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How to wear sunset tones of yellow and orange from head to toe

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We take a deep dive into the newest colours of the season – sunset shades of fiery orange, mustard yellow and Kalahari reds.
Move over Millennial Pink, there’s a new set of shades in town. Kalahari reds, fiery oranges, mustard yellows and burnt cinnamon are front and centre this season, as seen on some of our favourite celebrities – including Priyanka Chopra, who was seen out and about in the Big Apple wearing a layered look of yellows. Here are the best ways to incorporate this palette into your spring wardrobe.
Written by: Emma Follett-Botha

MIX SOLIDS WITH PRINT

For a colourful take on the coveted and classic plain white tee, try layering a crochet crop top over it and teaming it with a pleated checked skirt in complementary shades. Finish the look with a rust-coloured belted bag and a pair of red-hot strappy heels worn with white socks.

Free 2BU boxy T-shirt 129.95; Free 2BU crochet vest top 229.95; Free 2BU checked pleated skirt 279.95; Accessorize beaded tassel earrings 299; Accessorize layered necklace 199; stacking rings (set of 4) (worn throughout) 79.95; Accessorize crossbody bag 499; belt stylist’s own

USE HEAD-TO-TOE COLOUR

One of the ways to make your mark with this trend is to embrace a feminine silhouette. An off-the-shoulder dress with '70s-style broderie anglaise or eyelet detail softens the boldness of the colour. Keep it flowy or cinch in the waist by adding an obi-style belt, and throw on a pair of strappy pointed-toe heels in a matching colour.

Kelso cold-shoulder dress 299.95; Accessorize beaded earrings 199; Accessorize earrings (set of 3) 149; Accessorize bangles (set of 6) 299; Aldo chain-strap bag 799; Free 2BU transparent-detail heels 349.95; Vogue sunglasses 1590

INCORPORATE PRINTS

A cute romper in a vintage scarf print is one of the best ways to subtly wear this marigold colour if you’re not brave enough to wear it head to toe. You can always add on a relaxed white linen shirt, unbuttoned, which will downplay the brightness of the yellow.

Free 2BU chain-print jumpsuit 249.95; Forever New linen shirt 799; chunky necklace 129.95; chunky chain 79.95; Accessorize earrings (set of 3) 149; Footwork patent sandal heels 549.95

MIX TWO UNEXPECTED COLOURS TOGETHER

Who would have thought that layering a crop over a shirt was even allowed by the fashion gods? Create a masculine/feminine contrast by throwing a crochet V-neck crop top over a short-sleeved shirt in a classic print such as paisley. Button the shirt right up to the top to keep the look fresh and modern. If you’re feeling really daring, pair the ensemble with a pair of wide-legged or palazzo-style pants, leather belted bag, strappy heels and a cute and casual bucket hat.

Free 2BU printed shirt 299.95; Free 2BU crochet vest top 249.95; Jo Borkett wide-leg pants 899; Free 2BU belt bag 299.95; Accessorize earrings 149; Kelso bangle 79.95; Steve Madden strappy sandal heels 1299; hat stylist’s own

WEAR MATCHING SETS

If stripes are more your scene, slip on a twinset – this matching crop top and skirt combo is showing no signs of disappearing any time soon. The vertical stripes will elongate the body, and the subtle strip of skin will draw attention to the smallest part of the waist.

Free 2BU striped top 199.95; Free 2BU striped skirt 279.95; Accessorize beaded tassel earrings 299; Free 2BU cuff bangle (set of 4) 99.95; Free 2BU body chain 99.95;

complete the look

Use yellow eye shadow
For a head-turning look perfect for a special occasion or night on the town, pack on a bright yellow eye shadow, concentrating on the base of the lid and creating a rounded shape up to the crease. Keep your eyes bare to really make the electric yellow pop.

