“When it comes to style, comfort comes first,” believes Strictly Come Dancing host Katlego Maboe. And he knows what he’s talking about: he walked off with the coveted ‘Most Stylish Male Celebrity’ award at the 2014 YOU Spectacular.

 

DASHING IN DENIM

As one of SA’s top trendsetters, Katlego knows that a show-stopping look begins with the right denims. “I love any look that involves skinny jeans. I feel my best and most confident in them, like I can rock a crowd of ten thousand on a single stage.”

 

The great thing about denims is that you can find the right fit on any budget – especially if you have an RCS Card stashed in your wallet. We’re obsessed with these G-Star RAW 3301 Dark Aged slim jeans (R2 699, pictured) – or if you’re wanting to do it splurge-free, slip into a pair of Jet skinny jeans (R159.99).

 

THE COOLEST KAT

A crisp shirt is next on the list and, like a classic pair of jeans, it’s a versatile addition to your wardrobe. The secret to rocking it right is tweaking the fit to achieve a look that’s uniquely yours. Katlego’s got it down with casually rolled-up sleeves and an extra button popped open, so don’t be afraid to play around.

 

“Your uniqueness is grounded in how comfortable you feel in your threads,” he says. “No use in chasing trends just for the sake of chasing them; if you're not yourself in them, it will show.”

 

Invest wisely and you’ll be buying a look that will last for years to come – like the Guess long sleeve formal shirt (R699, Edgars, pictured left). Or inject some flare into your outfit with the a slim fit shirt (R299.95, Edgars, pictured right).

 

JACK IT UP

Heading out for the evening? A leather jacket will keep the chill at bay while adding a dash of sophistication. Don’t leave home without this pleather biker jacket from Exact (R650, pictured), and get the leather look without the hefty price tag.

 

For a more casual ensemble, we love this Redbat men’s hooded biker jacket in burgundy (R799, Sportscene), which instantly ups your cool factor. Why not step up your fashion game and treat yourself to both?



 

KAT-CESSORISE

Think accessories are just for gals? Heck, no! Add a few well-chosen pieces to your wardrobe and take any look from average to awesome. We’re digging the combo of Redbat embossed backpack (R329 from Sportscene, pictured left) and stylish Exact strap watch (R199, pictured right). Who says slaying has to cost a fortune?

 

 

Find more on-fleek fashion insights in our Lifestyle section or follow Katlego Maboe on Instagram.

 

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