If you are planning to upgrade your style game, find fashion inspiration from children’s book writer and Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida. With over 560K followers on Instagram, she is a modern-day style icon and regularly serves up sophisticated looks from classy trench coats to regal red-carpet dresses.

Musida is the author of Shudu Finds Her Magic, a children’s picture book published last year. Inspired by Musida’s own childhood, the book tells the struggles of a young girl as she deals with bullying and life changes after moving to a new school in a new town. The book is published in partnership with Miss South Africa, a national beauty pageant and leadership platform for young South African women. As a Miss South Africa titleholder herself, Musida’s unique style contributes to the growing fashionista community in the African literary scene, including Damilare Kuku, Alain Mabanckou, Chika Jones, Tomi Adeyemi, Chimamanda Adichie, Chibundo Onuzo, Taiye Selasi, and more.

Musida often dresses for the occasion based on her Instagram posts, whether it involves traveling to New York City for a much-needed vacation or glamming it up for red-carpet events. Thus, her style ranges from laidback yet chic daily wear to elegant red-carpet dresses. Scroll down to see some of our favorites.

You can buy a copy of her bestselling book here. To find out more about her red-carpet moments, everyday fashion, events, and book news, follow her on Instagram: @shudufhadzomusida.