MAC eye shadow in nice energy 265 (as seen on model); Kelso floral cold shoulder dress 499.95; Accessorize circle earrings 249; Free 2BU bangles (set of 4) 99.95; stacking rings (set of 4) 79.95

Try the orange lip
Ruby reds and blue tones are taking a backseat to make way for full-on tangerine queen colours. The coral lip is especially suited to darker skin tones, and with a dusting of gold eyeshadow, you’ll be good to go.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte in Blood Orange 550 (as seen on model) SHOP NOW; Free 2BU maxi dress 349.95; Accessorize beaded tassel earrings 299


Fashion editor: Brittany Penebre. Junior fashion editor: Rushana Burton. Photographer: Paulo Toureiro/Hero. Hair & make-up: Shahnaz Cola Wrensh/SNCM. Model: Tanya/Ice.

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THE ULTIMATE BRA GUIDE

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Bras have the ability to make or break your outfit. We bring you the seven bra styles every woman should own for maximum comfort and support.
To go from work to gym to play with ease, you need a variety of bras that provide a comfortable and flattering fit to suit the occasion. With some statistics saying that eight out of 10 women aren’t wearing the correct bra size, it’s essential that you get measured by a professional and find out which bra is not only good for the size of your bust, but the shape too. We’ve rounded up seven must-have bras to invest in, based on your support requirements.
Written by: Emma Follett-Botha

EVERYDAY BRA

Ideal for: Bigger busts
The soft-cup underwire bra is ideal for bigger-busted women who want to prioritise support. A bigger bust usually means moulding, padding and other push-up features are likely not required.
Playtex 2-pack padded underwire bra (available in nude & black) 419.95; Playtex 2-pack non-padded underwire bra (available in nude & black) 419.95




CLASSIC NON-UNDERWIRE BRA

Ideal for: Smaller busts
The everyday non-underwire bra is usually made of a soft, supple, seam-free nylon material. These are ideal for women who don’t require a lot of support, and for the days when you can’t stand the thought of caging your bust.
Shelley 2-pack non-wired classic bra (available in white & black) 299.95
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T-SHIRT BRA

Ideal for: All busts
T-shirt bras are usually made from a smooth, nylon fabric. Their moulded cups allow for a smoother, rounded silhouette underneath clingy cotton vests, camis and T-shirts. The T-shirt bra is also cut lower than that of the everyday bra, which allows you to wear them with lower-cut tops. Although the T-shirt bra contains underwire, it’s still the one you’re most likely to reach for most days of the week due to its pure versatility.
Shelley 2-pack underwire T-shirt bras (available in white & black) 189.95 SHOP NOW; Free 2BU 2-pack padded non-wire T-shirt bras (available in nude & black) 179.95




MATERNITY BRA

Ideal for: Pregnant women
Comfort is key here. Make sure you opt for a bra that has wide straps, wide side bands and a wide under-bust band, with a deep centre at the front. Firm elastic straps eliminate bounce and provide extra support. Look for a maternity bra with a minimum of four hooks, as this will allow your bra to grow with you. As pregnancy causes your body temperature to rise, a natural material like cotton is ideal as it will reduce irritation and allow your skin to breathe.
Playtex 2-pack maternity feeding bras (available in nude & black) 399.95; Shelley 2-pack padded maternity feeding bras (available in nude & black) 279.95




FULL-CUP BRA

Ideal for: Bigger busts
Bigger busts need bras that offer support and stability, and the shapes that best lend themselves to these features are bras with underwire and a sturdy under-bust band, such as full-cup bras. This style balances out the bust and gives it a rounded shape with fantastic lift.
Playtex underwire minimiser bra 389.95 SHOP NOW; Playtex cross your heart 2-pack lace bra (available in nude & black) 409.95 SHOP NOW; Playtex lace underwire bra 379.95




SPORTS BRA

Ideal for: Any bust
The kind of sports bra required depends on the intensity of the workout you plan to do. Far less support is needed for a session of vinyasa yoga versus a fast-paced treadmill or trail-running session. Underwire sports bras are ideal for women who need the support of a normal bra with the comfort suited to exercise. Most sports bras have removable padding, allowing you to keep the padding or remove it depending on your support requirements.
Shelley seamless sports bra 169.95



