Fashion has been an interest of mine since as long as I can remember. The way a person dresses and styles themselves will tell you a lot about their personality before you’ve even had the opportunity to speak to them.
In South Africa we are so lucky to have so many new and exciting clothing brands that are being locally designed and produced. I personally love supporting local businesses, especially those that are female owned because honestly, what is better than GIRL POWER?!
Although I am a creature of habit and tend to stick to and support brands that I know and love, I am always open to trying new brands (click that “contact” tab for a future collab 😉 ). I’ve always been quite petite and have struggled to find “on trend” items that actually fit me, so when I find a brand that fits me well, I will continue buying from them.
The two local SA brands that I have supported and bought from since they started are Bianca Warren SA and Lucia. Both of these brands were started by two amazing women who I absolutely love and adore. Head on over to their websites, just click on their names above, to read more about them and their brand, as well as to shop their beautiful pieces.
A few of the other local SA brands that I love are:
Of course I shop at all the bigger international brands like ZARA, H&M, CottonOn, etc. but this post is to share my LOCAL fashion favourites because often they’re forgotten about. Each brand I have mentioned above have Instagram pages for you to follow to keep up to date with. I have also attached the links to their online stores for you to take a look at, just click on each of the brand names above. If you have any local brands that you love that I haven’t mentioned above, please DM me and tell me about them, I’d love to take a look.
I hope this has opened your eyes to the talent SA designers have to offer. I really do encourage you to shop local and support these small businesses. Happy shopping, beautiful.
All my love,
P.S. Don’t forget to follow me on Insta (@erinbesnard) to see what I am wearing 😉