: Rainbow Hair http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/celeb-style-inspiration-rainbow-hair Pink, green and purple...yes, we are talking about some of the hottest hair hues for the season. Gone are the days of conservative colouring for your hair and we have inspiration from some of our favourite celebs to prove our point. Fabulous and fearless celebs like Kelly Osbourne and Katy Perry have turned to rainbow-shades this season to add instant colour and edge to their daily looks. 


So, if there ever was a right time to experiment with an all-pink hairdo, it is now!









 
GET THE LOOK










Follow these celebs on Instagram for daily fashion fun and inspiration.

Jessie J
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Rita Ora
Nicole Richie
Lady Gaga
Kelly Osbourne




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Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Accessory Report: Winter Headwear http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/accessory-report-winter-headwear It's winter time, which means keeping warm and looking good should be at the top of your to-do list. This season we are loving winter-inspired headwear that is the perfect way to keep things cosy and stylish! 


From beanies to baseball caps - we round up this season's must-have hats. 


STYLE TIP: Don't limit your beanie or baseball caps to casual weekend wear. This season, we give you full permission to pair your headwear with some of your most stylish looks.  Think: Skinnies, tailored blazer and your favourite hat to top things off!







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1. R329, Country Road
2. R49,99, Mr. Price
3. R299, Mimco
4. R49,99, Mr. Price
5. R479, Topshop
6. R449, Witchery
7. R89, Zando
8. R329, Country Road
9. R249, Witchery
10. R160, Woolworths
11. R249, Witchery
12. R269, Topshop



Keep a lookout for more articles where we show how some of your favourite celebs are keeping things warm and stylish with this season's headwear must-haves.




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Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Denim Look Of The Day: Candice Swanepoel http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/denim-look-of-the-day-candice-swanepoel Our June issue of COSMO is all about a trusted wardrobe classic that we cannot help but love - DENIM! No other wardrobe staple can create effortlessly cool and sexy combos quite like a great denim piece. And today's denim look of the day proves just that.

Local stunner, Candice Swanepoel, proves that wardrobe basics can definitely style a knockout look - all you need is a cute pair of denim cut-offs and your classic white tee. We love the no-fuss and no-drama feel of this look, but more so, we love how easy it is to pull-off.


RELATED: Take Your Jeans-and-tee Combo From Day To Night


Dress your combo up with a pair of ankle boots and a leather biker for a look that is comfy but oh-so-cool!








 
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Tee, R69,99, Mr. Price
Shorts, R499, Topshop
Jacket, R330, Mr. Price
Belt, R449, Witchery
Bag, R1799, Witchery
Boots, R1499, Witchery




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Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00 +0200
Winning Weekend Look From Beyonce Herself http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/winning-weekend-look-from-beyonce-herself If you're looking to keep your fashion fuss-free, but still want to look stylish this weekend, then we have just the look for you! This weekend's winning look is inspired by a fashionista who knows best - Beyonce


Think: effortlessly cool and stylish with a touch of fun!


We love this look, as it mixes cool and casual with some of the hottest pieces that you need this season - one of them being the leather biker of course. For trend-dressing made easy, look to Queen B herself for true style inspiration.





 
GET THE LOOK





 




Biker jacket, R3999, Witchery
Tee, R59,99, Mr. Price
Skinnies, R170, Legit
Lipstick, R129, Zando
Beanie,R329, Country Road
Fedora,R449, Witchery
Sunnies, R100, Woolworths




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Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Style Tips: How To Accessorise http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/style-tips-how-to-accessorise



















Keep things cool

For a casual, daytime look pair your t-shirt dress with edgy, cutout boots and a slouchy hobo bag to keep things cool. A stacked wrist is the perfect way to add some shine without overdressing and a bright shade of polish adds the fun into this fashionable look.







Bag, R1799, Witchery
Bracelets, R159, Zando
Polish, R95, Zando
Dress, R99,99, Mr. Price
Boots, R400, Legit












Dress it up

A simple swap of accessories will instantly transform your look from cool to chic. An ankle boot is once again your go-to shoe option, but a slightly higher heel is key for an evening look. When it comes to your choice of bag, look no further than an embellished clutch and a statement red lip is the perfect way to seal the deal.










Clutch, R999, Mimco
Earrings, R229, Witchery
Boots, R799, Zoom
Dress, R99,99, Mr. Price
Lipstick, R129, Zando









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Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Pay Day Splurge: Luxe Coats http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/pay-day-splurge-luxe-coats COSMO girls out there, but also with winter fast approaching, there is no better time to add a quality cover-up to your wardrobe.


For a great investment piece go for wool blends, leather trimmings and cozy cashmeres.














Get these now!









1. R1699, Topshop
2. R1999, Witchery
3. R2299, Trenery
4. R1599, Witchery




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Thu, 29 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Trending Now: The 2-Piece Suit http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trending-now-the-2-piece-suit working wardrobe a style promotion, then this item is just for you!

Sophisticated, stylish and classy - the 2-piece suit is your go-to item if you're looking for office-appropriate dressing with a sexy and feminine edge. (But, this item can totally be worn after hours as well!)

For desk-dressing, pair your suit with a classic court and tailored shirt. If you're looking to dress things up, swop your courts for a fierce heel, add something sheer on top and finish it off with a statement neckpiece.


















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Multi-coloured blazer, R1199, Topshop
Multi-coloured pants, R849, Topshop

Navy blazer, R150, Mr. Price
Navy pants, R130, Mr. Price



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Thu, 29 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Take Your Jeans-and-tee Combo From Day To Night http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/take-your-jeans-and-tee-combo-from-day-to-night  The white tee and classic denim (from the slouchy boyfriend to the sexy skinny) are 2 wardrobe basics that every girl needs to invest in. If you’re looking to dress down for a lazy weekend or make a fashion impression with minimal effort, then this combo is for you.

We love the easiness of this duo and the fact that with minimal styling, you can dress your day look up to create a sexy ensemble, suitable for a night out.





CASUAL, YET COOL FOR A DAYTIME LOOK


For a dressed down approach, perfect for the weekend, complete your look with a pair of on-trend skate shoes and a comfy carryall like the casual cross body bag. To transition from day to night, simply swop your bag for a compact clutch and opt for a hot heel that never disappoints. A trendy cover-up, like a leather biker is key and a touch a sparkle is perfect to complete the look.




 




 




Tee, R69,99, Mr. Price
Jeans, R699, Topshop
Shoes, R649, Country Road
Bag, R69,99, Mr. Price







A SIMPLE SWOP OF ACCESSORIES CAN TAKE YOUR LOOK FROM CASUAL TO CHIC








Tee, R69,99, Mr. Price
Jeans, R699, Topshop
Heels, R1299, Mimco
Jacket, R3999, Witchery
Clutch, R449, Trenery
Earrings, R29,99, Mr. Price





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Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00 +0200
COSMO’s Must Have: The Ankle Boot http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/cosmos-must-have-the-ankle-boot
Not cold enough to cover the whole leg and not warm enough for a pump?
These flattering booties will keep you looking hot!




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Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Shop The Trend: Tough Luxe http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/shop-the-trend-tough-luxe denim. It’s a duel between the acid and dark washes as they are paired with leather, chains and hounds-tooth in a look that is biker chick glam. The key item for this trend is the biker jacket, rock it with some patchwork jeans and ankle boots to kill and you will have the look down!

Get your hands on the COSMO June issue for HOT denim trends for winter!


Images: Supplies, Getty, Instagram








Jacket R3999, Witchery



 
Jeans R159.99, Mr Price

Ankle boots R399.99, Legit

RELATED: The 3 Boots your Winter Wardrobe Needs


Leather skirt R1999, Country Road

Dress R169.99, Legit

Necklace R99.99, Legit

Houndstooth peplum top R359, zando.co.za


Backpack R69.99, Mr Price

Earcuff R215, ohoneone.co.za

REALTED: How To Wear Punk, Without Getting Actual Piercings


Peep toe ankle boot R2200, Dune London

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Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Top 15 Trainers To Buy Now http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/top-15-trainers-to-buy-now Trainers are without a doubt, one of this season's go-to items, for not only comfort but top style as well. Pair them with your favourite sweatpants or dress them up with a skirt and blazer - when it comes to trainers, no rules apply.


From embellished to metallic and printed to ombre - trainers take on a stylish edge this season.









Shop our favourite 15 styles now!












1. R899, Nike
2. R1499, Nike
3. R1499, Puma
4. R799, Adidas
5. R1699, Puma
6. R999, Nike
7. R799, Puma
8. R799, Nike
9. R899, Adidas
10. R649, Nike
11. R999, Puma
12. R899, Adidas
13. R1049, Converse
14. R699, Adidas
15. R1699, Nike



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Wed, 21 May 2014 12:00 +0200
A to Z Winter Trends: B http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/a-to-z-winter-trends-b COSMO A-Z guide for the top trends this season.

‘B’ is for BOMBER JACKET

The bomber jacket is the key cover up for winter. It will add an instant boost of sporty-chic to your look. The ultimate way to wear the bomber jacket is to make sure that it’s the star of your outfit, pick one with wild print, luxurious textures or bright colours. While the bomber is great with jeans and a tee, try the unconventional pairing and wear a luxe bomber over your party dress!

RELATED: Favourite 5 Bomber Jackets





Fantsay Print Bomber R1899.95, stylemology.com 
Leopard Print Bomber R899, Sissy Boy
White Bomber R1499, Country Road

RELATED: The A-Z of Winter Trends: A

Keep a lookout for more top trends as we progress through our COSMO A-Z guide for winter 2014.




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Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Double Denim Wars- Who Wore It Better? http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/double-denim-wars-who-wore-it-better there is always a winner.









THE CELEB BATTLE

Rihanna vs. Miley

Two of our favourite divas try out the denim short and thigh high boot combo, who wrecks it and who shines bright?

 
THE BLOGGER BATTLE

The Blond Salad vs. Man Repeller

Chiara Ferragni of the Blond Salad and Leandra Medine of Man Repeller battle it out in a jean and denim jacket duo.Leandra gives her look a definite French twist, while Chaira goes girly. Which do you prefer?

 


THE CELEB/BLOGGER BATTLE

Rita Ora vs.Tuula Vintage

Bringing print into an already tricky trend is very brave. Do you think Rita Ora nailed it in her bold banana print or do you prefer Jessica Stein of Thuula Vintage’s more subtle approach of combining a leopard print with double denim?


 
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Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00 +0200
ADVERTORIAL: RE Jeans 2014 is brave, spirited and sassy. http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/advertorial-re-jeans-2014-is-brave-spirited-and-sassy-
RE: Jeans’ winter 2014 theme for women is TOUGH GIRL and GRUNGE – ‘worn and torn’ denim jeans, skirts and simple graphic tees are key to this trend. Think bold check and denim shirts layered or tied around the waist over authentic ‘stretch’ indigo denim in a range of washes. While the slim ‘boyfriend’ jean is the newest shape, the skinny continues to dominate, with the new straight leg and slim flare emerging as important silhouettes. Stretch and super-stretch fabrics have been used for fit and comfort, which have also been improved with higher rise jeans.

Look out for the RE Jeans premium denim range with its top tier quality fabrication ‘Reform’, with new technology for superior fit and recoverability in a range of washes. In store now.


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Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Folk & Roll From Edgars http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/folk--roll-from-edgars
Textured layering and boho-inspired accessories create a look that is rock-inspired and will have you feeling like a global traveller! Eye-catching necklaces add colour, interest and texture to this season’s Folk & Roll look.

Complete the look with your preference of our wide variety of boots and shoes like Dr. Martens. Get all the items you need in Edgars from all your favourite brands like Free 2BU, Kelso, Mango, Topshop, Tom Tailor, Lucky Brand, Dune London and many more! Shop the trends at Edgars this winter to look your fashionable best.


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Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00 +0200
3 Ways To Work A Denim Shirt To The Office http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/3-ways-to-work-a-denim-shirt-to-the-office denim pieces, you can wear this all-time favourite to work as well.


Unlike it's other denim partners, the denim shirt has the ability to be dressed-up for stylish, yet professional office-appropriate looks. 


TOP TIP: When selecting your denim shirt, go for something classic and simple. Stay away from embellishment, patches and distressed denims that will quickly become too casual for the work place.











Here are 3 ways to style your denim shirt for the office:



Look 1:

Tuck your denim shirt into a classic pencil skirt and accessorize with simple pieces for a look that is sophisticated, yet still on-trend. 






1. R649, Country Road
2. R229, Witchery
3. R99,99, Mr. Price.
4. R649, Witchery
5. R649, Witchery
6. R469, Madison











Look 2

This season is all about the flared skirt. Pair your denim shirt with a flared skirt for an office look that is feminine and stylish.









1. R649, Country Road
2. R120, Mr. Price
3. R999, Country Road
4. R129, Foschini
5. R420, Foschini











Look 3

Nothing says professional better than a blazer and a pair of tailored trousers. Go for a suit-and-shirt combo that will create a chic office-ready ensemble.








1. R160, Mr. Price
2. R649, Country Road
3. R120, Mr. Price
4. R449, Witchery
5. R1299, Mimco
6. R999, Mimco



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Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00 +0200
7 Denim Rules We Learnt from Alexa Chung http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/7-denim-rules-we-learnt-from-alexa-chung
COSMO takes some style tips from the queen of denim herself.









1.
Denim isn't only for daywear!Glam up your denim for a night on the town by adding a metallic piece, some sparkle or even a sequin top 



2.
Denim doesn't have to be the hero of your look. Jeans are the starting point for a fashion forward look so take risks by adding an eye-catching print or an oversized coat. Break into any tricky trend by pairing it with jeans.



 3.
Denim is not bound by seasons. Pair denim shorts with your winter knits and coats and wear your jeans with vests in the summer time. This is part of what makes denim worth the investment.



4.
Dungarees are for fun, fearless females!



5.
Denim shorts are a wardrobe staple. Alexa says "I can be boiled down to these 12 items"



6.
Embrace denim in all its shapes and forms. Although we love a good pair of jeans, try a denim dress or shirt this season.



7.
Last but not least, Alexa knows that when all is said and done a great pair of jeans will go a long way. Even if you have to spend a bit more, jeans that fit you right can give you an extra bit of confidence and will last season in and season out.

 


Images from Getty and Instagram

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Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00 +0200
A To Z Winter Trends: C http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/a-to-z-winter-trends-c Checks, plaids, tartan or gingham – call it what you please, just make sure you invest in a printed piece this season. Checks are without a doubt of the biggest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014.

Be bold and play around with print-on-print outfits to create a checked look from head-to-toe. Or, if you prefer prints in small doses, opt for one printed piece in your look – whether it is a skirt, blouse or printed accessories.
















GET CHECKED OUT



 


1. R2499, Trenery
2. R69,99, Legit
3. R79,99, Mr. Price
4. R329, Topshop



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Sun, 18 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Going Crazy For Celeb Nail Art http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/going-crazy-for-celeb-nail-art Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Lily Allen and Kelly Osbourne are COSMO fashion favourites. Known for their unique fashion styles (that we can't help but love), we can always look to them for inspiration and refreshing fashion choices. 

But, besides a fashion closet that never dissappoints, these celebs definitely know how to make a statement without involving any clothing. From mini Easter egg manis to perfect pastel creations, when it comes to nail art, these ladies are on point!

Although fashion is our first love, nail art is a creative and stylish way to add some colour and fun into your winter wardrobe. Whether you opt for fierce or feminine, this is one way to make a statement that doesn't involve clothing.


We have rounded up our favourite nail art creations from some of fashion's leading ladies.




CELEB INSPIRATION








1. Daisy Lowe
2. Lily Allen
3. Demi Lovato
4. Kelly Osbourne
5. Miley Cyrus
6. Lily Allen
7. Katy Perry 
8. Demi Lovato



Visit their Instagram accounts for more fashion and beauty inspiration.



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Sun, 18 May 2014 12:00 +0200
BEST DENIM BUYS UNDER R700 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/best-denim-buys-under-r700 trends that remains a fashion favourite each season. In our latest #COSMOJeans supplement, we bring you the must-have denim trends for Fall/Winter that will update your traditional denim pieces just in time for the new season.


Although it's one of those trends that never gets old, this season brings you some of the hottest denim pieces that you can mix and match for a whole new wardrobe. From patchwork denim shirts, distressed and slouchy boyfriend jeans and feminine, fitted or flared denim skirts - there's a denim piece for every look.


We have rounded up our favourite indigo pieces that will keep your look up to date without breaking the bank. Shop our favourite denim pieces now for under R700!



MUST-HAVE ITEMS








Jackets

Bomber jacket, R300, Legit
Sherpa jacket, R200, Mr. Price




Skirts

Patchwork pencil, R180, Legit
Denim pencil skirt, R320, Foschini
Peplum skirt, R649, Country Road




Jeans

Tie-dyed skinnies, R150, Mr. Price
Patchwork boyfriend jeans, R200, Legit
High waisted skinnies, R160, Mr. Price




Shirts

Patchwork shirt, R140, Mr. Price
Dip-dyed shirt, R200, Legit
Dark denim shirt, R649, Country Road




Dresses

Skater dress, R150, Mr. Price
Sleeveless dress, R220, Legit



Get your hands on our latest issue of COSMO and shop our favourite denim trends!



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Sun, 18 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Patchwork Denim: Why We Love It & How To Wear It http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/patchwork-denim-why-we-love-it--how-to-wear-it Patchwork denim is one of our favourite indigo trends for the season. In big, geometric swatches, patchwork denim is modern, vastly stylish and unquestionably cool. Perfect for casual weekend wear or dressed up after-hours ensembles - patchwork denim is your go-to denim choice.


RELATED: TRUSTED PIECES TO PAIR WITH YOUR DENIMS


Shop our favourite patchwork pieces below and see how you can take this trend from the desk to your date.






GET THE LOOK















 
WORKING GIRL



Who says denim can't be worn to the office? Contrast your patchwork denim shirt with a fitted pencil skirt or ladylike flared skirt for a look that is office-appropriate.






Sleeveless shirt, R389, Zando
Long sleeve shirt, R140, Mr. Price








DATE NIGHT


For a sexy and stylish date night look, pair your patchwork denim skirt with a leather biker jacket and fierce heel for a look that's just the right amount of dangerous.





Skirt, R180, Legit







AFTER-HOURS DRESSING


If you're going for sleek, after-hours dressing look no further than a pair of fitted skinny jeans. Add a pair of heels, silky blouse and statement necklace for a glamorous night on the town.





Skinny jeans, R160 each, Mr. Price








WEEKEND WEAR


For cool and casual weekend dressing, opt for a comfy pair of boyfriend jeans. Add a pair of trainers and basic white tee for an effortlessly stylish look.


RELATED: 3 WAYS TO WEAR A WHITE TEE






Faded jeans (left) , R200, Legit
Distressed jeans (right), R699, Topshop





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Sat, 17 May 2014 12:00 +0200
A To Z Winter Trends: A http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/a-to-z-winter-trends-a  A new season means new must-have trends. Here is your COSMO A-Z guide for the top trends this season.


‘A’ is for ANIMAL


A little heat is exactly what you need in winter and animal print is your go-to choice for a hot look! Invest in printed pieces like this slip dress from Mr. Price that is definitely a COSMO favourite. Or, hit the spot in small dose if you fear the print will swallow you whole. Wild accessories can be just as eye-catching.
 





















Slip dress, R69,99, Mr. Price
Necklace, R120, Woolworths
Sunnies, R2690, Sunglass Hut
Pumps, R89,99, Mr. Price




Keep a lookout for more top trends as we progress through our COSMO A-Z guide for winter 2014.




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Thu, 15 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Slogan Sweaters: Your Go-To Weekend Item http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/slogan-sweaters-your-go-to-weekend-item 'AWESOME' slogan sweater, we have your weekend wardrobe taken care of. Whether your plans call for comfy and cool or all-dressed-up, we will help you look your best!



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eed It Now: Slogan Necklaces
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What To Buy Now: Slogan Tees




JHB COSMO GIRLS LISTEN UP – The August issue of COSMO comes with a FREE limited edition slogan necklace! Get your copy and show us whether you got ‘Sexy’, ‘Smile’ or ‘Love”!

Please note, these are limited edition and only in selected stores!












HAVE YOURSELF AN 'AWESOME' WEEKEND




KEEP IT COOL


Pair your slogan sweater with a comfy pair of skinnies and pumps for a look that is effortlessly cool. Don't be afraid to play with prints - we love the combination of polka dots and animal print. 


RELATED: TOP 10 ANIMAL PRINTED PIECES






1. R170, Legit
2. 160, Mr. Price
3. R1799, Country Road
4. R2990, Sunglass Hut
5. R2670, Oscarina Boutique







DRESS IT UP


Take your sweater from casual daywear to sexy nighttime dressing. Swop your skinnies and pumps for a flirty skirt and trusted heel and to finish things off - add a pair of sparkly earrings.








1. R170, Legit
2. R79,99, Mr. Price
3. R99, Zando
4. R1499, Mimco
5. R799, Luella



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Thu, 15 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Need It Now: Slogan Necklaces http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/need-it-now-slogan-necklaces get the message across by wearing it around your neck.

Slogan necklaces were all the rage on the catwalk at Lanvin and since then, they have been adopted as a form of communication by stars and street style enthusiasts around the world.Beyoncé opted for “flawless”, while Lily Collins decided on “love”. This trend is all about fun and making a statement (literally) - now is the time for you to have your say.
 


JHB COSMO GIRLS LISTEN UP – The August issue of COSMO comes with a FREE limited edition slogan necklace! Get your copy and show us whether you got ‘Sexy’, ‘Smile’ or ‘Love”!

Please note, these are limited edition and only in selected stores!




RELATEDSpread The Love With Slogan Jewellery

















Trend Inspiration














Have Your Say


Necklace Pack R39.99, Mr Price




Happy Necklace R39.99, Mr Price



Love Necklace R29.99, Mr Price



Style your own necklace R59.99, Mr Price




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Thu, 15 May 2014 12:00 +0200
COSMO's Mid-Month Must-Haves http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/COSMO's Mid-Month Must-Haves OR the month is just way too long for your money. Whatever your situation, we have rounded up our favourite mid-month buys that will suit your pocket and your style.

Our top fashion items have got to be the statement sweater and bomber jacket, while the luxe backpack and skate sneaker are our must-have accessories for the month.







MID-MONTH MUST-HAVES


 







1. R99,99, Mr. Price
2. R140, Mr. Price
3. R120, Legit
4. R579, Topshop
5. R649, Country Road
6. R1599, Topshop
7. R140, Legit
8. R300, Legit


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Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00 +0200
How to Wear: Sporty Streetwear http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-sporty-streetwear
From skaters to surfers and other athletic inspirations, this is a trend to get involved in. Whether you choose a streetwear-inspired spin or keep things more glamorous, either way, sports fashion has never looked this cool.















For runway inspiration look to the Spring Summer 2014 catwalks of designers like Vera Wang, DKNY, Prada and Tom Hilfiger.






GET THE LOOK

We take inspiration from the runway and show you how to work this season's sporty trend in style. Key accessories that we love include the baseball cap and luxe backpack!







1. R269, Topshop
2. R79,99, Mr. Price
3. R160, Mr. Price
4. R79,99, Mr. Price
5. R160, Mr. Price
6. R300, Legit
7. R649, Witchery
8. R579, Topshop
9. R1599, Topshop


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Tue, 13 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Steal Her Style: Solange Knowles http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/steal-her-style-solange-knowles in the news for more than just her fashion sense today, we can’t help but focus all of our fashion juice on this look!
Queen Bey’s little sister is known for her quirky style, her bold use of colour and print combination and we have our eye on this getup for all of those reasons.

This head to toe Noon by Noor look is the perfect outfit for these transitional months- layering is key and accessorising right is, as always, the cherry on top.




Shop Solange’s style:


Source: Getty 



Blouse R649, Witchery
Clutch R399, Mimco
Skirt R599.95, stylemology.com
Earrings R69, Fashion Express
Shoes R1399, Dune at Edgars
Jersey R129.99, Mr Price


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Tue, 13 May 2014 12:00 +0200
COSMO’s Colours to Swatch: Green http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/cosmos-colours-to-swatch-green You could even consider investing in a plant or two to brighten up your space.






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Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00 +0200
6 Monochrome Knock-Out Knits http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/6-monochrome-knock-out-knits the chunky-knit jersey and when it meets our favourite colour combo, you can expect magic.

We love the monochrome jersey because it’s just SO easy. On those winter mornings when you hit snooze until you have no choice but to eat your cornflakes in your car, your black and white pullover is your go-to garment!

Throw on brogues and your favourite boyfriend jeans for a slouchy day out or glam up with leather leggings and a candy coloured coat.





For girls who believe in fashion without the fuss, this trend is for you. Here are some of COSMO’s favs



1. R849, Country Road
2. R849, Country Road
3.R119. 95, Mr Price
4. 129.95, Mr Price
5. R1199.99, Woolworths
6. R899, Sass at zando.co.za




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Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00 +0200
3 Ways To Wear The Midi Skirt To The Office http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/3-ways-to-wear-the-midi-skirt-to-the-office- COSMO girl, the quirky creative or girl-on-the-go - the midi skirt will effortlessly fit into your weekly dressing schedule.



Here are 3 ways to work the midi skirt this week:


























CORPORATE GIRL


A day at the desk is the perfect excuse to work a pair of heels that will add a chic and feminine feel to conservative corporate wear.







Cardigan, R130, Mr. Price
Skirt, R769, Topshop
Heel, R899, Woolworths
Earrings, R699, Mimco
Tablet cover, R799, Mimco










QUIRKY CREATIVE

If your job calls for creativity, express your personal style with fun and trendy accessories.









Top, R59,99, Mr, Price
Skirt, R769, Topshop
Ankle boot, R400, Legit
Hat, R130, Mr, Price
Clutch, R899, Zando









GIRL-ON-THE-GO


For our COSMO girl-on-the-go, comfort is key. If you're looking for comfort and style, look no further than the updated pointed pump and oversized, carryall satchel.







Top, R999, Country Road
Skirt, R769, Topshop
Pumps, R120, Mr. Price
Necklace, R449, Witchery
Bag, R1599, Woolworths







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Sun, 11 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Trend Watch:Arsty Print http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trend-watcharsty-print
This season, fashion has gone super literal and has combined artistic print into our wardrobe staples.

Bright brush stroke print, artistic splotches, Pop Art, Expressionism, graffiti and hand painted motifs are just the tip of the paintbrush. Spotted (or painted) on the catwalks of fashion giants; Celine, Kenzo, Jil Sander, Chanel and Jeremy Scott. This season, be prepared to look as pretty as a picture.

Runway Inspiration

Photo Source: Getty, Instagram

Shop The Trend


Tunic Dress R659, Zara
Dress R339, Rage
Bomber Jacket R119.99, Mr Price


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Fri, 09 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Weekend Wear Round Up http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/weekend-wear-round-up

Make your weekend plans a lot more stylish with these outfit ideas.  A fun evening with the girls calls for a statement look, something sexy and bold, because you are fun and fearless. 

 

With date night, play around with sexy and cute.  Confidence is key, but we also want to give a good first impression.  No matter if it’s your first time out with a new guy or your longtime love, you’ll look stunning.

 

Nothing beats a Sunday market or a picnic in the park.  Do a simple felt hat or funky ankle boots, and enjoy the lazy Sunday.











                                     Crop top    R60   Mr. Price 
                                     Pants      R849   Woolworths 
                                     Clutch    R999   Woolworths 
                                     Necklace R399  Woolworths 
                                      Multiring   R40    Mr. Price  
                                      Heels        R250  Legit
                           








                                                     Blouse    R179   Zando 
                                                  Ruffle skirt R499   Woolworths 
                                                  Clutch bag  R359   Zando 
                                              Chain Bangles R50     Mr. Price 
                                                   Earings       R30     Mr. Price 
                                                Ankle boots    R350    Legit








                                              Felt hat   R70   Mr. Price 
                                        Dress       R1199   Woolworths 
                                          Bangles R50       Mr. Price 
                                        Sunglasses R50      Mr. Price 
                                        Sling Bag   R70      Mr. Price 
                                      Ankle Boot    R190     Mr. Price 










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Fri, 09 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Fancy Winter Fashion for Under R200 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/fancy-winter-fashion-for-under-r200

Tight budget?  Have a look at these great buys for under R200! 
You don’t have to spend a fortune to look great. 

