Spring 2015 Styling You Shop

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, How to 73 Comments

Pinch and a punch. It’s not only the first of the month, it’s the first day of my favourite season and the launch of the spring 2015 Styling You Shop.

The shop concept is still new to Styling You. This is the second time we’ve opened up the pop-up online shop and I’m excited that you’re excited to see what we have on offer.

Like the first Styling You Shop, which opened in May for autumn-winter, the aim is to help take the stress out of what to wear for the season ahead.

We want you to feel confident in your personal style every day and hope that this collection – and our guide on how to wear the collection – is a big help to you.

It’s not just a case of throw a bunch of items into a shop and hope you can make some of them work for your wardrobe.

What we’ve done is carefully select pieces to form a capsule wardrobe of building blocks for spring and beyond.

Styling You Shop - Spring 2015

Once again, I’ve worked with some of my favourite fashion designers and online stores to bring you a selection of clothes that can work for a multitude of occasions as well as for work and play.

A versatile garment is one that can be dressed up or dressed down and finding such garments has been the aim behind this season’s shop edit.

These are the 17 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. One garment is free-size. We’ve also included a bag, two scarves and two necklaces for this edit. The price range is from $40-$285.

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.

For this season, we’ve also introduced a second everyday woman model into the mix. Joining me in offering styling inspiration is Peta (aka Trainee Mama). Peta is a part-time data analyst and mum to a gorgeous two-year-old boy. She’s a size 10 and 160cm, so offers an alternative to my size 14-16, 166cm. Please make her feel welcome.

Let’s take a look at what’s in store, shall we?

Styling You Shop - Spring 2015 - 17-piece capsule collection

1. Frockk tee @ Bell and Ford $79

2. Frockk top @ Bell and Ford $159

3. Bohemian Traders tee $59

4. Everyday Cashmere knit $285

5. Bohemian Traders top $139

6. Surafina jacket $189

7. Bohemian Traders kimono $129

 8. Read & Bell scarf $75

9. The Adorn Collective short necklace $40

10. Surafina scarf $49

11. The Adorn Collective long necklace $45

12. Sacha Drake jumpsuit $249

13. Bohemian Traders dress $129

14. Surafina dress $169

15. Surafina pant $89

16. Bohemian Traders shorts $109

17. Louenhide bag $89.95

Styling You Shop - Spring 2015 - 17-piece capsule collection - 28 outfits

Free shipping

Until midnight Wednesday, September 2, enter the code SYSPRING15 and get FREE shipping. Discount code must be entered at checkout for the offer to apply.

Special offer

Throughout the month of the shop, spend $250 in one transaction and you’ll receive a FREE copy of my book, Unlock Your Style. One book per customer.

Win

Share your spring 2015 Styling You Shop purchase on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #stylingyoushop (please tag @stylingyou as well) and you will be in the running to win a $250 voucher to spend in the summer 2015 Styling You Shop. Entries close when the shop closes, September 30. The winner will be judged on creativity and originality. She’ll be notified via Instagram or Facebook and her name will appear here.

Thanks so much for all your support. Tell me which items you most like and happy shopping!

Credits: Thanks to photographer Sarah Keayes for her fantastic work on capturing the outfits. Thanks to makeup artist Megan Braunberger and hair stylist Meghan Genereaux for making us look a more polished version of our everyday selves.

For more help with your spring wardrobe styling, check out these posts:

How to get your spring wardrobe sorted

How to build outfits from wardrobe basics

Spring-summer 2015 fashion trends

  • Kylie T

    A beautiful collection; having these unique pieces as your seasonal must-haves would bring a world of inspiration.

    • Thanks Kylie … that’s the aim with each of these shop wardrobe capsules!

  • Bonnie

    Hi Nikki I need to return an item, due to wrong sizing, what is the process? They are the Surfina pants size 14. Just finding them a small fit and also quite short on me (I am normally a size 12/14 bottoms,14/16 tops and am 175 cm tall). So disappointed ! I was looking forward to wearing them even more than the leopard print 🙂

    • Hi Bonnie, I’m sorry they didn’t work out. You should have received a postcard with your order indicating to email shop@stylingyou.com.au with a return request. If you could please email us there we can send you out the procedure.

    • Hi Bonnie, I’m sorry they didn’t work out. You should have received a postcard with your order indicating to email shop@stylingyou.com.au with a return request. If you could please email us there we can send you out the procedure.

  • Fiona

    Hi Nikki, it all looks great- as usually happens, I order something then go back to order something else. With the Surafina pants, i note the Surafina web site has back pockets on theirs, but I would rather order here if they are available in my size. If not available, do the pockets detract from the pants? Thanks again for some great ideas…

    • Hi Fiona, I don’t think it would but maybe email Surafina to see if their current stock has the pockets or is pocketless like mine … it may be their stock is the same now.

  • Kim W

    Love it all Nikki!! The outfit options pics are just fabulous. Congrats on the success of the store again. Lots of general inspiration for us to work with too 🙂

    • Thanks so much Kim … the visuals are important and I think this is a great way to offer that inspiration x

  • Oh that kimono! Bohemian traders can do no wrong. Absolutely love their stuff. Love all your picks too and the mixing and matching is fabulous! Xx

    • They do such an amazing job with their collections Shannon – the kimono is stunning! x

  • Bonnie

    Oh my goodness some items /sizes have gone already !! thanks for the free shipping offer Nikki, I have finally got myself some leopardskin print on a scarf action thanks to a lot of reassurance from you on an earlier blog this year + the surafina pants + a top. The long necklace would have been nice too but it is goneski already !!…..Congratulations on the success of your online store. It’s clearly exactly what everyone is looking for out there in the “Real” world xox 😀

    • OH thanks so much Bonnie – glad you snapped up those items. Yes, the first day is always nuts! If you want to pick up that necklace you can go straight to The Adorn Collective to buy there. x

      • Bonnie

        Nope. Sold out there too. You are a woman of influence Nikki !

