Everyday style outfits of the week | week ending Feb 28

Everyday style outfits of the week

Nikki ParkinsonEveryday Style, Fashion 28 Comments

What a colour-packed week it’s been this week?

I love it when style challenges merge and that’s what’s happened this week with Vanessa from Style and Shenanigans – the most colourful Melbourne woman I know – giving us a daily colour prompt to shake up us out of our wardrobe rut even further in her #snscolour challenge.

It’s not too late to join. Today is orange. Tomorrow red. Sunday is purple.

I will struggle a wee bit with purple. Still haven’t recovered from it being the colour of my high school uniform. Not sure I even own one purple thing as a result.

Want even more everyday style prompts to keep you inspired and motivated?

The beautiful Andrea from Fox in flats is back with a new Style Dare for the month of March. Check out all the details and daily prompts here.

And Vicki from Shoppe Girls – a regular #everydaystyle player – is hosting 14 Day Icon Style Challenge from tomorrow. Everyone from Nina Proudman to Grace Kelly is featured. Details here.

SY #everydaystyle (the outfit you liked the most)

So last week you were very happy to see me in sequins, this week it was my most casual outfit that got the thumbs up. Thanks for the permission to dress with comfort.

I tell you, if I weren’t taking part in my own style challenge, I’d be in danger of wearing these “magic” pants every day. Seriously, they are so comfy but also make me look smaller than what I actually am. Magic, I tell you.

On this day, it was day one of the #snscolour challenge and I’ll let you in on a secret. I’d actually forgotten it had started. If you saw me early in the morning, I wasn’t wearing blue at all. Once I realised the error of my ways, I did a quick change into this chambray shirt I picked up for a song in the US in 2012.  Wish I’d kept my Country Road 1990 original …

The Frankie4 loafers have already had a good run and I know we’ll be firm friends through autumn and winter. I love this colour as a nude shoe is always a flattering choice. This way I get flattering + comfort. And another confession, comfort has been needed. I was “carved” on the side of the ball of my foot last week in a pedi gone wrong. Excruciating doesn’t begin to explain how it felt and how it continues to feel. Very difficult place to heal.

Calvin Klein shirt | Motto pants | Frankie4 loafers | Uberkate bangle and rings

Calvin Klein shirt (bought in the US 2012) | Motto pants | Frankie4 loafers | Uberkate Living bangle and rings

Your #everydaystyle

Everyday style outfits of the week | week ending Feb 28Left column (from top): @styleandshenanigans | @kirraleebaker

Middle column: glamourmama1 | @sam_stories | @shoppegirls

Right column: @lucietrinco | @redcliffestyle 

Blog roll

Smaggle: Confession (seem to be making a lot of them today) … I stalked Smaggle long before I met her. Stalked her all the way to New York where on Twitter I made her meet up with a US blogger I love at a fashion bloggers conference. Yes, international social media stalking at its finest. I was in awe of her style. And her hair. I was surprised when I did finally meet her that she was younger than I thought she was. It wasn’t an age thing in regards to how she looked more so that she just rocked a style confidence I SO DID NOT HAVE at her age. She owns it. Every single time.


The Style Adviser: Jo is amazing personal style advocate for women in their 40s and beyond. She’s a Melbourne-based personal stylist who’s making it her mission to help women find their style and feel confident about that. I also love Jo’s style. It’s vibrant, on-trend and totally suited to her lifestyle and personality.

The Style Adviser

Join in

Want to join in? Simply upload a photo of yourself showing your everyday style to Instagram or Facebook, use the #everydaystyle and tag @stylingyou so I can find you. Don’t feel you have to post every day. Post when you can.

So tell me, do you have a favourite outfit you wore some time during the last week? Why did you love it so?

Comments 28

  1. I (still) have a circa 1990 original Country Road chambray shirt! I’m
    waiting for the weather to cool down so it can get worn. Again.

  2. Hi Nikki. Thanks for the “spotlight”. I appreciate your generosity. I am passionate about helping women over 40 reignite their style mojo. I look forward to meeting you at Problogger. Have a great weekend. Jo xx

  3. Ouch! Feet injuries from pedicures can be soooo sore! You look great, as always. Those pants look so comfortable, just wondering how tall you are? I am a shortie, and cropped pants can be a minefield! Have a great weekend, Kathryn 🙂

  4. You poor thing about your foot,I was carved on my cuticle about 5 years ago in a nail salon and it still doesn’t look right,watch your foot closely Nikki!
    I love Rachel’s jumpsuit and I also love Jo from the style adviser her style is lovely and very similar to what I like .Smaggle a always looks great .i really love looking at everyone’s #everydaystyle lots of inspiration.Have a lovely weekend and I hope you are not missing your daughter too much xx

  5. Yay, 2 new lovelies to follow in Instagram (I’m following everyone else)! Nikki – style advice needed: I so desperately want to buy a denim shirt but have had one epic failure so far (at Sussan, which devastated me). It made me look so stout and boxy. What should I be looking for? Which brands/stores should I check out?

    1. Mmmm … working with a bust is difficult with shirts. You need something with a lighter fabric weight. Cotton On did some good ones earlier this summer – maybe check if they’re doing any? Maybe other readers have seen some.

      1. I found a pretty good sleeveless lightweight denim shirt recently from sportsgirl. I have a big bust and the lighter the fabric the better it sits on me. Stay away from the heavier, stiff denim.

  6. This was my fave outfit of yours too. Just loved it. Sorry to hear about your pedi gone wrong too. Hope it heals quickly. I once had the most horrendous massage that seriously made me feel almost ill with aches and pain the following day. It has put me off massages for life!

    It has been a colourful week and thank you for joining in the #sns colour challenge and promoting it on Styling You. I really, really appreciate it! xxx

  7. You are one amazing lady so kind and generous, sharing your knowledge and other style loving bloggers along the way. Thank you! Thank you so much for sharing. X

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