Seriously inspiring street style from Cape Town
By WGSN Insider

WGSN’s Sara Maggioni, Director of Retail & Buying headed to Cape Town to get the lowdown on the coolest street style the city had to offer. Get inspired.

Jul 28, 2016
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The key looks from Cape Town's CBD area
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I had the pleasure of presenting our WGSN Buyers’ Briefing at the Source Africa trade show in June, and managed to squeeze in some time for a bit of street style shooting around the fantastic city. From amazing beaches framed by breathtaking mountains, to delicious food and lovely people (I seriously wouldn’t mind a transfer 😉 )

I headed to the CBD area, particularly Kloof Street, Bree Street and Long Street to snap some trendy people and get an idea of key looks. I had a coffee at hipster-central Yours Truly café, scouted for exciting new local designers at the AKJP store next door and started my hunt…

While it was a relatively quiet mid-week afternoon in the winter (even though it was like 25 degrees!), so not exactly heaving with people, I spotted quite a lot of interesting looks and notice some key trends throughout.

Check them out below:

Print, print, print:

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I should definitely take a leaf out of hip Cape Towners’ book and learn a thing or two about how to wear print & pattern.  Men and women alike, they really know how to lift a casual outfit with vibrant motifs and bright colours, particularly for accessories and footwear

Denim is king:

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Double denim styling was everywhere for both women and men, but also trucker jackets, cropped skater jeans and dungarees.

Accessorize as if there’s no tomorrow:

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Hats, turbans, jewellery, headbands, you name it. The city loves its accessories and the style stars here aren’t afraid to experiment.

Skater looks:

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Skateboarding and streetwear influences were seen in abundance, particularly for young men.  Skinny cropped jeans, battered Vans and cool caps of course, but I particularly loved the more elevated styles, particularly this striking tonal look worn by the gentleman here:

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  • Deborah Fenn

    So excited to see Cape Town ”trendies” in the pics. Always loved the vibe there on the streets – individualism, eclectic, fun. Oddities, but it works well together, nothing seems forced. Now with the WGSN branch of offices in Cape Town, perhaps we might see more?


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