#MondayMotivation: Dress like it's not for the Insta likes


As much as we love trends, we often tend to see too many copies of the same outfit. It's like a recipe. It's on social, and IRL sitting next to you on the Gautrain - the same 'It' look worn to death by different people.

This type of frock. These sneakers. This pair of tiny sunglasses.

All musts!

But it's time to experiment with this recipe. This week we're looking to trendsetters who just love fashion, and almost never follow any formula as they're driven by odd pairings, whimsy, colour, prints and texture. It's all about being playful, and not just about getting Insta likes or becoming Insta-famous. 

Dressing for yourself, be it bold, bright and badass or classic and punchy, it has to feel like you. And the best version of you.

That is what clothes and makeup should do - they should elevate or balance your mood.

Lip pop

Love classic looks like this polka dot bonanza? Just add popping red lips and dominate every day, your way. 

Polka dot dress

READ MORE: This is exactly how (over the top) we want to dress for the rest of the year 

Be fire

Only going for lunch in your neighbourhood? Don't be afraid to be overdressed. Why not wear a massive pussy bow shirt or shoes that say 'I have arrived'? OTT? More like OOTD.

Wear OTT shows to make a statement
Street style

READ MORE: #WednesdayWishlist: Eight fabulous handbags and purses we're lusting over this month-end 

Looking 'pretty' is not always the point

This might be an extreme example...

Street style

But if you feel good wearing a giant brown-beige cushiony fabric wrapped around your body, or an oversized branded shirt, usually reserved for evenings spent lounging on the couch, then so be it. 

Stay golden

Metallics, bling and sequins have always been more associated with eveningwear, but adding shiny, satin gold, rose gold and silver to your everyday street style will up all luxe vibes. 

Street style metallic bag

READ MORE: PICS: The coolest street style outfits from London Fashion Week we can actually see ourselves pulling off - within budget 

Wear the things you love

If you ever think it's strange that you're wearing the same thing again and again, don't. Dress for you, and who cares if you want to wear all your favourite things at once - maybe you wanted to look like a decorated Christmas tree in October! Wear it wild, proud and with no regrets.

Multi-coloured coat
All black ensemble with leopard print boots
Street style
Leopard print coat

READ MORE: #WednesdayWishlist: How to master the tricky game of neon 


Tortoise frame with tobacco fading lens

Wilma sunglasses R2 900

Floral dress

Floral dress R139.99 

Orange hoop earrings

Drop flower hoop earrings R39.99 


Mules R 379 

READ MORE: This underwear designer cast only transgender models at his NYFW show

Pearl earrings

Pearl leda earrings R700

Animal midi dress

Animal midi dress R1 299 

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