If any of you have seen Chanel's Spring/Summer 2008 collection, you would have picked up on lots of red, navy and white and lots of striped and star prints. This is the Americana trend that is a must have look this season. It is also easy to source because the the prints and colours are pretty common. I found two pieces I love from a shop in Durban called the Waredrobe. Waredrobe is situated next to the 'Corner Cafe' in Glenwood and is a must see, featuring many local designers like 'Soul Skin'. The shop boasts unique and few of the same items (always a bonus to the everyday fashion goddess).
The items i saw there where perfect accessories to be someone's Americana girl - a straw fadora with a stripped,navy and white band and a navy and white star scalf. Both fadora's and scalves are the perfect items to have in your closet because they change a drab outfit into a trendy one with hardly any effort- "Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize" my mother always says. Both items were reasonably priced and can be mixed in lots of variations. So pair this fadora and/or scalf with a great pair of dark, skinny jeans, a white vest, red cardigan and tan bag to get the look with the greatest of ease, or be more daring and get yourself a pair of red skinny jeans from 'The Max Institute of Fashion' in Gateway and a navy cropped jacket "AND LETS GET DOWN IN LONDON TOWN".