July is here, and you know what that means! The Durban July comes into full force on the 7th, with fashionistas and horseracing’s finest coming together for one auspicious and celebrated annual occasion, justly known as ‘The greatest horse racing event in Africa.’ This year’s theme is ‘Time’ and we can’t wait to glam up this year for what will be a truly unforgettable and timeless day at the races. Haven’t decided what to wear or how to accessorize? No problem, we’ve put together our tips on fashion accessories and statement pieces which you simply cannot go without to this year’s July!
A simple but statement piece on the wrist can make any garment look really chic without being too glitzy or over the top. The Lipault Plume Elegance bracelet is the perfect pop of colour while the silver hardware keeps this piece statement but understated. The beautiful leather strands are available in shades that vary from Ruby to Mustard, Navy and the timeless, black. If you are wearing black or white, adding the mustard, navy or ruby would be a great pop of colour, while a bold print may need something slightly more subdued, like the Cognac or Black leather. Pair the black leather bracelet with black tailored pants, a simple strappy cami and structured blazer for the ultimate sophistication.
CLASSIC LEATHER CLUTCH
A simple leather clutch bag is a necessity for every glamorous occasion, having a small bag that can fit under the arm or in your hand looks much more sophisticated than having something big and bulky over your shoulder, it also allows your outfit and jewelry to take center stage. The Lipault plume elegance clutch bag in Navy is simple and sophisticated. This is a piece that can be used now and for years to come without ever looking outdated. Navy is neutral enough to be worn with black and white and a number of other colours! Pair this Navy clutch bag with a form fitting white dress and strappy platform sandals for a simple but classic look.
The Sophisticated cross body bag
If you like the idea of a clutch bag or smaller bag but are not up to carrying it and would prefer it to be worn over your shoulder then the Plume Elegance Multi Pouch bag is the perfect accessory. This has three pouches and a thin shoulder strap, ideal for carrying more than your clutch bag would. This is still small enough to be the perfect occasional bag. The Cognac is the most beautiful, versatile shade of brown with gold logo and embellishments. Pair this Cognac piece with a pair of high waisted culotte trousers, fitted long sleeved top, belt and strappy heels for a feminine but trend inspired outfit.
Mustard is the MUST colour this winter!
If you are looking for something to help you really make a statement while still looking elegant and on trend, the Plume Elegance Mini Handle bag is a winner! We are obsessed with ruby red this season and paired with a beautiful little black dress and some heels, this handbag would make the right statement. This bag has just the right amount of pockets and a shoulder strap so you can wear this cross body or remove the long strap and hold this using the mini handle. Apart from the Durban July, this handbag is the perfect winter addition to your wardrobe.
With time running out, be sure to have your race day outfits ready to make a lasting statement, and remember style is timeless, enduring and it transcends generations… make certain yours is on point.