MULTIWAY BRA

Ideal for: Any bust
A multiway bra is a great bra to have in your arsenal as it can accommodate almost any item of clothing, and reduces the need to have many bras for different outfits. Detachable and changeable straps enable you to go from strapless, racerback or halterneck styles with just a few tweaks.
Kangol 2-pack multi-way padded bras (available in nude & black) 199.95




DEEP-PLUNGE BRA

Ideal for: Bigger busts
The deep-plunge is ideal for dresses that are particularly low-cut in the front. You could opt for a multiway with silicone gripping around the band, which will enable you to wear the bra strapless without it slipping, or go for a deep-plunge bra with some lace detail attached to the plunge to vamp up eveningwear.
Shelley 2-pack multi-way deep plunge bras (available in white & black) 199.95




PUSH-UP BRA

Ideal for: Smaller busts
The push-up bra is best suited to busts that are on the small side as the built-in padding enhances the cleavage, making it perfect for days when you want to wear more revealing blouses or dresses. This style is particularly great for women with asymmetrical busts, as it can even out breast shape and size.

Kangol 2-pack push-up bras (available in white & black) 259.95


Fashion Editor: Brittany Penebre. Junior Fashion Editor: Rushana Burton. Photographer: AndrĂ© Wepener/Pixel Lounge. 




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4 ACCESSORIES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LOOK

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Accessories have the power to transform any look. Take a look at why your accessories shouldn’t be a mere afterthought.
Accessories are often an afterthought, yet they’re one of the easiest ways to take your look from drab to fab in seconds. These celebs prove just how powerful accessories can be.
Written by Candice Bresler

1. The beret

A hat makes enough of a statement as is, so look for tones that you can wear with a number of outfits this season and allow the shape to speak for itself. From beret to bowler, cowboy to chupalla, we’re totally committed to making the Little Black Hat (LBH?) a thing this winter. Who’s with us?

Beret 199.95 SHOP NOW; Free 2BU blazer 449.95; Free 2BU neon slogan T-shirt 99.95; Free 2BU cycle shorts 179.95; marble earrings (set of 3) 79.95; Steve Madden sporty strappy heels 1399

2. The belt bag

It’s the ’90s bum bag made cool. Yes, it’s the perfect size for stashing your sunglasses and phone, but can we take a moment for the waist-cinching capabilities of this season’s humble belt bag? Turn a simple little shift dress into a figure-hugging showstopper with what is arguably the most practical gem winter’s offering us this year. Just sling it across your chest for off-duty-model cool.

Free 2BU neon printed dress 199.95; Free 2BU quilted belt bag 299.95; circle earrings 99.95; Free 2BU dad sneakers 349.95

3. All the jewellery

Calling all magpies! It’s official: more is more this season. Layer, hang, shine and sparkle your way to a winter that glitters and gleams. We’re not above practicality here, and getting a necklace caught in your knitted turtle neck isn’t a look. So, leave the pile of chains for the days you aren’t wearing your Lenny Kravitz-style scarf, and opt for bracelets or statement studs instead.

Free 2BU denim jacket 499.95 SHOP NOW; Free 2BU sports bra 79.95; Free 2BU side-stripe leggings 179.95; Free 2BU layered necklace with earrings set 99.95; thick swirl-hoop earrings 59.95; Free 2BU dad sneakers 349.95

4. Co-ordinated belt and bag

We’re not hating on being matchy-matchy here. Bring the look from 1950s Vogue and Chanel, and add a modern twist with a touch of silver or snakeskin to prevent your outfit from looking as though it was stolen from your granny’s closet. This is also not the time to pull out your power suit or pencil skirt – contrast your A+ taste in accessories with a more laid-back look – distressed denim and a simple tee is what we’re after here.

Free 2BU neon long sleeved top 159.95; Free 2BU painted denim jeans and belt 320; marble earrings (set of 3) R79.95; Free 2BU quilted mini shoulder bag 399.95; Free 2BU pointed-toe heels 299.95 SHOP NOW

Fashion editor: Brittany Penebre. Junior fashion editor: Rushana Burton. Photography: André/Pixel Lounge. Getty Images


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