COSMO tip:  Why don't you check online what stores have to offer, before you go shopping. That way you know exactly what you want and avoid unnecessary spending.

Here are some of our favourite picks.














                                                    Melton Hat     R100    Mr. Price 
                                           Heart printed knit   R100    Mr. Price 
                                               Zip ankle boot    R180    Mr. Price 
                                              Chain bracelet    R129     Zando 
                                             Tailored Blazer   R150     Mr. Price 
                                           Check dress         R120    Mr. Price
                                                Tote bag         R120      Fashion Express 
                                           Kimono crop         R60       Mr. Price  
                                               Midi skirt          R120     Mr. Price      
                                        Chain necklace set  R89      Fashion Express
                                                 scarf               R140    Woolworths 
                                          Sweatpants           R180       Legit
                                           Croc loafer          R120      Fashion Express



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Thu, 08 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Need it Now-Navy http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/need-it-now-navy
Navy is our new best friend for the following reasons:

- It’s dark enough to be slimming, without making us look goth
- It will add instant sophistication to your look
- You can mix it with any another other neutral colour, especially cream and tan
- Add navy to a bright outfit to tone it down and give it a classy feel
- A man in a navy suit? Hells yeah!
















Some Wardrobe Inspiration:


Image source: Getty


No-Fuss-Navy for your winter wardrobe


Shirt R649, Country Road

Swing Jersey R649, Country Road


Pleated Midi Skirt R299.95, stylemology.com



Top, Zara


Sweat Top R349.95, stylemology.com



Tote Bag R489, Blackcherry at zando.co.za


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Thu, 08 May 2014 12:00 +0200
COSMO FOOTWEAR EDIT A/W 2014 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/cosmo-footwear-edit-aw-2014 COSMO A/W 2014 footwear guide, you will not put a foot wrong this season!

We have highlighted 8 key shoe styles that are leading the way this season and you can now shop our favourite 15 footwear pieces below.


Must-have shoes for A/W 2014:


1. The heeled ankle boot
2. The glam heel
3. Luxe sneakers
4. Pointed flats
5. Brogues
6. The colourful court
7. Biker boots
8. Flat ankle boots (we are loving CUT OUT boots this season)!









SHOP YOUR FAVOURITE STYLE NOW











1. R799, Luella
2. R559, Zando
3. R250, Legit
4. R899, Zando
5. R160, Mr. Price
6. R120, Mr. Price
7. R849, Witchery
8. R150, Mr. Price
9. R140, Mr. Price
10. R140, Mr. Price
11. R230, Legit
12. R1799, Country Road
13. R1599, Zando
14. R599, Woolworths
15. R400, Legit




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Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Get Hailee Steinfeld's Casually-Cute Winter Look http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/get-hailee-steinfelds-casually-cute-winter-look fashion department’s favourite looks straight from Tinsel Town, and today we show you how to shop like a celeb! Who ever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?




Hailee Steinfeld opts for pink and pretty on the streets of NYC


Image Source: Rex

Stay cosy this winter with our take on Hailee's look


Image source: Rex

Knit R119.99, Mr Price
Pants R899, Motel Rocks at zando.co.za
Coat R1499, Forever New
Sling Bag R699,Charles and Keith
Shoes R99.99, Mr Price

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Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Get Malaika Firth’s Sexy-Goth-Glam Night Look http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/get-malaika-firths-sexy-goth-glam-night-look- fashion department’s favourite looks straight from Tinsel Town, and today we show you where to shop them! Who ever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

Malaika Firth looking all seductive and vampire-chic in Prada at the launch of the Pradasphere in Harrods



Image source: Rex

Our very own version thanks to M.R Pricé

Dress R99, Mr Price
Earring R59.99, Legit
Clutch R349, Witchery at Woolworths
Shoes R499, Zoom at zando.co.za
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Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00 +0200
When Women Suit Up http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/when-women-suit-up

Ladies its time to, suit up! Clothing makes a statement about you and your sense of business – not just your sense of style.


Suits are great! Play with masculine-feminine combinations.  If you're wearing a tailored jacket, pair it with a ruffled blouse or some vibrant accessories, mix and match is your friend here.   


Here is how you can get the look.




















 

                                        


                                                               White Blouse   R1050  Spree 
                                                          Pants               R849    Woolworths
                                                           Jacket             R1099  Woolworths
                                                           Knit                  R849    Woolworths 
                                                           Cuff                 R199    Woolworths 
                                                           Court Heels    R280     Spree 
                                                           Bag                  R80      Mr. Price
                                                            Necklace         R499    Woolies

        

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Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Top 10 Looks Of The Week http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/top-10-looks-of-the-week  Emma Stone

This gorgeous red head can do not wrong in the fashion department as of late!We love this Grecian Prada dress with the chain detail. 


 
Image source: Getty

Keira Knightely

At the "Begin Again" film premiere on Saturday, Keira was the belle of the ball in this breathtaking Chanel outfit.
 


Image source: Getty

Lea Michele

The "Cannoball" singer oozed sex appeal in this Naeem Khan number at the Taste for a Cure Gala in LA



Image source: Getty

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld is wearing our dream look for winter. A printed knit and a pale pink coat, what could be better?



Image source: Rex

Kim Kardashian

This Kardashian knows how to travel in style. Kim opted for a sophisticated blouse and slouchy pants to catch a flight to Paris on Tuesday.



Image source: Rex

Lizzy Caplan

This textured Roksanda Ilincic dress is paired beautifully with classic accessories and sleek hair for an all round gorgeous look.


Image source: Rex

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana has fun with colour and print in another Roksanda Ilincic outfit. The touches of red are the perfect complement to this look.


Image source: Getty

Sienna Miller

This British bombshell shines at the Kate Moss Topshop X Launch Private Dinner on Tuesday.


Image source: Rex

Suki Waterhouse

On a night out in London, Suki Waterhouse goes for understated glamour in a neutral dress and coat combo.


Image source: Rex

Malaika Firth

British model, Malaika Firth opts for a boudior inspired look at the launch of the Pradasphere at Harrods.


Image source: Getty

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Fri, 02 May 2014 12:00 +0200
Accessory Report: Cotton Candy Carryalls http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/accessory-report-cotton-candy-carryalls
Whether you opt for traditional shades of rose pink or go for something bold like bubblegum blues, every COSMO girl needs a pastel piece this season.









MUST-HAVE ITEMS





1. R999, Mimco
2. R599, Witchery
3. R419, Zando
4. R150, Mr. Price
5. R349, Witchery
6. R69,99, Mr. Price
7. R549, Country Road
8. R999, Mimco
9. R2999, Mimco
10. R469, Zando
11. R399, Trenery
12. R2299, Mimco
13. R599, Witchery




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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
ADVERTORIAL: Pacific Living With Fossil 2014 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/advertorial-pacific-living-with-fossil-2014
Get these must-have items, splashed in the season’s most essential hue — Pacific blue.

With an easy fold-over top and detachable strap, Fossil’s Erin tote is two bags in one. Made in the softest leather, it features three zipper pockets on the outside for easy access to the items that you use most. R2 999.


We're not neutral about this must-have accessory — a gorgeous gold watch. Fossil’s Cecile stainless steel timepiece features Roman numerals and a 60 stone, crystal-embellished dial. R2 999.

Another must for this season's wardrobe is the multi-strand, embellished wrist wrap. Fossil’s tort beaded bracelet features gold-tone, turquoise, teal and tortoise barrel beads on a three-strand bracelet with chocolate leather. R799.

 

The multi-nugget wrap is a wardrobe essential. The rich turquoise leather strands are paired with shiny gold-tone metallic roundels which slide along the leather cords. R489.


Don't forget the double buckle wrist wrap. Bright Pacific blue leather gives a colourful edge to this slim wrist wrap, buckled with a shiny gold-tone closure. R599.



 
 
Visit www.fossil.co.za and get shopping. Free shipping on orders over R500.
 

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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Behind The Scenes- Runway to Reader http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/behind-the-scenes-runway-to-reader Rethink your work wardrobe this season as tailoring sheds its stiff image and takes a turn towards comfort. Classic trousers, blouses and even jackets have been updated in luxurious silks and chiffons for a slouchy, relaxed approach to tailoring.

COSMO reader, Jenny Tshimanga tests the trend in this issue. Take a sneak peak into her day as a model and get some more inspiration on how to work the updated tailored look.

Get your copy of May COSMO and find the full shoot on page 30






Jersey R300, Edgars
Pants R1000, Stuttafords
Shoes R1299, Steve Madden at Edgars
Necklace R230, Lovisa
Cuff R175, Lovisa



Top, Stylemology.com
Jacket R3400, Karen Millen
Pants R4990, Burberry
Neckpiece R17700, Louis Vuitton
Rings R5100 each, Louis Vuitton
Shoes R10200, Saint Laurent at 2A

Photography: Judd Van Rensburg
Hair and Makeup: Alexandra Botha using Dermalogica



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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Accessory Report: Pearls Are Back http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/accessory-report-pearls-are-back Pearls are no longer limited to prissy dressing. Accessories have been given a modern edge being paired with metal chain detailing, coloured stones and contemporary sparkles. When it comes to pearls think: clustered and chunky for a new take on luxury.


RELATED: Accessory Report: Opulent Embellishment










RUNWAY INSPIRATION

When Karl Lagerfeld sent his models down the Chanel runway accessorised in pearls, it can't help but become a trend in the making.




MUST-HAVE ITEMS







1. R349, Witchery
2. R119, Zando
3. R99,95, Woolworths
4. R79,95, Woolworths
5. R249, Witchery
6. R79,99, Mr. Price
7. R79,99, Mr. Price
8. R79,95, Woolworths
9. R79,95, Woolworths
10. R110, Woolworths
11. R99,95, Woolworths
12. R350,00, Woolworths
13. R169, Foschini


Get the latest copy of COSMO and turn to page 10 to shop our favourite pearl and embellished pieces.



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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Style Inspiration: Ashley Madekwe http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/style-inspiration-ashley-madekwe Revenge. But, beyond her acting career, Ashley Madekwe is one to watch when it comes to stylish celebs and her style blog, Ring My Bell, is definitely a fashion favourite.

With yet another long weekend upon us, we have picked our favourite Ashley fashion moments to bring you top style inspiration for your weekend dressing. Whether you're going for casual and cool or chic and sophisticated, Ashley shows us how it's done.












GET HER LOOK


LOOK 1

Casual and cool for a day at the market.






Dungaree dress, R170, Mr. Price
Crop top, R49,95, Mr. Price.
Boots, R699, Woolworths
Sunnies, R99, Zando








LOOK 2

Whether it's dinner or dancing, this is your girls' night out look.






Denim shirt, R350, Foschini
Boots, R1499, Witchery
Bag, R275, Woolworths
Blazer, R150, Mr. Price
Skirt, R69,95, Mr. Price
Lipstick, R129, L'Oreal









LOOK 3

If a date is on the cards, keep it sexy and sophisticated.





Crop top, R249, Zando
Earrings, R39,95, Woolworths
Clutch, R399, Mimco
Skirt, R120, Mr. Price.
Shoes, R459, Zoom





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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
6 Winter Coats Your Closet Needs http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/6-winter-coats-your-closet-needs The perfect coat is the most important asset for your winter wardrobe. When it comes to dressing for the colder months we tend to believe that while what you have on underneath is important, your outermost layer is the one that says it all.

The COSMO fashion team are totally crushing on these six coats:

1. The Double Breasted Coat

This military inspired coat has got our attention! Put a feminine spin on this style borrowed from the boys by pairing it with a matching, printed suit or even some winter florals!

R650, Foschini

2. The Parka

The parka is our go-to coat for the season. Get the casual-cool look by wearing your parka over a flirty dress and ankle boots. Add gold accessories to glam up your parka for a night out.

R1999, Country Road

3. The Printed Coat

This season is all about checks; anything from tartan to hound’s-tooth will do for us! Embrace the punk trend with a sophisticated edge in this classy coat. Pair with leather for a glamorous look or keep it classic and work focused with a white shirt and pencil skirt.

R850, Foschini

4. The White Coat

Nothing says chic quite like winter white. We have our eye on this oversized coat that you can literally throw over any outfit. We suggest a white on white look

Zara

5. The Statement Colour Coat

Bring some colour to your winter wardrobe with a bright coat that will instantly be the focus of your look. Wear with a neutral colour palette or your staple jeans and knit look.

R1399, Top Shop

6. The Trench

A garment that was originally made famous in World War 1 is now our go to coat for timeless style. We love this Witchery coat for the modernized, minimalistic updates of the age old classic.

R1599, Witchery
 




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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Mother's Day Gift Guide: Accessories http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/mothers-day-gift-guide-accessories

MOTHER'S DAY MUST-HAVES





1. R150, Woolworths
2. R69, Zando
3. R49,99, Mr. Price
4. R29,99, Mr. Price
5. R69,95, Woolworths
6. R39,99, Mr. Price
7. R299, Mimco
8. R29,99, Mr. Price
9. R799, Mimco
10. R799, Mimco
11. R1800, Zando
12. R399, Mimco
13. R299, Mimco



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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Cover Girl Look Of The Day: Khloe Kardashian http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/cover-girl-look-of-the-day-khloe-kardashian COSMO Cover Star for the month! Besides her fun and fearless attitude, we love the way this Kardashian sister styles up her curves for some seriously sexy looks.

We have picked our favourite Cover Star look of the day and here's how to get it.














STEAL HER STYLE





Jersey, R649, Witchery
Shorts, R110, Mr. Price
Shoes, R499, Madison
Bag, R550, Blackcherry
Watch, R1500, Zando
Stacked rings R39,99, Mr. Price
Nail poilsh, R94, 95, Woolworths


Get your hands on our May issue of COSMO to get the inside scoop on our Cover Star.


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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Mother's Day Gift Guide: Sleepwear http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/mothers-day-gift-guide-sleepwear COSMO MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE.

Today's list focuses on an all-time favourite - SLEEPWEAR.

And with the winter season fast-approaching, comfy sleepwear is a winner! Besides, who can resist a snug pair of pyjamas perfect for those stay-in and cuddle moments?










MOTHER'S DAY MUST-HAVES







1. R169, Zando
2.R159 Zando
3. R59,99, Mr. Price
4. R179, Zando
5.R329, Country Road
6.R329, Country Road
7. R130, Mr. Price
8.R499, Country Road
9.R130, Mr. Price
10.R59,99, Mr. Price




Keep a look out for more MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDES from the COSMO fashion team!



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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Fit Or Flare: Shop Our Favourite Skirts Now http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/fit-or-flare-shop-our-favourite-skirts-now
This season's skirts think: PRINTS - graphic, playful, floral, animal and geometric prints in patent finishes, wintery textures and leather detailing.


Fitted or Flared? Shop your favourite skirt now!







1. R449, Zando
2. R999, Witchery
3 R280, Foschini
4 R79,99 Mr. Price
5 R499, Witchery
6 R759, Zando
7 R89,99, Mr. Price
8 R119,99, Mr. Price







1. R120, Mr. Price
2. R89,99, Mr. Price
3. R120, Mr. Price
4. R569, Zando
5. R599, Trenery
6. R29,99, Mr. Price
7. R699, Zando
8. R849, Witchery





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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Winning Looks For The Working Girl http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/winning-looks-for-the-working-girl COSMO girl has a winning working wardrobe that will keep her looking polished and professional from Monday to Friday. And the great news is that looking professional does not have to come at the expense of great style. We have styled-up 5 office-ready looks that will keep you looking stylish from the boardroom to the bar for those well-earned after-work beverages.


Gone are the days of boring office attire - stylish pieces are no longer limited for after-hour dressing.


















GET THE LOOK



LOOK 1: SOMETHING SHINY

The pencil skirt is a working wardrobe staple. Why not upgrade to a metallic version for a look that is professional, but by no means boring?





Skirt, R120, Mr. Price
Blouse, R849, Trenery
Bag, R849, Charles and Keith
Heel, R399, Zando
Earrings, R499, Mimco








LOOK 2: SOMETHING TAILORED

For an instant office-ready ensemble, look no further than a tailored blazer. Give your blazer a feminine touch by pairing it with a flared skirt and a pair of heeled ankle boots.




Blazer, R1099 Witchery
Skirt, R849, Witchery
Tablet sleeve, R499, Mimco
Rings, R119, Zando
Shirt, R89,99, Mr. Price
 Boots, R799, Luella









LOOK 3: SOMETHING LEGGY

Swop your plain pants for a pair of wide-legged trousers that are must-haves for the season. For our leggy COSMO girls who are blessed in the height department, this is one look you have to try!




Top, R79,99, Mr, Price
Pants, R120, Mr. Price
Bag, R375, Woolworths
 Shoe, R1199, Country Road
 Necklace, R449, Witchery







LOOK 4: SOMETHING PRINTED

Basic wardrobe staples such as pumps and skinnies can be given an instant update with the printed blouse. From playful prints like polka dots to our favourite checked print of the season, add a printed blouse to your working wardrobe.




Blouse, R59,99, Mr, Price
Pants, R150, Mr Price
Pumps, R849, Witchery
Bag, R2299, Mimco
Necklace, R119, Zando








LOOK 5: SOMETHING GIRLY

Give your office style a feminine refreshment and add a girly dress into the mix. For the perfect balance between feminine and professional, go for the trusted shift dress.






Dress, R1599, Country Road
Pumps, R300, Zoom
Earrings, R699, Mimco
Bracelet, R799, Mimco
Bag, R469, Zando





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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Steal Her Style: Kim Kardashian http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/steal-her-style-kim-kardashian Our favourite monochrome look of the day belongs to the lovely Kim Kardashian. We love this structured, patent blazer that lends this look an ultra-modern edge and when paired with the fitted pencil skirt; creates the perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated.

With the right wardrobe basics, you can pull-off this winning look with ease.

COSMO TIP: When working an all-black ensemble, add some interest to your outfit by including standout textures such as patent leather, faux fur or quilting.




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Blazer, R150, Mr. Price
Cami, R35, 99, Mr. Price
Skirt, R999, Witchery
Sunnies, R99,95, Woolworths
Clutch, R359, Zoom
Heel, R299, Zando



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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Weekend Must-Have: The Perfect Party Dress http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/weekend-must-have-the-perfect-party-dress
To pull off the perfect party look, all you need is the perfect party dress. We have picked the winning party dress for the weekend that will keep you on that best-dressed list from morning till night.

Our pick of the day: This easy to wear, cross-front dress from Witchery. The dress features a wrapped panel neckline that is feminine and always flattering and the elasticated waistline adds curves without sacrificing your comfort. This dress is the ultimate day-to-night number – perfect for relaxed daywear and chic evening dressing.





1 Dress & 3 Ways To Work It



Champagne Breakfast

For a morning look, pair your dress with statement accessorizing that will add a metallic touch to dress it up a bit. Metallic gladiators and chunky neckpieces are your go-to pieces.



Dress, R849, Witchery
Shoes, R249, Zoom
Bag, R849, Witchery
Necklaces, from R49,99, Mr. Price










Sundowners

A slight change of accessories will help you transition from day dressing to sexy sunset dressing. Dress it up with a pair of wedges that will take your look to new heights and opt for a stacked wrist, which remains a big trend for the season.








Dress, R849, Witchery
Wedges, R695, Madison
Bangles, R249 per set, Witchery
Clutch, R259, Zoom




 





Dancing Diva

For your final look of the day, add some edge to your party piece with a modern ankle boot and leather jacket. Black and gold accessory combos keep your look chic and fierce at the same time.






Dress, R849, Witchery
Jacket, R649, Zando
Earrings, R29,99, Mr. Price
Boots, R795, Zoom
Clutch, 299, Zoom






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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
6 Easy Steps To Strutting Like A Supermodel http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/6-easy-steps-to-strutting-like-a-supermodel
Step 1: Start with thin heels that are about 5cm high.


Step 2: Practise with your heels, walk on slippery floors and carpeted or textured floors. If you feel unsafe, put tape on the bottom of your shoe.



Step 3: Make sure that as you walk you place the heel down first, then transfer your weight to the ball of the foot. Keep your toes are pointed forward.



Step 4: Hold your arms slightly forward and bend the elbows. Maintain an erect but relaxed posture.



Step 5: Practise distributing your weight from foot to foot and exaggerate the movement of your hips for that sexy sway.



Step 6: Do not wear brand-new heels to a big event unless you have a good sense of balance. Break them in first.


Voilà!

Article appeared onriginally on Marie Claire

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Checked Shirt: 3 Ways To Wear This Wardrobe Winner http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/checked-shirt-3-ways-to-wear-this-wardrobe-winner
Our favourite printed piece of the day is: THE CHECKED SHIRT

Not only do we love the statement colour-ways that are appearing this season, but also the checked shirt makes staying trendy both effortless and comfortable. Don’t limit this piece to casual down dressing – whether you’re a working lady or the life of the party, the checked shirt can be given a chic update too.



Here are 3 ways to style your checked piece:




Lunch Date

Nothing beats the comfort and effortless sexiness of the checked shirt and skinnies combo. Take this combo to greater heights with a pair of heeled ankle boots and have some fun with trendy accessories to make this look your own.






Shirt, R99,99, Mr, Price.
Skinnies, R849, Witchery
Tote, R399, Country Road
Ankle boot, R799, Luella
Hat, R220, Foschini






Girls Night Out


Balance the slightly boyish feel of the checked shirt with a flirty and feminine skater skirt. Style tip: To show off your curves, tuck your shirt in. This will also give your outfit a sophisticated feel. Complete your evening look with a touch of sparkle and patent heels for an outfit that is sexy and comfy at the same time.




Shirt, R99,99, Mr, Price.
Skirt, R329, Zando
Earrings, R39,99, Mr. Price
Shoes, R399, Foschini
Purse, R249, Witchery









Working Lady

The checked shirt is the perfect piece for desk dressing and with the right combinations; it can create stylish, work-appropriate looks that you will love. For a chic, ladylike look, pair your shirt with a flared skirt and the classic heeled court. Once again, opt for a tucked in shirt to create a sophisticated look.



Shirt, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Skirt, R120, Mr, Price
Court, R599, Woolworths
Bag, R1049, Charles and Keith
Earrings, R129, Witchery



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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
TREND REPORT: MODERN MILITARY http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trend-report-modern-military
Key pieces include:

- The classic parka, updated with leather sleeves and finishes.
- Patchwork cargo pants with zip detailing and metal hardware.
- Chic combat boots
- Wardrobe basics updated in the much-loved camo print.



Although tough and edgy, the modern military trend of the season maintains a sophisticated, chic feel. Key pieces like ultra-feminine heels and chunky, statement jewellery add a strong feminine accent for a trend that is tough yet sexy at the same time.





SHOP THE TREND







1. R1 099, Wtichery
2. R109, Zando
3. R849, Witchery
4. R249, Witchery
5. R99,99, Mr. Price
6. R199, Witchery
7. R59,95, Woolworths
8. R1 799, Country Road
9. R1 299, Witchery




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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Style Star of the Week- Emma Stone http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/style-star-of-the-week-emma-stone
Our favourite look is the beautifully proportioned Saint Laurent suit that she wore on Wednesday in London. Emma gracefully swings between a muted colour palette to bright, eye-catching colours and she is as comfortable in a suit as she is in a flirty floor length gown. Lucky for us, the Spider Man press tour is far from over and we are looking forward to more faultless looks from this hottie.

















Rocking a daytime stripes look in a Saint Laurent blouse and Rag & Bones Jeans in London yesterday.


Getty

We love Emma's striped, lacy Chloe dress that she paired with Christian Louboutin heels in Sydney on 20 March.


Getty

Emma was all sleek sophistication in this Saint Laurent oversized jacket and tailored trouser suit in London.


Rex

Plum is perfect for Emma's complexion. This Dior dress, paired with matching heels, is feminine and flawless.


Getty

Emma is our Little Miss Sunshine in a canary yellow Atelier Versace dress. Emma debuted this old school glam look at last night's Amazing Spider Man 2 London premiere.


Getty



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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
TOP 6: STATEMENT SATCHELS http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/top-6-statement-satchels
From miniature styles to boxy, oversized shapes - satchels are your go-to handbag this season. This season we are seeing exiciting versions of this petite piece. Think: metallic finishes, textured animal skins, colour-blocked combos and interesting metal edging.

This season’s satchels take on a huge new life in a very small form.








Shop our favourite styles:





1. R2499, Mimco
2. R120, Mr. Price.
3. R1900, Zando
4. R899, Charles and Keith
5. R99,99, Mr. Price.
6. R2499, Mimco



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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Favourite 5: Bomber Jackets http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/favourite-5-bomber-jackets No item adds the perfect balance of tough-chic to your look quite like the bomber jacket and best of all, these stylish cover-ups are staging yet another comeback this season.

While some styles are sticking to the classic, sporty shapes that bombers are famous for, this season also brings along designs in a variety of ultra-luxe fabrics. Think: silk and mesh for a lightweight option and quilted leathers and knitted versions perfect for the cooler season. The winter season is the perfect time to invest in a cozy, textured option like the knitted version from Country Road. But, for a more season-friendly option, we love the lightweight slouchy take from Mr. Price that will be the perfect cover-up all year round.







OUR FAVOURITE FIVE 





1. R999, Country Road
2. R680, Foschini
3. R120, Mr. Price
4. R1499, Country Road
5. R1499, Zando





STYLING TIPS

Don’t let the casual-cool factor of the bomber fool you. For the perfect casual-chic ensemble, pair your bomber with a pencil skirt and courts for smart daytime look or swap the pencil skirt for a mini if you’re dressing for night out. But, if an off-duty look is what you’re going for, nothing quite beats the bomber and skinny combo for the perfect casual-cool look.




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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Midweek Must-Have: LUXE LEATHER http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/midweek-must-have-luxe-leather COSMO we are loving everything about this season's luxe leather buys. From classic leather accessories like bags and boots to trendy leather separates like boxy tees and jackets – now is the perfect time to work a full-leather look.

Although leather may be a major trend of the season, the versatility and longevity of good quality leather pieces makes us love this trend even more! So, if you’re looking for a good excuse to splurge, look no further a stylish leather investment. BUT, to keep your budget happy, faux leather will do just fine as well.








LEATHER MUST-HAVES







1. R495, Zoom
2. R1999, Witchery
3. R340, Vikson
4. R649, Country Road
5. R150, Mr. Price.
6. R180, Mr. Price.
7. R79,99, Mr. Price.
8. R1299, Witchery
9. R1599, Country Road
10. R330, Mr. Price.
11. R1200, Nine West




HOW TO WEAR LEATHER HEAD-TO-TOE


Whether you dress it up or down, leather pieces can be styled to create looks perfect for weekend activities and weekday work meetings (yes, this season’s leather has been upgraded to working class as well). Leather takes on a sophisticated, modern feel this season with key pieces displaying clean lines and simple design, perfect to create a classy head-to-toe ensemble.


For the office, pair a leather pencil skirt with a simple, leather boxy tee. Complete your look with a pair of chic leather courts and a structured bag for a fashionable, but professional look. For a casual look, go for a leather jogger shorts and jumper combo. A pair of leather pumps is the perfect finishing touch to this fuss-free, but statement outfit.




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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Steal Her Style: Khloe Kardashian http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/steal-her-style-khloe-kardashian What's not to love about the outgoing, vibrant and the always well-dressed Khloe Kardashian?

As a member of the chic, totally-awesome and popular Kardashian clan, there's no doubt that Khloe is one to watch both on the screen and in the fashion department as well. Whether it's on the Red Carpet or on the streets, this Kardashian sister is always spotted looking fashionably fierce. We love Khloe's sexy style that easily transforms from curvaceous glam-queen to edgy street style with a cool edge.


We have picked our favourite Khloe look of the day and have rounded-up the key pieces that you will need to style this look.

Why do we love this look?

This look is the perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated. The fitted skirt and smoking heels amp up the sex factor of this look. Khloe keeps it balanced by pairing these pieces with a looser, slightly oversized denim shirt, which keeps things cool and comfortable. And because a little sparkle never hurt anyone, a chunky neckpiece adds just enough bling to brighten things up. If you're looking for a fierce, yet fuss-free outfit - this is your go-to ensemble.



