Here’s what you’ll be doing this weekend

2016-10-26 06:00

Cape Town - Summer days are all about hanging with friends, looking good and people watching. Head out to one of our market picks and enjoy fresh produce, artisanal sandwiches, freshly pressed juices and gourmet coffee. Oh, did we forget to mention rubbing shoulders with some of SA’s top creatives? Sound tempting?

But before you head out the front door make sure you’ve got the right look for your market hangout. We’re thinking new bohemia meets festival chic for a style that’s relaxed.

The key items to getting your market casual look right:

Vibrant prints on prints
Paisley, floral, Aztec, stripes and spots – choose one or layer them on. The key to clashing prints is to use two different prints with similar colour palettes. 

Show off your shoulders
This season is all about flaunting your shoulders. Find a cold shoulder dress or embroidered off-the-shoulder peasant dress that skims your shoulders. 

This season’s ‘it’ shoe
If you buy one pair of shoes this season let them be gladiator sandals. From classic tobacco leather to fun prints and embellishments, they’re effortless with an element of sophistication to help polish up your dressed down look. 

The crowning detail
From a wide-brim hat to a classic straw fedora, you can’t head outdoors without a hat in summer. 

Stacked accessories
The final detail to your dressed-down look? Stack on some chunky bracelets, midi rings, a wrap choker and, if you’re feeling bold, an ear cuff. 

Before you head out, take a look at some of our top market picks for weekend hang-outs. We’ll see you there:

Cape Town
Oranjezicht City Farm Market
Held every Saturday at Granger Bay at the V&A Waterfront, this farmers’ style market features fresh produce and artisanal food merchants.
Lourensford Market
Hosted on the Lourensford Wine Estate near Somerset West every Sunday, you can have your picnic on the beautiful grounds. Expect delicious food, organic produce and handmade wares.

The Neighbourgoods Market
An indoor market of sorts, you’ll love the vibe and can indulge in farm-fresh produce, specialty foods and organic wine.
Market on Main
Get a taste of Joburg every Sunday with local food and design in a space that encourages inner city living. Relax outdoors with a local craft beer and take in the atmosphere while connecting with like-minded people.

I Heart Market
Add this monthly market to your social calendar – a great showcase of local foodies and designers.
Essenwood Market 
A great family day out, this market is housed under a canopy of trees so that you can relax in the shade while your kids are entertained in the play area.

Shop the Woolies dress promotion or click here to get the market-ready, dressed down look.

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