When it comes to payday, probably the most important thing to us fashion gals is the opportunity to buy something beautiful. When payday rolls around, it’s time for us to decide on something extra-special to invest in. It’s all very exciting, but deciding can be stressful, so we’re here to help you make the right choice. This is exactly what the Marie Claire fashion team is planning on buying for themselves this month.

Tarryn Oppel, Fashion Director

‘I’m not exactly a bag person, but I certainly have a weakness for a classic black bag. After using my zip-detail black backpack to death, I think it’s time for another edgy replacement with lots of room for all my day-to-day necessities.’

R459, Zara

Kira Gimpel, Fashion Assistant

‘I’d been searching for a great pair of tracksuit pants that could also come off as semi-formal trousers for the longest time, and I found them – in the men’s section of Adidas (believe it or not). These black cropped trousers, which end just above the ankle, are absolutely everything. They have the classic three stripes down the legs (which elongates the legs!) and also four zip pockets. They’re also incredibly comfy, without being shlumpy. Win-win.’

R1 099, Adidas


Danielle Viljoen, Fashion Assistant

‘You can’t go wrong with a classic white Calvin Klein tee, easily paired with almost any trend piece of the season. It’s a complete wardrobe essential!’

R849, Calvin Klein

Deandra Green, Fashion Intern

‘There is simply nothing better than a perfect fit, especially when it comes to trousers. For my payday purchase this month, I’ve got my eyes on this pair of ruffled-hem suit trousers from Topshop. They are ah-mazing. The best part about investing in a pair of trousers is that they suit both day and night outfits – what a plus!’

R660, Topshop


It’s time to think about what you’ll be spending your cash on. Have fun!