Okay, so not everyone is cut out for a head wrap. It’s no big deal. You can just leave it. It always does add a bit of drama though, so for the brave, go for it when you’re keen to make a solid statement. The idea with being sundowner chic is looking either casual in a smart way or looking dressed up in a casual way – I think I just said the same thing in two different ways. Oh well. So, find yourself some statement item that you can pair with a staple type garment for a really upmarket leisure look. I like going for local designer pieces, because they are usually designed to stand out. I pair them with either denims or in this case, a pair of vintage tuxedo pants. What you get is a completely dressed up look that works for day and night. I then add a solid casual element by wearing a pair of low-cut sneakers – this then tones the look down to something a bit more casual and less fancy-pants. With this kind of look, I recommend you choose one section to host the drama, either upper body or lower body – never both.
Get this look!
Headwrap – Tart Clothing / Waterfall top – Stiaan Louw / Pants – 2nd Hand Tuxedo from Thrift Store / Shoe (slightly pictured) – Levi’s Monochrome Low-Cut Pitch.
Photograph courtesy of (and Copyright to) Lesley Mphanga. Gallery is WorldArt, 54 Church Street, Cape Town. Artist featured is Catherine Ocholla and the works are titled “Sundowners”.
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