Siyavuya Dondolo

Best known for being the stylist behind one of South Africa’s most beloved lifestyle show, Top Billing, Siyavuya’s work can be seen on local and international commercials, as well as on elite executives who he consults.

We reached out to the talented personal shopper, image consultant and stylist to get his expert advice on how to make a statement this Heritage Month.

AFI Insider: What are your top 3 tips for creating an impactful look on Heritage Day?.

Siyavuya Dondolo: My tips are as follows…

Tip 1: Keep things simple. Your accessories shouldn’t overshadow your outfit, they must compliment each other.
Tip 2: More is more. If colour and print are the order of the day for your look don’t limit yourself. Your hair can be accessorised with a gorgeous head band or head wrap to complete your look.
Tip 3: Versatility and creativity. For the gents, it’s ideal to wear your traditional or cultural top with a pair of chinos or even a pair of jeans and a colourful sneaker or sandal. For the ladies, colourful and printed skirts would normally look great with a statement t-shirt and a bold sneaker, or even a gladiator heel. Lip colour is also an accessory on its own, so make sure it stands out.

AFI Insider: Which pieces from the AFI Boutique would you pick to put together your own Heritage Day look?

Siyavuya Dondolo: I would have to go with the following options…

Option 1: I love the double-breasted design. The colour is versatile, and would allow me to slip on a white shirt or even a white t-shirt to suit various occasions.

Option 2: This look is beautiful because it is suitable for a traditional ceremony and a daytime brunch with your circle of friends. The detail adds character to the look and it won’t just turn heads, but break necks too!

Option 3: This look is another favourite. The round neck detail makes it more comfortable and gives more ventilation for those hot summer days, while still looking sophisticated. I love outfits that don’t limit your look. You can switch between sneakers and sandals, and accessorise with a matching hat and shades.

For more information about Siyavuyo Dondolo, follow him on Instagram @stylecandyofficial.
To shop your Heritage Month look from the AFI Boutique, click here. And, don’t forget to use the code, #SPRING2020, to receive a discount on your shopping cart.