Autumn Winter 2015 Styling You Shop

Nikki Parkinson Fashion 115 Comments

I’m a big believer in making the most of your existing wardrobe.

You know the drill … don’t go shopping unless you’ve first done a proper edit and cull of what you already have tucked away in cupboards, drawers and robes.

Now, you might think it’s counter-productive of me to be reminding you of this on the day I launch my own shop on Styling You but I seriously do want you to think about what you already own before buying – even from me.

I want you to be super clear about what you already own and love so that you are super clear on where the gaps are and can shop consciously, knowing that you will be filling those gaps with clothes that will enhance your wardrobe and make you feel fabulous.

EVERY DAY.

It’s the least every woman should feel, don’t you think?

The way I see it, devoting just a little time each morning to thinking about what we’re going to wear on any particular day, is all about prioritising ourselves

And it’s so damn easier to carry out this prioritising without stress if everything on offer in your wardrobe works for you, works for your personality, works for your lifestyle and works for your shape and size.

This desire to take the stress out of putting an outfit together is the premise behind the Styling You Shop.

Each season, starting today with autumn winter 2015, I’ll bring you a capsule wardrobe of 10-13 garments and accessories.

I’ll show you how to mix and match those garments and accessories to create more than a dozen outfit combinations for your everyday style.

I’m working with some of my favourite designers and stores – many you would have already heard me talk about – and I’ve hand-picked pieces that are versatile.

The key to versatility in a garment is its ability to be be dressed-up or dressed down depending on the occasion or your mood. This is when you get real value from the clothes you buy.

It’s something I encourage you to think about when buying any garment or accessory.

If you haven’t already scrolled down to see what’s on offer in the Autumn Winter 2015 Styling You Shop, then let’s get stuck in with the reveal, shall we?

Autumn Winter 2015 Styling You capsule edit

These are the 13 pieces you’ll find in store for just one month (or until sold out – stock is limited and in most cases when it’s gone, it’s gone). Garments range in size from size 6-16 or 18. Some are available up to size 22 and one is free-size. The price range is from $24.95-$229.

The intention has been to offer quality pieces that represent value for money – and pieces that will be in your wardrobe for many seasons to come.

Styling You Shop AW15 capsule wardrobe | stylingyoushop.com.au1. Bohemian Traders blouse $139

2. Bohemian Traders skirt $89

3. Sacha Drake shirt $189

4. Sacha Drake pant $189

5. Bohemian Traders vest $209

6. Louenhide bag $109.95

7. FRANKiE4 Footwear JAMiE boot $255

8. FRANKiE4 Footwear ELLiE sneaker $219.95

9. Bohemian Traders anorak $229

10. Everyday Cashmere shrug $226

11. Bohemian Traders dress $129

12. Bella Bodies cami $24.95

13. Bella Bodies leggings (two-pack) $49

But wait … I know you want more.

Here are 15 possible outfit combinations from the 13 pieces in the Styling You Shop (plus the addition of one statement necklace, a pair of wedges and a heeled boot from my own wardrobe).

Outfit #1 (1+2+6)

Bohemian Traders top and skirt | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #2 (1+2+5)

Bohemian Traders top, skirt and vest | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #3 (10+12+2+7)

Everyday Cashmere shrug | Bella Bodies tank | Bohemian Traders skirt| FRANKiE4 Footwear boots | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #4 (10+12+4+7+6)

Everyday Cashmere shrug | Bella Bodies tank | Sacha Drake pants | FRANKiE4 Footwear boots | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #5 (1+5+4+6)

Sacha Drake pants | Bohemian Traders top and vest | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #6 (1+4+6)

Bohemian Traders top | Sacha Drake pant | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #7 (3+12+2+6)

Sacha Drake shirt | Bella Bodies cami | Bohemian Traders skirt | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #8 (3+4+6)

Sacha Drake shirt | Sacha Drake pants | Louenhide bag | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #9 (3+5+4)