GET THE LOOK:


Source



Necklace, R449, Witchery
Denim shirt, R139,99, Mr. Price
Skirt, R549, Zando
Bag, R1999, Witchery
Heels, R1399, Topshop




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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
COSMO Has Some Fun With Adidas Originals http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/cosmo-has-some-fun-with-adidas-originals COSMO fashion team recently spent an exciting morning at the Adidas Originals SS14/FW14 Women’s Collection Media Day where we got to see, feel and play around with the ultra-cool upcoming Adidas Originals product.

Not only were we able to see first-hand what we can be expecting from this exciting brand in the upcoming seasons, but we all got to style our very own head-to-toe Adidas Originals looks with the product presented at the launch.


Take a look at the COSMO Fashion Teams unique looks:










Look1: Styled by Fashion Director, Poppy Evans





ZX 700 Contemp Sneakers - R899 (available now)
Jeremy Scott Shisha Fball Top - R4999 (available now) 
Jeremy Scott Leopard Shorts - R899 (available now)










Look 2: Styled by Fashion Editor, Bev Nates






Jeremy Scott Wing Dollar Track Top - R4499 (available now) 
Jeremy Scott Wing Dollar Track Pants - R3999 (available now) 
Jeremy Scott Wing Dollar Shirt - R999 (available now)











Look 3: Styled by Fashion Assistant, Brodi Deere





Blue Collection Long Jacket - R2599 (available now) 
Grunge Cap - R299 (available in August)





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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
COSMO Fashion Gets Punked Up! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/cosmo-fashion-gets-punked-up
Take a look at the video below, where we take you behind the scenes on our punk-inspired editorial and show you how to work this trend the COSMO way. And don’t forget to grab your copy of our new April issue of COSMO and turn to page 94 for 8 pretty punk looks.



Videographer: Roice Nel
Photographer: Richard Keppel Smith
Styled by: Bev Nates & Poppy Evans


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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Invest in Chunky Accessories http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/invest-in-chunky-accessories

Elevate an ordinary outfit with a chunky chain, a colour popping bag or even a felt hat to highlight your wardrobe.  We love pairing a chunky knit with statement accessories, or a bright beanie with a coat.


















Bling flatbill cap     R90      Mr. Price                       Floral stoned necklace     R139     Zando



Structured red bag  R595    Spree                          Yellow plated cuff    R159    Zando


Felt hat    R270   Spree                                               Geo drop earings  R20   Mr. Price

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
COSMO’s Must Have: Ultimate Sports Gear http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/cosmos-must-have-ultimate-sports-gear









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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
Monday-to-Friday Fail Proof Work Outfits http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/monday-to-friday-fail-proof-work-outfits-
Here are 5 fail proof looks that will keep you looking trendy and professional from Monday to Friday:












MONDAY


For the start of the week, it’s essential to keep your look comfy and simple as you ease into the week ahead. For a look that is stylish, but super comfy as well, look no further than the on-trend jumper and pencil skirt.




Jumper, R599, Witchery
Skirt, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Necklace, R160, Woolworths
Bag, R949, Charles and Keith
Boot, R799, Luella











TUESDAY

When the morning rush creeps up on you, a fuss-free look is your best friend. For a trusted and always-reliable option, go for an all-black look. A head-to-toe black ensemble is simple and safe, but the beauty of a true classic never goes out of fashion!




Necklace, R49,99, Mr. Price.
Bag, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Pants, R119,99, Mr. Price.
Shirt, R499, Witchery
Belt, R199, Witchery
Shoe, R329, Zando












WEDNESDAY

For a feminine, yet powerful look that means business, opt for the matching pantsuit. One of the hottest items to own right now, the tailored pantsuit will get you noticed for all the right reasons.



Jacket, R119,99, Mr. Price.
Pants, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Necklace, R999, Mimco
Shirt, R599, Witchery
Bag, R899, Charles and Keith
Pump, R300, Zoom











THURSDAY

For a feminine, fashionable and totally work-appropriate look, be sure to add the flared skirt to your weekly wardrobe. Besides being a major player in the trend game this season, the flared skirt is a versatile piece that looks great with anything from a blazer to blouse. We love the skirt-and-knit combo!



Jersey, R699, Witchery
Skirt, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Earrings, R19,99, Mr. Price.
Sleeve, R299,25, Trenery
Boot, R1499, Witchery











FRIDAY

Wide-legged trousers are making a comeback this season and what’s not to love about an item that instantly lengthens our legs and creates a sleek silhouette? Because these trousers make enough of a statement on their own, keep the rest of your outfit simple for a look that is polished and put-together.





Blouse, R849, Witchery
Earrings, R699, Mimco
Bag, R799, Mimco
Heel, R399, Zando
Pants, R119,99, Mr. Price.





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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
4 Flats Every Girl Should Own http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/4-flats-every-girl-should-own And the great news is that flats have made a serious fashion comeback this season. So, if there ever was a perfect time to flaunt your flats, it is now!

From the true lady to the street-chic chick, here is our round up of the 4 must-have flats that every girl should own this season:













MUST-HAVE ITEMS




Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are the true classic when it comes to flats. Always reliable and always comfortable, ballet flats have the ability to work and look great with any look. Best of all, these beauties can easily be stashed away in your handbag and slipped on in those dreaded shoe emergencies. If you’re looking for feminine flats, opt for a pair of ballet pumps.





Gold pumps, R69,99, Mr. Price
Pink pumps, R699, Mimco
Nude pumps with chain, R295, Zoom








Pointed Flats

It comes as no surprise that this highly trendy shoe makes it to our list of must-have flats. At COSMO, we are loving the pointed flat this season. The traditional flat is taken to new lengths with an on-trend, chic point. Slip on a pair of pointed pumps to instantly add a sophisticated edge to your look. From studded to toe-capped, buckled to strappy and printed to embellished – pick your point!







Red pump, R119,99, Mr. Price
Studded pump, R400, Zoom
White pump, R849, Witchery
Black pump, R119,99, Mr. Price








Brogues

What’s not to love about the lovely lace-ups this season? We must admit that the brogue might not every COSMO girls favourite flat, but these stylish pairs can add a cool touch to any outfit. The slightly androgynous feel of the brogue adds the perfect balance to an ultra-feminine look. Pair your brogues with a floral dress and blazer for a look that is effortlessly stylish. This season we are loving the updated metallic finishes on brogues.





Black brogue, R400, Madison
Metallic brogues, R999, Trenery
Black and white brogues, R99,99, Mr. Price










Trainers

This season, we don’t need to be active to invest in a pair of trendy trainers. Sports-inspired pieces have made a huge comeback this season with classic pieces being updated with a seriously cool street style edge. Pair your must-have trainers with anything from feminine dresses to trendy joggers or jeans. The rule? When it comes to trainers, there are no rules! Mix it up to create a style that is all you.





Air Max, R1200, Nike
Adidas, R899, Adidas
Purple trainers, R649, Nike
Multi-coloured trainers, R149,99, Mr. Price




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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
4 Ways To Style Your Sweater http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/4-ways-to-style-your-sweater Despite reigning in the trends department, this item is winning when it comes to comfort, versatility and effortless cool. Perfect for cooler summer days and ideal for warm winter layering, every COSMO girl needs a sweater or two this season. Pair your go-to knit with anything from casual skinnies to flared skirts.



















Here are 4 stylish ways to work your statement sweater:



Fuss-free Feminine

The slightly sporty feel of the sweater creates the perfect balanced look when paired with the ultra-feminine flared skirt. Complete your look with statement accessories like the pointed ankle boot or a chunky neckpiece for a look that is effortlessly chic.




Jumper, R599, Witchery
Skirt, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Necklace, R1299, Mimco
Bag, R1999, Witchery
Boot, R1699, Mimco








Basic and Balanced

The statement sweater can make the simplest of outfits look uber stylish. Nothing beats the comfort of a skinny jeans and sweater combo. Balance your oversized sweater with a fitted pair of skinnies and glam heels to create a look that is stylishly cool and comfy.




Jumper, R599, Witchery
Skinnies, R159,99, Mr. Price.
Bag, R899, Charles and Keith
Heel, R1699, Mimco
Bracelet, R349, Witchery








Sporty with a touch of Glam

The sweater is your go-to item if you wish to create the perfect sports luxe-inspired ensemble. Pair your sweater with a pair of slip-on sneakers, which just happen to be one of the trendiest shoe styles for the season as well. A pencil skirt lends your look a feminine feel to create the perfect balance between sporty and sophisticated.




Jumper, R599, Witchery
Skirt, R79,99, Mr. Price.
Necklace, R39,99, Mr. Price.
Bag, R649, Country Road
Shoe, R339, Topshop








Tomboy Chic

For the perfect boy-meets-girl outfit, pair your sweater with a pair of tailored, cropped trousers. The fitted silhouette of the trousers keeps your look feminine, but not too girly. For shoes, opt for a pair of statement, metallic brogues to lend your look and ultra-modern edge.




Jumper, R599, Witchery
Trousers, R119,99, Mr. Price.
Coat, R850, Foschini
Belt, R149,25, Trenery
Brogues, R999, Trenery





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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
TOP 10 TAKE-IT EASY PIECES FOR THE WEEKEND http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/top-10-take-it-easy-pieces-for-the-weekend
Take your pick from oversized knits, trendy track pants, statement tees, cozy beanies and printed jumpers. Down dressing has never looked this good!
















TOP 10 TAKE-IT EASY PIECES





1. R249, Country Road
2. R99,99, Mr. Price.
3. R49,99, Mr. Price.
4. R59,99, Mr. Price.
5. R199, Adidas
6. R649, Witchery
7. R89,99, Mr. Price.
8. R219, Roxy
9. R849, Country Road
10. R999, Country Road


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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
The Best Fashion Buys For Under R200 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-best-fashion-buys-for-under-r200 COSMO, we are all about looking LUXE FOR LESS. The start of a new season brings with it some of the hottest trends that we simply cannot live without and the good news is that looking cool does not have to break the bank.

COSMO TIP OF THE DAY: When purchasing trend-driven pieces, be sure to shop around for the best priced pieces. Some trends only last a season, so treat yourself to reasonably priced pieces and rather invest in quality, classics that will take you from season to season.


We have compiled a list of the TOP TEN TRENDY pieces that will keep both you and your budget happy! Whether you’re looking for something sexy, printed or sparkly, we have the perfect piece for you.







KEEP IT COOL FOR UNDER R200


Something Warm


With the temperatures slowly dropping, it’s definitely time to invest in a statement cover-up. Updated sweatshirts are key cover-ups for the winter season and can create some ultra-cool looks. Make a statement in metallic!



R99,99, Mr. Price.







Something Trendy

Pointed pumps are major contenders in the shoe department this season. Perfect for comfy day dressing or sophisticated workwear, these beauties will keep you looking and feeling amazing.





Black pump, R159, Zando
Blue pump, R199, Zoom







Something Quirky

Every wardrobe needs a good dose of fun, quirky pieces. Cool and eccentric accessories are clever ways to add a lighter touch to your look. We love these robot drop earrings from Mr. Price.





R39,99, Mr. Price.









Something Bright

Bright splashes of colour work wonders to uplift any outfit. Go for solid, coloured pieces to really lift the mood or opt for vibrant accessories to ease into the colour party.





Scarf, R130, Woolworths









Something Sparkly

Sparkly pieces instantly add a sense of luxury and glamour to any outfit. A statement necklace is an effortless way to add shine and sparkle to an outfit. Go for something chunky and bejewelled for an evening look or play it cool with this season’s must-have statement necklace.





Bib necklace, R150, Woolworths
Chain necklace, R99,99, Woolworths
Cool necklace, R60, Fashion Express








Something Comfy

For those days when you want to look great with minimal effort, look no further than the slouchy tee. Pair your tee with cool denim cut-offs, sexy skinnies or tights for a look that is effortlessly cool. To dress it up: go for a jeans, tee and blazer combo.





R59,99, Mr. Price.










Something Ladylike

Every COSMO girl’s wardrobe needs an ultra-feminine touch every now and then. For an instant ladylike update, look no further than the trendy flared skirt. Available in solids colours, leather and graphic prints – the flared skirt is a key winter essential.






R119,99, Mr, Price.










Something Practical

A cross-body sling bag is the perfect combination of practical and stylish. Perfect for running errands, slipping on for a date or the carrier of party-night essentials – nothing beats the trusted sling bag.




Red bag, R199,95, Woolworths
 R199, VIKSON









Something Printed

Printed pieces are easy ways to create interesting, eye-catching outfits. Play it safe by adding one printed piece to your look or have fun and experiment with clashing, print-on-print combos.




R99,99, Mr. Price.










Something Sexy

Sleek, shiny leather screams sexy! Leather shorts are sexy investment pieces for both summer and winter. Pair your leather shorts with a simple tee and summer flats for a look that is effortlessly stylish or layer with a pair of stockings, boots and biker jacket for hot, winter ensemble.





R109,99, Mr. Price.




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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00 +0200
The Working Girl’s Wardrobe Essentials http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-working-girls-wardrobe-essentials COSMO working girl needs those all-important wardrobe basics that will build a wardrobe that is both versatile and on-point with the latest trends. By investing in key workwear pieces will allow you to style trendy office-ready looks effortlessly.


From the always-trusted blazer and tailored trousers to key accessories, we have rounded up the 10 working wardrobe staples that every COSMO girl needs.




Coat, R850, Foschini
Bag, R2199, Trenery
Watch, R399, Woolworths
Court, R479, Madison
Pump, R119,99, Mr. Price.
White shirt, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Trousers, R699, Topshop
Ankle boots, R499, Zando
Skirt, R119,99, Mr. Price.
Blazer, R149,99, Mr. Price.




I have these pieces but how do I style them?

For more inspiration on how to work these pieces, be sure to grab an issue of our new COSMO May, where we have dedicated an entire editorial to bring you stylish workwear ensembles.



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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Wear: Trophy Trousers http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-trophy-trousers
Take your trousers from the desk to a date with these 3 looks:





























The Working Lady


Nothing says working lady better than a great pair of tailored trousers. And just because they’re for the office does not mean they need to be boring. Pair your trousers with a sophisticated silk blouse and a classic pair of heels to keep your look trendy and professional. Understated bling adds the perfect finishing touch.






Blouse, R482, Zando
Trousers, R699, Topshop
Tablet sleeve, R299,95, Woolworths
Necklace, R49,99, Mr. Price.
Heel, R499, Zoom









Lunch Date with the Girls

Trophy trousers are the perfect go-to item for a casual lunch date with the girls. Pair your trousers with comfortable, daytime pieces to create a look that is effortlessly stylish. Pointed flats keep your look on-trend, while a simple crop top adds the cool factor.




Crop top, R49,99, Mr. Price.
Trousers, R699, Topshop
Necklace, R60, Fashion Express
Bag, R1049, 25, Trenery
Pumps, R299, Zoom









Romantic Dinner Date

Take your trousers from the desk to your date by pairing them with evening essentials. Faux fur and a touch of sparkle add the glam-factor to your look, while a great pair of heels creates a look that is both chic and sexy.





Faux fur jacket, R349,99, Mr. Price.
Trousers, R699, Topshop
Clutch, R199, Zoom
Heel, R329, Zando
Earrings, R79,95, Woolworths.





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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
COSMO SHOE CRUSH: THE POINTED PUMP http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/cosmo-shoe-crush-the-pointed-pump COSMO shoe department – the pointed pump. Stay on point with trends this season and invest in a pair of mod-chic pointed flats.

The new flat is just as versatile as its ballet counterpart, but there’s something about the point that takes these flats to new heights. Pair your flats with tailored trousers for a stylish office-ready ensemble, a short shift dress for daytime dressing or a great pair of skinny jeans perfect for those slip-on-and-go moments.


GET THE LOOK













 

1. R720, Sam Star
2. R300, Zoom
3. R129,99, Mr. Price.
4. R119,99, Mr. Price.
5. R119,99, Mr. Price.
6. R299, Zoom
7. R69,99, Mr. Price.
8. R400, Zoom
9. R980, Cinnamon Shoes
10. R119,99, Mr. Price.


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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
ITEM OF THE MONTH: SILK BLOUSE http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/item-of-the-month-silk-blouse COSMO we show you 4 trendy ways to work the sexy, silk blouse. Perfect for the office or a night out on the town, this closet chameleon can be styled up and sexed up to suit your style. But just because it’s a classic, closet staple doesn’t mean the silk blouse isn’t on top of our list of winter essentials this season. Take your pick from solid shades or bold, standout prints. To add a sexy edge to your look, opt for a sheer blouse that will add that sexy allure to any outfit.


Here are our top 12 silk blouses to buy now (and we guarantee this is an investment to be made):


















 

1. R482, Zando
2. R89,99, Mr. Price.
3. R499, Zando
4. R299, Foschini
5. R899, Levis
6. R79,99, Mr. Price.
7. R79,99, Mr. Price.
8. R549, Zando
9. R699, Zando
10. R482, Zando
11. R79,99, Mr. Price
12. R280, Foschini


Don’t forget to grab your copy of COSMO May to see how you can make the silk blouse work for you this season!


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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
THE PINK COAT: A WINTER ESSENTIAL http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-pink-coat-a-winter-essential Miu Miu, Carven, Burberry and Celine, there’s no denying that powder pink coats are taking centre stage this season. Masculine, voluminous shapes are given a feminine feel in blushed and rosy pinks that lend this key piece a romantic, whimsical edge.


For our COSMO readers who might be reluctant to embrace this feminine shade, here are some tips to pull-off pink in a modern way:


1. When sporting a pink piece, keep your silhouettes sleek and tailored.
2. Pair pink pieces with neutrals like black, white and grey to keep your look modern.
3. When it comes to the pink coat, think OVERSIZED to keep things cool


The oversized pink coat should definitely be at the top of your winter wishlist!




RUNWAY INSPIRATION

For runway inspiration look no further than Miu Miu, Burberry and Carven.








GET THESE NOW!






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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Trends On The Streets- #MBFWJ http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trends-on-the-streets-mbfwj local designers at MBFWJ, our hearts were very happy to see the street style, which was as on point as the collections themselves.

Here is a wrap up of some of our favourite looks from the long weekend.

The Statement Tee

Make sure your chest is getting the right kind of attention in a statement t-shirt. It's your fun and quirky wardrobe essential for this season.



Punk/Glam

Pay homage to the ‘70s as the punk trend revives itself yet again. This time round, punk gets a glam twist. Pair your tartan with leather for a super sexy edge.



Black To Black

When in doubt, we stick to black. Make sure your black is not boring by playing with textures and fabrics in the same look.


Romantic Revival

Florals are going nowhere this season. We love this baroque inspired look and that chunky headband is the cherry on top.



Local Loving

MBFWJ just proved how much talent South African designers have to offer. We saw local looks popping up all over the street scene and we love it!!! #localislekker




Little Ladies

Cinched in waists, lace and feminine skirts are all part of this trend that makes us feel like we have stepped straight out of the 50’s.




Modern Monotone

Our go to colour palette for nearly every event! Incorporate print into your black and white look for an on trend take on the classic combo.




Perfectly Pink

Pink is the ultimate hue for winter and we can’t get enough of it!!Take inspiration from these fashionistas and work with shades of pink from head to toe.




Image Source: Uyapo / SDR Photo
 
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Steal Her Style- Jessica Alba http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/steal-her-style-jessica-alba dressed up a classic tee and black pants duo with all the right accessories. Follow suit by adding print and colour to this wardrobe staple. Our favourite part of this look is the colour palette, primary colour combo…yes puleasee! Done best when touches of blue, yellow and red are worn together, totally Dior AW/2014.

Tip: Accessorising right is the best way to turn an old outfit into a must-have look!



Shop The Look



Basic tee R39.99, Mr Price
Printed Blazer R1280, Zando
Pants R360, Foschini
Heels R999.95, Stylemology.com
Necklace R149, Zando
Watch R399, Woolworths
Clutch R659, Bloss and Co

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Shop The Trend: The New Ladylike http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/shop-the-trend-the-new-ladylike COSMO we are loving all things LADYLIKE. This season is all about embracing your girly-girl side, as fashion takes on an ultra-feminine feel. Fifties-inspired silhouettes, cinched-in waists and flared skirts give this modern trend a retro touch.

To add a touch of ladylike-glam to your look, invest in key items such as: flared skirts, classic courts, structured bags and prom-like dresses. Ankle boots, crop tops and bomber jackets lend a modern edge to this sophisticated trend.

Pretty, but definitely not prim, the modern lady is both sexy and demure.







GET THE LOOK








Jacket, R119,99, Mr. Price
Crop top, R49,99, Mr. Price
Skirt, R119,99, Mr. Price
Sunnies, R1240, Zando
Bag, R1800, Stuttafords
Court, R479, Madison
Boot, R799, Luella
Dress, R129,99, Mr. Price



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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Bag-it In Style With These Top 10 Bags http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/bag-it-in-style-with-these-top-10-bags
Seeing that you essentially carry your life in your bag, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it STYLE! Whether you opt for a classic all-black piece, electric cobalt or trending tartan, these bags are perfect for your workwear ensemble and dressed-down weekend outfits. And on the plus side, your bag has the ability to effortlessly transform with every outfit. This season, when it comes to your stylish carryall, the BIGGER THE BETTER!

We have rounded-up our top ten bags that are massive in both size and style!


Bag-it In Style with these top 10 picks:







Prices from Left to Right

Top Row:
R649, Country Road
R1299, Nine West
R119,99, Mr. Price
R550, Blackcherry
R479, Zando


Bottom Row:
R900, Nine West
R149,99, Mr. Price
R849, Country Road
R459, Zando
R649, Country Road


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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Long Weekend Fashion Essentials http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/long-weekend-fashion-essentials COSMO long weekend essentials. From the sports enthusiast to the dancing queen, here are the key items that you will need to ensure you look your best all weekend long.











WEEKEND MUST-HAVES





Active Enthusiast

If your plan is to get active this weekend, do it in style with a pair of statement-making trainers and fun, slogan jumper.




Jumper, R69,99, Mr. Price
Trainer, R799, Adidas












Shopping Stylista

If a good dose of retail therapy is on the cards, look no further than a stylish, but always-comfortable t-shirt dress. Complete your look with a pair of hot-right-now pointed pumps for an outfit that is comfortable but trendy at the same time.






Dress, R49,99, Mr. Price
Pump, R300, Zoom












Beach Getaway

If your long weekend involves sun, sea and sipping on cocktails, be sure to invest in a versatile kimono that will keep you looking hot from beach to bar!



Kimono, R119,99, Mr. Price
Bikini top, R999, Seafolly
Bottoms, R799, Seafolly












Dancing Queen

Getting dressed up for a night out does not need to take hours. Transform your trusted LBD into a killer look with key accessories. Think: statement clutch and hot heels.




Heels, R799, Zoom
Clutch, R49,99, Mr. Price













Lazy Days

If your weekend plan is to do as little as possible, be sure to do it in style. Dress down and have some fun in quirky and ultra-comfy onesies.



Slogan onesie, R139,99, Mr. Price
Purple onesie, R799, Zando






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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Shop Our Top 10 Ankle Boots http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/shop-our-top-10-ankle-boots From smoking heels to versatile flats - your wardrobe is not complete without these winter footwear essentials. Perfect to pair with feminine winter dresses or sexy leather skinnies and biker jackets - the ankle boot will take you from daytime dressing to evening glam.

















GET YOUR HANDS ON THESE WINTER ESSENTIALS










1. R499, Zando
2. R999, Woolworths
3. R1400, Sam Star
4. R399, Rage
5. R179,99, Mr. Price
6. R600, Zoom
7. R569, Madison
8. R799, Zoom
9. R1599, Country Road
10. R199,99, Mr. Price




From thigh-high boots, over-the-knee and ankle boots - get your hands on our April issue of COSMO and turn to page 28 for more of our top boot picks for the season!




For our COSMO shoe lovers, take a look at some of our latest articles for some serious shoe candy:


12 Shoes every COSMO girl should Own
We reveal the shoe you NEED this season
The 3 boots your winter wardrobe needs



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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
8 Fave Sweaters For Wnter http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/8-fave-sweaters-for-winter- BUT the colder months are fast-approaching and at COSMO we want to ensure that you are fashionably prepared!

This winter sees the rise of the statement sweater. Perfect for those effortless, slip-on-and-go moments but with the potential to be styled up for an ultra cool look - the IT KNIT is definitely a winter season essential.

From quirky polka dot motifs to slogan prints, there is a lot of fun to be had with this trendy item.










SHOP THE TREND






Gold heart, R670, SASS
Tiger jumper, R200, Zando
Grey & white heart, R595, SASS
Originals, R699, Adidas Originals
Rose, R645, SASS
Polka dot, R399, Zando
Take it Easy, R119,99, Mr. Price
Checked jumper, R119,99, Mr. Price



Get your hands on our new June issue of COSMO for the perfect #COSMOJeans to pair with your sweater!



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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Say It With Stripes: Stripes Are Trending Now! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/say-it-with-stripes-stripes-are-trending-now STRIKING STRIPES!

Stripes are making their way onto must-have wardrobe essentials, from crop tops and skater skirts for summer to sexy skinny jeans and jumpers for the winter season. If you’re looking to ease into the striped trend, opt for striking accessories like striped bags and heels to keep your look on-trend.

At COSMO, we love the boldness of solid black and white striped pieces, but don’t be afraid to add some colour in striking, striped pieces.









SHOP THE TREND




Crop top, R49,99, Mr. Price.
Skirt, R119,99, Mr. Price.
Scarf, R140, Woolworths
Pump, R69,99, Mr. Price.
Clutch, R359, Zoom
Skinny jeans, R700, Slick
Bag, R380, Blackcherry
Jersey, R239, Zando
Heel, R450, Zoom



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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
5 Of The Strangest Shoes Ever http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/5-of-the-strangest-shoes-ever Here’s our roundup of the world’s strangest shoes:

Coffee by Kobi Levi

We get it – nice attempt but no-one wants to resemble the teapot from Beauty and the Beast.

Plush Animal Adidas by Jeremy Scott


Adidas usually gets it so right, but this is just wrong and somewhat inappropriate. Where is PETA or the SPCA?


Armadillo Shoes by Alexander McQueen


The late designer broke fashion boundaries with these shoes, which inspired a lot of women to walk taller. Lady Gaga rocked these McQueen heels show after show. Could you walk in these?

Chewing Gum by Kobi Levi


Perhaps Kobi Levi has an eye for the strange, but these bubblegum-heel sneakers are not the chicest ever made.

Feet-binding shoes


In Chinese tradition, having small feet is a sign of femininity. Many girls were subjected to having their toes and arches broken and bound in these ‘corrective shoes’.

Article appeared originally on Marie Claire


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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
12 Shoes Every COSMO Girl Should Own http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/12-shoes-every-cosmo-girl-should-own


Here are the 12 trusted shoes that every girl should own:






MUST-HAVE ITEMS



Black Courts

If you are looking for a chic, sophisticated style, these are your go-to shoes.



R459, Zoom








Ankle Strap Heels

Besides topping our list of trending shoes right now, ankle straps lengthen your legs like no other style can. See our favourite ankle straps here.



R359, Zando








Ankle Boots

Perfect with a floral dress or a classic pair of jeans – ankle boots add an edgy feel to any look.




R1599, Charles and Keith








Ballet Flats

Every girl needs a pair of slip-on-and-go flats that can fit in your bag for those dreaded shoe emergencies. Invest in a pair of pointed flats to stay on-trend this season.






R849, Country Road








Animal Printed heels

From snakeskin to leopard print, animal print heels add a sultry side to your style. See more of our favourite animal printed accessories.





R500, Zoom








Metallic heels

For a nighttime outfit, look not further than metallic heels. But, what’s great is that these can be dressed down for a stylish daytime look as well.



 R479, Madison








Block heels

If you are looking for an inch of height without sacrificing your comfort, grab a pair of block heeled pumps or sandals.




R375, Woolworths









Wedges

Wedges are another great choice if you are looking for shoes that combine comfort and height! Invest in a neutral shade that you can mix and match from summer to winter.





R169,99, Mr. Price.









Trainers

Trainers have made a stylish, fashion comeback. No longer limited to the gym, these are hot items to have right now!




 R899, Adidas









Summer flats

Summer flats are a no-brainer, summer staple that every wardrobe needs.




R199, Zoom









Knee-high flat boots

Even heel-lovers need a stylish and timeless pair of reliable leather boots. Go for good quality, classic styles that will stay in good shape for a number of seasons to come.





R1799, Trenery









Biker boots

Perfect for those rainy, winter days, biker boots keep you feeling comfy and looking stylish at the same time.



