KFM Flash Drive presenter Carl Wastie brings freshness and fun to his show… and style.
“Comfortable with a splash of street smart,” is how Wastie describes his style. “I love my blazers and sneakers so that's where the street-smart idea comes from,” he says. The DJ always manages to look fresh and on trend, while adding a large dollop of fun and character to his personal style. “I always keep a random splash of personality ready in all my pieces from polka dot Converse to a splash of unexpected colour and, of course, the mohawk helps too,” he says.
We’ve dissected Carl’s signature look and scoured the shops so you can easily recreate it for yourself, all 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 keep your look as cool as Carl’s.
DASHING IN DENIM
When he’s not cavorting in custom-made suits, Carl goes casual with a dependable denim jacket, skinny jeans and some statement sneaks. A good denim jacket is an excellent investment piece for any wardrobe – it will go with pretty much everything – even other denim! The fabric is super hard-wearing (that’s what it was originally designed for), so it will last forever, and never go out of style. Be sure to pick a really good cut that fits you well and you’ll be able to keep it forever.
We love the cut and comfort of the Mid Blue Denim Western Jacket (R675, Next, pictured centre) and Everett Men’s Jacket (R899, Old Khaki, pictured right), but if you’re all about that name-brand life, the 3301 Slim Jacket from G-Star RAW (R2 499, pictured left) is the way to go.
STYLISH SKINNY JEANS
Together with the mohawk, skinny jeans give Carl’s look some punk rock flair. “Your threads are not an extension of who you are, but an exhibition of appreciation of all the eccentric bits that make you, YOU,” he says of his style.
Jet and Edgars both offer really pocket-friendly options – respectively the Biker Distressed Jeans (R180, pictured centre) and Slim Fit Jeans (R299.95, pictured right), while Kurt Geiger offers a more upmarket version for special occasions – check out the Chino Dark Indigo Slim Leg Denim (R1 725, pictured left).
When Carl’s not adding a splash of colour to his mohawk, he’s splashing out on some statement sneakers.
A little insta-stalking shows Carl wearing Converse time and again, and we love that you can pick out a pair to suit every mood – such as these Chuck Taylor All Star IIs (R500, Footgear, pictured top left). If you like the black and white patterned sneaks he’s rocking in the featured image, check out the Van’s Checker Flame Sk8 hi-top (R999.95, Sportscene, pictured bottom left), or the Puma Suede Classic Pop Black (R2 199.99, Side Step, pictured top right), or, if you’re really wanting to turn heads, invest in a pair of Pharrell Williams Solarhu Glide M CNY shoes (R2 499, Adidas, pictured bottom right).
GET CARL WASTIE’S FLASH LOOK WITH YOUR RCS CARD
Inspired by Carl’s flashy fashion? Grab your RCS Card and hit the malls. The RCS Shopping Network covers over 26 000 retailers, so you’ll find an outfit for every occasion. 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.
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