Last updated on Jan 18th, 2021 at 02:27 pm

According to local fashion designer Errol Arendz, this season’s all about stylish dresses, bold colours and prints, and shoes that make a real statement. We chatted to him to get his top five summer style tips. 
Don’t be afraid of colour
‘There is an abundance of colour this summer with hot colours like fuchsia, coral, aqua and tropical prints making their mark on party season trends. Donâ??t be shy to mix the colours to grab some attention,’ says Errol. 

Above: Errol Arendz 18 Hours sleeveless dress R1 200; one shoulder dress R180, Fashion Express.
Play with prints
Errol reckons prints are a great way to add that ‘wow factor’ to your summer wardrobe. ‘Go for styles that embrace a heavy use of patterns and prints provided they donâ??t clash!,’ he says.

From left to right: tropical print prom dress R119,99, Mr Price; Errol Arendz print pants R1 350. 
Invest in an Errol Arendz Drama Queen dress 
One of the key pieces in Errol’s new DuSud collection is a ‘Drama Queen dress’, a long, flowy dress in a bold print. ‘Drama Queen dresses can be worn with a beautiful pair of flats on any patio during the day or drop dead gorgeous heels to a glamourous party at night,’ he says.

Above: Errol Arendz ‘slit to kill’ printed Drama Queen dress, R3 400.
Pile on the jewels
‘This party season is glam, so pile on the jewels to make sure you are stylishly on trend,’ says Errol.

From left to right: statement necklace R120, Woolworths; paradise pink cuff R100, Foschini.
Look out for attention-grabbing heels
Errol says bold heels are ‘hot’ this summer and that colourful and patterned styles are ‘non-negotiables’. ‘Wedged heels are a great way to ease from afternoon cocktails into a stylish evening party,’ he says.

From left to right: Zoom Allyson1 printed platform heels, R359; Errol Arendz Candy slingbacks R1 400.
The Errol Arendz products featured are part of his new DuSud collection and can be purchased at any Errol Arendz store in South Africa, online, or at Errol’s pop-up store in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

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