R550, Foschini




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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Trend To Try: Matching Separates http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trend-to-try-matching-separates fashion matchmakers! Matching separates like graphic blouses and skirt sets and jacket and trouser combos are hot items to own right now.

We take style inspiration from one of our favourite style stars, Rita Ora, who has the match-making trend down! From matching suits to flirty skirt ensembles and ultra cool jumpers and joggers – Rita is true match making inspiration.




Source.



You can shop your very own matching ensembles online at Mr. Price, who have some exciting pieces to choose from
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All items available at Mr. Price.





Pair your matching suit with classic pieces such as a great pair of heels, statement accessories or a simple tee for a fashion match that can't go wrong!

 

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Drool Worthy Handbags To Die For http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/drool-worthy-handbags-tdf-
Louis Vuitton Speedy
This bag is the ultimate classic. The likes of Audrey Hepburn have carried the Louis Vuitton Speedy. It is the perfect first designer handbag for any girl. Even though it has gone up in price over time, the bag is still relatively affordable compared to most designer bags. It is chic, stylish, doesn’t date, is extremely durable and, if anything, it looks better with age.
$900+ (over R9 000)


Chanel Classic Flap
Chanel’s iconic flap bag was first released in 1955 by mademoiselle Coco Chanel herself, and is indeed the ‘Holy Grail’ for many handbag lovers. Karl Lagerfeld revamped this infamous bag with its famous CC interlock in 1985, when he first took over as creative director at the House of Chanel. This bag is timeless and a celebrity favourite.
$4 000 + (over R40 000)


Céline Luggage Tote
Céline’s Luggage Tote is a modern day ‘It’ bag, with its edgy look making it so appealing. Created by former Chloé designer, Phoebe Philo, the bag has dramatically transformed Céline into one of the most popular designer labels. The Luggage Tote is very durable and extremely spacious. This bag is a favorite with the Kardashians, Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner.
$2 000 + (over R20 000)


Hermès Birkin Bag
The most expensive and exclusive of them all is the Hermès Birkin bag. Worn by celebrities everywhere, it is perhaps the most sought-after bag in the world. It is one thing to be able to afford this bag and another to actually find one. Hermès does not make it easy for a handbag lover to obtain this luxury piece, one must first prove that they are, in fact, loyal to the brand before even being invited to join the three-year waiting list.
$10 000 + (over R100 000)


Article appeared originally on Marie Claire


 
 
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Trusted Pieces To Pair With Your Denims http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trusted-pieces-to-pair-with-your-denims













The items your denims' need:






 

WARDROBE ESSENTIALS


Ankle boot = R399, Rage
Ankle boots and denims are the perfect summer and winter combo.


Loose Tee = R299, Topshop
Nothing beats the comfort of great jeans and the stylish tee.


Biker = R680, Foschini
Denims and a biker jacket are all you need for an edgy ensemble.


Coat = R850, Foschini
Printed or plain, a coat is the perfect touch for a winter look.


Button Down = R129,99, Mr. Price
Make statement with a denim-on-denim look.


Heels = R450, Zoom
Step-up your denims with a pair of hot heels.


Trainers = R339, Topshop
Trainers and jeans are the stylish answer to dressing down.


Blazer = R2800, Zando
Perfect for day and night, the blazer adds a formal touch.





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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
What To Wear This Weekend http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/what-to-wear-this-weekend Read our lips: whether you are picnicking (not for you Joburg girls!) or partying, this smooch worthy dress should be first on your shopping list.

Best of all, we have rounded up some super-hot accessories that will make your look irresistible. This weekend you should kiss and tell.

Xoxo




Dress R650, fashionhub.co.za




Red and White Purse R249, Woolworths
Silver Brogues R999, Trenery
Leather Jacket R8299, Diesel
Tassel Bag R699, The Lot
Ear Cuff R29.99, Mr Price
Ankle Boots R1399, Top Shop
Denim Jacket R149.99, Mr Price
Red Sling Backs R199.95, Woolworths

 
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Accessory Report: The Shoe You Need This Season http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/accessory-report-the-shoe-you-need-this-season COSMO we love an item that keeps us looking and feeling hot and trendy at the same time. For our heel-lovers, this trend might take some convincing, but a fashion risk never hurt anyone and we guarantee that this is a risk worth taking!

The must-have shoe of the moment is the SLIP-ON SNEAKER.

The slip-on sneaker is slowly making it’s way to the top of the accessory hit list and we love how this comfy, chic shoe can create some great looks. From monochrome to bold brights, checks, metallics and statement animal prints – there’s a slip-on for every style.









STYLING TIPS


Pair your slip-ons with a great pair of skinnies and a simple tee for a relaxed, but ultra cool look. This outfit is great for summer, but can totally be styled for the winter months as well. Add an oversized coat or cozy knit in the mix and you are good to go. Don’t limit the slip-on to sporty styles – these look great when paired with a feminine summer dress to give an androgynous touch to a girly ensemble. Leather skinnies, camisole and a tailored blazer are also great items to style with your sneakers for a more dressed-up approach.



We stumbled upon this pair of sneakers at TOPSHOP. Get your hands on a pair for only R339!



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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
TOP 10 ANIMAL PRINT PIECES http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/top-10-animal-print-pieces COSMO girl needs in her wardrobe. And this season is once again a leopard-loving season. From smoking heels to trademark trousers and sunnies, this print is making it’s way onto key wardrobe pieces.

A touch of leopard print (big or small) is an effortless, but always-successful way to add a bold focal point to your look.





Live on the WILD SIDE with these top 10 printed buys:






Wedge, R969, Zando
Pants, R575, Zando
Pump, R179, Zando
Sunnies, R180, Woolworths
Tee, R79,99, Mr. Price.
Court, R460, Zoom
Necklace, R120, Woolworths
Clutch, R89,99, Mr. Price.
Watch, R250, Woolworths
Bracelet, R160, Vikson




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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Wear- Monochrome http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-monochrome This is one trend that is here to stay. In fact Black and White is your go to colour combination for just about any occasion. We love it because it’s effortlessly chic and stylish but it’s so far from stuffy. Have fun with your back to basics colour palette by throwing in a print, or even two.

Here are some looks to inspire you. There are no 50 shades of grey here, black and white is all you need.



























Zoe Krawitz gives monochrome a playful edge at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards


Startracks Photo/Rex


Maria Bello is all sophistication in a black and white Tux at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards


Matt Baron/Rex

Peaches Geldof keeps her black and white look simple and on trend at Paris Fashion Week


Beretta/Sims/Rex


Monochrome Must Haves

Our Top 10 Black and White pieces for your wardrobe





1. White coat R390, Fashion Express,
2. Hat R220, Foschini
3. Strappy Heel R629, Zoom at Zando.co.za
4. Printed Pants R69.99, Mr Price
5. Ring R29.99, Mr Price
6. High Top Sneaker R399, Foschini
7. Top R499, Sissy Boy
8. Printed Crop R49.99, Mr Price
9.  Midi Skirt R1199, Pringle
10. Pleather Skirt R299, Foschini


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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
10 Trends We Hope To Never Live Through Again http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/10-trends-we-hope-to-never-live-through-again It's simple, if you lived through the 90's, you have some cringe worthy fashion moments!!Here are the Top 10 Trends that we hope died horrible deaths and that never resurface again...ever.



























 
1. The Denim Mini and Leggings Combo

Do you have to wear your whole wardrobe at once??You’re probably bad at ordering at restaurants, too
 


2. The Horizontal Headband

Have you lost your way from Woodstock? No! So put your headband wear it’s supposed to be: holding back your hair. (Tip: otherwise, it would be known as the forehead band).


 
3. The Hawaiian Shirt

No. Just No
 

4. Bootleg Jeans

Are you ashamed of your shoes? Then why are you trying to hide them.

 

5. Flap Down Peak Cap

Less of a trend, more of a traumatic childhood memory. Great if you’re seeking sun protection for your neck in the desert; in all other cases, sun block will do.

 
 
6. Dark Lipliner, Light Listick

Really, drag queens are the only ones that can pull off this look
 
 
7. Matching Outfits

Oh look, you’re a couple! The only thing that could be worse is a T-shirt saying “I’m with Stupid!”


8. The Peaking Thong

In the ‘bend and snap’ era, this may have been considered top class. But really, it’s just plumber bum all dressed up.

9.  Spice Girl Shoes

The only good thing about the Spice Girls’ breakup was the disappearance of these clunky platforms.

 

And finally...10. Trucker Hats

Mother Trucker, what were we thinking. (Hey Dawson!)
 

Images from Rex Images &Getty Images

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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
A Watch To Suit Every Style http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/a-watch-to-suit-every-style VIP status!








MUST-HAVE ITEMS





















The Sporty Girl


Add a sports luxe touch to your active wear ensemble with a bold and bright timepiece! The rubber straps lend a sporty feel to these pieces, while touches of metal give them a glam edge!




From left to right:
Tomato, R299
Guess, R859
Woolworths, R250










The Timeless Classic


Classic shapes are by no means boring! If you are looking for an on-trend watch that will carry you through from season to season, then the updated classics are for you. From yellow gold, silver and the must-have rose gold, these classics are worth the investment.




From left to right:
Guess, R1900
Woolworths, R399
Nixon, R1850






The Timepiece Trendsetter


The trendsetter knows that watches are topping the list of must-have accessories this season, so why not make sure you have the perfect piece that will take your stacked wrist to new heights. Think: oversized, embellished, encrusted, printed and luxe!





From left to right:
Guess, R1900
Guess, R900
Woolworths, R250




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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Steal Her Style: Rihanna http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/steal-her-style-rihanna

If there is one girl that knows how to have fun with fashion it’s the super sexy, good-girl-gone-bad Rihanna.  We love her courageous, funky street style and her uber sexy performances with oh so risqué outfits never dissapoint.

 

Rihanna has dominated not only the music scene,but has managed to captivate the fashion world too. Rihanna has shared her love of fashion by collaborating with fashion brand River Island, and is set to be the new face of Balmain in the forthcoming spring, summer 2014 campaign.

 

Her style is diverse and she moves easily from casual T-shirts and hoodies to high-end glam.  We love this easy going look below.








 









                                         


                                                           boyfriend jeans   R159     Mr.Price 
                                                               Biker jacket    R1399    Spree
                                          Oversized Raglan T-shirt   R69.99   Mr.Price
                                                snake courts heels       R399      Spree
                                        Letter multistrand necklace   R59.99  Mr.Price
         

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
4 Ways To Reinvent Your White Button-Down http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/4-ways-to-reinvent-your-white-button-down
The white shirt is the perfect mix between feminine and sophisticated; and tough and masculine-chic. Here are 4 ways to take your white shirt from wardrobe basic to fashion contender:
















Modern Monochrome

No matter how simple the look, a black and white outfit always makes for a strong impact! Keep all your pieces black and allow your white shirt to be the star of the ensemble!



Shirt, R949, Levis
Skirt, R129,99, Mr. Price.
Necklace, R99,99, Woolworths
Clutch, R329, Country Road
Shoe, R479, Madison










Play Dress-Up

Dresses don’t always have to be the base layer of an outfit and with this look, you can make your sleeveless, summer dresses work for you even in the colder season! Layer your white shirt under a sleeveless dress for an modern, feminine look. Pair is with pumps for a day on the market or a classic pair of heels for a trendy office outfit.





Dress, R119,99, Mr. Price.
Shirt, R949, Levis
Pumps, R400, Zoom
Bag, R400, Zoom













Keep it Casual

The white shirt does not have to be limited for formal dressing – this wardrobe staple can be styled to create stylish, off-duty looks as well. Pair your white shirt with skinny jeans, a sneaker wedge and the trendy printed jumper for an ultra-cool casual look.







Shirt, R949, Levis
Jumper, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Backpack, R329, Blackcherry
Sneaker wedge, R329, Zando
Skinnies, R799, Levis











All-white ensemble

Nothing says chic, sophisticated and feminine better than an all-white ensemble. And to get the perfect balance between tough and feminine, look no further than the white shirt and flared skirt. Accessorize your all-white look with chunky, gold accessories and add that extra edge with metal hardware to create a look that screams fiercely feminine!







Shirt, R949, Levis
Skirt, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Shoe, R399, Zoom
Biker jacket, R599, Traffic.
Jewellery set, R89, Fashion Express





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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Trend Report: The Dark Romantic http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trend-report-the-dark-romantic COSMO, we set the mood for what is going to be a trendy, winter season! This season it’s all about a MOODY ROMANCE. The dark romantic trend is sexy, bold and alluring with strong feminine accents and an ode to elegance!

Deep rich tones of burgundy, blues and emeralds are highlighted with strong, black accents. Patent leathers lend a hard edge to romantic, delicate florals and lace pieces. While a revival of pearls and diamantes add a vintage touch to this ultra-modern trend.


TIPS TO WORK THE TREND

This look is all about mixing the hard with the soft. Add a tough edge to delicate floral dresses and blouses by pairing them with leather jackets and boyish biker boots. Or break the hard edge by including hints of vintage lace and sheer paneled pieces in your look.









SHOP THE TREND






Coat, R650, Foschini
Necklace, R169, Foschini
Bag, R359, Zoom
Patent skirt, R49,99, Mr. Price.
Maroon bomber, R680, Foschini
Lace top, R260, Zando
Cut out boot, R799, Zoom
Charm bracelet, R79,95, Woolworths
Floral dress, R119,99, Mr. Price.
Lace-up boot, R750, Zando

 

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
The 3 Boots Your Winter Wardrobe Needs http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-3-boots-your-winter-wardrobe-needs

This season it’s all about the:

Ankle Boot
Biker Boot
Over-the-knee Boot



So whether you’re a heels or flats kinda girl, we have rounded up your must-have boots to ensure that you are fashionably prepped for the upcoming season!

















Ankle Boot


The ankle boot is a versatile and always-stylish choice in the boot department. And what’s even better, is that very often, these can be whipped out to create a rocking look even in mid-summer. Whether heeled or flat, ankle boots always add a sexy edge to an outfit. Flat ankle boots add a boyish feel to an ultra-feminine floral dress, while heeled pairs effortlessly add a sexy, dressed up feel to comfy skinnies and an oversized knit or coat.


 


From left to right:

R1599, Charles and Keith
R599, Zoom
R549, Zoom
R999, Zoom






Biker Boot

The biker boot is the edgier of the boots this season, BUT we can all work them this winter. These beauties lend a harder edge to an outfit, for a punk-chic look. For a boyish, more androgynous look, opt for a flat style or work a pair of heeled biker boots for a sexy, but tough, biker-chic feel.






From top to bottom:

R499
R550
R499, All Foschini








Over-the-knee Boots

The good news is, we don’t need to be blessed in the height department to work a pair of over-the-knee boots this season. Take the time to shop around for the perfect pair! The thought of thigh-high boots may seem quite daunting, but with simple, clever styling they can create a chic and sophisticated outfit. For first-time thigh-high wearers, aim to keep the rest of your outfit simple so your boots take centre stage! Think: a great pair of skinnies, classic blouse and leather jacket.





From left to right:

R582, Zando
R2299, Country Road
R689, Bronx



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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Rethink How To Wear Pink http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/rethink-how-to-wear-pink
Spotted on major runway shows this season, pink is leading the trend colour way. From soft blush tones reminiscent of cotton candy to brighter shades of raspberry and fuchsia – this season, the PINKER THE BETTER!

Combine pastel tones with brighter hues to create a statement, head-to-toe pink look or add accents of black to key pink pieces.






Sources From Left to Right:

Temperley London/Getty
Ashish/Getty
Thakoon/Getty
Chanel/Getty
Burberry/Getty
Gucci/Getty




This season pink takes on a glamorous and girly, grown-up look!


TOP 10 PINK PIECES








Pump, R239, Zando
Dress, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Blazer, R1190, SASS
Midi skirt, R580, Mishah
Pants, R119,99, Mr. Price.
Faux Fur jacket, R349,99, Mr. Price.
Satchel, R1299, Nine West
Court, R99, Mr. Price.
Blouse, R530, Mishah
Skater skirt, R99,99, Mr. Price.


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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Steal Her Style- Rita Ora http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/steal-her-style-rita-ora Rita Ora has done punk, artfully combining her leather and tartan with stacks of jewellery.

Don’t forget to add a red lip to your punk look to give it a glamorous edge.



Image Source: Gregory Pace/BEI/Rex

The best news is, is that this look is so easy to wear! Steal her style here.

SHOP THIS LOOK 





Dress R899, Jo Borkett
Jacket R329.99, Mr Price
Necklace R269, Foschini
Bracelet Pack R69.99, Mr Price
Shoe R350, Zoom


 
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
What To Wear For The Weekend http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/what-to-wear-for-the-weekend




























Sunday family lunch
Strike the perfect balance between smart and casual with a pretty printed dress and a tailored blazer – regardless of whether your hanging out with your parents, or meeting his, they’ll definitely approve!




Day to night date
It's never easy planning an outfit that will feel good and look good all day and all night. We’re a little obsessed with glam grunge right now; opt for a floral dress and swap biker boots for stilettos to take your look from sassy to sexy.



Friday after work drinks
It goes without saying that what’s acceptable attire for the office and what’s acceptable for hitting the dance floor are two (style) worlds apart. - That said, there is a halfway point. Work with boardroom friendly shapes such as pencil skirts and a soft silky tee and give them glamour with prints and luxe texture. There is one major rule – always wear heels!



Saturday night dancing
Monochrome and metallic go hand in hand – especially by night. Experiment with graphic prints such as stripes and break them with black and white separates. If you are feeling especially brave, try head to toe sparkle. Minimal accessories keep the look modern.



Shopping with the girls
We love fashion’s new take on ladylike; feminine but sporty and fun but elegant – what’s not to like? A flared skirt paired with your favourite tee and a pair of sneakers is all you need to make this trend your own.




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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Steal Her Style: Cara Delevingne http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/steal-her-style-cara-delevingne

Born with a silver spoon in her mouth (and bushy eyebrows that would become her trademark) Cara Delevingne has been working up a storm in the fashion world.

 

Not only has she walked the catwalk for every major brand; she’s also graced the covers of Vogue, ID, Russ and has been the face of many fashion houses including DKNY, Burberry and Chanel.

 

She has tweeted and instagrammed herself into a home name brand, becoming known for her crazy pictures of her social life and at work.

 

We love her tomboy look when she is off duty, and her sexy, glamorous style when she is on the red carpet. Here are some of her key fashion moments.
















 



Patched biker jacket     R199.99     Mr. Price
Wet look leggings          R  79.99     Mr. Price





Abstract printed jogger     R99.99    Mr. Price
seamless crop                  R29.99    Mr. Price







Black Suede panel dress     R629       Zando 
Black and white clutch         R359       Spree


Guess jean shorts   R499    Spree
White tank top          R299    Zando



printed woven joggers    R79.99    Mr. Price
Flatbill cap                      R69.99     Mr. Price






Knited beanie     R49.99       Mr.Price
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lack Kimono     R280          Spree







Lace black top   R599          Zando
Ear cuff              R29.99       Mr. Price

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
3 Ways To Wear Boyfriend Jeans http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/3-ways-to-wear-boyfriend-jeans









1. Casual Chic
If you are going for a more casual way to wear your boyfriend jeans, go for a lighter, faded out colour like the
ones above. Spree online.

Pair the jeans with a playful and fun t-shirt to keep the look fresh and casual. This adorable ice cream t-shirt is available at Mr Price for only R69.99

These jelly sandals are Country Road at Woolworths for only R179. These are such fun sandals that can go with virtually everything and are available in black, red, pink and blue.
 






2. Evening Glam
For more of a formal look, go for darker denim boyfriend jeans like the ones above for R749 at Country Road in Woolworths.

Pair them with a sexy top like the one above from Spree online for R690. We are loving the sparkle in this top!


These killer cork heels are a perfect fit from Spree online for R430.


This biker jacket from Zando online for R649 is perfect for when that evening breeze picks up and will give your boyfriend jeans look a tough edge.




3. Office Appropriate




These boyfriend jeans are R159.99 from Mr Price online and are super comfortable for your everyday at work.
P.S These jeans are only office appropriate if you work at a company that allows you to wear jeans to the office of course!

 
Pair your boyfriend jeans with this white ruffled blouse from Country Road at Woolworths to get a smarter look while still remaining cool and casual.

 These very versatile shoes are available from Trenery at Woolworths for R999. 
 
 
 
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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Dress To Suit Your Personality: What COSMO girl are you? http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/dress-to-suit-your-personality-what-cosmo-girl-are-you
In this month’s COSMO we give you eight unique looks to suit eight different personalities and you get to choose who you want to be this season!

So who will it be?








The Lady

Pretty but definitely not prim, the modern lady is both sexy and demure! Your key item for this season is the FLARED SKIRT.




Shirt, R119,99, Mr. Price
Skirt, R580, Mishah
Bag, R1299, Nine West







The Rebel

Are you the glam girl with a grungy, rebellious side to her? Then the rebellious look is yours to embrace. Think: distressed boyfriend jeans and a statement heel to glam it up.



Jacket, R580, Foschini
Necklace, R130, Spree
Jeans, R159,99, Mr.Price
Court, R209, Zando









The Glamazon

For this look, MORE IS MORE! Opulence, embellishment and luxe texture make you the queen of more! Feathers, jewels and sequins are your first choice!



Blazer, R1150, Fate
Heel, R479, Zando
Clutch, R449, Zando
Necklace, R150, Woolworths








The Modernist

Modest, but definitely not in the shadows! She’s quietly confident and prefers to make a statement with minimalism as opposed to excess – simple shapes and structure complete this look.



Coat, R850, Foschini
Wedge, R349, Zoom
Pencil skirt, R599, Spree
Watch, R250, Woolworths









The Tomboy


There’s nothing masculine about this look! Think: ultra cool with an androgynous edge. The slouchy suit is the perfect piece to pull of this look!




Blazer, R1879, Zando
Pants, R495, Spree
Striped top, R59,99, Mr. Price
Heel, R629, Zoom








The New Romantic

You are tough but definitely have a softer side. Embrace both sides by mixing hard with soft – pair feminine florals and lace with biker chic accessories.




Jacket, R680, Foschini
Boot, R419, Zando
Necklace, R69,99, Mr. Price
Dress, R119,99, Mr. Price







The Bombshell

Uber feminine and just the right amount of sexy, this girl dares to bare - lingerie and lace form the foundations of her wardrobe.




Dress, R1299, Jo Borkett
Necklaces, from R180, Spree
Heel, R449, Zoom








The Individualist

This look is all about fearless fun! Quirky prints and bold colour set this girl apart – she’s eccentric and not afraid to clash! Mixed prints are the name of the game!





Printed blouse, R59,99, Mr. Price
Bag, R450, Big Blue
Skirt, R420, Spree
Heel, R449, Zoom




Get your hands on our latest issue of COSMO to see these looks brought to life!




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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Steal Her Style: Lupita Nyong’o http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/steal-her-style-lupita-nyongo
What’s not to love about her style?


Here are 3 easy steps to steal Lupita’s winning style:










Don’t be afraid of colour!

When it comes to bold, bright colours, Lupita is our go-to girl! From zesty oranges and electric blues, Lupita is the perfect canvas to pull off these statement shades. Don’t be afraid to add a bright shade or two to your everday look. If you’re feeling bold, opt for a brightly coloured pencil skirt or blazer. For a more subtle approach, complete your look with a bright accessory to instantly update your outfit.






Blazer, R360, Spree
Bag, R189,99, Mr. Price
Skirt, R449, Zando






Stick with feminine silhouettes

Lupita oozes feminine, ladylike glam! Although often opting for simple silhouettes like shift dresses and pencil skirts, these shapes are true classics that lend that feminine, sophisticated edge to her look.






Printed shift, R119,99, Mr. Price
Bustier, R599, Zando
Pencil skirt, R349, Zando
Grey shift, R129,99, Mr. Price






The pointed court

Like most ladies, Lupita always ensures her shoes make a statement! From playful prints, metallics and bold hues, it is clear that Lupita has a love for the statement, yet classic pointed court! Perfect for an office look, date dressing or simply with a pair of jeans, the pointed court is a must-have in the shoe department!






Cobalt sling back, R559, Zoom
Red court, R339, Zando
Patent blue court, R250, Rage




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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Accessory Report: Opulent Embellishment http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/accessory-report-opulent-embellishment MORE IS MORE! Think: over-the-top, encrusted, embellished and regal!

From encrusted clutch bags, metal-trimmed heels, chunky jewelled neckpieces and statement stones, this seasons accessories take luxe to a whole new level!

For runway inspiration look no further than Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2013/14 collection. For this collection, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana found inspiration in, of all places, a centuries-old church. The collection takes us back to a time when kings and queens sipped from gold chalices and carried jewelled scpetres and gowns were encrusted in ruby-red crystals and extravagant gold. It was the epitome of royal opulence!



RUNWAY INSPIRATION







Love this look?
Get your hands on our latest issue of COSMO to shop our top embellished accessories!



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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Must-Have Of The Month: The Biker Jacket http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/must-have-of-the-month-the-biker-jacket
Why do we love it?

Besides being on the must-have list for the Fall/Winter season, this versatile beauty adds the perfect edge to a multitude of looks. From the girly-girl to the rebellious rock chick, the biker jacket has endless styling possibilities. Pair it with a feminine floral dress or add a sharp edge to your slouchy boyfriend jeans and if you feeling extra daring, draw inspiration from Sienna Miller and pair it with a formal evening gown. The choice is yours.


















CELEB STYLE INSPIRATION








Love this look? Here are our top ten biker jackets to help you get this rock chic look this season!


TOP TEN BIKER JACKETS TO BUY NOW!



Tartan Jacket, R680, Foschini 
Pink jacket, R535, Zando



Black jacket, R1500, Jorge
Pale pink jacket, R299,99, Mr. Price




Denim jacket, R199,99, Mr. Price
Red jacket, R680, Foschini


Brown jacket, R3400, Zando
Black jacket, R680, Foschini



Blue jacket, R650, Foschini
Khaki jacket, R649, Zando



Get your hands on our latest issue of COSMO, where we show you 4 stylish ways to make the biker work for this season!


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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00 +0200
Clutch Candy! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/clutch-candy
From embellished to encrusted, oversized to miniature, patent to metallic and monochrome to bright – your choice is endless when it comes to these showstopping pieces!

























CLUTCH CANDY FROM THE RUNWAY AND RED CARPET






We have picked our favourite pieces that will add that ultra-glam touch to your look. Although small in size, these will definitely not go unnoticed!



GET THESE NOW!








Pink snake skin, R89,99, Mr. Price.
Multicoloured, R359, Zoom
Blakc and white, R359, Zoom
Blue turquoise, R59,99, Mr. Price.
Diamante, R450, Spree
Turquoise with buckle, R270, Vikson
Glitter clutch, R449, Zando
Pink with bow, R149, Zoom
Black and white, R999, Woolworths
Silver skull bag, R300, Vikson
Woven gold, R599, Spree
Yellow, white and black, R269, Zando
Gold and black, R399, Zando
Studded gold, R330, Vikson





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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Three Ways To Wear A White Tee http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/three-ways-to-wear-a-white-tee
Say hello to the PLAIN WHITE TEE!

It’s our go-to item for those lazy weekend days when we want the perfect outfit with minimal effort and low maintenance. But with clever styling, your white tee can take you from the desk to a date, while looking ultra chic at the same time!

FASHION TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t limit your tee to lazy weekend looks. It might not appear as the hottest fashion must-have, but it sure can pull off some seriously stylish outfits. The options are endless!









From the desk, to a date or a dressed-up daytime look - here are our top 3 ways to work the white tee:




DRESSED FOR THE DESK


Add a cool edge to your monochrome work suit by swapping the formal button-up with a trendy tee.




Blazer, R1200, Fate
Pants, R495, Spree
Tee, R35,99, Mr. Price.
Tablet sleeve, R199, Woolworths
Heel, R499, Zoom
Watch, R4499, American Swiss






 

IT’S A DATE


The sexy and ultra feminine allure of the pencil skirt combined with the slouchy, easiness of the tee makes for one great look! Complete your look with a statement neckpiece and heels to dress it up a notch.




