The Model and Me: Eb&Ive autumn-winter 2017

The Model and Me: Eb&Ive autumn-winter 2017

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me 2 Comments

Oh I do love a productive Sunday, I do. Don’t you?

I spent yesterday afternoon, following my own advice about prepping my wardrobe for autumn-winter, and am feeling quite smug today.

I haven’t rotated my high winter clothes into my everyday wardrobe as yet but what I have done is thoroughly look through what I already own in that department so that I don’t make the mistake of buying the same pieces when it really does cool down. 

What I’ve also done is edit and cull pieces from my spring-summer wardrobe – pieces that I’ve not worn much – or at all – this past six months and pieces I can’t imagine wearing next summer. 

This entire exercise has yielded many spare hangers and it’s created space and breathing room in my wardrobe. I do love that feeling.

{I’m very fortunate in this business that I’m gifted many of the clothes I feature on the blog. I couldn’t possibly keep them all every season. If you’re new here, I regularly donate my clothes and accessories to Dress for Success Brisbane – and I encourage you to do the same if you live in a city or region that has a Dress for Success franchise. Donating clothes that are in good condition helps this incredibly organisation run programs that help disadvantaged women in your local community get back into the workforce.}

The edit has also shown me my wardrobe gaps. Some of those gaps are basics – basics that I did own but are now too big for me. It’s a lovely problem to have but having basic pieces that fit and flatter is the foundation of a wardrobe that works for you so I need to replace them for the size I am now.

While looking back at my existing autumn-winter wardrobe, I remembered that the majority of my cooler season clothes consist of layering pieces – piece like these below from the Eb&Ive autumn-winter 2017 collection.

Australian label Eb&Ive started in 2008, originally as a jewellery label. Now it’s a complete lifestyle brand, “inspired by travel, culture and textiles”, and offering fashion, accessories and home pieces.

The outfit below features three garments that work on their own but combine beautifully for an effortlessly casual autumn-winter look.

The model

Eb&Ive Meribel pant | Hunter vest | Montage T dress

Eb&Ive Meribel pant | Hunter vest | Montage T dress/top

and me

Eb&Ive top, vest and pant | FRANKiE4 Footwear GEMMA boots

Eb&Ive top, vest and pant | FRANKiE4 Footwear GEMMA boots 

Essentially what brings this outfit together is the mix of textures. That’s what autumn and winter is all about, using different fabrics and shapes to bring a different seasonal feel to your outfits.

The base pieces here are the dress/top and the pants. The top is essentially a cotton tee but its shape, with a long back, gives it a stylish difference.

The wet-look, pleather pant creates a great contrast to the cotton and the knit of the vest. These pants are fabulous stretchy and comfortable – they even have a soft lining for added comfort.

The longline vest is the layering piece that adds bonus colour and textural interest to the outfit. The viscose/cotton piece is lightweight – perfect for mild autumn and winter days and the pleather pocket detailing takes the piece up several notches. 

I’ve worked them back with a tan boot – the FRANKiE4 Footwear GEMMA boot – as a way to tie in the pocket detail and contrast and lift the dark foundation pieces of this outfit.

The Model and Me: Eb&Ive autumn-winter 2017

So tell me, is your wardrobe edited and prepped for the season ahead? Looking to add some new layering pieces?

* These garments were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here. Full disclosure policy here


Join our online style program

The Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe online style program is back to give you a clear style road map for the season ahead.

Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe AW17 | Styling YouRegistration closes April 20 but we’ll be sharing our first outfits from next Monday, April 10, so the sooner you join, the more you’ll get to know others and get more from the program.

In a nutshell, the autumn-winter 2017, six-week online style program is based on a 30-piece capsule wardrobe that can be adapted for any lifestyle, budget, shape, size or age. I’ll show you how.

You are helped to “shop” your wardrobe for alternatives to my suggestions and I have links to buy for those wanting to mindfully update their wardrobes with a solid plan.

I’m also hands-on in the dedicated Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Facebook group supporting this program, taking you through each day’s outfit suggestions and being there to personally answer your specific style questions. It’s like having your own personalist stylist on speed dial. 

Here’s what some of this season’s “Capsulers” are saying about the program:

I’m a first time capsuler and have a 3.5 month old baby! I am looking forward to updating my wardrobe with pieces to suit my new body shape and make deciding what to wear in the mornings quick and stress free!! – Katrina

Very excited to be starting the second capsule challenge. The first one was so much fun and I really enjoy choosing outfits in the morning each day now. I live in Sydney, but originally from Melbourne, so a very large portion of my wardrobe was made up of “black” items, and the rest of my wardrobe consisted of items that didn’t work with many other pieces, so I shop much more mindfully now to make sure anything new will go with lots of other items. Looking forward to getting my winter wardrobe into shape with a couple of purchases I may have made from the Styling You shop last week! – Fiona

I’m a first time “capsuler”. I am a busy mum from Melbourne and work as a social worker so my clothing choices are usually casual. I have a wardrobe full of clothes, yet have nothing to wear. I’m so looking forward to getting some idea of mix and matching items I already have plus adding a few, because who doesn’t like adding. – Sam

I’m back again and very excited. Loved the last challenge, especially having the courage to try things I usually wouldn’t, and getting out of my rut. Also love the online shopping options. – Lizzy

More information HERE. If you have any questions about the program, please email us: community@stylingyou.com.au

  • Kelly

    Gorgeous outfit – perfect for so many things. I really like the length of that vest too.

    • Thanks Kelly … yes the combination works for so many things and I love the play on proportions with the vest.