Sacha Drake shirt | Bohemian Traders vest | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #10 (10+3+4+8)

Everyday Cashmere shrug | Sacha Drake shirt | Sacha Drake pants | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #11 (11+7)

Bohemian Traders dress | FRANKiE4 Footwear boots | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #12 (11+9+7)

Bohemian Traders dress and anorak | FRANKiE4 Footwear boots | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #13 (11+13+8)

Bohemian Traders dress | Bella Bodies leggings | FRANKiE4 Footwear sneakers | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #14 (11+9+13+8)

Bohemian Traders dress and anorak | Bella Bodies leggings | FRANKiE4 Footwear sneakers | stylingyoushop.com.au

Outfit #15 (11+5+13)

Bohemian Traders dress and vest | Bella Bodies leggings | FRANKiE4 Footwear boots | stylingyoushop.com.au

See anything you like? Got a favourite outfit from above?


 

For details about how each garment sizes on me, visit the product listing in the Styling You Shop. I’m 166cm tall and size 14-16.

If the shop is taking a long time to load, it just might be that a lot of people are trying to access it at the same time. I hope you can be patient. I really don’t know how this will go as it’s all new to me.

If you are experiencing difficulties or have some suggestions and feedback, please email me [email protected]

Thank-you

This project is something I’ve been working on for most of the year to date.

I have Emily from Bohemian Traders to thank for planting the seed of the idea and helping me get started.

Thanks also to my fabulous web design guru, Kelly Exeter at Swish Design. Kelly goes above and beyond and is an absolute pro to work with.

Thanks to photographer Sarah Keayes for her fantastic work on capturing the outfits. Thanks to makeup artist Megan Braunberger and hair stylist Meghan from The Blow Dry Room for making me look a more polished version of my everyday self.

Thanks so much to the stores and labels who have got on board for this very first Styling You Shop. It means the world to be able to showcase your fabulous designs this way.

And last – but by no means least, thank-YOU.

Thank-you to each and every Styling You reader. You get me excited about showing up here every day. Thanks for being a part of this wonderful community.

Special offer

For 24 hours only I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders. Simply type in SYSAW15 to apply the $15 discount. Offer ends 6am (AEST) May 7.

And if you’d like to treat someone to the gift of Styling You shopping, gift cards are also available – they’re valid for one year and there will be two more shop edits this year for spring and summer.

The Autumn Winter Styling You Shop will be open from today, May 6, through to Saturday, June 6. Stock is limited across the range and once it’s sold out, it’s gone. At this stage, I’m sorry but the Styling You Shop is only open for deliveries to Australian addresses.

Visit: stylingyoushop.com.au

Comments 115

  1. In the interest of (trying to) saving, I thought I would see if I could shop my own wardrobe based on your BRILLIANT capsule wardrobe…. I 90 % succeeded but could resist a cheeky few purchases from your shop……Since I started following you, my inner style geek (who was hidden away) has roared to life… Thanks for empowering those of us who aren’t the “perfect 10”, aren’t young any more but aren’t old either.

  2. It all looks great,Nikki, and I particularly love the boots. I am a size 8 in the Ellies, yet usually a 38 in boots (which according to sizing guide for Frankies is a 7.5), so would you recommend going with the 8? I also have narrow ankles/ heels, so feel nervous ordering online- are they a snug fit in the heel? I love the way you style them, and may just bite the bullet! If they are still there by now….!!

    1. Hi Fiona, I would go size 8. I’m a size 9 and wear a 9 – true to size. Also the custom footbeds that come with enable you to work on the fit (and slip) of each foot. My left is bigger than my right so I wear the full insert in the right; half in the left. The full inserts for you should help with a narrow heel. Hope that helps!