        • Oh dear … let me email them and find out whether they’ll be re-ordering for their store x

  • Huge congrats on another fabulous collection!! Love how you show all the pieces on yourself and Peta. You both look gorgeous. I love the BT striped dress the most. So many ways to wear it – brilliant. Happy Spring xox

    • Thanks so much Wendy – yes you can wear that dress so many ways. High summer I’ll just be throwing over my swimsuit!

  • Kathryn

    I want to order the Surafina dress and the longer necklace but not sure about the sizing. Is the dress very oversized? I wear a 12 normally but being short, don’t want it to be too shapeless.

    • Kathryn

      Oh boy, I ordered. May have been a little retail (stress) therapy involved.

      • Oh I hope you’re not too stressed. I’m sure you’ll love your purchases. Thanks for shopping Kathryn!

  • What a fab collection Nikki. How fab is that jumpsuit?!
    SPRING is in the air here in Brisbane and I’m LOVING it.
    Cx

    • It’s such a fabulous piece! I’ve had mine for more than a year now. So comfy for a fancy outfit!

  • Amanda

    Great collection! Am ordering some pieces now, but also able to use your 28 outfit guide to blend the new items with existing pieces which are similar to those in the collection!

    • I’m so glad you’re doing that Amanda … it will mean you’re super organised with your outfits!

    • I’m so glad you’re doing that Amanda … it will mean you’re super organised with your outfits!

  • Samantha Keogh

    Congrats Nikki on a fabulous Spring SY shop. Terrific styling inspo as ever.

  • Nicole Maher

    This is exactly what I need. Thank you Nikki. I have just ordered the Surfina pant but I think I’ll also grab the t-shirts too. Both you and Peta look fantastic in those pieces!

  • A beautiful example of having plenty of basics, plus a couple of show ponies!

  • Jacqueline Mitrovits

    My name is Jacqueline & I’m a kimono addict … there I said it!! Now I can justify my purchase!!!

  • It would arrive before then Lisa. We work to garments being sent out within 3 business days. It would take two days max to get to you.

  • It would arrive before then Lisa. We work to garments being sent out within 3 business days. It would take two days max to get to you.

  • Cheryl

    Lovely, lovely, lovely – so much inspiration here. Adore most of it, but especially #13. Hmmm. Nikki, if you are 14-16 and wear the 14 and I’m 12-14 – would I get the 12? Trying to avoid ‘nightie’ but also not aiming for ‘snug’. I’m a week late for my wardrobe edit … but now I know where to start. Happy me! Lovely you! Thank you x

    • Yes, I think the 12 would work for you Cheryl based on the sizing of the L on me it would be too big for you. x

      • Cheryl

        well, let’s call that a done deal then! x

  • Jess @ Thefitspirit

    Stunning! Love it all!

  • Love the whole collection but that Bell & Ford Frockk Tee is perfection!!

  • Love the White Jacket and Red Scarf – great collection, congratulations. x

  • Lauren @SAHM I am

    Oooh I do love that Frockk sheer black top!

  • So many pieces to love for spring

  • What a fabulous Spring wardrobe you’ve put together. It’s so professional in an everyday way. Love it all.

  • Michelle

    Fabulous combinations Nikki! Love every single piece.

  • Kristie

    Just gorgeous Nikki. This was a lovely read to wake up to after being up most of the night with my sick little man turning 1 tomorrow.

    • Oh poor little man and poor mum! Hope he’s turned the corner for his birthday!

  • I love all these items! Stunning Spring capsule collection!

  • Very exciting Nikki and love all the looks. I’ve yet to go through my wardrobe to do an edit which is needed now I’ve stopped breastfeeding. I definitely know I need my white tees. x

  • Fabulous selection! The outfit combinations are such a great idea. Now the hard part comes in deciding which items to buy.

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    It all looks amazing Nikki and I really like how you’ve modelled the items for a whole month,lovely outfits,after I’ve done my wardrobe edit I will be back to have a look at what I need,well done Nikki and Peta and you look beautiful in everything

    • Thanks Lisa … we wanted to make it visually easy for people to see the possibilities from this capsule!

  • You two ladies look hot to trot! I love the way you’ve combined the pieces 28 ways and that kimono is just swoonsome! Bravo!

    • We wanted to make it easy for people to visualise the possible combinations Sammie – and yes the kimono is amazing!

    • We wanted to make it easy for people to visualise the possible combinations Sammie – and yes the kimono is amazing!

  • Katypotaty

    Firstly, your alternate model is quite the hottie! Good find 😉

    Loving this season’s stripe base, I think there are quite a few pieces there I’ll have to snap up! (Or try to ‘borrow’ from Peta!)

    • She is at that. She doesn’t believe me though. We need to work on that!! x

  • Kathryn

    Oooooh can’t wait to get home from work this afternoon so I can pore over this! 😀