Today I just wanted to share a special LookBook with you. This Look Book was put together using pieces from Tiwi’s Closet, which is as you know a curated fashion brand owned by me and one of the original inspirations for this blog. I am the stylist and buyer for Tiwi’s Closet and I will be taking your through different looks and styling techniques. First I want to start by saying that most of these pieces will be available at the SHOP N SIP, on Saturday the 6th of May 2017, at BaHle Gallery on 112 Dzeliwe Street, Mbabane, Swaziland ( Near the Corporate Solanis). Between 12pm and 4pm. Don’t miss it if you are in Swaziland. We will be collaborating with Khosi of the Ambience Spa, Honey Child Style, Mankoni Concepts and Samac’s Art.
The MTN Bushfire festival is one of the biggest festivals in the world and takes place right here in Swaziland. Like any festival it is the chance to dress up. Festivals are the perfect occasion to get creative with your personal style. The Tiwi’s Closet Look Book will hopefully give you some style stimulating examples.
Things you will have to take into consideration of course are the duration of the festival (for you) and the weather. We understand that Bushfire can take you through all four seasons and through the Tiwi’s Closet Bushfire lookbook we will try to show you how to be stylish and Bushfire apt.
90s Cool Kid
I love 90s fashion. The 90s remind me or the 70s because there were just so many trends. To reinvent the 90s for bushfire I paired a silk maxi skirt with a white crop top. Another 90s retake is the floral dress set in black. I layered it with a blue polo neck and an oversized denim jacket. I alsowehnt for an androgynous look with paper boy shorts, a white shirt, bomber jacket and fedora.
The Vintage Shirt
This is the simplest way to do different. the vintage shirt on it’s own makes a notable statement. I like it because you can style it with just about anything. Jeans, short, dresses, on it’s owns. The possibilities are endless.
The Glamorous Festival Goer
Faux fur is the quickest way to make any outfit glamourous. That and red lipstick.
The Bohemian Look
This look is synonymous with festivals. You can’t do a festival lookbook without including bohemian. Bohemian can be associate with being a free spirit and the hippy movement. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about bohemian style is “ flowers in her hair” vibes and flowy kimonos. And yes we have a couple of those in this look book. Other thing linked with this trend are ethnic prints, paisley print. Here is the Tiwi’s Closet take on the bohemian look:
A coat is a Bush Fire essential but this doesn’t mean you have to bundle yourself up in something that detracts from your outfit. Tiwi’s Closet has a number of attention grabbing coats on offer:
- The Mac
- Faux Fur
- Bomber Jackets
- Vintage Blazers
- Denim Jackets
Smart Layering can take you from day to night. That is why I have put it down as a bushfire essential. Bushfire is one of those festivals that can take you through the seasons. The day times can be hot and night times freezing.
Nothing completes your festival look like your accessories. My styling used accessories such as the hair garland, which are festival appropriate. Also back packs which are one of the best bags for festivals. The jewelry I picked for each out for each outfit depended on the outfit, I tried to go for statement pieces. Fur stoles for warmth and style.
Photography Credits: Sifiso Masilela
I hope you enjoyed the lookbook and that if you are in Swaziland you will come to the ShopNSip and shop all these looks.
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Have a good weekend
Love and Light