Super-hot workwear outfits to keep out the cold

By Nontando Mposo Time of article published May 21, 2018

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FASHION HUB: Model Sebrena Alliot at the V&A Waterfront. Pictures: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (A

Winter is here and it’s time to update your closet with some key pieces that are comfy, warm and on trend.
From chunky knits that are soft to the touch to beanies and scarves, choose items that will work with what is already in your closet.

This season, skip the jacket and make a poncho your statement piece or layer with a long or short cardigan. The playful snood is also back, wear it as a scarf or hoodie or just opt for the trusted hat. Just because it’s cold, it doesn’t mean you have to drown in shapeless pants, sweats or uninspiring ankle-grazing dresses.

I love A-line skirts and feminine ‘40s dresses and pants for the winter months, paired with stockings, tights or jeans to keep the chill at bay. Your make-up does not have to be dull either, sparkle in coloured metallic eyeshadow or lipstick. Here are a few looks that are easy to put together for your winter inspiration.

Damsel in a skirt: Feminine A-line Skirts are functional and flattering for all body types. Sebrena wears a Pringle of Scotland skirt , scarf and cardigan are by Beyond Cotton and the shoes are her own. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA

Let Loose: Nothing says cosy like a good quality poncho. Sebrena wears a poncho with sleeves by Beyond Cotton and bag by Pringle of Scotland.Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA))

Get to know the Beyond Cotton brand

Tell us a little about the brand: Our primary product range comprises gorgeous cotton knitwear that goes “beyond” what you’d expect in terms of quality, craftmanship and design, and that’s what is reflected in the name Beyond Cotton. In addition, as we grow our business at the Watershed, we would ideally like to include other natural fibres such as wool, bamboo and alpaca.

What pieces do you offer? We keep on average 25 styles at any one time, comprising a selection of best-sellers coupled with new or seasonal styles. Best-sellers include the poncho with sleeves, which has a nifty roll-neck that doubles-up as a hood - perfect for colder climates; a shawl that can be worn in three different ways, and a hoodie (or as we call it “surfer”) that men and women of every age absolutely love!

Who makes up your clientele? We have a very broad appeal as there really is something for everyone. While tourists from Europe, Canada, the US and Scandinavia, for example, love the heavier knits, such as the ponchos with sleeves and mid-length coats. Locals, Namibians and our Angolan visitors, for example, love the lighter knits that you can literally wear to the beach.

Rainbow Eyes: This is a super fun eye make-up look for when you can't quite decide which bright colour you would like to use. The colours will make your eyes pop. Sebrena wears a beanie by Beyond Cotton. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA

* The Silo District: This is currently the hub to be in at the V&A Waterfront. It’s a melting pot for art, beauty, fashion and dining, as well as affordable accommodation at the Radisson Red and the luxury Silo Hotel. For more on what it offers, visit;

Credits: Pictures by Henk Kruger

Model: Sebrena Elliot

Styling Nontando Mposo

Stockist: Beyond Cotton at Watershed V&A Waterfront and Pringle of Scotland at the V&A Waterfront.

Make-up by Wasim Van Vught from the Urban Decay boutique store at the V&A Waterfront.

Location: Silo District at the V&A Waterfront

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