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Actress, DJ and 5FM radio host Thando Thabooty Thabethe has plenty to shout about. Not only is she the first-ever African brand ambassador for Nivea, but she has a burgeoning film and TV career, a spot as the first-ever female host of a drive-time radio show in SA, and a head-turning knack for fashion. Could one person possibly be more talented?

Her Insta feed is a stunning collection of day-to-night gear, from colourful dresses and swimwear to the hottest partywear of the season. When it comes to style, Thando doesn’t mess around. In this edition of Style crush, we’re focusing on a trend she pulls off perfectly: the bold and eye-catching stripe.

 

 

GET IT RIGHT IN STRIPES

Thando has more than earned her stripes in one of this season’s must-have looks. She’s gone for gold with this vertically-striped jumpsuit, but if you’d prefer to start more subtly, pick a statement item and build your look around it.

Keep it cool in a pair of striped front-tie Jasmine shorts (R289, Forever New via Runway Sale, pictured right) or if you dare to bare, slip into an off-the-shoulder striped top (R499, Queenspark, pictured left) and show a cheeky hint of shoulder with an added pop of floral.

Want to go all-out-stripe? We’re crazy about the Jodi Stripe Dress (R799, Poetry, pictured centre), perfect for a garden party or pool-side chilling.

 

 

ACCESSORISE WITH AVIATORS

From wayfarers to oversized cat's eyes, Thando always rocks the coolest shades. We love the aviators she's wearing in this shot, which will suit most face shapes. Get the look with the Ladies' Gold Aviator Sunglasses (R779, Fossil via Runway Sale, pictured left). 

 

Not into aviators? That’s A-OK! How about some extreme cat-eye sunnies (R130, Foschini, pictured right), or a pair of classic wayfarers? We especially like the foldable pair by Ray-Ban (R1 990, Edgars, pictured centre). Handy!

 

 

FABULOUS TASSELS

And to top it off? A little drama, naturally. Just because you don't want it in your life doesn't mean you can't add a dollop of it to your outfit! The dramatic pearl beaded tassel earrings (R150, Foschini, pictured right) are a sophisticated touch guaranteed to turn heads.

 

And because life’s better with options, you could also choose the Jess tassel earrings (R129, Superbalist, pictured centre), with a stylish pink, black and gold combo. Taking your outfit from day to night? The sleek silver tassel drop earrings (R69.95, Edgars, pictured left) will work a charm!

 

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*Prices were correct at time of publication and are subject to change.