Ahead of Youth Day we look at four young and vibrant individuals and how they interpret fashion. From streetwear culture to the office look, they are on par with whats trending and they share their style tips.
Zinhle Khumalo: A former journalist, Khumalo is the owner of HazelbirdL’styl, a fashion brand she founded in 2017. “This winter I am wearing light trench coats. The reason I love this H&M coat is that it’s not as heavy.
Winter here is not as cold as it is in Europe, so it’s important to keep warm and light at the same time. The pants are by HazelbirdL’styl and the cardigan is from Cloudnine Urbanwear.
"If you want your street style to be cool this winter you better throw your blazer, coat or jacket over your shoulders. Don’t be afraid of layering.”
Mthokozisi Makhubu: Makhubu is a content production and research intern who enjoys sneakers. He plays around with local and international brands to create fun, street style looks.
Mthokozisi Makhubu. Picture: Supplied
Inspired by the sports-leisure aesthetic, which combines sportswear and luxury fashion, his look consists of a black sweater from Styla Gang Original Designs’ ‘Diamond Logo A/W ‘19 sample collection’, loose-fitting chino pants from Mr Price, a tote bag from Styla Gang Original Designs and a pair of AirMax 97 sneakers. “This aesthetic comes in handy when you want to look stylish but not overdressed,” he said.
Hlulani Masingi: Masingi takes pride in her Tsonga culture. With seven years of media experience, Masingi is also the founder of Shangazine, an online title focused on celebrating Tsonga traditional and contemporary lifestyle.