I’m getting very excited about the imminent return of Offspring to our TV screens. And yes, you can rely on me to again bring you a weekly Nina Proudman fashion update with a debrief of the Proudman family happenings on the side.
I’ve loved lots of things about putting together the Nina Proudman updates here on the blog but what I really love from a fashion sense is that Nina’s wardrobe has helped showcase a lot of the great work that Australian independent fashion labels are doing.
One of those labels is Binny. I’ve featured it here quite a bit. This dress from summer is still high on my #everydaystyle rotation. And after seeing a preview of the new Offspring season and talking to Binny, I can confirm that the maxi skirt in the final scene of the preview is Binny – made from the same fabric as my fave summer dress. Shop it here.
But this post is all about Binny’s autumn-winter 14 collection and a versatile dress up/dress-down silk tunic dress that I’ve fallen for. And word has it that Nina has it too but in a print design.
Now, you’ll notice that this tunic dress is not as … loose … as it is on the model. Something for you to take into account if buying for yourself.
I’m a size 14-16. My hips are a definite 16 and this is a size 14 that I’m wearing. It shows.
It still fits but isn’t the same kind of draping and blousing effect as you see on the model. To be honest, I’d probably prefer the draping thing to happen but that’s just me – I love a loose garment. I know plenty of others who prefer to show their shape more though.
I love how this is a light fabric, making it a very good layering piece for a Queensland autumn-winter.
I’ve got leggings and a slip dress underneath but if it were cooler, I’d layer a long-sleeve Metalicus dress underneath and a long cardi or jacket on top. Add in a scarf and you’re good to go in cold weather.
Bring on boot weather, I say.
Ankle boots are still very much the boot du jour but I like to keep my boot options open, switching out an ankle boot with a knee-high at any opportunity.
The problem for me is always in finding a knee-high boot to fit over my calves. Specifically my left calf, which is wider than my right.
Zoe Kratzmann has listened to my plight (well not mine personally but the plight of all women with well endowed calves!) and released a stunning knee-high boot this season that includes a stretch panel. She’s called Arrival. And my calves have ARRIVED. I love that the boot is still streamlined but I can get the zip done up too.
Boots are definitely investment pieces for your winter wardrobe. When you buy in a classic shape and design such as this it will serve you well for many winters to come.
Do you love an autumn-winter layering piece? Excited about Nina returning to our screens?
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration.
PS. I was interviewed on 612 ABC Brisbane on Friday about winter fashion trends. You can listen in to the segment here.