Tee, R35, 99, Mr. Price.
Pencil skirt, R89,99, Mr. Price.
Bag, R450, Big Blue
Necklace, R150, Woolworths
Heel, R799, Madison





 
DAYTIME DRESSING


The thought of jeans and a tee sounds like the ultimate weekender look, but with simple styling touches you can update it to a trendy, dressed up daytime look. Perfect for lunch with the girls or a late afternoon drink, there’s something so hot yet ultra cool about jeans, a tee and a good pair of heels.



Waistcoat, R149,99, Mr. Price.
Jeans, R3300, Zando
Bangles, from R59,99, Mr. Price.
Tee, R35, 99, Mr. Price.
Bag, R1900, Zando
Boot, R1599, Charles and Keith




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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Shoe Of The Moment: Ankle Strapped Heel http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/shoe-of-the-moment-ankle-strapped-heel Our COSMO shoe crush for the day is the sophisticated and ultra-chic ankle strap heel! Not only are these beauties the epitome of style and ladylike class, but also their comfort and versatility make us fall in love with even more!
 

From patent, bold hues to peep toes and points, here are our TOP 10 picks:


 




Red heel, R359, Zando
Gold heel, R699, Madison
Patent black point, R399, Zando
Blue heel, R329, Zando
Nude point, R549, Zoom
Silver heel, R99,99, Mr. Price
Black and white heel, R599, Woolworths
Orange heel, R799, Madison
Nude pointed court, R449, Zando
Black and gold heel, R69,99, Mr. Price




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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Sports Luxe: Are You Game? http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/sports-luxe-are-you-game COSMO, we show you 2 ultra-cool, sports luxe looks that are easy to pull off!

From designers to local retailers, sports luxe items are so hot right now and we can’t wait to add a sporty edge to our look! Nothing says COOL better than a head-to-toe, sports luxe inspired ensemble, but truth be told, this edgy trend may seem quite daunting to the true ladylike fashionistas out there. The good news is that we can all add a sporty touch to our outfits by working key items from the trend into our daily looks.












Key items to look out for include:


The bomber jacket
Slouchy jogger pants
Crop top
Jogger shorts
Bodycon dresses
Sneaker wedges
Statement heels
Oversized watches
Edgy bags






Trackpants, R99,99, Mr. Price
Clutch, R999, Country Road
Heel, R799, Madison 
Dress, R69,99, Mr. Price
Watch, R170, Woolworths
Bodysuit, R549, Sissy Boy
Cropped top, R249, Zando
Sneaker, R1100, Nike
Shorts, R249, Zando
Neon bag, R49,99, Mr. Price
Bomber, R200, Fashion Express




Get your hands on our latest issue of COSMO and turn to page 28 to see how you can give this sporty street trend an elegant edge!



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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Our Winning Fashion Combo Of The Day! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/our-winning-fashion-combo-of-the-day boyfriend jean and a hot pair of heels!

Perfect for a lunch out with the girls, a dinner date or after hours drinks – this is one combo that will take you places.










Why do we love it?

There’s something so hot about this look! The loose, slouchy fit of the jeans adds an ultra cool, sassiness to your look, while the heels add the glam factor to really sex it up! It’s the perfect balance between playing it cool and sexy (and did we mention the comfort that comes with this ensemble)?


Great news is that there’s more than one heel that will help you get this look!



Here are our three best boyfriend jean and heel combos!



FOR THE LADY

If ladylike glam is your style, look no further than the classic, pointed court that will add that touch of sophistication to your outfit.
 

 
Purple court, R149,99, Mr. Price
Printed court, R459, Zoom
Toe cap court, R245, Madison Footwear




 
FOR THE GLAMAZON

If you are all about making statement, pair your jeans with the hottest shoes that will demand attention! Think: embellished, platforms, buckles and straps!




Chunky heel, R939, Topshop
Nude and pink heel, R799, Madison Footwear
Patent platform, R449, Zoom





 
FOR THE EDGY, ANDROGYNOUS GIRL

Perfect for summer and winter, the heeled ankle boot is a trusted partner to your boyfriend jeans! The heel adds a feminine touch to the boot, but keeps you looking edgy and ultra cool.



Nude ankle boot, R499, Zando
Black boot, R649, Zoom
Red boot, R1400, Sam Star



STYLE TIP

To really work this trend, don’t be afraid to roll-up your jeans to create a slightly cropped look. This also creates a snugger fit around the ankle that slims the whole look.



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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Tartan Is Trending! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/tartan-is-trending LOVING everything about this versatile classic!

The classic tartan, plaid or checked print (call it what you want!) has been given a serious update and we want to show you how to embrace this bold and trending print!

Whether you opt for an edgy punk-inspired look or the girly, preppy look, here are cool ways to work tartan right now:

























TARTAN STYLING TIPS



The tartan dress

A mini dress is always a good choice to avoid looking frumpy. Pair your dress with black tights and cute pumps for a chic, sophisticated look or add a rock-chic touch to your dress with the must-have biker boot and biker jacket.


  





The Plaid shirt


A tartan shirt is a classic and easy way to add that tartan touch to your wardrobe. Keep it simple, yet sexy by pairing your shirt with great-fitting skinnies or hot leather pants. For an everyday look, add a pair of comfy flats or pumps or dress it up with statement heels and an embellished clutch.









Play mix and match

When it comes to tartan, expect the unexpected! Play with contrasting prints to take your look to the next level. Tartan looks great when paired with subtle floral prints or fierce leopard prints.

Key to this look: When mixing prints, always pick a common colour between your items that will draw your look together.




Accessorise

If the thought of a head-to-toe tartan look seems too daunting, incporate hints of tartan through accessorising. A printed scarf is an effortless way to add a touch of tartan.







The skater skirt


The tartan mini or skater skirt is hot right now! Keep it comfy with a loose-fitting jumper and pointed flats or make a statement by pairing your skater skirt with a white tee, leather biker and bold, red lips! The skater skirt is perfect for the preppy girl at heart and the punk lover with a rebellious side!


     





 
Head-to-toe tartan

Dare to work a head-to-toe tartan ensemble! Yes ladies, tartan can be worn from head-to-toe and what’s better is that tartan prints can also be mixed and matched! Play around with sizing, scale and colour to create a look that will turn heads for all the right reasons! Once again, pay attention to the colour palette to ensure you create a harmonious look.






    








TARTAN TREND ROUND UP:




KEY ITEMS TO BUY NOW!
 

Biker jacket, R499, Foschini
Dress, R899, Jo Borkett
Skirt, R99,99, Mr. Price
Leggings, R180, Foschini
Black and grey trousers, R640, Spree
Scarf, R140, Foschini
Coat, R850, Foschini
Shirt, R99,99, Mr. Price





KEY ACCESSORIES TO HELP YOU GET THE LOOK
 

Studded pump, R399, Zoom
Chain, R130, Spree
Red ankle boot, R1400, Sam Star
Clutch, R330, Vikson
Lipstick, R129, Loreal
Black ankle boot, R550, Plum
Biker boot, R499, Foschini
 


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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Shine Bright Into The Weekend! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/shine-bright-into-the-weekend COSMO girl smile! So to get you in the mood for a fabulous weekend, we have rounded up six of the brightest, boldest and sparkly neckpieces that will lift not only your look, but your mood as well! What’s better? You can get your hands on each item for no more than R250.00!




























MUST-HAVES




Green necklace, R69,99, Mr. Price
Turquoise rope necklace, R200, Spree
Neon necklace, R250, Spree
Pink diamante necklace, R120, Woolworths
Beaded gem necklace on blue rope, R69,99, Mr. Price.
Yellow and diamante gold necklace, R205, Spree







TOP TIP

Accessorizing is a smart and stylish way to update your look and to stay on-trend without having to purchase an entire new wardrobe each season. What we love about these necklaces is that they can be worn by day or night and the fresh, bold colours make them the perfect addition to a summer outfit. Take a simple tee and jeans to the next level by adding a bold neckpiece or add evening shine for a date night look!




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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Wear- The Statement T-shirt http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-the-statement-t-shirt Get it off your chest…by wearing it on your chest. Statement tees are bold, fun and allow you to say so much without even opening your mouth. Glam it up, dress it down – find the perfect statement for your mood.
Short & Sweet

 
The classic duo: a statement tee with a pair of cheeky shorts. It's a tried and tested look that works ever time! Accessorize with bold jewellery and footwear to add an instant update to your staple outfit.



T-shirt R179, Cotton On
Shorts R499, Top Shop
Earrings R239, Top Shop
Clutch R449, Accessorize
Shoes R2590, Europa Art

 



Flirty Frills

Be on trend by mixing up your statement t-shirt with your uber feminine, ultra glamorous skirt. Add bold jewellery to your look to really boost the chic.

T-shirt R269, Top Shop
Skirt R4500, Stephania Morland
Necklace R350, Lovisa
Ring, R100, Lovisa
Shoes R499, Woolworths

 




Check It Out

Clashing print is the perfect complement to your fierce t-shirt. Tie your look together by pairing print in the same colour range. The print and text combo ensures a bold look from head to toe.
 


Tshirt R190, Truworths
Jacket R699, Zara
Pants R559, Zara
Pearl necklace R100, Woolworths
Chain Necklace R270, Lovisa
Shoes R1499, Raphaela Booz





COSMO's TOP TEES FROM MR PRICE


 
 
Get a statement tee for your mood at under R50 a pop! We are totally crushing on these stunners from Mr Price.


"As if" tee R49.99, Mr Price
"Love dont pay the bills" tee R49.99, Mr Price
"For like ever" tee R49.99, Mr Price
"Yoh, Yoh, Yoh" tee R49.99, Mr Price
"Hipsta Please"  R49.99, Mr Price
"Friends don't..." tee R45.99, Mr Price


Model: Anneke/ Boss Models
Photography: Judd Van Rensburg
Hair and Make-up: Alexandra Botha using Dermalogica





JHB COSMO GIRLS LISTEN UP – The August issue of COSMO comes with a FREE limited edition slogan necklace! Get your copy and show us whether you got ‘Sexy’, ‘Smile’ or ‘Love”!

Please note, these are limited edition and only in selected stores!








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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Hot Leather Looks To Rock Right Now http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/hot-leather-looks-to-rock-right-now


















For the working girl



Yes, leather can definitely be worn in the office! Update your workwear look with an edgy leather pencil or fit-and-flare skirt.






Cami, R250, Spree
Skirt, R499, Spree
Blazer, R149,99, Mr. Price.
Necklace, R269, Foschini
Tablet sleeve, R150, Woolworths
Shoe, R459, Zoom








 
The on-trend weekender



Add a sports luxe touch to your weekend look with the updated leather jogger shorts.




Denim biker, R149,99, Mr. Price.
Fringed vest, R330, Jorge
Shorts, R249, Zando
Necklace, R179, Foschini
Backpack, R399, Blackcherry
Ankle boot, R479, Zando






The night out look


Nothing says feminine and flirty quite like the skater skirt. Add a girly touch by pairing killer heels with it to acheive the perfect balance between pretty and sexy.




Skirt, R89,99, Mr. Price.
Heel, R499, Foschini
Top, R230, Spree
Clutch, R299,95, Woolworths
Rings, R220, Spree
Necklace, R180, Spree


 

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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
BAFTA’s Standout Fashion Duo http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/baftas-standout-fashion-duo




What we love about her outfit is that we can easily achieve this knockout Red Carpet look with a few classic wardrobe basics and clever styling. We have picked some key pieces to help you achieve your own Jolie Red Carpet ensemble:











GET HER LOOK:







Blazer, R149,99, Mr. Price
Shirt, R969, Style36
Pants, R650, Spree
Shoe, R459, Zoom
Watch, R1999, American Swiss
Belt, R290, Spree



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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Mid Month Must Haves http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/mid-month-must-haves pay day is just around the corner (we are trying to make ourselves feel better)! That being said, if you are like the COSMO fashion team, you can’t wait till the end of the month to get your hands on drool worthy fashion.

Here are our TOP BUYS for your mid-month budget:

Must Have Dress


Mark our word, this dress is a wardrobe staple and in no time will be your best fashion friend. It is bang on trend, super sexy and made out of pleather (yes pulease). This LBD is the perfect transition piece- pair it with sandals in summer and tights, boots and a delicious print coat in winter. Best part...its R179.99

Dress R179.99, Mr Price

Must Have Backpack



The backpack is the ultimate bag for practicality and now for style!We have our hearts set on  this 2-tone Blackcherry number.

Backpack R249, style36.com
Must Have Crop Top

 
This lightning bolt crop top strikes the right chord with us!

Crop top R100, Jay jays

Must Have Bling


Honestly what shopping experience (or outfit for that matter) is complete without a touch of gold/glitter/glam?This necklace has our vote.

Necklace R89.95, Woolworths


Must Have Shoe


 
These beauts are everything we could ever ask for in a shoe. We love the colour (neutral to wear with anything), heel (chunky but not too chunky) and shape (there and then not, like magic)

Shoe R199.99, Mr Price

Must Have Skirt
 
 

Some free advice?Invest in tartan.
Our pick is this fabulous tartan pencil skirt. Team it up with a leather jacket and printed tee for a super grunge, super hot look.

Skirt R99, Fashion Express

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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
New Trend To Dare: The Boilersuit http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/new-trend-to-dare-the-boilersuit
Say hello to the BOILERSUIT!

The boilersuit is the ultimate follow-on from the onesie, jumpsuit and dungarees. But unlike it’s predecessors, the boilersuit is a standalone statement piece that doesn’t require you to wear anything else in order to make a statement! Although it might not appeal to everyone’s fashion fancy, truth be told, it is a rather versatile item! Dress it up with a pair of statement heels or keep it casual with a pair of on-trend trainers or summer flats. The beauty of this item is that you can accessorize it how you wish. And the comfort and practicality of the boilersuit are just 2 more reasons that this could be a hot trend to try!

Despite the fact that it might not be everyone’s idea of sexy and fashionable, the Boilersuit is definitely having it’s fashion moment!

We got our first taste of this trend at TOPSHOP, available in dark navy and a tropical printed khaki. We can’t wait to see more of these suits popping up!

 



R999, Available at Topshop






R1199, Available at Topshop






I love it, but HOW DO I WEAR IT?

We love the versatility of this piece and the fact that we can create a killer look with just one key piece. With easy and clever accessorizing, you can work this look from day to night!




For a Day Look

To keep your look comfortable and easy, pair your boilersuit with an on-trend summer gladiator and an easy crossbody bag. A studded leather belt is a great way to add interest to your look and cinch in the waist for some shape!





Sandal, R99,99, Mr. Price
Watch, R4499, American Swiss
Belt, R90, Spree
Bag, R899, Woolworths






For an Evening Look


Statement accessories will add a smarter edge to your boilersuit, making for a comfortable, yet stylish evening look.




Bag, R1749, Dune London
Necklace, R69, Fashion Express
Shoe, R795, Madison


 


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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Top 10 Style Tips From The Fashion Guru http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/top-10-style-tips-from-the-fashion-guru
Here are our top 10 styling tips from Wan on how to make our wardrobes work for us and feeling confident and looking sexy whatever our body shape!








1. Understand your look
The first step is to create your image. To create your best personal image, you need to work with what’s there. Understanding your look is key! ‘For me, fashion is my armour: I rule my life by my image, because I gain things from how I look – either winning or deflecting attention.’



2. Dress for your shape
The all-important rule is to dress for your shape and then focus on trends. It’s vital that we know our body shape and be aware of we look like.



3. Invest in great underwear
A good foundation is key to a great outfit! To make the most of your figure you need to give yourself the best possible silhouette. And the right underwear is key here to make sure everything is in the position it should be!


 



4. Add essential basics to your wardrobe
Every women should invest in must-have wardrobe basic, such as tailored pieces, the classic LBD, a pair of good-fitting trousers and jeans, a classic white shirt and the all-important blazer.



5. Understand the reasons behind your outfit
According to Wan, ‘Whatever you’re putting on your body, understand why you’re doing it’. It doesn’t matter, just understand why you’re wearing those clothes and don’t ever feel you’re being dictated to.



6. Think outside the box
Learn to listen to yourself and trust your instincts, but at the same time, don’t be afraid to try something new. We all get stuck in a rut – we may know we look good in one particular dress, but be brave enough to take a fashion risk sometimes.



7. Form an honest relationship with the mirror
It goes without saying that looking good comes from feeling good within.
Wan believes that body confidence starts with taking an honest look at yourself in the mirror. ‘Understand that your body belongs to you and you should treat it with the utmost respect. Clothing and accessories and all the stuff that goes on top of your body mean nothing unless you know your body.’


 




8. Accessorize!
Accessories are a clever way to add edge to your look. Adding a statement neckpiece or a new bag can completely transform an outfit!


 





9. Work your wardrobe
Separate your wardrobe into three sections – everyday, workwear and glamour. Making simple divisions will allow you to see exactly what you have and make life easier when choosing what to wear.


 



From Office to After hours


 


10. Style is ageless

Wan believes one does not have to dress a specific way because of your age.
‘Women don't have to dress for their age, because women are more than just their age – they should dress for their shape and their own taste.’


To see Gok Wan LIVE, come to our first ever #COSMOMakeMe conference. Click through for more info and to get tickets.

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
20 Reasons To LOVE Valentines Day http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/20-reasons-to-love-valentines-day COSMO girls, whether you’re single or dating! We have picked our top twenty V-Day treats to add to your wish list, or better yet, why not spoil yourself with a gift or two?

February is the month of LOVE, so why not show yourself some loving?











TOP TWENTY V-DAY SPOILS







Mug, R29,95, Woolworths
Leather bracelet, R105, Spree
Animal print sleep set, R89,99, Mr. Price.
Heart pendant necklace, R29,99, Mr. Price.
Essie nail polish, R109, Zando
Keyring, R69,95, Woolworths
Rimmel lipstick, R99, Zando
Bra, R499 & Panty, 229, Zando
Slogan necklace, R59, Fashion Express
Infinity ring, R340, Spree
Compact mirror, R69,95, Woolworths
Sleep set, R79,99, Mr. Price.
Chocolate treats, R29,95, Woolworths
LOVE block decoration, R120, Woolworths
DKNY fragrance, R515, Edgars
LOVE necklace, R29,95, Mr. Price.
Charm bracelet, R69,95, Woolworths
Silver chemise, R149, Zando
Maybelline lipstick, R119, Zando



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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Fashion DIY- The Perfect Vday Quickie http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/fashion-diy-the-perfect-vday-quickie lace bra.

WHAT YOU NEED:


- A bra with a single strap
- Pearl sticker
- A scissors



Step 1:

- Peal the pearl sticker off the plastic.
- Place the pearl strand in the middle of the strap.
- Working from the front of the bra to the back, carefully stick the pearls in the centre of the strap.
- Make sure that the sticker is firmly in place by gently pressing the sticker and strap together.






Step 2:

- Cut the pearl sticker just above the plastic adjuster




Voila! You bra reinvention is done!


Wear it with your spaghetti strap dress for date night, with a wide neck t-shirt (casually hanging off one shoulder) and jeans for your picnic, or - your man asked us to say this - wear it with nothing at all.

Tip:

For a more long term option, buy a strand of pearls from your local haberdashery and stitch the pearls onto the bra strap.

When washing your bra, either peel off the sticker or hand wash carefully with the straps out of the water.


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Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Speed Dating Shoe Guide 101 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/speed-dating-shoe-guide-101  
Our COSMO Perfect Match Speed Dating event is just one day away and we want to ensure that we give you all the necessary fashion tips to keep you looking your best! Now we all know that nothing says sexy better than a good pair of heels BUT realistically speaking, a good pair of summer flats is your go-to choice for this event. And besides, the last thing you need is a shoe malfunction to ruin the night!
 

Summer sandals, by no means, take a back seat this summer! We have rounded up our best buys that are guaranteed to keep your feet happy and you looking on-trend and HOT at the ultimate dating event this Love Month.










BEST BUYS












Red studded jelly, R230, Zoom
Black with gold spikes, R899, Country Road
Bright pink studded flats, R199, Zoom
Floral flatform, R49,99, Mr. Price.
Gold jelly thong flat, R299, Country Road
Studded blue flats, R239, Zando
Blue and gold peep toe pump, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Black diamante flat, R89,99, Mr. Price.
Studded yellow flat, R189, Zando
Orange flatform, R79,99, Mr. Price.
Jeweled flat, R299, Woolworths
Coral wedge, R379, Zoom
Tan leather flat, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Blue studded pump, R299, Zoom
Pink studded sandal, R140, Woolworths
Silver slops, R399, Country Road
Black diamante cross-over, R299, Zando
Animal print sandal, R590, Errol Arendz
Blue wedge, R450, Woolworths
Furry Pink and black sandal, R350, Woolworths
Light pink sandals, R429, Zoom
Metallic silver multi strap flat, R129,99, Mr. Price.



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Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Hot Heels Get Even Hotter! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/hot-heels-get-even-hotter


 














MUST-HAVES









Court, R459, Zoom
Cork Wedge, R399, Zando
Peep toe bootie, R447, Zando
Ankle bootie, R1569, Dune London



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Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
The One Item Your Workwear Wardrobe Needs http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-one-item-your-workwear-wardrobe-needs
Although considered a workwear wardrobe staple, there’s no reason why your blazer can’t make a fashion statement in the office! Bright, bold and printed blazers will give your workwear ensemble the fresh edge it needs.










OUR TOP PICKS






Top Row from Left to Right:

Red blazer, R1500, Spree
Cobalt blazer, R180, Fashion Express
White blazer with black collar, R2800, Zando
Red blazer, R200, Fashion Express



Bottom Row from Left to Right:

Striped blazer, R149,99, Mr. Price.
Black blazer, R149,99, Mr. Price.
Geometric print blazer, R180, Fashion Express
Pink blazer, R1190, SASS




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Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
The Hottest Trends That Your Wardrobe Needs Right Now! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-hottest-trends-that-your-wardrobe-needs-right-now
TOP TIP: Invest in key pieces from these trends, as we predict them to be major in the upcoming Fall/Winter season as well!















The Slogan Necklace

Say it with a slogan necklace! This season it’s all about the slogan necklace. For runway inspiration look to Lanvin Fall/Winter collection. We are obsessed!


R59, Fashion Express





 
The Bucket Bag

The carryall bucket bag is your investment piece this season, whether you choose to dress it up or down. Make a bold statement with a studs or fierce leopard print pieces.




Black bag, R399, Foschini
Leopard print bag, R425, Woolworths







The Slip Dress


Lingerie is no longer reserved for the bedroom! This season innerwear is worn as outerwear – whether short or long, silky or lacy. For catwalk inspiration look to the runways of Louis Vuitton and Helmut Lang.


R649, Topshop



 


Pink is the New Black


Embrace your girly side and think pink this season! From candyfloss to fuschia, pink takes on a grown up and glamorous feel. We love this look from John Rocha’s Fall/Winter 2013/2014 show.







Sunnies, R180, Woolworths
Skirt, R99,99, Mr. Price.
Bag, R1299, Nine West





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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Runway to Reader- Sports Luxe http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/runway-to-reader-sports-luxe COSMO March issue where we show you how to work one of the hottest trends this season - SPORTS LUXE! From designer wear to trendy retailers, this trend is leading the fashion pack!

COSMO reader, Phumla Ntola strikes up the the perfect combination of street and glam in this month’s COSMO. Take a look at some behind the scenes pics as she plays model for the day!





















BEHIND THE SCENES




Our stylist's rail of glitz, glamour and super sporty pieces!










If the shoe fits, buy it in every colour! COSMO fashion intern Nosipho helping Phumla into her shoes.













No outfit is complete without the perfect accessory!









On the glam seat: Phumla's face getting the works from hair stylist and make up artist Oril Oh.







The finished product is trendy, glamourous and totes hot!



'It was an amazing experience. I've learned that there are no limits in fashion. You can wear nearly anything and still look great in it.'



T-shirt R49.99, Jet
Jersey R599, Country Road
Leggings R279, Rage
Necklace R270, Lovisa
Watch R1160, Swatch
Ring R100, Lovisa
Shoes R1299, Zara



Are you interested in being COSMO's featured reader? Send a picture of yourself and a short motivation to taryna@assocmedia.co.za.

 
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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Find The Perfect Shades For Your Shape http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-find-the-perfect-shades-for-your-shape










Square

To soften a square face or heavy jaw line, opt for something round or oval with softer lines. Not a lot of people can make round sunglasses work, so embrace it!

 





Prada sunnies, R2750, Sunglass Hut
Yellow sunnies, R4399, W Eyewear at Moscon Optics




 

Round

Round faces have equal length and width with softer curves. Someone with a round face should wear a fairly square framed sunnies to add some definition and elongate the face. The classic Wayfarer shape is always a winner!


 



Diesel sunnies, R2149, Moscon Optics
Oversized frames, R99,95, Woolworths





 

Heart

A narrow chin, high cheekbones and a wider forehead characterize heart-shaped faces. Cat eye sunglasses are a great shape to go for, as they balance out the proportions of the face.



 


Green sunnies, R399, Style36
Tom Ford sunnies, R4690, Sunglass Hut







Oval

The easiest face to fit a frame is an oval shape. Girls with oval faces can pull of any pair of sunglasses, but balance is still important. Opt for oversized rectangle shapes or upswept butterfly frames that will compliment high cheekbones.


 

Butterfly sunnies, R120, Woolworths
Lacoste red sunnies, R1799, Style36



According to the pros at Moscon Optics, the fundamental rule when it comes to choosing your perfect pair is to remember the word ‘balance’ – then strive to achieve it.


 

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
How to wear: The Dungaree http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-the-dungaree





T-shirt R150, Cotton On
Dungarees R990, Foxy
Necklace R439, Top shop
Check Shirt R299, Cotton On
Shoes R849, Top Shop
Ring R100, Lovisa





Denim top R325, Woolworths
Dungarees R150, Mr Price
Shoes R2290, Clarks at Edgars
Bag R260, Edgars
Necklace R350, Lovisa





Top R1800, Stefania Morland
Dungarees R400, Truworths
Shoes R1490, Europa Art
Bracelet R2050, Kirsten Goss
Jacket R699, Woolworths
Necklace R249, Accessorize
Necklace 2 R549, Accessorize



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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
How To Wear Punk Without Getting Actual Piercings. http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-wear-punk-without-getting-actual-piercings biker jackets, ear cuffs, printed tees and studded heels.


Get the look for under R800!


Dress, R119,99, Mr. Price
Ear cuff, R29,99, Mr. Price
Studded clutch, R289, Vikson
Printed tee, R89, Fashion Express
Leggings, R180, Foschini
Necklace, R120, Spree
Skater skirt, R119,99, Mr. Price
Studded heel, R799, Zoom
Jacket, R680, Foschini
Alice Band, R49, Fashion Express



Grab the March issue of COSMO for more of our favourite pieces from this trend.



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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Black and Gold Accessories Never Looked So Good http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/black-and-gold-accessories-never-looked-so-good
Totes have been reinvented into arm candy with some serious edge.



Structured tote, R9350, Hugo Boss




Orchard bowling bag, R21 995, Burberry



Studded tote, R700, Mango

 Elevate the look further with a chunky heel and a pair of statement earrings.



Sling back heels both R1199, Topshop




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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Your Ultimate Bra Guide http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/your-ultimate-bra-guide
With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, we thought we would give you (and your man) the ultimate present: a guide to a well-fitting bra.

Blanche Veerapen of Brand ID shares her tips:

For measuring your back:

“Most women measure their ribcage under their breasts to get their band measurement,” says Blanche. “Double check this measurement by wrapping a tape measure snugly around your back, under your arms and across the top of your chest above your breasts. Because your ribcage expands and contracts as you breathe, taking both measurements will help you find your most comfortable fit.”

Check that:

• The strap should be firm but comfortable around your body
• The strap should be horizontal at the back
• You can run two fingers under the band

For measuring your cup size:

“With your bra on, wrap a measuring tape around your back and across the fullest part of your breast,” Blanche says.

Your checklist:

• Your boobs should be enclosed in the cup with no wrinkling of fabric. Your breasts should be enclosed in the cups with a smooth silhouette. When you have a bra on, you may need to adjust your breasts to make sure that they are in the cups properly. It's also a good idea to try a T-shirt or top over the bra that you are wearing so that you can see the shape that the bra style gives you.
• Your boobs shouldn’t bulge over the top or the side of the cups. This is called double bulging.
• If your bra fits properly, the weight of the breast should be supported by the body of the bra and not solely by the shoulder straps. Test the fit by lifting your arms; the bra should not rise up and your boobs should definitely not fall out.

