I know that this post will be divisive. Metalicus is a label does that.
There is still a great belief out there that it’s a label for small women. If you’ve been reading long enough here you will have seen me dispel that myth each fashion season.
Metalicus was the first ever label featured here as a Model and Me post almost four years ago.
At the time I was kind of making a point that I was extremely un-model like but that you didn’t have to be a model to wear Metalicus.
The Model and Me idea was very well received and has continued most weeks ever since.
As has my love of Metalicus.
It was a brand I first discovered and wore during my third pregnancy – nine-plus years ago. I still have those pieces. They weren’t maternity pieces. They were layering pieces that stretched enough to cover my considerable baby bump but then returned to a normal shape so I could wear them post-pregnancy and beyond.
Those layering pieces and others I’ve bought since continue to be wardrobe workhorses. They are thin enough to wear under other clothes for warmth but don’t add any unwanted bulk.
Each season I also find a piece or two that slots right into my wardrobe. They are the looser pieces and usually in a tunic style.
Remember this dress from spring? I’ve worn that dress so many times since. It’s also going to work with tights, cardi and boots or ballets and leggings for winter.
Just like my love of Mela Purdie, a big thing to love about Metalicus is the easy-wear, easy-care aspect of each garment.
If you order online your order comes with a lingerie bag and that’s all you need to throw your garment in the machine and wash. The garments dry in a flash and require zero ironing.
This particular outfit I’m featuring has already proven very popular online. The blue in this tunic has sold out online. You may have luck in store.
This style of tunic is a style that gets high wardrobe rotation for me during autumn/winter. It’s sleeveless so can be worn as such or with a layered long-or-short-sleeve top underneath.
Anything from Metalicus’ wool collection has a greater thickness to it so is less likely to cling in places you’re not wanting it to cling.
Wear the tunic with or without tights; opt for boots or ballet flats; cardi or no cardi. The potential combinations are endless and can be adjusted to suit the weather of the day.
This particular cardi is ideal for when the temperature dips even further. It’s got a high wool content and a very decent weight to it.
The scarf is a real surprise. Can you believe it’s also a tube skirt? Here it is worn as a skirt on me for #everydaystyle.
As for comfort factor of the whole outfit? It doesn’t get much more comfortable than this. It’s a combination ideal for wearing out but equally at home on the couch.
Are you a fan of Metalicus? A tunic dress, tights and cardi combo?
* These garments were gifted to me for editorial consideration