How to dress like Nina Proudman

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, Nina Proudman 157 Comments

You know how much I love a pair of printed pants, don’t you?

Well it seems that this trend is also appealing to Nina-I-prefer-skinny-jeans-Proudman.

Nina Proudman style

Her second outfit on the show last night featured a pair of printed silk pants from French label Mes Demoiselles (for Australian stockists contact distributors Sharrock), worked back with a black top, pale blue cropped jacket and … wait for it … wedges, not boots.

Do you know how much it pleases me that Nina has shoes other than boots in her wardrobe? A lot.

I also love that this outfit was very wearable and translatable for us all.

how to dress like nina proudman

1. ATMOS&HERE blazer $59.95 @ The Iconic | 2. Seed top $49.95 | 3. Volcom pants $69.99 @ SurfStitch | 4. Misuzi necklace $159 | 5. Top End wedges $69.98 (on sale) @ Styletread

Nina’s third outfit featured one of her favourite labels – Johnny Was – in one of her favourite styles, a kimono top over a tank tucked into belted jeans.

Johnny Was is not a budget label but if you are a lover of silk and beautiful design then it’s worth a look. There is a large and extra large available at Zambezee Boutique. To find a boutique near you that stocks Johnny Was, visit the stockist locater for International Fashion Group.

Johnny Was kimono as seen on Nina Proudman Offspring

Johnny Was kimono $279

Baby Zoe (missed the interview here on SY with the mum of the twins who plays Zoe? Catch up here) featured a lot in last night’s episode – as well as her baby accessories.

The baby bag has now been identified (thanks to blogger A Little Delightful who owns one) as a Lassig Green Label Neckline baby bag in Choco Mix.

The pram itself is a Baby Jogger city mini GT and the extra bag on board is the Noosa Amsterdam mid-brown shopper we first saw in episode 4.

Nina Proudman Baby Jogger City GT stroller | Noosa Amsterdam shopper bag

Nina’s fourth and final outfit was a Nina classic too – loose cream top, skinny belted jeans and a colourful floral scarf. I do love that the scarves are back around Nina’s neckline. You?

Nina Proudman in cream top, jeans and floral scarf

The de-brief (spoiler alert)

Words to describe last night’s episode? Gut-wrenching, waterworks-inducing, poignant, humourous, romantic.

Yes, in typical Offspring style we had it all but with an episode underpinned by a very sick little Alfie and his parents’ distress at watching him be so sick and being unable to do anything about it, it was always going to be an episode that had us on the edge of our collective lounges.

Thanks to Geraldine’s “exquisite” liver that the doctor also declared a “medical mystery”, Alfie got a fighting chance at life.

Geraldine’s pending surgery to facilitate this saw Darcy arrive home filled with love and Phillip go the pash until Geraldine reminded him of his marriage and her morals. Her sly humour didn’t suffer at all with her preparing a picnic of liver pate for all the Proudmans waiting for news on her’s and Alfie’s surgery.

Offspring Season 5 Episode 7 - the liver pate picnic

Clegg’s been sleeping behind his desk at the hospital because he’s over-donated to too many causes in a grief-stricken response to Patrick’s death and now has to rent out his house to pay for his “philanthropic outlays”.

Billie stepped up and helped Jimmy out at the Tacorias before serving up a slice of Lawrence that she described as “uncommonly good”!

Offspring - Billie and Lawrence at the Tacoria

As for Nina’s potential beaus, Thomas politely kept in contact but kept his distance during the Alfie crisis but Nina ended the show suggesting to Thomas that maybe dating was worth a try. Meanwhile Leo also showed his potential – just like Nina when under pressure in a work situation he’s got it all together and is incredibly thoughtful and caring.

Time will tell how that all pans out. Time will tell.

Over to you … best/worst bits from last night’s episode? Favourite outfit from the show?

Photo credit: scene photos are courtesy of Channel Ten.

  • The Baby Closet

    Thought I spied the Lassig Neckline Nappy Bag on the show last week! We love them!

  • Sarah

    I need the red floral scarf!! If anyone knows where I buy it please let me know. Thanks 🙂

  • Eliza

    Should I purchase the Noosa bag or the nancybird nolan bag on ebay that nina wore in season 2. I have christmas money to spend and have been looking on ebay for a cheap bag.

  • Countrywife

    I have found a similar pair of sunglasses that nina wore at the pool. Sass and bide and on sale with $100 off at sunglasses hut. I am checking them out tomorrow. I like the glasses but its hard with I have to have prescription glasses though..

  • Emma

    I love the owl pillow that is on nina’s bed for zoe, do you know if Nina uses the owl quilt cover for zoes cot. Do you also know where I can get zoos cot sheets from? Thanks

  • Sue

    Is the Noosa wallet that matches Nina bag a good size wallet, there is not a store near me to have a look.

  • Ameila H

    I have a good excuse as I am a photographer starting my own business and brought one and told my parents it was for a photography prop but instead keeping it away for when I have children.

