Street style in South Africa is as fun, fresh and diverse as the fashionable women within our amazing country and that's something that's captured by Ed Suter in his book Sharp Sharp, a gorgeous series of photographs chronicling fashion on the streets of SA.
As we all know, the greatest fashion isn't created by stringing together designer outfits from head to toe, but is all about creating individualistic looks that showcase passion and style as much as they show off the latest trends. The most striking outfits are the ones that can't be replicated or worn by thousands of others because they're infused with an eclectic spirit that draws on individual character.
No two fashionistas are alike and while we may occasionally drool over the same pair of 5 inch stilettos, we don't all want the same wardrobe or the same style. Every stylista has a colour, style or kind of fashion she's attached to - whether it's a lifelong love for ballet pumps, or a fixation with a particular colour.
That individual spirit is showcased to perfection in Suter's photographs. We love the interpretation of ditzy prints, florals and colour shown off by the gorgeous and daring fashionistas that come alive in the photographs - whether it's a denim vest thrown casually over animal print, or a dazzling printed dress shown off with bright accessories.
The photographs are of every day SA women - not models or fashion professionals, but women who just have their own take on what style and fashion means to them. Street style is all about attitude and that's not something you can find in a pair of shoes or on the pages of a magazine.
It's what we love most about street style - it echoes the idea that fashion isn't just about beautiful clothing, but about each woman's individual flair shining through in a dazzling display of individually crafted fashion inspiration.