  3. This is a gorgeous collection Nikki and a really thoughtful and beautiful extension of your blog and your work. It looks like it’s going well – I went to buy something and it’s sold out in my size! In the middle of this very warm QLD autumn, my shopping focus is on finding very warm clothes for our holiday high into the arctic circle in Norway for Christmas. ❄️

  4. Congratulations Nikki. The next logical and wonderful step for Styling You. terrific picks for AW15. Your styling and sizing tips make it that much easier to choose and buy. Merci beaucoup! x

  5. Congrats on the shop Nikki! Think it’s great & just placed an order. Love everything! Didn’t know there was a shipping deal till I came here to comment though. My only suggestion is to add a wish list option & maybe a way to back order – wanted the Camyz as well but my size had gone. I wish you every success with this – you certainly deserve it. xoE

  6. Congratulations Nikki! I wish you every success! This is a GREAT idea! Less is more! And you look fabulous in all of the pics. Thanks for all these great ideas – I do love a capsule wardrobe and you’ve inspired me to look at what I already have and how to wear it differently so….thankyou. Julie xx

  7. I love the shrug! And the striped skirt – even though I most probably wouldn’t wear it. You look fantastic, I hope the chick who called condescending reads this post – no pressure to buy, just like your book. You look beautiful in every photo too, great post. Kathryn 🙂

      1. Hi Jo, good I am glad you are, and I agree you are entitled to have an opinion. I am too, and I think you judged Nikki harshly. Best wishes, Kathryn

  8. These are all fabulous – they look great on you Nikki. I also think it’s a great idea – all these items would be able to be worn to so many events/on multiple occasions/ by all ages/ flattering to many body types and complexions. Bravo!

  9. How exciting Nikki – I work from home and don’t get out as much as I did in the past so LOVE seeing your posts and I’m now embracing online shopping with some of the wonderful clothing you have showcased. I have just placed my order – can’t wait to receive it. Being in my 40s I find it hard to find anything in the big shopping malls (and it can be very depressing) but you have sourced such beautiful clothing that suits me perfectly (late 40s age group). Thank you thank you.

  10. Fabulous Nikki and a really great edit…I continuously cull my wardrobe because I do think it makes life less stressful if you have clothes that you love wearing and you know look good on you, rather than a cupboard full of ‘just in case’ or ‘one day’…you have shown that less can absolutely be more. Congratulations, I look forward to shopping your style…xPS where is your necklace from, you always wear brilliant jewellery…

  11. Fabulous Nikki and a really great edit…I continuously cull my wardrobe because I do think it makes life less stressful if you have clothes that you love wearing and you know look good on you, rather than a cupboard full of ‘just in case’ or ‘one day’…you have shown that less can absolutely be more. Congratulations, I look forward to shopping your style…xPS where is your necklace from, you always wear brilliant jewellery…

  12. I really like what you have done with this capsule approach. Having lived in the tropics ( SE Asia) for 7 years, I have no Autumn winter clothes much at all. Placed an order and it all worked really well. One suggestion- maybe give customers a place to review items so others can see how they work across a range of shapes and sizes… Anyway, love your blog and hope to meet you in Melbourne some time.

  13. I really like what you have done with this capsule approach. Having lived in the tropics ( SE Asia) for 7 years, I have no Autumn winter clothes much at all. Placed an order and it all worked really well. One suggestion- maybe give customers a place to review items so others can see how they work across a range of shapes and sizes… Anyway, love your blog and hope to meet you in Melbourne some time.

  14. Buried in my home office ploughing through paperwork, your daily posts are a welcome distraction, often nudging me to whack on a bit of lip gloss and don a bangle, even if it’s only for me. Today’s masterpiece is a particular treat. Outfit #12 is my fave. Well done and good luck.

  15. In love with some of these pieces Nikki! I wasn’t planning to shop until the end of the month but from the look of things, there’ll be nothing left by the time I get to it 🙁

  16. Great capsule wardrobe. Just the inspiration I needed. Can you please tell me where your wedges in outfit #1 are from? Thanks.

  17. Great capsule wardrobe. Just the inspiration I needed. Can you please tell me where your wedges in outfit #1 are from? Thanks.

