The Model and Me: Saints the Label autumn winter 2017

The Model and Me: Saints The Label autumn winter 2017

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me 7 Comments

One of my go-to trans-seasonal outfits or looks is the combination of a pair of jeans (that fits and flatters) and a white shirt.

You simply cannot get this combination wrong. It’s classic and it works. Whether you team the outfit with sneakers, heels or boots, it’s a look that can take you just about anywhere.

But what about a white shirt that’s a statement in itself? That’s next level material.

This shirt from Melbourne-based Saints The Label will turn your favourite pair of jeans into an outfit that will turn heads.

{Saints The Label is the sister label of Mesop. Saints creates beautifully crafted, inspired clothing that is both practical and intelligently designed for you to love and wear for seasons to come. The signature styles are all made in Melbourne. The signature fabrics are knitted locally in Preston in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, with some sourced from an ethical supplier in New Zealand, keeping a local manufacturing tradition alive.}

The model

Saints the Label Fifi shirt

Saints The Label Fifi shirt

and me 

Saints The Label shirt | Bohemian Traders jeans | FRANKiE4 Footwear EMMA heelsSaints The Label shirt* (I’m in size L) | Bohemian Traders jeans (I’m in size 34) | FRANKiE4 Footwear EMMA heels

To be honest, when this shirt first arrived, I looked at it on the hanger and was convinced it wouldn’t work for me.

But like what I used to tell my personal styling clients, it takes just a few seconds to try on a garment, just give it a go. So I did. And it was LOVE.

I do love a white shirt but this one is next level. It’s creates such a statement in its cut and design. And it’s so adaptable in the way you can wear it.

It comes with the tie – as seen on the model – but you know my aversion to ties and belts, yes? I have a short waist so belting does little for the proportions of my body. I do embrace the tie from time to time but it only works if the drape of the fabric is unstructured and position of the tie is adjustable.

I chose to leave the tie off and do a half tuck on the front of the shirt. It still packs a statement because of long tail but it is a more relaxed way of wearing this 100% cotton shirt.

The shirt does have volume so it’s important to balance that out with a streamlined pant or jean. Skinny denim jeans work a treat but so would a ponte pant.

What say you to a statement shirt? Love a white shirt and jeans combo?

The Model and Me: Saints the Label autumn winter 2017

* This garment was gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here. Full disclosure policy here


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  • Mish Young

    I have been looking for a white shirt because my old faithful has finally died and I was thinking about a basic tuxedo style shirt … until I saw this one … it is all kinds of amazing!

  • merilyn

    i love that shirt thanks nikki!
    very versatile it can look like a dress or a jacket!
    clever!
    have a good day hun!
    much love m:)X

  • Jenni from Styling Curvy

    Desperate for amazing white shirts in plus sizing…this is my idea of a white shirt❤

    • It’s a great shirt – I’m down a size in it. And many of this label’s clothes I’ve worn down two sizes as the style is quite voluminous.

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    This shirt looks gorgeous on you Nikki! I actually just bought a new white shirt in a cheesecloth cotton as I had a wardrobe gap Xx