MY FASHION WEEK: Timeless Style With Yasmin Furmie

12 August of 2014

By Khosi Nkambule (@k_nkambule)

This week’s look book celebrates ‘Timeless Style’, a never-ending exploration into the closet of the modern day woman. Yasmin Furmie shares some of her fashion favourites.

All photos by Yasmin Furmie.

Whilst working on this piece, I nudged my mother, no stranger to the fashion game herself, and insisted that she see style in a different form. So it was refreshing to discover that there was something we both found fascinating about the atypical contemporary combinations created by this month’s timeless fashionista, Yasmin Furmie.

Furmie says, “I’ve loved fashion for as long as I can remember, a love that was perhaps genetically transferred to me from my dad. I never consciously think of a particular outfit for too long but find that comfort and effortlessness is always key; whether it’s a pair of jeans or some slouchy pants. Generally speaking, the inspiration for all my outfits is just a good sense of self and what suits me.”

We get to know a little more about how she keeps things a la mode.

Elegance meets androgyny as Yasmin rocks a ‘Miss Shape’ piece and brogues you could die for:

Photo Credit: Yasmin Furmie


Yasmin demonstrates how unique items can be transformed in to all-purpose accessories:



These brogues are easily any girls dream, Furmies says, “My number one obsession would have to be shoes. I’ve never had an issue with where I buy my clothes. It ranges from high-end designer to stores like Woolies, Top Shop and Zara.

I enjoy the men’s department but must say that the two things I never compromise on is the quality of handbags and shoes. I’m afraid those are my biggest expenses.”

Yasmin is 100% rock chic with these Nikes on her feet and a pleated skirt:



If you catch your brother or father in this, don’t be alarmed. Yasmin scooped this fabulous sweater from the men’s department:



Can you say print paradise? Yasmin pairs up a Miss Shape print sweater with more patterns:



On her style: “I’d describe my style as somewhat rock chic, at times glamorous, often androgynous but always playing with soft and hard elements. For example, choosing to pair up a pair of brogues with a feminine skirt, or heels with denim dungarees. One has to balance elements so it doesn’t seem like you’re overreaching. Less is perhaps more whenever I dress. Stand out elements will always be my jewellery which has a big part to play in the total look; bold jewellery being my favourite.

Yasmin’s must-have accessories:






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