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  • Knit Picking

    Love it or hate it, but winter is approaching, and that means cosying up in your favourite knits. With our go-to tips, you can take this cold weather staple into trend territory.

    Knit Picking

    Love it or hate it, but winter is approaching, and that means cosying up in your favourite knits. With our go-to tips, you can take this cold weather staple into trend territory.

    Wearing knits no longer means having to look like you are wearing your granny’s blanket. Knits can be chic, stylish and relaxed and finding your perfect knit will make all the difference.

    Be more adventurous in your knit picking. The variety expands beyond the ordinary sweater or jersey.

    Chunky knits are popular; it can be a jumper, dress, scarf or beanie but the key is to create proportion. But keep your body shape in mind when choosing knits.

    KNIT TIPS:

    1. They work as staples but knits also make for great accessories. A knit scarf is a must, and you could do with a knit hat too. These are easy ways to start easing into cooler weather.
    2. When wearing a chunky knit jersey or dress, avoid looking larger than you are by pairing it with a tailored jacket or blazer. You could also cinch it in at the waist, using a belt to create shape.
    3. The knit cardigan is a perfect way to complete your look. It’s lightweight enough to layer over tops or shirts without holding in too much heat and it works in any season.
    4. A cardigan can transform a day outfit with jeans and a tee into a night outfit depending on the quality, luxury and embellishment of the knit.
    5. Find a knit that incorporates other textures that enhance your style and beauty.
    6. Taking care of a knit is not the easiest. Follow the care instructions on the label and you’ll have knitwear that lasts from season to season.
    7. At first, your knits may be scratchy especially if it’s an acrylic blend. Soften it up by washing with a fabric softener or adding some conditioner to your wash.
    8. Invest in a good lint roller to remove those pesky lint bobbles. A lint roller will keep your knits looking fresh and new for longer.

    This season, these are the knits that will be on the shelves. Pair a few of these with our tips and you are ready to face the changing weather.


    1. THE KNIT PULLOVER
      Cable knit pullover, Poetry, R499
    2. THE SWEATER DRESS
      Olive knit dress, The Fix, R199
    3. THE CHUNKY SCARF
      Thick knit scarf, Accessorize at Edgars, R499
    4. THE CARDIGAN
      Breton striped cardigan, Trenery, R899
    5. THE BEANIE
      Bobble top beanie, Accessorize, R229
    6. THE KNIT CAPE
      Wrap cape, Witchery, R1799
    7. THE KNIT JUMPER
      Slouchy jumper, Cotton On, R379
    8. THE KNIT SKIRT
      Speckled knit skirt, Foschini, R499
    9. THE KNIT TURTLENECK
      Cable knit polo neck, Pringle of Scotland, R1999
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  • In Style and On Trend

    Décor trends get a shake-up in 2017. We highlight what you need to know to keep your home in style and on trend.

    In Style and On Trend

    Décor trends get a shake-up in 2017. We highlight what you need to know to keep your home in style and on trend.

    Much More Green

    The Pantone colour of the year is Greenery (15-343) – this refreshing shade symbolises new beginnings and is indicative of flourishing foliage and the lush outdoors. According to Pantone, Greenery is a versatile trans-seasonal shade that lends itself to many colour combinations.

    Greenery pairs well with brights, pastels, metallics and the 2016 Pantone colours of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity.

    All you have to do is take a look around you to see that the colour green is considered to be nature’s neutral – all colours go with green. Greenery also nudges consumers to pause, take a breath and take the time to re-energise.

    “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalise, Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.

    Copper, the Metal Of Choice

    The past couple of years has seen mixed metallics and markedly rose gold take centre stage. Now it’s copper’s time to shine. Take trend to its loftiest heights with copper furniture for an uber luxurious feel. Copper might be the trend, but you can still bring in furniture pieces by investing in items with a classic design.

    If you’re not that daring, go for smaller pieces such as coffee tables, side tables and light fixtures. Lighting options with copper for desk or floor, sconces or pendants are plentiful, and you’re bound to find something to satisfy your lust for copper. The reflection and glow from a copper fixture creates a soft ambience and warms up any space.

    The key to maintaining an elegant, stylish space is not to overwhelm it with too much of the metal. Just the right amount of copper accents added to a room with a neutral palette is enough to capture the trend.

    See Through It

    The future of décor is acrylic. Lucite, as it’s technically known as, was introduced to the home décor scene in 1933 by Rohm and Haas Company. Transparent like glass but much stronger and at about half the weight, it’s suitable for seating and great to use in smaller spaces as the edges blend and disappear into the space.

    The ghost chair is a typical example of contemporary classic design. Items in acrylic or Lucite can be paired with any colour or any style of décor while simultaneously giving the space a modern edge. Lucite furniture pieces, such as a coffee table, are particularly useful if you have an exceptional rug that you would like to show off.

    Naturally light-reflective, Lucite plays with the available natural light in a room while at the same time allowing the room to feel lighter too. To get the most out of your product make sure you maintain acrylic furniture properly. Glass cleaning products will dull the shine and scratches should be buffed smooth.

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