What is the best way to put on your bra?


Finding the right size is only the first step. For the most comfortable, flattering fit, follow Blanche’s steps for putting on your bra.

• Put your arms through the straps and bend forward.
• Hold your bra and let your breasts fall naturally into the cups.
• Fasten the back in the center row of hooks.
• Adjust your straps so they rest comfortably on your shoulders.

Your bra should fit snugly around your ribcage and be level all the way around

How should you care for your bra?


“The least damaging way to care for your intimates is to hand wash,” says Blanche. This prevents damage such as underwires coming loose and snags and tears ruining the fabric. If you have to machine wash, use a lingerie bag and set your machine on a low temperature cycle.

Use cold water and a detergent designed for delicate fabrics. Allow your underwear to drip dry, rather than wringing it out. Delicate or synthetic fabrics tend to dry quite quickly. Don’t be tempted to tumble dry your bra – the fabric can get ruined even at a low setting, reducing its lifespan.



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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Style Inspiration From Our Cover Girl http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/style-inspiration-from-our-cover-girl COSMO. On top of her many talents, Lea has made a fashion name for herself, both on and off the Red Carpet. Always poised, chic and sophisticated with that sexy COSMO edge; we are obsessed with her style!



We have picked our favourite Lea look of the day:













Why do we love this look? Although more dressed-down than her usual Red Carpet looks, this outfit remains glamorous and sophisticated. This outfit is easy to pull-off and what’s even better is that most of us have these basic key pieces in our wardrobes already! But if you are looking to go out and treat yourself to this cover girl look, here are two options on how you can achieve it:




Splurge


If your budget allows you to spend generously, focus on investing in good quality key pieces like a tailored blazer or statement, yet classic black heels that will take you from season to season.





Blazer, R999, Forever New
Blouse, R500, Spree
Skirt, R499, Style36
Necklace, R350, Forever New
Heels, R799, Zoom




 
Steal


If you want to achieve our cover girl look of the day and look luxe for less, here are key pieces to invest in that will make both your wardrobe and your budget smile:




Blazer, R149,99 Mr. Price
Cami, R199, Style36
Skirt, R280, Spree
Necklace, R130, Spree
Heels, R499, Foschini


 

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00 +0200
Trending Now- Tees & Midis http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trending-now-tees--midis dress code is smart casual or comfortable glam and you are like, “Say what now? These words don’t even make sense together, how am I supposed to know what to wear?”

In steps the newest trend on the block: an everyday t-shirt, paired with your uber feminine, super glamourous skirt. This combination ticks every box. You can take it from after-hours to laid back by swapping your heels for trainers; it's flirty and feminine and, best of all, you probably already have a great skirt and a tee in your cupboard.























Shop the trend





Black printed t-shirt R89, Fashion Express
Tartan skirt R299, style36.co.za

Mona Lisa t-shirt R449.95, stylemology.com
Lime skirt R749, zando.co.za

'Yay' crop top R150, style36.co.za
Blue 50's skirt R680, style36.co.za

Skeleton vest R299, zando.co.za
Pleather midi skirt R139.99, Mr Price


 

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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Payday Fashion Essentials http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/payday-fashion-essentials
At COSMO we love the start of the new month! With our bank balances revitalized and a new issue full of hot fashion trends, a good dose of retail therapy is definitely in order! So why not celebrate this payday by treating yourself to a must-have item or two? We have rounded up your key fashion pieces to buy this month, taken straight from our COSMO fashion pages, which will keep you looking fabulous, this February.








The Statement Timepiece

This month it’s all about the crisp, white timepiece.



R250, Woolworths





 
Summer Leathers

Leather is no longer limited to winter! Update your wardrobe with a key leather item such as a fitted pencil or relaxed jogger-shorts.






Skirt, R649, Topshop
Shorts, R249, Zando







Snakeskin

Add an exotic edge to your summer wardrobe with a touch of sexy snakeskin. Accessories are a clever way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe. Feeling brave? Opt for a snakeskin printed dress to really work this trend!



Bag, R527, Style36








The Bodysuit

This month it’s all about the versatile and super-cute bodysuit. Dress it down with cut-off denim shorts for a weekend look or add a formal touch with a blazer and pencil skirt for those 9-to-5 working days.



 



Printed bodysuit, R143, Style36
Lace bodysuit, R69,99, Mr. price.





 


Go global!

February is print obsession month! Internationally inspired prints and patterns are making their way onto key accessory and fashion pieces! Don’t be afraid to mix prints and colours to really embrace this trend!



    


Playsuit, R699, Sass
Wedges, R374, Style36








Pop of Primary

Make blue, yellow or red your colour choice this month! If a full primary colour combo isn’t your thing, invest in a key item to add a solid pop of primary to your look!



     



Blazer, R287, Style36
Bag, R250, Woolworths


Get your hands on our latest copy of COSMO and celebrate Payday in style!


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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Pineapple Express http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/pineapple-express

It’s time to ditch florals for fruit. The flavor of the season is pineapple: it’s fresh, bright, quirky and fun. Now, the only thing you need to do is revamp your wardrobe in its honor.

 

If you feel that pineapple print is too much to handle, try a smaller serving: a crop top or a pair of crazy sunglasses, or even a t-shirt featuring one big juicy pineapple. Pair with your favorite boyfriend jeans. 


Mr Price top: R19.99



Country Road at Woolworths top: R399

Mr Price dress: R79.99



Country Road at Woolworths top: R349


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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Get The Look- Ashley Benson http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/get-the-look-ashley-benson effortlessly chic look yesterday while running errands in Los Angeles. We love her combination of a staple black tee and denim shorts with super cute accessories.

Lucky for us we can shop the look right now!







Black t-shirt R49.99, Mr Price
Shorts R149.95, Edgars
Sunglasses R399, style36.com
Ring R69.95, woolworths.co.za
Bag R499, zando.co.za
Ankle boots R479, zando.co.za






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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Your Date Dressing Go-To Item http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/your-date-dressing-go-to-item COSMO TOP TIP for date dressing is to start with the item that will guarantee a knockout look with the added benefit of comfort! And the number one item that ticks all of our boxes is the trusted and always-faithful blue jeans!

Who can deny the power of the perfect fitting pair of jeans? All of us own that one pair that fits us perfectly in all the right places and makes us feel like nothing less than a million dollars. The beauty of the beloved blue jeans (or any colour for that matter) is that they can easily be dressed up or down to take you from daytime date dressing to glammed-up evening looks. From the slouchy, yet sexy boyfriend jean to retro high waisted, flirty flared or the trusted skinny, each of us have our go-to pair of jeans.



Flared jeans, R3300, Zando
Skinny jeans, R699, Levis
Boyfriend jeans, R150, Mr. Price
High waisted jeans, R160, Mr. Price



By day or by night, here are four ways to make your denims work for you this love month.




GET THE LOOK:


Picnic In The Park

Pair your denims with simple, summer sandals and a feminine blouse for a perfect daytime date look. Add some shine and fun to your look with statement accessories like the must-have slogan necklace.



Blouse, R69,99, Mr. Price.
Sandal, R99,99, Mr. Price
Necklace, R59, Fashion Express
Bag, R220, Foschini
Sunnies, R140, Woolworths





 
Dinner Date

Add that sexy edge to your denims by pairing a chic, sheer blouse with fierce animal print heels. A chain link necklace is the perfect accessory to add some shine without your look becoming too ‘dressy’.





Blouse, R69,99, Mr. Price
Shoe, R459, Zoom
Necklace, R99, Foschini
Clutch, R359, Blackcherry





 

Late Night Movie

Keep it casual and comfortable with on-trend cutout boots and a rock chic-inspired biker jacket. Add a softer edge to your outfit with a simple, flowing cami, slouchy bag and a dainty bracelet to keep your look feminine, yet ultra-cool!




Boots, R499, Foschini
Bag, R1499, Country Road
Cami, R379, Style36
Jacket, R330, Mr. Price
Bracelet, R59,95, Woolworths






 
Sipping Cocktails

Dress up your denims with touches of shimmer and sparkle! A statement top like this sequin cami effortlessly adds a formal touch to your look. Keep your accessories to a minimum as too much shine isn’t always a good thing. Focus on statement earrings and a pair of striking heels to keep your look sophisticated and balanced.



Clutch, R299, Zoom
Earrings, R199, Forever New
Cami, R599, Zando
Shoes, R8380, Oscarina


 

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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
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Valentines Day is officially 4 days away!! So today I thought I would share with you some red hot accessories that are available in stores or online now to get you in the romantic mood!

 

This round skinny red watch by Woolworths is only R199.  This stunner is simple and classic which makes it easy to wear during your day-to-day activities from slaving away at work to drinks with the gals!Smileys drinking beer emoticon (Drinking smileys)



Another round skinny watch from Woolworts for R250. We just had to put in another winner from our friends at Woolies!



Vintage Diamond Enamel Studded Earrings from Lily & Rose. These diamond-shaped beauties sell for only R57 on SALE. Who doesn't do their happy dance to the word SALE?? Smiley 

You can get these earrings online at Zando.co.za




This rope red necklace is from Mr Price. And no this is not fifty shades of grey ladies, so this rope is an accessory that goes around your neck to make you look fabulous!  
This necklace retails for R79.99




These are red, Lizzy Flat Sandals by  Zoom and retail at only R199! Every girl needs an everyday sandal and this is the perfect match! Find these online at Zando.com


Finally to finish off every outfit a girl needs a handbag right? Especially one that is big enough to carry everything from our wallet to work lunch! 
You can find this bag online at Style 36 and it retails for R329

 


 blowing a kiss smiley


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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
All About Accessories At The Grammy Awards 2014 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/all-about-accessories-at-the-grammy-awards-2014
At this year’s Grammy’s, when it came to the accessories department, the more bling the better! From stacked rings, midi-rings, chunky cuffs, oversized stones and statement clutches to jeweled gloves and embellished nail art – our favourite celebrities proved that when it comes to jewels and rock candy, MORE IS MORE!









TOP LOOKS


Paris Hilton









Madonna








Bonnie McKee








Taylor Swift






Pink







Natasha Bedingfield








Katy Perry



Rita Ora


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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Metallic March At The Grammy Awards 2014 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/metallic-march-at-the-grammy-awards-2014 SHINE! And at this year’s Grammy Awards, metallics and touches of sparkle reigned supreme on the Red Carpet. From rich jeweled tones, high-shine silvers and warm bronzes, these are our top 5 looks that illuminated the way on the Red Carpet:





















Ciara

A preganant Ciara looked glowing in a gorgeous, golden, floor-length gown.

 






 
Rita Ora

Rita Ora made a statement in a metallic green number and kept her look polished and balanced with a simple silhouette, luxe blonde waves and soft, pastel makeup to finish it off.


   




 
Amber Rose

Amber Rose showed us how to accentuate and embrace your curves in this figure-hugging gown with metallic and sequin detailing.









 
Taylor Swift

No stranger to the ‘Best Dressed List’, Taylor Swift portrayed sheer perfection in this shimmering column gown with sheer bodice detailing. Once again, a simple silhouette allowed the luxe fabric to be the star of the show. Taylor completed her look with a simple, sleek ponytail that was the perfect finishing touch to this golden look.


     

 


 

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen stole the show in a gorgeous, strapless, gold gown with deep cleavage by designer Johanna Johnson. Chrissy nailed this look by pairing her statement gown with natural, nude makeup and understated locks.




 

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
6 Bags to Have By Your Side This Weekend http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/6-bags-to-have-by-your-side-this-weekend

MUST-HAVE ITEMS:















After-work drinks

If you're planning to enjoy a few drinks after work to end-off the week, a carryall laptop cover is the perfect companion to keep you looking stylish from the office to the bar.

R199, Woolworths


 

 

Beach Day

With the summer season here in all her glory, weekends call for relaxing hours lazing on the beach. A beach bag is your go-to, essential item! Simply fill it with your essentials and slip it over your shoulder when you're headed off to the seaside.



R399, Zando





 
An afternoon of Retail Therapy

Every girl needs the perfect shopper for a day out on the town. Comfortable to carry around and with no limit of space, this is your trusted shopping companion from day to night!



R299, Foschini






 
Hitting the Gym

If your energy levels are up and your plan is to hit the gym this weekend, do it in style with a bright and bold sporty tote.



R399, Country Road






Night Out


Every girl needs a compact clutch for a night out on the town. Have fun with your clutch and make it the wow-factor of your look – opt for embellished pieces or all-glittered clutches that really make a statement.

R399, Erato





Out on the Market


Backpacks are a comfortable but oh-so-cool option if you plan to spend an afternoon wandering around a festive goods or foods markets. Opt for a simple, refined backpack that can work with multiple looks or experiment with bold colours and interesting prints.
 

 

R799, Style36


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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
3 Perfect Speed Dating Looks http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/3-perfect-speed-dating-looks











GET THE LOOK


By Day

The key to a daytime look is to keep it casual and comfortable with touches of glam to add that extra edge to your look. A trusted pair of great-fitting jeans is your go-to item for comfort and sexiness! Add a touch of sparkle to your look by pairing your jeans with an embellished blouse or statement neckpiece that will take your look from casual to daytime chic.


Blouse, R459, Style36
Skinnies, R699, Levis
Necklace, R150, Woolworths
Clutch, R399, Zando
Heels, R799, Luella




Straight from Work

Who ever said work wear couldn’t be sexy? If you find yourself caught up in the midweek rush, don’t fret! With clever styling, you can update your office look to be speed dating ready! A tailored short suit will keep you looking professional for the office and will show just the right amount of skin for your after-hour entertainment.



Blazer, R1199, Forever New
Shorts, R649, Forever New
Cami, R449, Style36
Bangles, R89,95, Woolworths
Heels, R1830, Oscarina Boutique




By Night

Here is your chance to get dressed-up and have some fun with your outfit! This look calls for wow-pieces that will help you stand out and get noticed for all the right reasons. When paired with classic, yet sexy heels, a flirty, striking party dress will have you stealing the shine this dating season. Add hints of colour to your look by accessorizing with bright tones to keep your look fresh and fabulous.



Dress, R1300, Zando
Heels, 399, Zando
Necklace, R349, Forever New
Clutch, R317, Style36



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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Jumpsuits Now http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/jumpsuits-now

The jumpsuit is back! Featuring in the collections of big-name designers like Valentino, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Ellie Saab, all-in-ones were hot news on the S/S 2014 runway – and we’re seeing them all over the red carpet , too.

 

This time around, jumpsuits go bold with monotone colours and prints. Because this is a statement in itself, it’s best things to keep things simple when it comes to accessories. 


Jessica Sarah Parker wearing a fierce black jumpsuit

Rooney Mara wearing a black jumpsuit with white shoulder detail

Rebecca Romjin wearing a sexy red hot jumpsuit

Zoe Saldana silk blue heart-shaped jumpsuit

Ashley Madekwe wearing a cream and grey square print jumpsuit

Miley Cyrus wearing a glamorous black and white printed jumpsuit

Rita Ora wearing a pajama like silk jumpsuit

Jenna Dewan wearing an emerald green halter neck jumpsuit
All images: Getty Images

 

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Back to Basics: Primary Colours http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/back-to-basics-primary-colours

KEY ITEMS:











RED



Dress, R420, Foschini
Bag, R180, Fashion Express
Skirt, R99,99, Mr. Price
Wedges, R399, Zoom





 
BLUE





Blazer, R 479, Style36
Lace top, R399, Forever New
Shoe, R999, Erato
Shopper, R380, Foschini





 
YELLOW





Clutch, R459, Style36
Shirt, R79,99, Mr. Price
Belt, R203, Zando
Dress, R89,99, Mr. Price

Get your hands on our latest issue of COSMO and turn to page 22 to see your favourite celebs pulling the primary colour trend off!


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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Rock A Red Frock! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/rock-a-red-frock LOVE MOOD than the fiery, passionate colour of love – RED! So why not embrace your romantic side by adding a dash of red to your wardrobe? Nothing says sexy, fierce, female better than the perfect-fitting hot red number!


We have rounded up six sizzling red dresses that will definitely get heads turning, just in time for Valentine’s Day! From fitted bodycon dresses to flirty, flared frocks – these dresses will keep you looking fabulous from day to night. Dress them down with summer flats for a low-key daytime look or add the heat with heels and statement bling for those hot summer nights!



















MUST-HAVE ITEMS:







Top Row from left to right:

R3000, Karen Millen
R699, Style36
R739, Zando


Bottom Row from left to right:

R799, Style36
R139,99 Mr. Price
R689, Zando
 


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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Top Lingerie Picks for V-Day! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/top-lingerie-picks-for-v-day LOVE is every girl’s excuse to indulge in oh-so-hot lingerie pieces that truly express your femininity and seductive side! And at COSMO we have got you more than covered for those ‘uncovered’ moments!


So whether you wish to play it naughty or nice, here are our top lingerie pieces to ensure you undress for success this Valentine's Day.
















MUST-HAVE ITEMS

Animal Print

Every woman needs a touch of fierce, animal print to add that seductive edge to her lingerie collection.



   

Bra R59,99 & Briefs R35, 99 Mr. Price






A touch of Bright
 
From pastel pinks to breezy blues, keep things light and bright this Valentine's Day with fresh, summery shades that express your softer side.


   

R299, Zando






Vintage-inspired florals
 
For an ultra-feminine and romantic touch, opt for vintage-inspired floral pieces.

          
Bra R699 & Briefs R349, Style36




 
 
Classic Black Lace

Your lingerie collection is never complete without a trusted, but always-sexy, black lacey number.




R1389, Style36






Beautiful Bodysuits

If a 2-piece lingerie set isn’t for you, opt for a sexy one-piece bodysuit that is still seductive and enticing.





Purple bodysuit R1189, Zando & Beige Bodysuit R369, Style36






Fun & Flirty Printed Pieces

Have some fun this Love month with slogan and printed pieces that will get you in the fun-loving and flirty mood this V-Day!



   


Brief sets, R45, 99 Mr. Price






Splurge Piece

Valentine's Day is the perfect reason for every COSMO girl to treat herself with a sexy, splurge piece!



  

Bra R749 & Briefs R425, Zando


 

Get your hands on our new February issue of COSMO and turn to our Luxe for Less feature on page 24 for our best lingerie and sensual, sleepwear picks to suit your budget this month!



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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
It’s A Block Party This Summer http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/its-a-block-party-this-summer BLOCK HEEL! From killer heels to comfy, yet fashion-forward flats; block heels are a must-have summer staple!




MUST-HAVE ITEMS:




Monochrome heel, R349, Zoom












Tan heel, R119,99 , Mr. Price





Grey heel, R420, Foschini





Embellished heel, R799, Zara









Brown heel, R799, Luella





Nude heel, R199, 99, Mr. Price




Get your hands on our latest February issue of COSMO and turn to page 20 for more Fashion-Forward trends!


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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
TOTE-ALLY Amazing Tote Bags! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/tote-ally-amazing-tote-bags TOTE-ALLY amazing tote bags! With the start of the New Year, we all need a trusted carryall bag to keep us looking on-trend and stylish from the office to after-hours. Tote bags are the functional and fashionable, must-have accessory of the moment!



Fab Finds:



Grey and pink bag, Charles and Keith, R799




Nude bag, R600, Mango




Red bag, R399, Foschini




Black bag, R129, 99, Mr. Price




2-tone nude bag, R529, Zando

 
Get your hands on our latest February issue of COSMO and turn to page 20 for more Fashion-Forward trends!


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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
The One Dress You Need to Buy This Week http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-one-dress-you-need-to-buy-this-week
Here's why we love it: its bright colour and tropical  print are bang on trend, plus the shape is super sexy and the waist panel will give definition to your curves.

Dress it up with black heels and a sequin clutch, make it casual with T-bar flats and some arm candy.

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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Runway to Reader- Global Glamour http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/runway-to-reader-global-glamour Bring the world to your wardrobe with a mesh of globally inspired print. We know that with clashing print comes some serious fashion hits or misses, that’s why COSMO reader Kirsten Sacks shows you how to nail the trend.

Some tips for global print:


- Tone down the print by pairing it with a solid colour
- Bring your clashing print together by ensuring that at least one colour runs through both prints
- If a print clash isn't your thing, printed suits are SO on trend
- Enhance your printed look with bold accessories
- Add a sophisticated edge to your printed look by wearing a nude or natural colour shoe
- Complete your look with some shine- metallic and global print make a show-stopping look for a night out.

For more Global Glamour, turn to page 25 of the February COSMO!
 
 
Dress R799, Sissy Boy
Belt R219, Zara
Bangle set R149, Aldo
Ring R229, Accessorize
Shoes R999, Guess

 
Top R340,Tart
Skirt R520, Tart
Bangle set R230, Lovisa
Shoes R2490, Europa Art

Photographer: Judd Van Rensberg, Make-up and Hair: Alexandra Botha using Dermalogica

Shop the trend:



Dress R589, Sitty Pretty at style36.co.za



Cuff R49.99, Mr Price at mrp.com


Shoes R389, Bronx at zando.co.za

 
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
Celeb Style Crush http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/celeb-style-crush

Who is that new girl in Tinseltown called Margot Robbie?

At the mere age of 23 is she the lucky girl that co-starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the latest hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street. Not only does she have flawless glowing skin and beautiful wavy hair, but dresses to kill on and off the red carpet. Her look is always minimalistic and chic with only the necessary accessories for a faultless ensemble.   

Here are some of her red carpet looks:



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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
In Store Now: Sweet Sleepwear under R100 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/in-store-now-sweet-sleepwear-under-r100 COSMO girl needs to relax and unwind sometime or the other. Whether its chilling on the couch while sipping on some wine or just those summer nights when you need something comfortable to slip into, Mr Price has you covered. We cannot get over how adorable and affordable these sleepwear pieces are! Relive your childhood with these quirky prints. Maybe it will even inspire you to have a throw back movie marathon. We suggest Mean Girls and Clueless.


















Must-Have Items:




   






Owl Cami, R39,99
Cat Tee, R49,99
Cat Set, R69,99
Pug Set, R79,99


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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200
In Store Now: Sweet Sleepwear http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/in-store-now-sweet-sleepwear Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00 +0200 Party Season Fashion Essentials http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/party-season-fashion-essentials COSMO readers have a fun, fearless and unforgettable festive season!














Party Season Must-Haves:


No party wardrobe is complete without the trusted and always-faithful LBD. When a fashion emergency arises, your LBD is sure to save the day!


R99,99, Mr. Price






The party season calls for a pair of sexy, fierce heels. Ladies, now is your chance to rock your heels on every occasion.

R699, Charles and Keith






A tailored blazer is a classic, wardrobe staple that will keep you looking stylish even when the temperatures drop.



R1199, Forever New







What you wear underneath your party ensemble is just as important as what you choose to wear on top. Great fitting underwear will take your party look to the next level!


R899, Flexees by Maidenform at Zando







Every party wardrobe needs a touch of glitz and glam! Add a dash of sparkle to your look with statement accessories.


R69,95, Woolworths







High-gloss nail polish will get you into the party mood! Treat your nails to a touch of metallic - the shinier the better!


R99, Sally Hansen at Zando







The clutch is your go-to bag this season. Take it to the next level by investing in an envelope clutch - who doesn't love a chic bag with enough space for ALL our party essentials?

R449, Forever New






When in doubt, rock a red lip! 



R195, Stila at Style36







Sunnies are our morning-after essentials! Invest in a good pair of sunnies to ensure you look your best at all times.


R2550, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut




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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Fashion Court Order http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/fashion-court-order DON'T an excuse to get dressed-up and glammed-up!

But, with all this dressing up comes the daunting reality of heels! No party look is complete without a pair of sexy heels to take you through the night, but we definitely don’t want our shoes to be the reason we call it a night!

That’s why we love the court shoe – it has the sexiness of a heel, but with the added benefit of comfort to ensure we look and feel our best this party season! The court shoe is our chic and sophisticated choice for party heels and is a great investment, not only for the festive season, but also for all-year go-to shoes. Whether you choose to pair them with your trusted LBD or a tailored suit, court shoes are a trusted shoe selection.They’re timeless and versatile and are wise additions to your shoe collection.

This season we are spoilt with exciting and updated takes on the classic court! Take your pick from metallic finishes, mesh accents, metal toe-caps, edgy studded detailing or sultry animal print. One thing’s for sure, there’s nothing dated about court shoes this party season!







MUST-HAVE ITEMS







R149,99, Mr. Price







R375, Woolworths







R299, Linx at Zando







R149,99, Mr. Price







R499, Woolworths







R349, Zoom at Zando







R399, Queue at Style36







R250, Woolworths







R379, Madison at Style36







R149,99, Mr. Price







R349, London Hub at Style36




 
 
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Long Jean Silver Must Have Ring http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/long-jean-silver-must-have-ring
I have a penchant for quirky, beautiful jewellery and if it’s local then it ticks every box. On a recent sourcing trip to Parkhurst, I found this donut ring in Egality and it was love at first sight.

The ring is made by Cape Townian jewellery designer, Long Jean Silver. This is what they have to say about themselves: “We think that jewellery should be about expressing a part of who you are. It should turn heads and get double takes. It should be playful, elegant and unconventional. It should tell a tale or have a story”, Amen!!

Have a squiz at their work www.longjeansilverdesigns.co.za.

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
4 Must Have Clutches For The Party Season http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/4-must-have-clutches-for-the-party-season
In the January COSMO we told you that primary colours are the colours to watch. This cobalt, perspex clutch will look amazing matched with bright colours. Try pairing this bag with a sunshine yellow dress- a winning summer colour combination.ason COSMO brings you the must-have clutches of the moment. No accessory is quite as important as the perfect clutch for this time of year.

This bag needs to take you from cocktails at the bar to jamming on the dance floor; it needs to be durable; small enough to hold easily in one hand but big enough to hold all of your beauty essentials and most importantly, it needs to be gorgeous.

Here are our favourite clutches that tick all of the boxes.

1) Gold Clutch R399,Parisac at zando.co.za

 


‘Tis the season of metallic, add some va-va-voom to your look with this eye-catching clutch. This bag needs an LBD and some red lipstick to really shine.


2) Black clutch R2750, Raphaella Booz at style36.co.za
You cannot go wrong with a textured black clutch. We love this clutch for its suede feel and its clever colour pop. Wear it with muted palette or pick up the brights in a colourful, summer look.

3) Orange and lace clutch R3126, e-bag.co.za
Its feminine, crafted, colourful and all round magnificent. Let this clutch be the focal point of your look by keeping the rest of your outfit simple and stylish.


4) Blue perspex clutch R499, erato.co.za
In the January COSMO we told you that primary colours are the colours to watch. This cobalt, perspex clutch will look amazing matched with bright colours. Try pairing this bag with a sunshine yellow dress- a winning summer colour combination.

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
The Only Dress You Need This Holiday Season http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-only-dress-you-need-this-holiday-season This dress has it all, print, colour and sparkle!

Although red and green is not the most popular colour combination- there is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than dressing in Xmas’s favourite colour scheme and it turns out, when done right, you’ll be wanting to wear holiday colours all year long.

Here’s some inspiration:


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1 dress that has it all:
This Sweet and Excellent dress is perfect for the holiday season: it green, red and it glitters!!

R399, zando.co.za



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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
It's Black, It's White http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/its-black-its-white Inspired by her monotone look, we found the best black and white buys for you.

Dress R89.99, Mr Price


Leggings R59.99, Mr Price
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Trend Report: Animal Print http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trend-report-animal-print There’s one trend that has sunk its claws into the fashion world and isn’t budging.

Seasons come and go, fashions chop and change yet there is one trend that has sunk its claws into the fashion world and isn’t budging, animal print. The whole zoo made appearances on the summer 2013 catwalk- snakeskin at Gucci, tiger motifs at MSGM and good old monotone leopard print at Marc Jacobs.

We love animal print for its versatility- pair it with black and grey for a more toned down, subtle look or wear it with florals for a printastic, eclectic look.

If you don’t want to expose your wild side in head to toe leopard print then animal print accessories are the way forward for you. A leopard shoe with an LBD or, better yet, a snakeskin clutch with a short suit…perfection.

We say embrace the spots and stripes from the animal kingdom because this trend isnt going anywhere. Invest in a statement printed accessory now and watch your obsession for all things faux, fur, feline and reptile grow and grow.