  18. Great capsule wardrobe. Just the inspiration I needed. Can you please tell me where your wedges in outfit #1 are from? Thanks.

  19. Nailed it Nikki, that’s why so many of us love you, your book, your blog, your approachability and generosity and down to earth yet sparkly champagne style. So glad i have found this blog and fellow readers.
    Best wishes and than you for making such a significant difference to women’s wellbeing and style

  20. Nailed it Nikki, that’s why so many of us love you, your book, your blog, your approachability and generosity and down to earth yet sparkly champagne style. So glad i have found this blog and fellow readers.
    Best wishes and than you for making such a significant difference to women’s wellbeing and style

  21. This is excellent. Decided I had a gap for the striped skirt and, Murphy’s Law, it was out of stock in XL. The skirt looks excellent on you.

  22. First of all… CONGRATS! I can’t even begin to image the work it would have taken to put this together. You’ve created the perfect A/W capsule wardrobe for women everywhere. I hope everything sells out in the blink of an eye! I hope you’ll be popping a bottle of bubbles tonight. You’ve more than earned it! x

  23. what a great capsule wardrobe…I am feeling inspired! Unfortunately can’t buy anything as no postage to NZ (yet?!).

  24. Congratulations Nikki! Just beginning my journey and your book/blog/website are amazing. Great ideas and wonderful offers – thank you!!!

  25. Great idea Nikki……I think others agree too as the pieces I chose were gone by 9.30! I did however get some wardrobe inspiration as I have similar pieces already.Thanx.

  26. Hi Nikki
    I get excited by your emails every day but today even more so. This is great and im sure this concept will be a huge success , fashion so sensible and practical, you put everything together so classy and real.
    Thank You
    Dora

  27. This is such a great idea and I LOVE your edit. Love all the outfits you’ve put together to showcase how they’ll all work hard in your wardrobe. Just love the whole darn thing. Well done!

      1. Me three!
        I’ve come to realise
        it makes life easier and you always look smart and can add with a bit of sparkle or spunk

  28. I have been on the hunt for a fur vest- this one looks gorgeous! What a fabulous concept too Nikki, and I am excited for you!

  29. Wow Nikki you have put so much work into this shop ,all these outfits are gorgeous and I love that you’re a big fan of checking your wardrobe for gaps before even thinking about buying a new piece,well done on creating this capsule wardrobeI am in love with that cashmere poncho and I’ve had my eye on the bohemian traders striped dress.I bought a pair of Frankie4 boots when they were on sale last week.
    Congratulations Nikki and the photos of you are stunning Xx

  30. Looks great Nikki. And I’m pleased to say for many of the items I can say I have a similar item that would work in as substitutes for your picks.

  31. Love this Nikki! I love this whole collection & am madly selling off my current unworn wardrobe to invest in things I truly love – something I have learnt to do since “meeting” you.
    Well done on this wonderful concept. ♥

  32. Love these looks! Nikki! I am after the perfect pair of black pants….but am 178cm tall and buy a 34 inch leg in jeans to get the length needed. Are the Sacha Drake pants long length?

  33. congratulations nikki!
    ab/fab photo shoot too!
    a good mix and you are looking great in all of the pieces!
    enjoy your new venture! love m:)X

  34. Fantastique Nikki!!!!!
    It’s absolutely smashing, love the concept of a capsule wardrobe….❤️❤️❤️
    Well done
    Now please please please do a post on us smaller / shorter gals ..we need your HELP too. X

  35. Congratulations Nikki on this new aspect to your blog! All the items look amazing and work so well together! I wish I could afford to buy it all!

  36. This all looks very impressive and I can’t imagine how much work went into it. I love it, LOVE it.

  37. Congrats it all looks fabulous and you look stunning! Think I’d happily wear any of those combos. Since following you I have added a few bohemian traders pieces to my wardrobe & the frankies are awesome too. Congrats again.

  38. Congratulations! It all looks SO good…well done on getting it out of your head into the real world (something I struggle with!). I know it will be a great success x

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