Doing some street surfing in places such as White river, Juta street (JHB) and Long street (CPT), I discovered a trend starting to brew in South Africa which is quite innovative and refreshing to see. Drawing inspiration from furniture comes accessories made from; or made to look like wood. Who would have thought that such an everyday material can make a person look so hot and stylish?
This is incorporated in everything from iPhone covers to sunglasses – evolving these fashion items into trendy and sophisticated accessories. Listed are some of my favourite sites to scout and buy this trend.
Hout Couture sells the most stylish and beautiful wooden sunglasses I have ever seen. You are guaranteed to stand out in the crowd with a pair of sunglasses from this brand. Not only are they innovative with their take on sunglasses, but their name proves innovation itself as Hout in the name is the Afrikaans (South African language) word for wood and is used as a pun for the fashion term Haute Couture, which means fashion of high class and elegance. Either way, this is a must-have for the summer. Check out their website at http://www.houtcouture.com
Searching through the web, I came across Toast who specializes in wooden covers for everything from iPads to Macbooks, iPhones to Samsung Galaxys and even other Android smartphones. The great thing about these covers are that some of them have engravings on them of birds, butterflies and a whole list of other beautiful pictures, all done in a sophisticated and classy way. So here is a toast to finding a new way of making your phone fashionable. Check out their website at http://www.toastmade.com
The Branch Jewellery
The Branch is a wooden jewellery company who combines handcrafted wood with precious metals and stones to create a beautiful line of wooden accessories. “Wow” is the only word that can truly do justice to their jewellery line as they find a way to incorporate wood into jewellery in a sophisticated and stylish manner, making every piece look expensive and classy. Check out their website to complete your outfit with the perfect accessories at http://www.the-branch.co.uk
The last fashion item we need to go on that perfect date or even better, go shopping with, is a purse. And my favourite site incorporating the wooden trend into this item is EMBAWO. Their designs are unique, elegant and some of them quite funky. What better way to stash all your necessities in than one of these fashion purses? Check out their website at http://www.embawo.com