Bag R300, Woolworths

Snakeskin clutch R524, Country Road
Skirt R399, Sass at zando.co.za

Source


 
Shoes R12145, Giuseppe Zanotti at stylebop.com
 
Sunnies R2990, Prada at Sunglass Hut

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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
High Shine http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/high-shine SPARKLE to your night! From the statement neckpiece to the always-trusted evening earrings, you can effortlessly update a simple party look with the perfect sparkly touch.

























Here are our 8 must-have, ALL-THAT-GLITTERS accessories to keep you shining bright from head-to-toe!


 
Small in size but with just enough drama! Take the party staple clutch to the next level with a serious touch of bling!

Clutch, R1700, Karen Millen







 
Step into the New Year shining bright with these showstopper shoes!
    


Silver court, R359, Zando
Strappy heel, R2600, Karen Millen









Every girl needs to invest in a sparkly, statement neckpiece this season! Update your neckpiece with bold pops of colour. A little neon never did any harm!

 



Necklace, R349, Forever New








 
A chunky, oversized ring adds sparkle in just the right dosage!

 


Ring, R99, Style36








A statement timepiece is a must-have item for the season! Stay on-trend and arrive in style (and on time) with this beauty!



Watch, R2395, American Swiss









 
You cannot go wrong with a pair of oversized, glitzy earrings to add a touch of dazzle to your look. But, this season it’s all about the ear cuff to add that sparkling edge to your look!

 
              

Ear Cuff, R 39,99, Mr. Price
Earrings, R199, Forever New



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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Off The Cuff http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/off-the-cuff When it comes to jewelry, punk just got pretty! 

Adorning your ears with studs, jewels and hoops is no longer a commitment that requires piercing, neither do ear cuffs need to be edgy or tough to be cool. The new way to wear punk is all about injecting glamour into your look as opposed to grunge – think sexy as opposed to safety pins!

We love the idea of adding a touch of modern luxe to every day looks with minimalist styles or swapping a statement necklace with an embellished ear cuff by night - just make sure you only wear yours on one ear at a time; when it comes to this look, less really is more














We have picked our top five celebrities rocking the must-have ear cuff:




Lara Bingle





Miley Cyrus
 
 
    
 
                          
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Nicole Richie

 
 
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Stack ‘Em Up http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/stack-em-up COSMO to see our new handle on the jewellery-stacking trend! Never mind the arm party – this season, the party has officially moved to our fingers and they are ALL invited!

Stacked rings are rocking the accessory department this season! From chunky and bold to dainty and embellished, this season it’s all about loading your fingers with all things shiny and sparkly! When it comes to stacked rings, the more the better! So pile on the pieces and stay effortlessly on-trend this season!


Must-Have items to get your hands on:


R169, Forever New


 

R29,99, Mr. Price






R79, Zando




R39,99, Mr. Price




R239, Zando



 
 
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Bustiers: How to Rock the Crop http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/bustiers-how-to-rock-the-crop
The bustier is a summer staple this season, with the added benefit that it can be dressed up or down to take you from relaxed days at the market to momentous nights out on the town with your girlfriends. Here are four ways to make the bustier your best friend this summer:


Four ways to rock the crop:


R549, Zando

TIP: WITH BOTH THE CROP TOP AND BUSTIER, ANYTHING HIGH WAISTED IS A TRUSTED ITEM TO PAIR IT WITH. FROM SKIRTS TO SHORTS, HIGH WAISTED BOTTOMS ARE YOUR GO-TO ITEMS!



Date Night

The key to the bustier is to highlight its sex appeal, but to keep him guessing at the same time. A classic blazer is the perfect item to pair with your bustier to maintain that sophisticated look by showing off just the right amount of skin.


Shoe, R799, Luella
Skirt, R99,99 Mr Price
Blazer, R1199, Forever New
Chain necklace, R199, Forever New
Clutch, R399, Woolworths
 





A day at the Market

Bustiers and summery high waisted maxi skirts are a trusted combo! A sensual, flowing maxi skirt is perfect to balance out the fitted bustier and adds that relaxed factor to your daytime ensemble. Pair your maxi with simple summer flats and you are stylishly prepped for a day out on the town.




Denim jacket, R999, Sissy Boy
Bag, R180, Fashion Express
Hat R59,99 Mr Price
Gladiator, R120, Fashion Express
Skirt R119,99 Mr Price
Sunglasses, R2990, Prada at Edgars





 

Glam pool party


Who said we cannot get glammed-up for a sexy, summer pool party? A bustier is the perfect item to complete your pool party look. Cut-off denim shorts are your go-to items when it comes to the bustier and when paired with a kaftan cover-up, you will be sure to get into the pool party mood. Add a pair of killer heels and you are glammed-up and good to go!





Kaftan, R3599, Style36
Denim shorts, R320, Foschini
Shoes R2620, Oscarina Boutique
Bracelets, R180, Truworths
Sunnies, R2990, Prada at Sunglass Hut


 
 

Girls night out


With your trusted bustier, you are bound to steal the spotlight this party season! Pair your bustier with a pair of cheeky shorts and a shimmery blazer to make sure you shine bright into the night! The sexiness of the bustier paired with metallic accents will ensure a night to remember.

Blazer, R1299, Style36
Shoes, R989, Topshop
Earrings, R19,99 Mr Price
Shorts, R99,99, Mr. Price
Clutch, R399, Zando





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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
50 Shades of Orange http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/50-shades-of-orange modelled the bold trend for us. If a head to toe orange look seems intimidating, break it by mixing tones of the colour together. Add blue or gold accessories to brighten or glam up your look. Here are some behind the scenes pics of the day.

In the beginning...



There was a room full of clothes and shoes



fun and fabulous










Turn to page 25 of the January issue to see Nayah rocking more of our coral crush.

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
In-Store Fab Finds http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/in-store-fab-finds COSMO fashion team always come across hot fashion items that we simply MUST HAVE! When we spotted these bold, statement handbags at Aldo, we knew they would be a wise addition to our summer wardrobe to add that pop of fresh, zesty summer colour to our holiday season looks.

From boxy totes, satchels and relaxed cross-body bags, you can take your pick of your favourite style in gorgeous green shades, punchy pinks and zesty orange. These bags add that wow-factor to your look with minimal effort!

Get your hands on your favourite colour-pop bag available at Aldo for R599.






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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Monday Must-Have: The Wedge Sneaker http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/monday-must-have-the-wedge-sneaker perfect package’! Our Monday fashion must-have has got to be the Adidas Profi wedge sneaker that has ‘perfect package’ written all over them.




Combining understated style, uber-cool edge and trusted comfort, these beauties are a wardrobe must-have!

Wedge sneakers are your go-to fashion items for days that require you to look amazing whilst completing endless errands and running around, but alas, they still tend to raise a few eyebrows. When it comes to wedge sneakers, we either love them, loathe them or simply don’t know how to style them to suit our look. Here are some simple styling tips to kick-start your wedge sneaker obsession.


How to rock the wedge sneaker:

1. Skinny jeans are your best friends: Skinnies are great to pair with your wedge sneakers, as they balance out the chunkiness of the wedge by creating the impression of long, lean legs.
2. Love leggings: Leggings are loved alternative to jeans. What’s better than uber-comfortable shoes paired with wardrobe-must-have leggings? Pair leggings with longer length t-shirts or cardis for a relaxed look.
3. Short n sweet: Wedge sneakers are also great when paired with flirty short skirts or shorts. Opt for shorts and skirts that lie at or just above the knee.
4. Maxi skirts: if short skirts aren’t your thing, try pairing your wedge sneakers with a breezy maxi skirt. The feminine, flowing maxi skirts creates great contrast between the chunky, sporty look of the wedge sneaker.
5. Bold vs. Neutral colours: The wedge sneaker is a big statement factor in your look, so choose the colours of your outfit carefully. Neutral wedges look great when paired with brighter, bold colours such as coloured skinnies or skirts. If you choose to rock a pair of lumo or brightly coloured wedges, tone down the rest of your outfit by choosing pieces in neutral, basic shades.
6. Top it off: Fitted t-shirts or tank tops look great when paired with skinny jeans and wedges. If you opt for leggings, go for a looser fitting top to create balance – balance is key with wedge sneakers!
7. Accessories: Because wedge sneakers make a loud enough statement already, accessorizing can be kept quite minimal. Focus on accessorizing at the top to keep your look balanced – layered necklaces, loose scarves, chunky earrings or stylish hats are great additions to your look!


Super cool, stylish, comfortable and easy to rock – wedge sneakers are definitely on our fashion list of Monday must-haves!

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Fashion Goes Full Circle http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/fashion-goes-full-circle SPOTS, as polka dots are popping up on the fashion scene. Flirty dresses, girly skirts and summer blouses are speckled with this ultra-feminine, quirky print! But, polka dots are lending their true ‘girly girl’ feel to accessories as well, as we see them popping up on shoes, bags and statement sunnies this summer.

We simply cannot resist the feminine allure of the classic polka dot print and the retro-vintage edge they give to our summer look.




















We have rounded-up some of our favourite spotted pieces:

Pencil dress, R139,99, Mr, Price
Block heel, R189,99, Mr. Price
Sunnies, R399, Style36
Skirt, R699, Zando


Add a polka dot piece to your look this summer to make sure you get SPOTTED!


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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
6 Glam Pairs of Sneakers For Walking (And Avoiding E-Tolls) http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/6-glam-pairs-of-sneakers-for-walking-and-avoiding-e-tolls E-tolls came into effect and alternate routes are clogged, here are 6 of the glammest walking shoes around. Just in case you need to hop onto the Gautrain or into a taxi. 

This first pair has some serious street cred, and yet the pink and purple keep them girly. 


Nike Womens Dunk Sky Hi - Purple Dynasty - R1189 (Shelflife)

These aren't 100% flat, but sneaker wedges are still a whole lot easier to walk in than stilettos, and these pair well with your black skinnies. 

Jolyvia Studded Wedge Sneakers- R339 (Zando)

For the uber sporty - these Nikes provide real support for your feet and bonus, you could head straight to the gym in them after work.


Nike Women's Free 5.0 - R999 (Zando)

These babies are SO COOL we could hardly believe they weren't designer. Heavy on style, easy on the wallet - our favourite combo!


Studded Hi Top- R179.99 (Mr Price)

If you're looking for some bling, the gold chevrons and wedge will have you channelling Kim Kardashian.


Zoom Nadia Sneaker Wedges- R449 (Style 36)

These Pumas are the perfect balance between understated and wild


 Puma Glyde - R799 (Zando)

If sneakers aren't your thing, you can also check out our top gladiator sandal picks!

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Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
The Summer Gladiator http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-summer-gladiator shoe staple!

Who would have thought that the shoes worn by the ancient Greek and Romans thousands of years ago would be the must-have summer staple for Spring Summer 13/14? Gladiator sandals are definitely a timeless wardrobe investment that see a revival each summer season, never mind the fact that they allow us to stay on-trend, but always-comfortable as well!

Although being the timeless staples that they are, this summer we are treated with an exciting range of gladiators – from the all-time classics to the edgier, updated styles that will definitely keep us looking sexy and current this summer season.


Why do we love this trend?

Besides the added benefits of style and comfort, the versatility of the gladiator makes it your number one summer shoe must-have! With a single pair of gladiators, you will be ready to step into summer in style, everyday! Gladiators can effortlessly be paired with all your summer basics – from flirty, sultry summer dresses to your always-trusted denim shorts or classic skinny jeans.


From metal-trimmed, studded, animal prints, leathers and metallic -step into summer with these hot buys:



R219, Rage at Zando







R399, Zoom





R99,99, Mr. Price




R139, Footwork at Style36







R352, Woolworths




R195, Rage at Zando





R229, Jolyvia at Zando








R299, Woolworths


 
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Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Throw Yourself An Arm Party http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/throw-yourself-an-arm-party
Why do we love this trend?

Stacking and piling on the pieces is fun, effortless and affordable, but best of all, there is no right and wrong way to do it! By combining high and low end pieces, you can personalize your stack to suit your budget, so you can make a bling statement without having to break the bank! The arm party also allows you to add your personal touch to your outfit; whether its studded cuffs, leather wraps, all-gold stacks or beaded bracelets; there’s a mix to suit your style.






Tips to throw the perfect arm party:

1. Start your party with a statement-making timepiece and stack from there.
2. Mix it up – chunky and dainty pieces work well together to create balance and variation.
3. Combine textures – pair metal with leather to create interest
4. Add a pop of colour to your stack – beaded or woven pieces are perfect to add that dash of colour.
5. Pair high and low-end pieces to create a stack that works for you. Low-end pieces are easy ways to stay on trend and it doesn’t cost a fortune to change it up every now and then.


This season, American Swiss is helping us throw the perfect, on-trend arm party by providing us with an exciting collection of stackable pieces. Here are our favourite pieces to get the party started:



Start your party with a statement-making timepiece.



R3 999, Michael Kors




 
A mesh bracelet is dainty, but still adds texture and drama.




 R999



 
 
This wrapped cuff steals the spotlight – gold and studs add a tough-chic edge.



 
R399

 

 

Add a touch of romance to your party with a slogan bracelet

 

R499


 

Mix it up with a combination of gold and leather


 
R249



 

Not just your ordinary bracelet – this buckle bracelet is a must-have on the guest list.


R399




Visit the American Swiss site to view some more arm party must-haves!


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Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:00 +0200
Trend Report: White-on-White http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/trend-report-white-on-white prints this summer, as we embrace the minimalism of the all-white trend. Black has always been our go-to colour and best friend in times of fashion crisis, but this season we are seeing a revival of the universal and always-versatile white.

Not only is white is the hottest hue for the season, but for summer 2013, a complete, head-to-toe ensemble of white-on-white is trending in a major way! Yes, some may argue that white might not be the safest and most practical shade, but what’s wrong with taking a little fashion risk every now and then? The thought of a complete white-on-white look may sound unexciting and monotonous, but with a clever selection of WHAT type of whites you opt for can make all the difference. From romantic, feminine Anglaise to precise and minimalist tailored pieces, there are many ways to make the all-white trend work for you.

Tips to make this trend work for you:

1. Go for pieces with extra volume and feminine detailing like lace panels
2. Opt for all-white pieces in slightly different shades to create variation in your outfit
3. Play around with textured and embellished pieces in your look
4. Sheer, white pieces reveal subtle hints of skin to break a monotonous, all-white outfit
5. Don’t be afraid to break-up the look with colour accents in shoes and accessories










Must-have items:



A tailored blazer is an all-time wardrobe classic and a must-have for both day and night





Blazer, R1 199, Forever New






Pair your blazer with tailored shorts for a clean, crisp look




Shorts, R649, Forever New




Every wardrobe needs a staple, white collared shirt. But an updated, cropped style is even better!



Shirt, R429, Style36





A dainty, chic heel adds a formal touch to an all-white ensemble



Heel, R699, Luella




The white-on-white trend extends to the accessory department as well. Complete your look with a trendy, carryall handbag.






Handbag, R450, Foschini




Lace panels add interest and texture to this summery, sleeveless blouse




Blouse, R79,99, Mr. Price






For a feminine, romantic approach, opt for a summer dress with soft lace detailing that can take you from day to night




Dress, R899, Style36






A basic, skater dress makes it effortless to stay on-trend this season





Dress, R89,99, Mr. Price




Add edge to your all-white look with statement, white gladiators that are oh-so-hot for summer




Gladiator, R399, Zando

 
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Brodi's Top 5 Picks from Style36 http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/brodis-top-5-picks-from-style36 COSMO's fashion assistant reveals her top 5 fashion finds from Style36:





















C(INCH) Black Gilet


Worn zipped up or zipped down, this biker vest adds instant edge to your look.




Blackeyed Susan crop shirt


A white-collar shirt is a wardrobe classic, but what’s not to love about an updated, cropped version perfect for summer?





Glamorous Denim Pinafore



With the feminine appeal of a dress combined with on-trend dungaree braces, this pinafore is a versatile fashion piece with the added benefit of denim – it won’t date.





Road Map Backpack




This carryall beauty is a wardrobe must-have! The refined, minimal design allows us to dress it up or down, making for an all-round go-to bag!




Diesel Leather booties


No wardrobe is complete without a staple, yet stylish pair of booties. The white leather makes for a bold, all-year-round boot and the heel adds just the right amount of impact.


 
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Block Heels http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/block-heels
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Fashion Flashback: The Jelly Sandal http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/fashion-flashback-the-jelly-sandal
Now we must admit, the jelly sandal can’t exactly be described as super sexy and appealing to all, BUT they are a fun and quirky addition our wardrobes, never mind the fact that they are trending in a major way this summer (and they suit our limited festive season budget too).

Besides being a must-have item, they are also versatile and look great with a summer sundress or to complete your beach day ensemble, with the added bonus that we can literally dip our shoes into the ocean this holiday season!

The COSMO fashion team is currently OBSESSING over these jellies available at Mr. Price stores and online. Mr. Price has taken the jelly trend to new heights with the oh-so-hot block heel – now we can get the best of two trends in one item!


These beauties are available in pink, white and black at a sweet steal of only R119,99.




 
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
EYE ON THE STREETS- The Midi Skirt http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/eye-on-the-streets-the-midi-skirt Whether it’s pleated, pencil or printed we are crushing on the midi skirt. Don’t let its bad reputation as a leg cutter put you off, if you wear it right the midi skirt will be your wardrobe NBF. It’s the perfect item to take you from season to season with lots of stops in-between- take some inspiration from the streets:

                                           



Here's our 'Fashion Fav' for the day!


Find it in store now for just R99.99 at Mr Price



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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Get The Look: Retro High-Waisted Bikinis http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/get-the-look-retro-high-waisted-bikinis
This season it’s all about adding a touch of retro and vintage infusion to our swimsuit looks! Over the fashion years waistlines have risen and fallen, but this summer there is nothing low about bikinis. High-waisted bikinis are this summers poolside must-have! High-waisted bikinis inject a vintage feel into the otherwise modern swimwear and add playful, curvaceous sex appeal to our waterside staple.

Opting for a retro, high-waisted bikini allows us all to have that Marilyn Monroe moment!




Tips to get the look

1. Sweetheart necklines and halters pair well with the high-waisted bottoms.
2. Cupped bustier tops complete the vintage look.
3. Opt for high-waisted bottoms with boy-legged cuts.
4. Playful prints like checks and florals work well in modern cuts.
5. For a vintage cut, opt for a modern, digital print.


Must-Have items



Top R699 & Bottom R599, Love Water Love at Zando





Bikini set R1 648, Seafolly








Top R69,99 & Bottom R69,99, Mr. Price







Top R249 & Bottom R649, Topshop








Bikini set R1 698, Seafolly









Bikini set, R579, Topshop
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
The Summer Guide to Swimsuit Shopping http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-summer-guide-to-swimsuit-shopping COSMO we believe in loving your body no matter what your shape or size and I believe it…until I’m the one trying to squeeze my curves into a teeny weeny bikini in the all-seeing, overly judgemental, glaringly bright lights of a fitting room.

That’s when I ran away from the clutches of the floral bikini and into the arms of the peplum full piece and I realised that there really is a costume to fit and flatter all shapes and sizes and trying on swimwear should give us the confidence to flaunt our beach bods and not long for winter layers and a family sized kit kat.







Here are a few handy tips for swimsuit shopping:

1. Go for a costume that flatters your figure by taking off the attention from the part of the body you like the least. Do you have a pear shape figure? Then go with a bikini top that is printed and bright paired with a plain bikini bottom- that will draw the attention to your top half and away from your hips and bum. Do you have a small bust?A super cute ruffled top will add some oomph to your chest.
2. The age old trick of dark colours to slim the silhouette still applies to swimwear.
3.Update your beach look with on trend swimwear- metallics, nautical stripes, tropical print or monotone prints will get heads turning.
4. Try shapes likes the peplum and high waisted bottoms to high the wobbly bits.
5. f you have a big bust: There is one thing worse than an ill-fitting bra…a bad fitting costume!
You’ve been blessed with more than a handful and yes- it’s time to flaunt BUT make sure your costume has built in underwire or thick straps to hold your puppies in place.


Here are some of the COSMO team’s best buys:
 

Top, R139.95 and Bottom, R99.95 from Edgars









R1 200, Moontide at Zando









R2000, Maaji at Zando



 
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Do Denim http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/do-denim

Feeling brave?

If you feeling bold and brave this season, dare to rock a denim-on-denim look! Pair a flirty skater skirt with a summery denim tie-top or a great-fitting skinny with an edgy denim jacket. Play around with shades and denim treatments to create variation and interest in your look!















Must have items


A flirty, feminine skirt is a must-have staple.

R89,99 Mr. Price





Add some edge to your look with a biker waistcoat.



R169,99 Mr. Price
 




No wardrobe is complete without the trusted, ultra-skinny.



R1 200 Zando





A denim jacket is must-have from summer to winter.



R899, Style36





Dungarees are leading the denim pack this season.

 

R899, Sissy Boy

 
 


The denim shirt: Wear it open, buttoned-up, tucked in or tied.


R699, Sissy Boy

 
 

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Crop tops are cropping up http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/crop-tops-are-cropping-up
How to rock the crop:

The cropped bustier or bralet shape is perfect for bigger busted girls as it accentuates your killer curves with the added bonus of comfort and trusted support. For smaller chests, go for the simple cropped tee that looks great with a good pair of high–waisted jeans. The crop top loves all things high-waisted and is the hottest way to rock this trend by showing off just the right amount of skin. A high-waisted skater skirt or fringed denim shorts are key items to balance out the perfect crop!

For some, the crop top may seem quite bold and daunting to try, but the great news is that it can work with a variety of body types. Although small in size, the crop top is BIG on our list of summer must-haves!


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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Accessory Report: Chunky Chains http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/accessory-report-chunky-chains The chunkier the better!

While the chunkiness of chains is in the accessory spotlight, these pieces remain effortlessly classic and versatile; topping off both sophisticated looks, as well as edgier ensembles. So whether you looking to finish-off a dressier do for a night out or looking to update your casual, daytime look, a chunky chain necklace is your go-to accessory for summer.

Despite being spot-on-trend for the season, the true versatility of chain linked pieces definitely promotes this piece to the top of our COSMO must-have accessory list this summer.



When rocking this versatile accessory, don’t be afraid to:

Get chunky
Mix metals
Layer it up


Get your hands on this oh-so-hot accessory and join the chain gang this season!


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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Digital Intern Mea Elston on DIY Headband Tips http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/digital-intern-mea-elston-on-diy-headband-tips headbands, you get the boho-gypsy type, the crystal beaded type, the fabric woven type, the elastic type and the daisy ‘lets go to a festival’ type. Headbands are chic and can turn you from a plain Jane to a bohemian goddess. Most retail stores stock headbands and the price range differs from shop to shop, headband to headband. But why spend that last bit of Synergy ticket money when you can make your very own headband/alice-band?

Below is a step to step guide on how to create your very own studded flower headband.



Things you will need:
  • Plastic flowers attached to wire
  • A metal alice-band
  • Studs
  • Glue

Step 1
: Collect all your DIY goodies and place them on a clear, easy to use surface



Step 2 : Start from the one side of the alice-band and start circling the wire of the flower around the alice band, with about a 1cm space between each turn. Once this step is complete, keep on winding the wire flowers around the alice-band.



Step 3 :
Now glue a stud in between the flowers that have been wired down.





Step 4 : Repeat this process until all the flowers have been wired down and all the studs have been stuck down.



Step 5 : Leave the Glue to dry for about 15 minutes while you prepare your boho party outfit. Then put your new DIY alice-band on and get ready to be the blown away with fashion compliments.



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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Bling It On! http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/bling-it-on
In our latest COSMO DECEMBER issue, we give you an ultra-glam; eight-page editorial on our top party looks for the perfect COSMO GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Whether you opting for an uber-feminine party look or an ensemble with a fierce edge, we have the perfect look for you!

Styled by our Fashion Editor, Bev Nates, here are her TOP TIPS to make a statement this festive season.


1. Don't hold back!
2. Be fashion forward and combine leather with sequins and brocade with embellishment.
3. Opulent, OTT jewelry is a must. Statement rings are the order of the day. Stack them or wear them on every finger. Add 70's inspired gold chunky chains, ear cuffs and bracelets.
4. Experiment with different styles to find your inner fashion Goddess.




 



Dress, R599, Truworths
Gloves, Stylists Own
Cuffs, R200 each, Lulu Belle
Rings, from R130, Lovisa
Shoes, R349, Linx at Zando






Costume, R1299, Seafolly
Jacket, R1500, Guess
Earrings, R175, Lovisa
Bow cuff, R850, Lulu Belle
Diamante cuff, R230, Lovisa
Beaded cuff, R185, Lulu Belle
Gloves, R199, Blue Bay
Cuff, R4 295, Shimansky
Skinnies, R1800, Guess





This season’s party dressing is all about glitz and glam, so get your hands on our new COSMO DECEMBER issue and bling it on this summer!

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Fashion Forward Must-Haves http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/fashion-forward-must-haves COSMO December, we identify the six to-die-for trends that you cannot be without this party season! Add these to your wardrobe to stay effortlessly on-trend from day to night.























Must-have Party Season Items


THE STATEMENT CLUTCH

Small in size but dramatic in style – pair your party look with a show-stopping statement clutch to add that fierce edge.




Clutch, R349, Aldo





STATEMENT SUNGLASSES

Play the frame-game with a pair of must-have summer sunnies. From embellished frames to cat eye silhouettes – there’s a frame to suit every feature.




Sunglasses, R2990, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut






HOLOGRAM

The fashion future is here with this season’s hottest holographic trend. Update your basics with hologram accessories for instant highlights of high-gloss glam.



Necklace, R270, Lovisa




WEDGES

From bold solid, colours, to floral and animal prints, This season’s go-to platform is the perfect way to step into summer.





Wedge, R4900, Oscarina Boutique




METALLIC SHEEN

Shine on into summer with shimmery skinnies


Jeans, R799, levis


 
 BOLD WATCHES

Complete your wrist party this season with a bold and bright watch to add a splash of summer to your look.
 
 
 

Watch, R130, Ackermans
 
 
 
Grab your COSMO December issue for more fabulous, fashion-forward must-haves!


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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Office Style http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/office-style Add a touch of femininity to your summer look

We’re in love with COSMO senior designer Shirley Padi’s floral-print jacket from Zara. What do you think of the print trend? Yay or nay?


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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
The headscarf – Summer’s must-have hair accessory http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-headscarf--summers-must-have-hair-accessory THAT much more! And what’s not to love about something that looks stylish, minus unnecessary fuss?

Whether it’s to the office, beach, or a night out on a sexy summers evening, the headscarf adds a summery chic factor to both your daytime and night-time looks. For the full package, pair your headscarf with dramatic, but clean make-up. Rihanna pulls this look off effortlessly, showing that dramatic liquid liner and a statement, colour lip are all you need for a fresh, yet sultry, summer look.

One scarf, so many ways to wear it:

The beauty of the headscarf is that there are countless ways to wrap it, twist it and style it to create a unique look each time. We found an exciting website with over twenty different ways to make the headscarf work for you this summer. What’s better? Each unique style comes with it’s own video to show you step-by-step how to create the look perfectly each time!

Go on, get wrapping!









 
 
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Summer Shoe Must-Haves http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/summer-shoe-must-haves
















Must-Have Items

Add an embellished edge to the lady-like sling back.



R399, Bronx



The ankle strap heel is oh-so-hot for summer!



R599, Zoom



Add an edge to your trusted trainers with graphic prints.



R119,99, Mr. Price



The classic court is updated to a metallic must-have.



R399, Style 36



Statement summer gladiators take flat to the next level.



R380, Foschini



Two-tone wedges up the impact on this summer staple.



R499, Style 36



The flatform is your go-to item for style and comfort.



R99,99, Mr. Price



Live on the wild side with a touch of animal print.



R749.25, Woolworths



The Espadrille oozes summer heat.



R674.25, Woolworths

 
 
 
 
 
Put your best foot forward this summer!


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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Play peekaboo with cut-outs this season http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/play-peekaboo-with-cut-outs-this-season COSMO has the perfect look for you!!

Cut-outs are definitely a favourite this summer, from daring flesh flashing dresses to subtle laser cut detailed shoes and textured clutches. Simple or sophisticated, we absolutely love how this look can take any outfit to a whole new level of beauty and seduction.

