TV presenter and Miss South Africa finalist Mishka Patel makes being in style seem effortless. We show you how to get her look.
Pasella fans will recognise Mishka from her regular spot on SABC 2 – but they might not know that the bombshell also does motivational speaking, is an entrepreneur, model and Miss South Africa 2014 finalist.
The rising star’s style is a celebration of minimalist chic meets sports luxe babe, and her Instagram feed is full of outfit inspiration. Mishka chooses fashion items that flatter her tall, slender body type. “I always try and wear trendy yet timeless pieces,” she says, adding that thigh-high boots and high-waisted pants are her go-to pieces this season.
Love to stay on top of the trends? Get inspired by Mishka’s classic style, then use your RCS Card to get the look for yourself. With up to 55 days’ interest-free credit on every purchase as well as access to cash, it’s the easiest way to stay on trend! Find out more here.
We’ve deconstructed one of our favourite looks of Mishka’s – and given some tips on how you can get it for yourself:
GO WILD FOR ANIMAL PRINT
Iman put it best when she said “Leopard prints never lose their spots – or their station in fashion.” Mishka shows us how to style this bold print as a classic neutral – and makes it an essential that every gal should have in her wardrobe.
Find a trusty top in a cut you love – such as this long-sleeved one from Contempo (R325). You’ll be able to mix and match it with your favourite jeans, or dress it up with a pencil skirt for the office. If you want to go a little bold, try on the fabulous Teddy Peacoat from Cotton On (R999) – it’s sure to turn heads! If you’re looking for a more subtle way to integrate leopard print into your wardrobe, why not add a pop of sass to your footwear? We’re wild about these ankle boots (R599, Foschini), or a classic pair of pointy heels (R299.95, Free2BU at Edgars).
TAKE A PEEP(-TOE) AT THESE CUTE BOOTS
Don’t let your pedi go to waste this winter – you can still show it off with the perfect pair of peep-toe boots.
A basic black pair will never let you down – we love this classic textured sock boot (R799, Edgars), the stylish cut of the Bronx Pelo heels (R600, Footgear), and the lace-up feature of the Gabi booties (R899, Forever New). Add a little variety to your wardrobe with a pair in blush (Neoprene peep-toe ankle boots, R799, Missguided at Superbalist); grey (Tiffy peep-toe booties, R799, Forever New) or dusty pink (Space boots, R749, Public Desire at Superbalist).
A STYLISH PAIR OF SPECS
Everyone knows you can never have too many sunnies – even in winter. We love the pop of colour in the lenses of Mishka’s look. If you’re also a fan of the rose tint, pick up your own pair in an aviator frame (R199, Missguided at Superbalist), amp up your look with a bold pair of cat eyes (R150, Foschini), or slay in a classic pair of Ray-Bans (R2 290, Edgars). If you want to try something a little different, why not get a set with a blue hue (round glasses, R99, dailyfriday at Superbalist)?
GET THE LOOK WITH RCS
Swipe your RCS Card for all the items and accessories you need to stay in style. The RCS Shopping Network covers over 24 000 retailers, so you’ll find everything you need to stay on trend this winter – no matter the 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 too so you can stay on top of your account.
*Prices were correct at time of publication and are subject to change.
*Image credits: Candice Rodrigues Photography, with hair and makeup by Monique Lorèn.