Model, blogger and Cosmo Instagrammer of the Year Ghislaine Mutombo’s runway-ready looks give us life!
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It’s impossible not to get swept up in Ghislaine Mutombo’s enthusiasm for life. Whether she’s gushing about her adoptive city (Cape Town), talking about her loves (fashion and art) or poking fun at herself on her blog (“Everybody knows it hasn’t happened unless it’s been hashtagged and shared!”), Ghislaine’s bubbly personality is irrepressible.
Something else that’s irrepressible is her eye for fashion, and today we’re looking at one of her latest looks so you can get it for yourself.
BUTTON ME UP
“I am very fortunate to work in the creative field where I am constantly surrounded by artists who inspire and influence my personal style,” says Ghislaine, whose blog is all about growing the ‘pool of inspiration’.
“Also, my culture, my language, my travels, my creativity and how I am feeling that day influence my style. For there is inspiration in everything, in everyone and everywhere.”
Fashion must-haves for the busy model are “a good pair of comfortable, fresh kicks” and a pair of denims that can be dressed up or down. “I’m often shooting or off to meetings, so comfort is key.”
But, adds the Congolese-born beauty, the look needs to be stylish too. “These blocked heel thigh-highs and flattering shirt dress give me just that. When I go from castings to meetings to shoots and fashion sourcing, it’s important that my transition from one hour to the next is smooth and effortless. Comfort is key... just as much as slaying."
Shirt dresses are easy to slip on and can be dressed up or down, like the Patricia shirt dress (R899, Poetry) which is great for wearing to meetings or lunch with the girls. You can also go super-relaxed on the weekend in a denim shirt dress (R550, Foschini). To glam your look up, try the Alves Embellished shirt dress (R899, Forever New). The sparkly details on the collar means this dress can go from the boardroom to a night out with ease and style.
HOT JACKETS FOR COOL NIGHTS
Pull on something warm for those chilly evenings. The Aefon cropped biker jacket (R7 499, G-Star RAW) has totally got our engines revving, but if you’re looking for something a little lighter on the wallet, the Teagan leather jacket (R3 699, Poetry), or biker jacket with ribbon detail (R999, Queenspark) are both investments you’ll enjoy for years to come.
BOOTS, BUCKLES & FINAL TOUCHES
Don’t be afraid to step up your boot game this winter – Ghislaine knocks it out the park with these gorgeous thigh-highs. Copy the look with the covetable Adessi tall boots in red (R1 899, Aldo), or splurge less without sacrificing style with the over-the-knee boot (R899, Foschini).
Take your outfit up that final notch by cinching the waist. Go with big and chunky, like the faux leather lace belt by Misguided (R249, Superbalist), or get a little edgier with the faux leather coin trim belt (R299, Superbalist). There’s nothing we love more than a great belt collection, and since our RCS Card gives us the freedom to swipe, we may just add the stunning Caisa logo pin belt in red to the mix (R799, G-Star RAW). It matches the boots, after all!
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*Prices were correct at time of publication and are subject to change.