Yes we know cut-outs can be a daunting trend (think Julia Roberts in Pretty Women pre make-over) but when done right this can be a fun and flirty way to show off just the right amount of skin.

The trick is not to over do it. A simple cut-out on a cool summer’s dress or evening cocktail dress will add a touch of subtle sexiness. For those who feel concerned about showing off too much skin but would still like to rock this trend then we suggest you go for a laser cut accessory such as a clutch or heel that will add that extra edge to your look, keeping you on trend and feeling sexy.



Our November issue of COSMO features this playful trend. Go get you’re your hands on a copy for a look at a few of our favourite items to suit your budget!!


Below you'll find a few extra pieces which we love


White cut-out wedge heel R749, Forever New


Maroon cut-out dress R449, Jorge at Zando



White cut-out crossbody bag R399, Foschini



Leather laser-cut cuff R200, Belinda-Lee Ludek at Style 36 



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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
How To Be a Knockout In The Gym http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-be-a-knockout-in-the-gym
This season, fitness staples are designed to get you noticed for all the right reasons. Trainers have become a major fashion statement in the active arena! Now not only is how they feel important, but design and colours take on a whole new role. When it comes to trainers this season – the louder and brighter the better! In the shirt department, while the basic, racer back remains a trusted staple; statement tees and jumpers are trending for the season and definitely add the fun into your fitness ensemble. Loose cover-ups and off-the-shoulder tops are a great choice for comfort and style at the same time. Once again, colour plays a major role in fitness bottoms for the season. From short to long and loose to tight, zesty colours and eye-catching prints are punching up the impact on pants this summer.

Must have items

Below are our favourite fitness finds that are sure to give you a knockout look this summer!
 
Tank top, R229, New Balance at Style 36
Statement jumper, R79,99, Mr. Price
Bra, R499, Nike at Zando
Tights, R499, Puma at Zando
Trainers, R999, Nike at Zando



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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Print Mania http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/print-mania
The great thing about prints is that all COSMO girls, regardless of your body type, can rock a printed number this season! Prints are appearing on all clothing items, from blazers to blouses, pants to skirts and must-have summer dresses. If you not feeling brave enough to add a solid printed clothing piece to your look, accessories are the perfect way to incorporate this trend into your everyday ensemble. Statement prints are finding their way onto key accessories this summer, including scarves, summer bags and printed shoes. From clothing pieces to accessories – we can all own the perfect printed piece this season.

Key print trends to look out for this season include graphic, geometric prints revealing themselves in stripes and bold checks. Ethnic and oriental inspired prints introduce a fusion of east and west, giving clothing a strong global influence. Floral prints are still in full bloom for the summer season, from subtle pastel prints to oversized abstracts, while digital prints give way to interesting landscapes and artistic designs.

How to wear this trend

New to the print game? Keep it simple. Focus on incorporating a key, printed item into your look, while balancing it out with a simple, complimentary basic. Add a classic blouse and summer flats to statement printed trousers for an on-trend look Feeling brave? A clash of prints is oh-so-hot this season! If you willing to play around, remember to pair prints of similar shades and scales for a complimentary combination.


Must have items

Leggings, R89,99, Mr. Price
Wedge, R499, Zoom at Style 36
Blouse, R119,99, Mr. Price
Clutch, R949, Dune at Edgars
Dress, R699, Jorge at Zando
Vest, R89, Fashion Express


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Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
How To Make the Playsuit Work for You This Summer http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/how-to-make-the-playsuit-work-for-you-this-summer
This season we are seeing playsuits popping up in a variety of styles with a fusion of artistic prints and fresh summer shades. Not only is the playsuit your most versatile, put-on-and-go, summer must-have item, but also the good news is that there’s a perfect playsuit to suit all body types! From full-length to knee-scrapers, every COSMO girl can work the playsuit on every occasion.

Styling Tips from day to night:

For an easygoing weekend or beach bar look, pair your playsuit with a pair of summer flats and statement sunnies for an added cool edge. If you looking to glam it up for a night out with the girls or a dinner date with your man, add that extra sparkle with luxe jewelry pieces and a pair of sexy heels to steal the spotlight. Worried about the weather? A fitted, tailored jacket is the perfect cover up to take you from sultry summer days to cool evening chic.

For more styling tips on how to make this hot summer item work fro you, get you hands on our latest November issue of COSMO, where we show you what key items to pair with your perfect playsuit.


Must have items:

Printed playsuit, R99.99, Mr. Price
Blue playsuit, R999, Motel at Zando

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Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
The Accessory Department takes on a hard edge http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-accessory-department-takes-on-a-hard-edge
This month the COSMO fashion team is loving all things metal, shiny and ultra-slick! Accessories trimmed with metal accents are an effortless way to add that glam edge to both your daytime and nighttime ensembles. This season we are seeing metal edges appearing on hot items for the season, such as slick heels, evening clutch bags and statement neckpieces. Metal accents add a modern, polished touch to your look for instant, high-gloss glam!

Get your hands on our latest edition of COSMO, where we pick our favourite, sexy seven, metal trimmed accessories to keep you looking chic everyday of the week!

Must have items
Shoes, R499, Madison Shoes
Clutch bags, R299, Forever New

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Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Lusting over NailCandi http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/lusting-over-nailcandi
These must-have accessories come in both gold and silver. And for those ladies looking to make a standout nail appearance, NailCandi offers these nail rings in eye-catching designs, featuring intricate, bejewelled styles.

Not only do these nail rings make a statement, but they will definitely come in handy to hide a broken nail emergency!

All products are available online and the full catalogue of these trending items can be viewed here.
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Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Ashley Madekwe Rocks The Tartan Trend http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/ashley-madekwe-rocks-the-tartan-trend

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Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Hot Tropics http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/hot-tropics For Spring / Summer, the tropical trend is one of the more fun and playful looks for the season. As we head in to the festive season, I find this trend to be perfect for this time of the year as it suites a woman on any kind of budget, be it as an end of the month purchase, or a well spent luxe buy.

In the Spring / Summer 2014 shows, a revival was brought upon the usual classic floral prints which we found in the much out-dated Hawaiian print, and has been reborn in to garments that will become one of this summer season’s wardrobe staples.

As many find it hard to wear bold patterned pieces, it all comes with the confidence you carry. My advice on how to execute this trend in the simplest way, would be add basic items to your one statement printed piece. Add a solid, which would follow through with one of the colour families in your desired piece. This would look even more amazing, if you choose a bold, bright colour that would just add that extra WOW factor to your look.
For the more sophisticated lady, try pairing a statement shirt with a simple bottom, or a bold necklace and handbag with a fitted blazer and structured dress.

Go get your hands on a November issue of Cosmo, and have a look at our take on this vibrant trend.






Here are two extra shots from our shoot.

Look 1:
Eugena wears:
Turquoise shirt R129.99, Legit
Floral print shorts R439, Zara
White printed scarf R249, Accessorize
Black printed scarf R899, Seafolly
Tassel neckpiece R1750, Joya


Look 2:
Eugena wears:
Camo print jacket R1899, Diesel
Pastel printed blouse R278, Edgars
Printed briefs R800, Akedo
Embellished rings R2950 each, Blink and Co
Statement necklace R2950, Blink and Co
Embellished earrings R349, Accessorize
 
 

 
 
Credits
Photography: Tereza Cervinkova at Infedels
Fashion: Carla Uys
Fashion assistant: Taryn Aziz
Fashion intern: Bronwyn Williams
Model: Eugena Washington at Fusion Model Management
Hair: Renate Willems at Red Hot Ops
Makeup: Alexandra Botha



Hot Tropics - Must have items:
Printed woven wedges R999, Nine West

 
Printed beach bag R449.95, Billabong

 
Feather print bikini top R549, Love Water Love
Feather print bikini bottom R349, Love Water Love both @ Zando

 
White parrot print scarf R249, Accessorize

 
Tropical print dress R849, Sissy Boy

 
Parrot tassel earrings R129, Accessorize


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Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
Fringing Frenzy http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/fringing-frenzy TREND:
Fringing is definitely a hot trend for this season. This Bohemian inspired embellishment is definitely hanging off everything from dresses and skirts, to handbags and neckpieces, creating the perfect playful touch to keep us on trend this season. If you’re worried about not finding a fringe that would fit your style, don’t fret, there’s a piece out there for you. This trend can not only have a Bohemian vibe that could add an edge to your look, but are also found in beautiful Gatsby’s inspired styles, for the more conservative lady.

HOW TO WEAR:
For a casual day look, select a piece which could be regarded as an amped up version of your basic tee. Opt for something with a touch of fringe around the neckline, or on the shoulder to add just enough playfullness. Pair this with a cute pair of distressed denim shorts, a chunky wrist of textured bangles and some flats, and you’re well on your way to sporting this fashion craze.

When heading off to the beach, play up a summery Boho look, by slipping in to a fun and flirty cover-up with fringed detailing on the bottom. Add a textured woven tote to store all of your summer essentials, and finish off by rocking a pair of retro shades, and you’re set for a fabulous day in the sun.
If you’re aim is to get sun-kissed, rock a bright fringed bikini that is sure to show everyone your bold and vibrant personality. This way you’re still looking trendy, even while taking a dip in the sea.

For a glamorous evening out on the town, or even for a date night, slip in to a flirty fringed skirt paired with a sheer blouse and bold statement jewellery. Stack your fingers with metallic rings, and a glitzy chunky neckpiece, and finish your look off by adding pastel polish and you’re sure to be looking on trend and sexy.




WHERE TO BUY:

Here are a few fun fringed fashion pieces that’s available in store now!


Black Tassel Beach Cover-Up R899, Seafolly

Pink Tassel Earrings R230, Utique
 

Black Denim Tassel Shorts R699, Sissy Boy
Fuschia Tassel Halter Bikini R1398, Seafolly

 
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Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:00 +0200
The Best Colour to Wear on a Date According to Science http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-best-colour-to-wear-on-a-date-according-to-science WHAT you wear that’s important, but COLOUR has a whole new role to play in the dating game.According to our sisters at COSMO UK, it has been scientifically proven that red is in fact the best colour to wear on a first date.

We all know that red is the sexy colour of love, but now we have solid evidence that rocking a red number is most likely to make someone fall head over heels for you. Colours to avoid? Try avoiding shades of yellows and browns and rather turn up the heat with red this summer.

How to rock red this summer?

Before selecting your outfit, it’s always a good idea to pick a shade of red that will complement your complexion. Bluer shades of red are perfect for a fairer complexion. If you have darker skin, go for warmer shades of red like spicier, orange-reds. For our more daring ladies, be bold and flaunt a full red look. A pair of killer red heels is the perfect accessory to your sizzling red number. Not quite feeling the full red look? Red accessories are an effortless way glam-up your date night ensemble or you can keep it simple with the ever trusted, red dress. To add that extra pop of colour, rock a red lip.

To help you get ready for your night of romance, we have picked some of our favourite red pieces to suit your style and your budget.

You cannot go wrong with the perfect red dress. Available here.
 
For a more conservative look, go for a pair of tailored trousers. Available here.



 
 
For an edgy, sexy look, add a pair of strappy heels. Available here.
 

An embellished clutch is the perfect accessory. Available here.

A date night look is never complete without a touch of sparkle. Available here.



 
 
Add a watch to ensure that you aren’t fashionably late. Available here.


 
 
Who can resist a red-hot lip? Available here.
 
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:00 +0200
Stripe Show http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/stripe-show
While the go-to classics such as black and white combos and navy and red nautical inspired pieces will serve you well this summer, we are obsessing over striped pieces in bright and bold, summery hues! We are loving this summery, striped blouse from Mr. Price. Available in stores and online for only R69,99. This is a sweet steal that will keep you on trend even on a tight budget.

How to wear this trend?

Don’t limit yourself to straight lines - be daring and experiment with curved lines for interesting shapes and silhouettes. But the fashion decree cannot be denied – vertical stripes flatter your figure and effortlessly elongate your body for a sexy, streamlined silhouette. To show off your curves, opt for a fitted, striped, pencil skirt to turn up the heat this summer and a simple, striped shift dress is an effortless way to keep your look updated and on-trend. For a more classic approach, go for a pair of tailored, striped trousers that can be dressed up or down. But if you are all about making a statement this season, pair your trousers with a matching blazer for a chic, sophisticated look that will really make an impact! If a top-to-toe, all-striped look seems a little daunting, focus the attention on one striped, statement piece that can be paired with solid coloured pieces to complete your look. Accessories are also a clever way to introduce this trend into your everyday look – this season we are seeing stripes appear on a variety of accessories from jewellery and shoes to statement, oversized bags.


This timeless trend is definitely back in a big way! From horizontal to vertical and skinny to thick – get ready to walk the line this summer.

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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:00 +0200
Metallic Glam http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/metallic-glam THE TREND
The metallic trend has a whole new motto for Spring/Summer 2014, as it inspires us to shine in silver, gold as well as other fabulous shades in both day-to-day wear as well as to formal events.This vibrant trend gives us the best excuse to flaunt our showy and luxe ensembles.

Stay fabulous and glamorous this season by sporting this liquid-like metallic trend - perfect for year-end parties (just make sure nobody mistakes you for a Christmas decoration). 

HOW TO WEAR IT

Choose colours that are reminiscent of vintage jewellery that made these shimmering hues seem glamorous and not gaudy.

When going gold, both the lighter shades, as well as the more intense and darker tones pair well with unique patterns and prints. This is bound to make a bold and unforgettable impression.

Opt for a simple design in silvery tones. This is the most versatile shade and can very easily be converted from gorgeous rock ‘n roll, to glam office chic.

Feeling bold? Choose a colourful metallic garment and pair it with simple pieces in different textures. To finish off the look, slip on a pair of patent heels or pumps, and make sure your nails match in a shiny polish. 

WHERE TO BUY

We're lusting after this futuristic bronze metallic dress (R1299, Topshop) that our bestie Chiano Sky wore on Idols, but most shops will have a selection of shiny, happy pieces. 

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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:00 +0200
Electric Fashion http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/electric-fashion
This season we are seeing a revival of neon, with pieces taking on a fresher and more modern role in the wardrobe. The key to this trend? Don't overdo it – too much neon at once will make you stand out for all the wrong reasons. For a highlight of neon, add popping accessories like bags, shoes and jewelry pieces. Or, if you all about making a statement then opt for a full on, in-your-face neon clothing item - but here’s a tip! To tone down the drama, choose a bright piece in a conservative silhouette, like a classic, summer shift dress to balance out the boldness.

Whether you decide to wear a full neon feature in your outfit or an electric accent in your look, this summer’s neon trend will ensure you standout in the crowd! Plus, summer is the best season to rock a fresh and fun look!

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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:00 +0200
Unleash Your Wild Side http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/unleash-your-wild-side-
The beauty of this trend is that all pieces are wearable and can easily be paired with almost any outfit and there is a piece to suit every personality. For those looking to take a more subtle approach to this trend, insect motifs such as beetles and butterflies are the answer, while for those looking to unleash their inner animal, motifs such as panthers, snakes, jaguars and eagles will make the perfect statement. This season we are seeing animal motifs appearing on a variety of accessories, including necklaces, rings, cuffs, earrings and brooches.

The key to this trend is the louder and bigger, the better! If you opt for a fierce statement piece, pair it with smaller complementary pieces that won’t steal the focus, but rather complement it to boost the impact!

Shimansky has definitely given us a luxe take on this hot trend – introducing it’s dazzling wildcat rings, available in stores this season. These are without a doubt at the top of our lust list for must-have accessories!

It goes without saying that the animal kingdom reigns supreme in the accessories department for 2013/2014. So whether you are a butterfly or a wildcat kind of girl, animal accessories add an extra edge to your look so you can be the fierce female that you were destined to be!



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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:00 +0200
Runway To Reader – Behind the Scenes: Stripe Show http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/runway-to-reader--behind-the-scenes-stripe-show





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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:00 +0200
Current Obsession: Printed Summer Flatforms http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/current-obsession-printed-summer-flatforms
Just bear in mind that this is one trend we don’t think our boyfriends will love as much as we do. These shoes are are fun and fearless, but they’re very different from the stilettos he is used to seeing us in.

No summer wardrobe is complete without the must-have summer flatform! Not only are these beauties on-trend for summer, but also they are conveniently comfortable too. And whoever said no to looking and feeling fabulous at the same time? But it gets better! This summer, the flatform is being taken to the next level and we are being spoilt with flatforms available in an array of exciting prints and vibrant hues - from flirty florals to bold animal prints.

When strutting your stuff in your printed flatforms, keep the rest of your outfit as simple as possible and allow your feet to do the talking. Opt for solid colours and basic pieces that won’t clash with your statement-making heels.

We spotted this striking selection of flatforms on our latest visit to Topshop. With summer fashion still in early days, the Cosmo fashion team is already obsessed with this must-have item and we can’t wait to see what flatforms we can get our hands on next!


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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:00 +0200
Parlour Pastels http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/parlour-pastels Look 1:
Najah wears:
White T-shirt R199, OBR at Truworths
Diamanté necklace R349, Forever New
Floral necklace, R330 Lovisa
Floral bomber jacket R450, Truworths
Sequined shorts R300, Traffic at Honey Child



Look 2
Najah wears:
Sequined bodycon dress R699, Sissy Boy
Diamanté cuffs R229 each, Forever New
Metallic heels R400, Sissy Boy



Look 3:
Morgan wears:

Tailored waistcoat R950, Jorge
Diamanté cluster necklace R319, Topshop
Diamanté rope necklace R279, Topshop





credits:
Photography: Damon Fourie at Supernova
Photographer’s assistant: Loucas Polydorou
Fashion: Bev Nates
Fashion assistants: Brodi Deere and Taryn Aziz
Fashion intern: Bo-Kelly Counsel
Model: Morgan at Boss Models and Najah at Max Models
Hair: Mary Gouveia at Supernova
Makeup: Renee de Wit
Shot on location at Petticoat Parlour: 021 434 9484



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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:00 +0200
Parlour Tones- Must have items http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/parlour-tones-must-have-items Where to buy:

Wrap Dress R699, Ronald Sasson
Ebelissed blouse R350, Woolworths with necklace R380, Jangi
Clutch R349, Accessorize
Lace shift dress R325, Woolworths
Track pants R299, Woolworths
Colour block bag R180, Fashion Express
Braclet Stack R99.95, Woolworths
Chandeler Earrings R79.95, Woolworths
Ring stack R39, Fashion Express
Houndstooth Satchel R99.99, Mr Price
Pink skater skirt R89.99, Mr Price
Geometric necklace R59.99, Mr Price

Click below to see a full gallery of these fashion items. 






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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00 +0200
New Age Florals http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/new-age-florals

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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:00 +0200
Print Overload http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/print-overload Leggings

• Leopard print leggings R449/R300, Iron Fist @zando.co.za
• Rose printed leggings R59.99, Mr Price
• Printed floral leggings R59.99, Mr Price
• Abstract printed leggings R39.99, Mr Price


Knits

• Grey and white print knit R449, Von Zipper @zando.co.za
• Turquoise and orange print knit R139.99, Mr Price
• Black and white patterned knit R99.99, Mr Price
• Stone with heart knit R300, Foschini
• Black and white stripe cardigan R290, Inwear @Truworths


To see the full gallery, click on the image below. 




For more fashion how to wear, click here 


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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:00 +0200
Monochrome Mania http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/monochrome-mania
Look 1- From Work to Weekend

Jumpsuit R949, Chica-Loca at zando.co.za
Striped blazer R470, Foschini
Black heel R449, Step Ahead



Or

White dress R899, Sissy Boy
Black jacket with white piping R799, Daniel Hechter at Truworths



Look 2- Sports Scene

“shut up” Sweater R69.99, Mr Price
Printed leggings R399, Jorge at Zando.co.za
Adidas wedge sneakers R899, Stuttafords
Quilted bag R549, Black Cherry at style36.co.za



Look 3- Day at the Market

Black shirt with white collar R1499, Witchery
Striped shorts R699, Sissy Boy
Sunglasses R2290, Miu Miu at Sunglass Hut
Cat print scarf R59, Fashion Express
Cork, black and white wedges R350, Foschini



To see the gallery of indiviual items click on the image below.



For Fashion How To Wear, click here 


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Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:00 +0200
The Statement Jacket http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/the-statement-jacket
Houndstooth cape jacket, R370, Fashion Express
Black and white striped jacket R600, stylemology.com 
Cream military jacket R999, Forever New
Jacket R499 Inwear at Truworths
Metallic biker jacket R330, Mr Price
Pink linen parka R200, Mr Price
Printed bomber jacket R1499, Sissy Boy

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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:00 +0200
Hunting Season http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/hunting-season Beat the winter chill with these country classics. Click on the pic below to see the full gallery.



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Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:00 +0200
Show Your Bow http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/show-your-bow
LOOK #1:
Alice band with bow R129, Topshop
Grey flared skirt with red bow R260, Identity
Mary Jane bow platform R169.99, Mr Price
Striped blue and white cardigan with green bow R199, Identity
Black and white bow ring R35, Foschini




  
LOOK #2:
Polka dot head band R89, Topshop
Grey cardigan R290, Inwear at Truworths
Peplum top with bow print R260, Foschini
Patent belt with bow R99, Foschini
Alice band with bow R129, Topshop
Pump with metal bow R89.99, Mr Price

 

 




 

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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:00 +0200
Born To Be Wild http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/born-to-be-wild
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:00 +0200
Passionate about Prints http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/passionate-about-prints
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Wed, 29 May 2013 12:00 +0200
Gatsby Glam http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/gatsby-glam
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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00 +0200
Earn Your Stripes http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/earn-your-stripes
1. Best streaky finds – think sleek, classic lines when shopping for this must have piece.


• Monochrome stripe peplum top with a skinny red belt R349, Linx at Zando.
• Criss-cross band monochrome stripe dress R360, Foschini.
• Striped blazer R499, Foschini.
• Rouged stripe skirt R749, Errol Arendz at Zando.
• Sling-back stripe heels R1499,95, Stylemology.com





2. Great solid matches and complimentary accessories – In-your-face coloured accessories will give your new buy an extra it edge.

• Horse-printed bow headband R20, Mr Price.
• Gold chandelier necklace R79,99, MR Price.
• Re cut-out court heel R319, Footwork at Zando.
• Neon and black beaded earrings R329, Witchery at Stuttafords.
• Colour blocked patent clutch R349, Charles and Keith.
• Gold and black single stripe court heel R399, Charles and Keith.





Stockists:
Foschini 
Mr Price
Zando
Stuttafords
Stylemology

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Wed, 22 May 2013 12:00 +0200
Hot Mama http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/hot-mama
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Found something you like? Click on any of the below stockists to get your hands on that must-have item ASAP!

American Swiss 
Fashion Express
Mr Price
Shoe City
Woolworths  
Edgars
Queenspark
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Wed, 08 May 2013 12:00 +0200
Blogger Crush http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/blogger-crush Raya Rossi's beautifully accessorised, quirky and ever-changing style. While Raya is not a big celeb style follower, she totally loves Olivia Palermo's wardrobe (as we love hers!). Here are some of Raya's favourite looks.

Look 1: Utility
Army overload with a feminine chain-link twist. Even her nail polish was khaki - love!

Credits
Green jersey: Billabong
Army pants: Mr Price
Backpack: Black Cherry at Zando
Black boots: Carvela at Spitz
Shirt: Zara


Look 2: Black & White
Raya: 'A bit of monochromatic obsession happening in my world right now...'

Credits
Leopard jacket: Zara
Polka top: Country Road at Woolworths
Pants: Edgars
Boots: Zoom at Zando



Look 3: Glimmer
Bold knits and tailored gold trousers are a great way of pulling off a stylish, yet laidback look.

Raya: 'Fell in love immediately with these super-hot shoes from Rage. To die for right?'

Credits
Jersey: Sissy Boy
Shoes: Rage


Stay close for our next Blogger crush expose.

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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00 +0200
Utility Wear http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/utility-wear

LOOK #1:
Camo shirt R129.99, Mr Price.
Skirt R89.99, Mr Price.
Earrings R29.99, Mr Price.
Ring R699, American Swiss.
Watch R1 999, Fossil (Also available at American Swiss)
Boots R345, Rage.


LOOK #2:
Sequin top R599, Sissy Boy.
Pale pink biker R439, Rage.
Camo skinny pants R129.99, Mr Price.
Necklace R2 299, American Swiss.
Bag R1 899, Guess.
Heels R169.99, Mr Price.


LOOK #3:
White dress R119.99, Mr Price.
Coat R249.99, Mr Price.
Spectacles R19.99, Mr Price.
Earrings R149, Accessorize.
Ring R49, Foschini.
Heels R999, Guess.
Clutch R349, Mat & May.


Found something you like? Click on any of the below stockists to get your hands on that must-have item ASAP!

Accessorize
American Swiss
Foschini
Fossil
Mr Price
Guess
Sissy Boy 
Forever New
Luella
Rage
Mat & May

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:00 +0200
Ain't Nothing But a Houndstooth http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/aint-nothing-but-a-houndstooth
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Found something you like? Click on any of the below stockists to get your hands on that must-have item ASAP!

Mr Price
Foschini
Rage
Shoe City

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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:00 +0200
Boldly Go... http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/boldly-go
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Found something you like? Click on any of the below stockists to get your hands on that must-have item ASAP!

Mr Price
Fashion Express
American Swiss
Foschini
Guess
Luxco
Rage
Sissy Boy 
Zando



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Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:00 +0200
All Day, All Night http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/all-day-all-night
LOOK #1: DAY
Green shirt R59.99, Mr Price.
Pencil skirt R250, Foschini.
Black waterfall jacket R1 100, Guess.
Ring R29.99, Mr Price.
Earrings R699, Sterns.
Shoes R269, Rage.
Bag R599, Accessorize.
LOOK #1: NIGHT
Green shirt R59.99, Mr Price.
Shorts R599, Sissy Boy.
Necklace R69.99, Mr Price.
Ankle boots R179.99, Mr Price.
Clutch R399, Forever New.
 
 
LOOK #2: DAY
Dress R1 200, Guess.
Checked shirt R699, Guess.
Hair clip R39.99, Mr Price.
Pumps R599, Forever New.
Bag R1 999, Guess.


LOOK #2: NIGHT
Dress R1 200, Guess.
Head band R19.99, Mr Price.
Earrings R89, Foschini.
Heels R849, Luella.
Clutch R399, Luella.
 

Found something you like? Click on any of the below stockists to get your hands on that must-have item ASAP!

Foschini
Mr Price
Guess
Sissy Boy 
Forever New
Luella
Rage
Shoe City
Sterns

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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:00 +0200
Ear Candy http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/ear-candy
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Found something you like? Click on any of the below stockists to get your hands on that must-have item ASAP!

Accessorize
Mr Price
Sterns
Shimansky
Fashion Express
Donna Claire

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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:00 +0200
Sheer Elegance http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/sheer-elegance
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Found something you like? Click on any of the below stockists to get your hands on that must-have item ASAP!

Mr Price
Guess
Sissy Boy 
Picot & Moss
Forever New

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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:00 +0200
Live Dangerously http://www.cosmopolitan.co.za//Fashion/HowtoWear/live-dangerously
Sporty Luxe Vs Animal Print
Get sporty-funky in animal print by keeping your colours neutral and sticking to simple lines. Each element of your outfit will be a statement on its own, from wedges to sneakers to the animal-print biker jacket.

1. Jacket R395, Foschini.
2. Track pants R240, Foschini.
3. Wedge sneakers R399, Foschini.
4. Watch R1 699, Fossil (Also available at American Swiss).
5. Ring R19.99, Mr Price.
6. Bag R1 699, Guess.


Monochrome Stripes Vs Winter Floral
Winter floral is a bold, but sophisticated trend, and you can't go wrong by teaming it with a subtle monochrome.

1. Shirt R79.99, Mr Price.
2. Blazer R470, Foschini.
3. Pencil skirt R199.95, Edgars.
4. Heels R200, Fashion Express.
5. Bag R699, Accessorize.
6. Earrings R29.99, Mr Price.
 



Fringing Vs Abstract Prints
Prints turn any look from drab to fab, so create your own rock-chick style by teaming print with a sexy fringe skirt.

1. Shirt R699, Guess.
2. Jacket R249.99, Mr Price.
3. Skirt R1 800, Guess.
4. Boots R899, Luella.
5. Bag R499, Aldo.
6. Ring R29.99, Mr Price.
7. Earrings R29.99, Mr Price.