Bonang Matheba is one of South Africa’s most beautiful and successful television host, radio personality, business woman and fashion icon. She has achieved so much and is well respected and recognized both in the local and international scenes.
She made history in 2013 when she joined Halle Berry, Olivia Wilde, and Emma Stone and became the first and only face of Revlon outside the United States of America (USA). In that same year, she joined other African celebrities on Forbes list of 13 African Celebrities To Watch In 2013. In 2015, she won the trophy as the Favorite South African Radio DJ at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, People magazine crowned her ‘The Queen Of South African Media’, and New African Magazine named her one of Africa’s Most Powerful Women In Media.
Bonang is clearly and rightfully a media force to be reckoned with, but this post is not about her admirable long list of accomplishments, this post is about her pristine sense of style and how she consistently and mercilessly slays the fashion game.
Lesson 1: Don’t be afraid to ruffle some feathers
Lesson 2: Denim on denim is always a good idea
Lesson 3: The right accessories can upgrade a simple look
Lesson 4: When you do prints, do African prints
Lesson 5: Add some color to your look
Lesson 6: When you do leather, don’t be shy to pair it with another leather
Lesson 7: Own a pair of white shoes and don’t be afraid to wear it with an all white ensemble
Lesson 8: Black is the new black! Wear it whenever you want not only when in doubt
Lesson 9: Pair African print with jeans
Lesson 10: Always, always travel in style!
Lesson 11: You can pair African fabric accessories with any outfit
Lesson 12: You can wear sequins any time of the day and can even wear them with jeans
Lesson 13: Head wraps are fashion accessories and not just for bad hair day
Lesson 14: Dare to bare your legs
Lesson 15: Don’t forget to have some fun!
There are many style lessons to learn from Queen B* but not enough time or space, so head over to her Instagram page for more.
Cover photo credit: Bonang Matheba’s blog.