  • Zoe-Nell

    Hi where is the best website to purchase Nina’s Noosa bag as everywhere is sold out. Thanks

    • Try contacting the distributors Tribe Trading Zoe-Nell.

      • Zoe-Nell

        Yes I have and they said that they have ran out of stock and will be back in stock within 3 months. 🙁

        • Well they would know Zoe-Nell – sorry it’s been popular!

          • Zoe-Nell

            I know it is popular but I wouldn’t think because of the price tag.

            • Zoe-Nell

              I only heard of the bag through the show though.

              • I was already a fan of the brand and have a cuff with the chunks so knew the quality – for what you get it’s a reasonable price when compared with similar quality leather bags. Nina’s popularity and everything she wears just made it go nuts!!

    • Sarah

      Zinc. I bought one today.

  • Aimee

    Nikki, I was so excited to come across your site and other people who love Nina’s style as much as I do! I know the series is wet in the warmer months so doesn’t ever feature any winters clothes but I am wondering if you could do a ‘What Would Nina Wear in Winter’ type story? For those of us living in the colder states and currently shivering through these winter months. Would be great to have some ‘Nina-ish’ inspiration!!

    • That would be interesting Aimee – she’s permanently seen in a trans-season wardrobe. Let me think on it!

      • Amelia H

        I can imagine Nina wearing loads of knitted wholly type jumpers and jackets.

  • Lauren Reed

    I asked my mother to buy me a harmony necklace for my birthday in a couple of weeks time. My mother said no as harmony necklace is only for pregnant mothers. Is that true and can anyone wear one. I am 19 years old.

  • Emily Dawson

    Did you know that nina’s johnny was kimono also comes in the same style and print as a scarf by johnny was. The scarf is $110 though a bit pricey for a scarf.

    • They are pricey but it’s silk and quality silk usually comes with the price Emily

  • Mia G

    Just purchase a clock radio which is similar to Patrick Reids that was next to his bed.

    • Love it Mia!

      • Ameila H

        My partner has that clock radio. When we brought a house together I told him that ugly clock radio had to go and my iPod clock was to stay. I lost the argument and he got to keep his clock radio. After noticing patrick has one, I said to my now hubby I love your clock radio. LOL

  • Anna H

    Hi I just recently brought a kimono from best and less for $7.50 reduced from $40 similar to Nina’s satin one she wore on wednesday and another nina inspired kimono for $5. I had a bargain shopping spree. Best and less has loads of nina inspire loathing at the moment for the upcoming season.

  • Molly

    I seem to dislike Nina’s style this season. It seems to me that this isn’t her normal style and with Patrick gone she does not know who she is anymore as she seems to be quite different even with her personality I am finding with each episode.

    • It’s actually very reminiscent of two seasons ago Molly before she was pregnant – she just had quite a different style while pregnant last season.

  • Lily-Rose Wynter

    Has anyone brought the Noosa wallet that matches the bag. I was thinking of but I am curious as to the size and inside compartments.

    • Katie M

      In my opinion i hate my wallet matching my bag but I am like you a bit weary when buying a wallet as I like my wallets to be spacious.

  • Ok Nikki, confession: I have not watched ONE episode of Offspring. But, I’m really digging your Nina series and love her groovy style! I love how you tell us where to get her stuff from. xxxx

    PS When is your book out?

    • Thank-you gorgeous! Book is out July 29 – I’ll be in Sydney that week for the launch xx

  • Christine B

    Is there a reason you started with her second outfit? Did I miss something? Lol

  • Nat

    Im sorry but im calling WTF on that first outfit…. not a fan at all!!

    • LouiseT

      Hi Nat, are you referring to the printed pants (according to Nikki’s notes above they were the second outfit and I defer to her knowledge) because I didn’t like them at all. I like printed pants (I’ve got a pair myself) but as soon as I saw these I thought the print was all wrong and very unflattering. They actually make Nina’s thighs look big so god knows what they would do to me, a mere mortal. And looking at the photo above convinces me even more – the print is badly placed. What does everyone else think?

      • Nat

        Hi Louise

        Yes sorry for the confusion, I haven’t seen the episode yet I am sitting here waiting for the DL on my ipad. I was referring to the first outfit in this post. I totally agree with you and I didn’t think it was at all “Nina Proudman” If they are trying to “mummy” her up a bit i’m am less than impressed that is for sure. It made her look frumpy and very unflattering to both Asher (who I adore) and the Nina character. I hope there are no more of these!! In the pic they look like a legging gone bad… or something!

    • Katie M

      Hi Nat, I have to agree with you. I watched offspring and thought the outfit she wore wasn’t quite Nina. I loved the kimono though. Nina wore wedges instead of boots which I thought wasn’t her usual style. The printed pants made her thighs look big as I have a similar pair my mother brought me that I hate wearing as it looks like my thighs are huge even though I have already huge thighs. I know when I had my first child my style and the way I dressed changed. Maybe that is what Nina is doing????

