On page 54 of the #OctoberIssue, currently on shelves, our team picked the hottest items to wear this month. Whether it’s a fun smartphone cover, a classic striped top and a mini skirt, an eclectic ring or a tasseled backpack, this month it’s all about having fun with fashion.
The #ELLEBelles have already picked their prey- here’s how they wear it:
Holly Meadows, ELLE assistant editor digital does a bejewelled ring from Kaika jewellery, R1095
“I love this ring by local brand Kaika Jewellery – it’s precious, rare and unusual, and I feel as if it were made just for me. Most of the jewels at Kaika are one-off pieces that you won’t find anywhere else, so you’re sure to bag yourself a really exquisite gem that speaks to you. I wear this ring to add style and sophistication to a laid-back office look of sneakers and a casual shirt/skirt combo.”
Shirt: Benetton, Tapestry skirt: H&M, Sneakers: New Balance, Bag: Dune London, Ring: Kaika Jewellery
Maybe Corpaci, ELLE beauty & fashion assistant selects a quirky pineapple iPhone cover from Typo, R99
“It’s incredible how a small accessory such as a smartphone cover can instantly uplift a simple outfit-and what better than a bold and bright yellow pineapple case with an acid green leaf (which, by the way, is removable). Aside from adding colour to your look, fun smartphone covers are an immediate mood lifter for me. I must be honest though, I don’t think I could keep it on for more than a week- I keep bold accessories for special occasions and this is no exception.”
Skirt: Witchery, Top: Country Road, Bomber: adidas originals, Heels: Country Road, iPad cover: Topshop, Plastic pouch: H&M, Iphone cover: Typo
Nicole Newman, ELLE junior fashion editor picks a striped top from Max Mara, R3680
“With my family being French, a striped top has always been a big love of mine. I own about five striped tops and each time I see them in the shops I can’t help but buy them – they are a great staple in my wardrobe and I can pair them easily with all my separates.”
Striped top: Max Mara, Jeans: J Brand, Sunglasses: Retrosuperfuture, Belt: Trenery, Shoes: Converse
Tarryn Oppel, ELLE senior fashion editor does a suede tasseled backpack from Topshop, R1105
"A basic black backpack despite the added extras should always be combined with something a bit more graphic, so I chose to pair it with a graffiti type calligraphy dress for a striking monochrome result. No longer an after-thought, the backpack has gotten fashionable and should always be a part of your style decisions."
Dress: OneOhOne, Backpack: Topshop
Niquita Bento, ELLE style reporter wears a fun denim mini by local designer Anmari Horniball, R495
"The denim mini is a must-have versatile item for me. Ultra-flattering with its high waist, the modern mini sits at your natural waist and goes perfectly with almost everything, whether you dress it up or down."
Blouse: Tiger of Sweden, Skirt: Anmari Honiball, Sneakers: New Balance
Images: Niquita Bento