By Chantelle Dasrath
I am totally anti the word cold. I hate cold people , I hate cold water , and the cold weather … definitely not My Cuppa Tea 🚫 (Not forgetting cold tea & food ).
Winter is not my favourite month , the one thing that picks up my spirit is the Winter fashion.
Gorgeous Faux fur jackets and Thigh high suede boots are so my thing. Everyone has different styles and likes different things but honey! … if you don’t own one killer boot to steal the show this season , you better get your gorgeous hands on one!
I often shop for stuff before every season and checking online at what other countries offer as we are in different seasons at different times, so their fashion eventually reaches SA.
Celebrities use fashion designers so they are always clued up with the latest fashion fixes. 👌
My personal favourite celebrity fashion icons are Victoria Beckham – I love her edginess , The Kardashian Klan – well you can’t miss them and their khaos 😜 , Bonang Matheba 👑 , Khanyi Mbau & off-course Somizi ⭐️.
I have a rule that fashion is not supposed to be comfortable all the time, so you gotta slayyyy it! 💣
In fact after utilising the services of two local fashion designers , I was “fashucated” (educated) , that showing some skin is not a bad thing and well, couture sometimes doesn’t allow you to wear any underwear haha so I am finally initiated in that Fashion world.
Although I make sure my under garments are always comfortable that’s if I’m actually wearing any!
I often get away with nipple covers , actually I am addicted to them , it’s like you are wearing nothing and well no nipples are on show.
I don’t care what size you are wearing , fashion is for everyone. Whether you are a size zero or 40 , if you want to feel good, you gotta look good.
Boot season is my all time favourite time. I love killer boots that are different. Animal prints , sizzling silver patented ones , a boot that makes your fans stalk you are the ones that you gotta have.
Jackets /Coats / Jerseys: My stores for these gorgeous piece of fabrics are Topshop , Zara & H & M. They have items that scream FIRE and yeah you will pull a whip when wearing them. This season I am going for metallic silvers and golds , some baby pinks & olive greens.
I am also in love with these soft faux fur jerseys / throws that you can pair with a dress or jean,they feel good and look good as well. This is also a good choice if you are a mama like me coz’ my 18 month old loves hows it feels against his face when he falls asleep on me.
A smart move that I always make is to wear a comfortable bodysuit with a pair of jeans, a stunner belt , throw in a fab boot with a jacket, some neutral tones of makeup with the lippie being bright off course and your outfit will be 100’s.
My gay friends are my flippen heroes 😎 when it comes to fashion, they know best and are not afraid to say , “Babe … Your outfit is hideous ” haha. Get yourself a gay friend ladies and you will thank me! 💗
My Denim street style jackets are my go to everyday casual looks , they make an outfit go from 0 to 100 in a second. Whether I’m running an errand in nike tights ,vest and takkies or going for a wash & blow to Franco , these jackets are life.
If you know me , you will know I am a sneaker addict , I have countless pairs of these lace soles that actually keep me sane in the week.
I make sure they are styler ones off course 😉 and believe me I tried on a sneaker not so long ago from Zara – Sandton City , it was peachy gold, with some bling, wow – so blady comfortable. Comfort and style in one shoe – what a bonus! 💯
If you want to feel good about yourself , you gotta put on a killer outfit, the compliments change your mood and if your mood is good, you can have a productive day. It is a domino effect.
Try it , wear a stunner outfit and go out , you will get a compliment , end up giving out compliments too , making others feel good.
Feeling good in Winter is what I strive for as it is my most disliked season. I turn that drab Winter vibes to fun and fab ones!
Well I guess it is My Cuppa Tea with ChanyD giveaway time! Stand a chance to get your hands on a "Winter Winner" from my closet (brand spanking new off course! ) … like and share this post , get 5 friends to follow my blog & social media, email me your shoe size & tell me how this article helped you beat that Winter drabness.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Yours in Fashion …