Pearl Thusi’s style is the perfect mix of sexy, sophisticated and a little bit quirky. We love this outfit she Instagrammed during a recent photo shoot in Cape Town because it has elements of all of that, from the to-die-for distressed jeans to the classic heels and statement necklace.

Love the look as much as we do? Copy it! We’ve put together the cheat-sheet so you can recreate it yourself. On a budget? You don’t have to spend like a celeb to dress like one – you’ll find plenty of purse-friendly options at RCS stores across SA.

 

DENIM HEAVEN

We’re crushing hard on Pearl’s extreme distressed jeans with rip detail, which add an edginess to her look while accentuating her figure. A good pair of jeans can form the foundation of a casual or smart-casual look, so it’s worth investing some time in finding the right pair.

Luckily when it comes to denim, you’re spoilt for choice. Hit Edgars for a range of denims to suit any budget – we love the Kelso belted rigid girlfriend jeans (R449.95, Edgars) – or spoil yourself with a slightly more indulgent purchase, like Mango relaxed crop cigar jeans (R699).

 

TAKE IT FROM THE TOP

If you’re going with statement jeans, you’ll want them to be the focal point of your outfit. Keep the rest of your ensemble simple, like Pearl has done with a crisp white tank and mocha heels. Aren’t her shoes just gorgeous? Copy the look with a pair of Europa Art heeled sandals in light grey (R3 490). If you’re watching your pennies, you can nab an equally hot budget-friendly pair from Jet, like the cut-out court shoe in beige (R159). Just as well, because we live by the motto, “Life is short, buy the shoes”!

 

 

THE FINAL FLOURISH

Whether it’s a quirky bolero-cum-scarf or a bold neckpiece, Pearl always gets her mix of accessories just right. We know, it’s hard not to be a little envious of her natural flair for fashion! But we’ve worked out the secret: don’t overdo it on the accessories.

It’s tempting to go wild on fabulous pieces, but resist: pick a max of one or two statement items to tie your look together. Going overboard can quickly take your style from classy to kitsch, which is definitely not what you’re going for. Take your cue from our fashion-forward style crush and KISS – keep it simple, sister!

Our favourite picks this season are the Kelso short sleeve knitted cardi in Natural (R199.95, Edgars) paired with the feather pendant (R129, Accessorize). In the mood to splurge? Give your outfit life with a vibrant Bethany flower necklace from Accessorize (R699).

Get more fabulous fashion insights in our Lifestyle section or follow Pearl Thusi on Instagram.

 

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