Hot fashion item of the moment, this stunning IRO Agnette jacket is flying out of stores worldwide. Fashion fundis are seeking far and wide to get their hands on one, so if you’ve been lingering over your winter wardrobe decisions now is not the time to hesitate.
South Africa’s top online designer fashion store ShopLabel still has stock in red, cream and black, so get there before the secret leaks out and these coveted IRO jackets all wing their ways overseas!
So the beach weather isn’t quite over yet, but an autumnal nip in early mornings in the Cape has us looking towards our winter wardrobes in anticipation.
The winter staples are just arriving in designer fashion stores all over SA and here are a few essentials to look out for:
Soft and luxurious a beautifully crafted cashmere scarf will see you through chilly winter mornings and evenings in style.
Tailored blazer or chic and edgy with a distressed feel, the jacket is an essential piece this winter. IRO have some great options in red, black or white. Make sure you have a leather jacket ready to wear for a casual and edgy look too.
A silk shirt can uplevel your whole winter wardrobe in one move. Dress up some skinny jeans for a more formal day look or pair one with skirt and boots for work wear. Plain neutral colours in white, grey or taupe are versatile but you can also have fun with the statement making prints available this season – think leopard print or star spangles.
Keep warm with an elegant textured knit – perhaps a slim fit cardigan.
Skinny jeans are still de rigueur and come in an even wider choice of prints, colours and finishes. Check out JBrand’s latest range for some useful winter staples, or Current/Elliott for some fancy leopard prints in pastel.
Grab these and other upcoming trends in designer fashion from ShopLabel –some of them are still only available on pre-order, but you can make sure of the best pieces now, so your winter wardrobe is ahead of the game.
We’re all running out of time to pick out the perfect outfit for Christmas, but it’s not too late to grab some covetable designer fashion online for New Year or the latest in beachwear for your summer holiday.
If you’re quick off the mark you can even meet ShopLabel’s 2pm deadline today to have that perfect outfit delivered in time for Christmas.
So what should you be looking at to be right on trend this Christmas season?
Summery Christmas Days demand a more casual style than winter ones – if you’re leaping into the pool to cool off before lunch you want an easy look that doesn’t take too long to throw together: skinny jeans or denim shorts and a super cool statement top are enough to look stunning throughout the day, or dress up for the evening in wax-coated black jeans and drop-dead gorgeous heels.
Don’t forget the very current trend of leopard and snake print jeans – a total must-have for your Christmas list.
If your Christmas will be spent on the beach then a stunning designer two piece is essential – check out Heidi Klein’s white bow bikini for starters. Then add one of her stunning floaty maxi dresses for a bit of beach or poolside glamour.
Cover up in Cape Town’s fickle weather with a boxy jacket, perhaps the IRO grey jacket wiht shoulder chains for intriguing detail.
Summer may be casual most of the time even at Christmas but a Little Black Dress is an essential part of your wardrobe for parties, so if yours is looking a bit dated check out the little black numbers from Acne.
Paris fashion is synonymous with haute couture, resonating with world-famous, big names from Dior to Givenchy. But there is also an up and coming bunch of young, accessible Paris designers, bringing streetwise fashion to the hip crowd. IRO is one of our best.
Design duo, brothers Arik and Laurent Bitton, started their careers as rock musicians in New York. Returning to their native France in 2004, they brought with them an appreciation of New York street fashion. They have managed to combine street style with Parisian chic in a way that has caught the attention of many celebrities, finally winning the ultimate seal of approval of an order directly from Kate Moss for their Kilav t-shirt.
Slouchy T shirts in luxurious materials, sexy jackets and gorgeous knits are the hallmark of the brand, and are being snapped up for their effortless casual chic. What’s not to love about Paris fashion with an affordable price tag!
If you can’t make to to Paris to browse an IRO store, look for an exciting selection of IRO designer fashion on ShopLabel, the online designer label store based in South Africa.