Winters in South Africa are more like early Spring time and Autumn compared to the Northern hemisphere. We don’t really have a need for a “good coat” in that sense even when it gets chilly. Being mainly surrounded by semi-desert, it can get cooler in the evenings during the Autumn and Winter months.
Cape Town is the southernmost region of the country, and continent, so we get considerably cooler weather with temperatures dropping down to an average of 11 – 13 degrees Celsius. This definitely does not stop Capetonians from still looking sharp and innovating the latest trends to fit the moderate climate down here. Let’s check out the style trends to hit the Mother city this winter in 2018.
Nothing beats an oversized knit jersey to protect is from the icy winds that lap the peninsula. Knitwear adorned decadently and tastefully with pearls, beads or any shiny adornment will be a popular trend this season.
The Trench Coat
In Cape Town, we can wear the trench throughout the winter months. We have plenty of sunny days with a crispy nip in the air. This makes the trench a great choice to wear during the days and night when the weather peaks over 15 degrees. It’s warm, stylish and not too smothering for the South African sun in winter and autumn.
Taken from the recent runways, the statement sleeve will definitely be a trend to dominant blouses, knits and tops. Whether, poofy, ballooned or highly structured, depending on your taste, bold sleeves will be a key factor for showing a bit of effort for work and play.
Cat-eyed shades are here to stay (another season)
These 1960s cat eyed sunglasses have shown strength over summer. As the sun shines bright all year round, they will continue to be popular with women in the season. They’re bold, playful and speak volumes of attitude.
The Formal Shoe
Formal wear mixed with casual wear was trending a lot on the last Autumn/Winter runways for both men and women. Whether paired with casual jeans or skirts, formal shoes such as oxfords, brogues, derbies, loafers, chukkas, monks etc, will definitely be seen on the streets. Which ones you will choose will be entirely up to you and it’s unisex, so both guys and girls can enjoy this one.
So let’s keep it warm and chic this winter. With many new restaurant and events happening during the winter season there’ll be plenty of opportunity to show off your style.
Keep it stylish,