“My personal style is a reflection of my moods, my interests, what's trendy and whatever I am randomly drawn to (whether people like it or not),” explains the modest fashionista, writer and stylist. Aqeelah’s style is characteristically classy yet on-trend, while remaining versatile. “At times it’s super girly, or androgynous, and sometimes tomboy-ish too,” she explains. A quick scroll through her Instagram feed is a feast of fashion inspo that backs this adaptability up – Aqeelah pairs summer dresses with chunky sneakers, and rocks everything from activewear to glamorous bedazzled evening gowns. “Fashion is fun, meant to be explored, and I'm here for all of it!” she says.

 

One of her favourite ‘moods’ sees her combining trendy (yet oh-so-comfy) wide-leg pants with a gorgeous blouse and sun hat for a chic, nautical-inspired look. We’ve scoured our favourite stores so that you can shop the look with a convenient swipe of your RCS Card. With up to 55 days’ interest-free credit on every purchase as well as access to cash, an RCS Card is the easiest way to stay in style.

 

 

STYLISH STRAW SUN HATS

Protection from the sun is a must in summer – and Aqeelah shows us how to do it in style. Straw is a big trend for 2019 and can be seen in a variety of the latest accessories. There are so many variations of style and colour – so experiment and find the perfect look for you!

 

We love the Chic Braid Fedora from Accessorize (R399, pictured right), which brings a touch of glam with gold thread woven through, while the Kaylee Raffia Fedora with Bow (R250, Cape Union Mart, pictured left) has a slight nautical vibe to it – what better for beach days? Or you could channel old-school chic with the Frida Straw Floppy Hat (R299, Poetry, pictured centre). We’re picturing complete Breakfast at Tiffany’s vibes.

 

 

SUPERB STATEMENT SLEEVES

Add a little ‘oomph’ to your outfit with a blouse that packs a punch. From frills, to ruffles, to ties and bells, blouses like this are all about making a statement.

At just R69.99 (Choice Clothing, pictured right), you can get one of these Ladies Fashion Tops with ruffle sleeves in every colour. The Boohoo Riley Tie Front Ruffle Hem (R212, Next, pictured left) combines a wrap detail with fetching flaired sleeves, while the Deborah Stripe Tie Front Blouse (R699, Forever New, pictured centre) has an adjustable tie front that makes for a very flattering silhouette.

 

 

WONDERFUL WIDE-LEG PANTS

Skinny fit is out, and wide-leg is in! Wide-leg pants boast the comfort of a good pair of trousers, combined with the femininity of a skirt – the perfect blend.

At R499, Queenspark’s Wide Leg Tropical Pants (pictured centre) will keep you in holiday mode for the whole season, while the Heketa Stripe Wideleg (R799, Poetry, pictured left) is the perfect combination of chic, comfy and casual. For a more formal yet fun look, dress up in the classic Veronica Wide Leg Pants (R999, Forever New, pictured right).

 

GET THE FASHION BREED LOOK WITH RCS

Inspired by Aqeelah’s flair for fashion? Grab your RCS Card and freshen up your wardrobe. The RCS Shopping Network covers over 25 000 retailers, so you’ll find an outfit for every mood. Apply today and get up to 55 days interest free on every purchase, and you can use your card to access cash when you need it. Don’t forget to download the RCS App so you can manage your account, view deals, and buy airtime.

 

*Prices were correct at time of publication and are subject to change.