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THE LEOPARD PRINT TREND

If you are a fan of neutrals, the latest animal print and specifically the ‘leopard print’ trend will fit perfectly into your wardrobe and we mean it goes with everything! The first image showcased in this week’s blog shows you a gorgeous animal jacquard print jacket by Zalando.  Now available from fbo outlets.

Tap into our fbo stylists ultimate guide to the chicest SA winter fashion trends that you can actually incorporate into your wardrobe. Whether you are feeling a little wild for animal prints or nostalgic for 70’s corduroy, this season promises trends that are sure to look chic.

Like with any trend, it’s important to remember to work it into a classic look to truly reach a new level of chic. We love a good trend as much as the next girl but it’s all about staying true to your style as well.

 


fbo STYLE TIP…

Keep your look classic by pairing your animal print with a neutral like white, black or even earth tones. Letting that one print take centre stage will make your outfit effortlessly chic.

We have paired the look with a gorgeous pair of Steve Madden Breeze Sneakers in Rose Gold, Blush Satin or Silver which are available in fbo outlets for R399.

Steve always says: “The pavements are my runway.” And this is the perfect street style for the fbo urban trendsetter.

 

SHOP THE LOOK AT FBO OUTLETS

Animal Print Jackets from R199 available in assorted styles, fabric prints and sizes
Faux Leather Pants from R169
Steve Madden Breeze Sneakers in Rose Gold, Blush Satin or Silver R399 with faux fur pom pom.


ANIMAL PRINTS

This autumn /winter is all about letting your wild side run loose with animal prints. This trend is more than just your standard leopard print skirt. We are seeing a large influx of zebra and snake prints too. Don’t be afraid to go all out with this trend and layer it into your look with different textures too. If you’re a bit afraid of a full-blown animal printed piece, opt for accessories like printed scarves or a clutch! fbo outlets have a fabulous variety of print items for both men and women.

CLASSIC BEIGE

Beige you say… yes because it’s classic…!
Although you might think of beige as being boring, all-neutral outfits are set to be a favourite amongst the ultra-fashionable. The best part of beige is that you can always add your own twist to make it trendier. Beige looks good on everyone which is why it’s such a classic and versatile colour. Pair a beige item with black or white or a bold print. You will be hooked onto this shade in no time!

fbo has a good selection of beige jeggings and trending styles at the newest outlet based in the heart of Pretoria, Church Square. Pop in sometime!

 

fbo STYLE TIP…

How to elevate a simple pair of jeans this winter.

Need a cute winter outfit for your day but you end up reaching for your usual; sweater and jeans? Let’s elevate the look with a lighter colour denim mmmmm yes your trusty skinny pair of Killah jeans. We love to swop shoes around and add a pop of colour to the outfit.
Add a pair of Steven Madden Suede Ashlyn Red Nubuck block heels for R299 from fbo outlets. Limited Stock.

A pop of colour adds a new level of interest to your outfit!

 

SHOP THE LOOK AT FBO OUTLETS

Coat by Zalando – Animal Jacquard Print R399
Assorted Killah Jeans – from R129
Steven Madden shoe – Suede Ashlyn Red Nubuck block heel R299. Limited stock.


STATEMENT KNITS

 

 

Let’s talk about the chill in the air, yes its nearing the winter chill! Sweater weather is here which means it’s time to update the knit section of your winter wardrobe. Our style team is so excited to have seen the stunning selection of Mango knit dresses, sweaters and more. The base of any cute winter outfit is always a good knit. Whether you’re layering it up or wearing it on its own, the right knit can take your outfit from good to great. Side note; clinching your waist is key, so bring this look together with a Betsey Johnson Ada Rhinestone Cap Toe Dress Booties to finish the look priced at R499. Limited stock so hurry!


 

 

DENIM HAS BECOME A WARDROBE STAPLE FOR THE FBO URBAN TREND SETTER.

So much more to choose from than just jeans at your nearest fbo outlet!

Miss Sixty, Killah and other top brands like StreetOne, s.Oliver, Pimkie and many more available from R129 – R329 per pair. A variety of cuts and styles available namely bootleg, high waisted, low rise, skinny and straight cut at all fbo outlets.

