An outfit for a lazy Sunday afternoon

This past Sunday was one of those magical Cape Town afternoons with true blue skies, a warm sun that tempts you to hitch up your skirt a little and shift your legs into that patch of light, and a cool breeze that moves across the nape of your neck to cool you down.

It was the kind of day where Capetonians migrated to Sea Point, Camps Bay, Clifton and the Waterfront, as though we are all magnetically drawn to the glimmering blue ocean, breaking the sun’s rays into thousands of diamonds.


As we get ready for some serious heat I have seen a shift to comfortable, casual and light fashion items. Boho is sticking around and is probably a bigger trend than ever. I for one am thrilled!

One of my must-have items for the season is the off-shoulder bohemian shirt, with a loose cut and finished with frill, lace and floral details. You’ll see them all over the shops and I think you should have at least one, or maybe one in every colour.

I fell for this one from Utopia because of the moody blooms, the loose, flowing fit and large frill detail on the cuffs and base of the shirt. Personally I love wearing it with denim, but I can also see it with white lace shorts, or a pale pink pencil skirt if you’re keen to dress it up. This style of shirt also works brilliantly with skinny jeans and some leather block heels.

The demin short is another staple worth investing in for summer. Pair it with a loose top like I did here, a tank or a T-shirt. Really, what is a summer beach holiday without it? I prefer a lighter shade and some distressed details that give the denim a lived-in look.

This season I am definitely aiming for a wardrobe that is easy-to-wear and comfortable. Who wants to bother with complicated outfits when the beach is calling?






Floral printed Boho top R299, Utopia at

Frayed denim shorts R350, Woolworths

Anything to ask or add? Pop it in the comments below, I would love to hear from you!

Pictures: Daniel Malherbe / 9Lives. Styling: Liezel Malherbe / 9Lives

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