Sabra (50) shares her passion for fashion on her Instagram account, My Style Is My Brand. She is the epitome of joyfully doing your own thing, and the fashion fun jumps right of off the screen. Sabra’s style is eclectic, creative, and maximal. She loves (faux) leather, quilted items, piles of jewellery, and uses hats, footwear, and socks to make her outfits even more individual and striking.
“My style has evolved from dressing in nice, but typical retail store items to an eclectic mix of new, second-hand and vintage to create a style that is very unique to me. I no longer wear clothing the way it is presented on mannequins in the stores. I mix things up constantly, rarely wearing the exact same outfit twice. A couple of years ago I began practicing the art of styling mixed prints. I have been known to wear five different prints at once.
While I’ve always liked wearing color, I didn’t wear a lot of it in my professional life. Now I wear bright colors in the executive suite on a regular basis. I’m a bright spot in a sea of black and grey. I would describe my style as eclectic because I don’t stick to one particular type of style. Some days it’s sporty, other days it’s masculine-inspired, including ties and wingtip oxfords. I may also wear something soft and feminine, and many of my looks will include all of these elements. It just depends on how I feel.”
Mixing Autumnal burgundy with zesty orange makes for a delightfully punchy colour combo. Sabra has tucked a fitted striped turtleneck into a leather A-line midi skirt. She continues the leather party by popping over an orange faux leather shirt dress worn as a duster, which draws the eye up and down and brings colourful drama to the look. The colours in the top match the skirt and duster colours perfectly. The orange belt echoes the topper and defines Sabra’s waistline. Burgundy tights and matching pointy-toe booties lengthen the legline. She bookends the footwear with a burgundy fedora. A gold statement necklace, oversized hoop earrings, clear-rimmed sunnies, and dramatic burgundy lippy finish off the look.
Sabra is a huge fan of bright colours but wears neutrals equally well. Here she’s sporting khaki cargo flares with a taupe wrap sweater with dramatic neckline. A snakeskin leather belt breaks up the head-to-toe neutrals. Our pattern-loving blogger adds more animal print with a cosy leopard coatigan and refined snakeskin block-heeled booties. The pointy-toe booties lengthen the leg line. Sabra fills in the sweater’s neckline with a large-scale chain-link necklace with silver amulet. Oversized hoops, a white satchel that picks up the light tones in her outfit, and plum lipstick complete the look.
Sabra has a thing for quilted fabrics, and they are the star of the show in this graphic black and white Sporty Luxe outfit. She’s paired black straight-legged leather trousers with two layered camis. The white cami peeking out from under the black breaks up the expanse of black. Black quilted Converse sneakers bookend our blogger’s quilted cap that gives the look a cheeky vibe. The quilted materials add fab textural interest. Sabra throws pattern into the mix with a gorgeous black and white plaid blazer. The tailored topper adds dressy structure, a touch of Chanel Classic, and is a gorgeous juxtaposition against the sporty elements of the outfit. A black bag with gold accents adds polished shine. Sabra picks up the gold with a statement necklace, bracelets, watch, and earrings.
Sabra had the pastel striped blazer in her wardrobe when she found out there was a matching pair of shoes, so of course she had to have them. She then built this Thom Browne-inspired borrowed-from-the-boys look around the matchy-matchy stripes. The blue shirt buttoned all the way up, tucked into cream leather pleated culottes gives off a strict vibe that is counteracted by the soft pastels and Sabra’s pink lipstick. Pale yellow socks match the brown-leather-accented oxfords and blazer stripe, and add a playful touch. A light blue newsboy cap matches the shirt and plays up the boyish vibe. As always, Sabra brings in statement jewellery and fun specs for a polished and maximal effect.
How delightful are the matching patchwork plaid blazer and cap! Sabra dresses up a pair of sporty denim joggers with a tailored blazer and oxfords. She’s tucked a fitted burgundy ribbed turtleneck into the voluminous joggers, and adds a cognac belt. The block-heeled oxfords with playful tassels match the belt, and pick up the browns in the topper, while the burgundy satchel matches the turtleneck. Her one-of-a-kind hip-length patchwork blazer is a work of art that fits Sabra’s exuberant maximal style to a T. Sabra piles on the jewellery with a big chain-link necklace, oversized chain-link bracelets, and door-knocker earrings that match the gold buttons on her blazer. Dark lipstick and mirrored sunnies complete the outfit.
This trademark Sabra look is all about the bold hosiery and footwear. At first I thought Sabra was sporting an amazing pair of black and white chequered knee-high boots! But she’s actually wearing chequered tights with pointy-toe pumps that are an exact match. Wow! Sabra has tucked a fitted white shirt into a below-the-knee pleated leather skirt. She keeps things streamlined on top by adding a tailored tuxedo blazer with leather lapels that match the skirt. The shirt’s ruffled neckline and floral brooch introduce playfulness that fully explodes when we get to the chequered party on the bottom. The graphic black and white checks perfectly match the rest of outfit and add tons of unique oomph. Big silver hoops, bright red lipstick and Sabra’s sassy short ‘do all play up the pizzazz.
I’m so excited to hear what you think of Sabra’s striking outfits. Let us know in the comments, and hop on over to her Instagram account for loads more style inspiration.