 

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THE BEST KNITWEAR

 

These are the kind of woven wonders you won’t find in your grandma’s closet.

They are modern and of a high quality from top brands like Olsen and Bershka. Some of the biggest current trends include cable knits, polo necks, striped, oversized and chunky styles. And whether you prefer simple minimalistic or embellished with faux fur, statement sleeves, embroidered or sequined motifs, there’s a world of choice at fbo outlets.  With luxurious soft fibres used, these best designer and high street knits allow you to get snuggly while looking chic and fashionable.

 

KNITWEAR
BeYou, Monki, Mango, s.Oliver
Assorted styles, colours and sizes avialble from R79

 

TRENDS BY THE FBO STYLISTS

YOUR WINTER WARDROBE STAPLE: DENIM

Denim is one of the most versatile and fashion-forward fabrics in modern fashion design. It’s always on trend and certainly well loved by the South African market. So here we share some ideas on how to wear those favourite pair of jeans.

What is your favourite denim cut in your wardrobe?
Bootleg, high waisted, low raise, skinny, straight cut?

Our trend teams fav cut is more suited to the curvy body shape and we wear more of the following cuts: boyfriend, crop flare, flare, skinny & boot cut.

 

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HOW TO WEAR YOUR FAV CUT?

Always consider your figure to find the most flattering pair for you.
some ideas to consider…
• Find the most flattering cut of jeans for yourself based on your figure type and personal style.
• Choose skinny jeans for a sophisticated look with a subtle edge or opt for ripped jeans for a statement-making style.
• For an on-trend look, pair 90’s mom jeans with contemporary pieces or go all vintage with flares and other 70’s style garments and accessories.
• To create the appearance of longer legs and an hourglass frame, choose skinny high-waisted jeans and pair them with heels, a tucked-in shirt, and a long coat. Viola you’re ready to take on the world.
• Choose between stilettos and ballet flats for a dressed up or casual jeans look, or opt for on-trend footwear styles like sneakers, over-the-knee boots, velvet booties, and block or kitten heel ankle boots.
Finish off your jeans outfit by adding some simple yet stylish accessories – Your choice of scarves, belts, boots, bangles and sunnies are endless.

 

OUTFIT IDEAS

Wearing jeans with a t-shirt is just not enough anymore, jeans deserve so much more.
Give them new life by wearing them in a fresh and on-trend way, this season includes cable knits, polo necks, striped, oversized and chunky knitwear styles. As showcased by our choice of urban styled trendsetters. It’s all about finding the right balance, not only with proportions but also between feminine and edgy styles.

 

 To nail the look, pair your favourite skinnies with heels, a fitted top, and a cool shearling jacket.
No matter what your favourite style of denim, you’ll be surprised at just how chic it can look with a little update. From edgy looks to elegant outfits, your weekend wardrobe is about to appear classier than ever before.

Some images used in this trend report have been sourced through Pinterest.


WHAT SHOES TO WEAR WITH JEANS?

There are numerous stylish options – while you can always rely on stilettos to dress up a pair of jeans or ballet flats for a chic, casual denim look, there are several other styles that you should try this season. Sneakers are a great go-to look for this season and will successfully infuse your outfit with an athleisure touch. If you’re after something with a bit of a heel, try a block heel or the trendy kitten heel ankle boots. For a standout look with your skinnies, you can even wear over-the-knee boots or some velvet booties – include a pair in animal print or with a faux fur finish to add that extra luxurious look.


 

YOUR WINTER WARDROBE STAPLE: ANKLE BOOTS

Ankle boots are a must-have this season and we’ve rounded up some of the best to provide you with the perfect outfit insight. Whether you’re looking to rock your boots with a casual weekend look or dress them up for an evening out on the town, we’re here to inspire the hottest looks to warm up your winter.

With the amount of styles, colours, fabrics and designs coming through this season, it’s important to pay attention to what suits you best to achieve the perfect, fashionista look. Ankle boots with heels (particularly the block heel) are great for elongating your legs and creating the impression of height. While flat, pointed-toe boots will create a slimmer, sleeker look for the taller ladies. Stiletto heeled boots add a feminine, chic touch to your look if you have a less curvy body type and opt for rounded-toe boots if you have an hourglass silhouette.