For those who love personality in clothing it can get quite difficult in finding interesting items especially at an affordable price. This is why 'thrifting' has become very popular. BBS and Main Mall in Gaborone are full of stalls with hundreds of used clothing of different styles and designs. You can leave with quite a few items with just one P100.
What about the people that want fresh and new and not old and used? There are various shops around the city, but one must truly invest time in looking for the right things. If you are going to use a lot of colour, know which ones are your favourites and understand which colours complement one another. You can also colour block your looks. This way of styling keeps your outfits young and fresh. When colour blocking, avoid using too much jewellery; so as not to look comical, but chic.
To avoid an overflow of clothes you can dedicate one type of garment to be the statement piece like T-shits or dresses. That way you can have neutral tones with the rest of the closet and match accordingly.
Try not to use more than three colours within the look including your footwear. Purple and yellow are good, vibrant colours that enhance one another and you can match it with white for the 3rd colour.
To make it easier you can also invest in African print to make an even bolder statement. The best thing about African print is that you can do many custom looks and you know that no one else will have that exact look. You can accessorise with matching turbans, bags and belts.
Another thing to avoid when styling colour is bold makeup. Your makeup needs to be kept simple and minimal. Your hair should also be kept black, nothing too exaggerated, be careful of lipstick colours and eye shadows. Instead try using some lip gloss and mascara. Not everyone loves looking simple. Follow the tips for successful quirky and colourful styles!