      • Nat

        Agreed all round here. I even made that same comment to Louise below about that, maybe they are trying to “mummy her up” a bit, still dont like it and I dont think you need to look like that just because you’re a mother. I have 9 children and I happily share Nina’s style and there is nothing frumpy about me! at least it appears the rest of the episode she wore her usual style 🙂 Im off to watch it now, cant wait 🙂

        • I don’t think it’s frumpy at all – in fact it’s more on-trend than her usual style.

      • I loved that she diverted from her usual style.

    • You don’t have to be a fan – I loved it because it’s something I usually wear.

  • Annie

    The Noose Amsterdam bag is back this week. I must say I’ve become a little bit obsessed with it! Mine arrived today after a couple of weeks waiting. I love,love,love it. It looks amazing and the leather is so soft .My favourite outfit this week was the cream top and gorgeous coloured scarf. So much emotion this week but kind of nice to be steering away from Nina’s grief. I’m glad it’s all headed in a new direction and especially pleased that so far Alfie is okay.

  • Roberta

    Hi, I was loving Geraldine’s cardigan. Any ideas on the design or a similar style. Thanks.

    • Georgia

      Hi there is one similar at rockmans at the moment. My grandma has one.

  • Kim

    I have a question, My friend Ash who is 26 years old is a huge offspring fan and she really loves the baby wrap that nina uses on zoos pram. What is funny about it is my friend is single and still loves at home and wants to buy the wrap and put it away for when she has children as she think it so adorable. Do you think she should buy it now and put it away or wait until she has children as I think she is crazy.

  • grace

    please tell me someone knows where that blue cropped jacket is from?? i LOVE it!

  • Emilia

    I just enter the comp to win Nina’s bag and I love how her mimico wallet doesn’t match her bag, as my mother says your bag must match your wallet always.

    • Amy

      My daughter said last night. I want Nina’s bag and wallet for her birthday in the next couple of weeks. I am not quite sure whether to buy her a nancybird wallet or the mimco wallet that is in the competition. Do you happen to know which wallet would be more nina like as my daughter loves offspring.

      • The Nancybird is traditionally more Nina but I’m sure she’ll be ok with either.

        • Amy

          Thanks Nikki, I am thinking of a nancybird wallet. I went into Mimco today and thought the wallet looked more Billie’s style than Ninas. The colour and style isn’t quite what I see Nina having. Looking at the nancybird wallet and now I cannot choose one. I am so out of fashion.

      • PS. You’re a good mum!

    • Hahaha … mine hasn’t for a very long time!

  • Emilia

    I just enter the comp to win Nina’s bag and I love how her mimico wallet doesn’t match her bag, as my mother says your bag must match your wallet always.

  • Marriedtoacountryboy

    I am loving this season as Nina’s wardobe has changed compared to pervious seasons, she has been wearing other shoes besides boots and the style of clothes are amazing.

  • Annie

    Ok are you sitting down?
    I have never watched one episode of Offspring. My daughter and son’s girlfriend cannot understand me and are secretly appalled.
    Might have something to do with our tv being permanently set on the abc and we forget there is other channels!
    So I’ll check out your blog for Nina’s wardrobe 🙂

  • That tiny floral print scarf she wore towards the end was my fave thing. I actually said “I love that scarf, I want it” at least four times during those scenes!
    #TeamLeo 😉

    • Sorry I don’t have any leads Cate!

      • Have discovered a pic of her wearing it in season 4 too, so unlikely to find it now anyway! 🙂

        • Dee

          I love it soo much, it’s like art! I thought I had seen it before, wish someone would tell us!

      • Kim

        Hi Nikki, Where is that gorgeous scarf from?

        • Dee

          We need to have the scarf!!!

  • Lexi Klaebe

    Anyone know where Nina’s cream top is from she was wearing in the last image here? Lovvve it!

    • Not me sorry Lexi – but it’s a pretty basic top that you could hunt down similar I’d think

      • Katherine Kirkwood

        I picked up a fairly basic one from Target the other day 🙂

    • Fiona

      I saw one today in Myer by Piper… Very similar !!

  • I so needed an early night last night, but there was no way I could miss Offspring – so I watched it in bed!
    The worst bit was seeing the normally ballsy-rock-solid Zara break down in tears watching Alfie and Jimmy sleeping. The best bit was Lawrence appearing at the Tacoria in what I presume to be another Unicorn Fur sweater. Swoon!
    My fave Nina outfit was the black tank, jeans and kimono number – loved that. My fave Billie outfit was in the first scene when she was wearing a black (not lace…what’s the word?) top with a black jacket. It reminded me a lot of the Liza Emanuele top I wore to the Kidspot Voices of 2014 cocktail party in Sydney back in March.

    • Yes – loved that outfit of Billie’s – 3/4 sleeve leather jacket and a cut-out top.

  • Georgia

    Do you buy kimono’s in the summer or winter like what Mia T said I am having trouble finding one to buy in stores.

  • Mia T

    Does anyone know where I get a similar kimono at a affordable price.

  • Rach

    So tempted to grab that kimono, but afraid the large will be too big and Zambeze only exchange/credit…

  • Liisa

    Loved the sensitivity and realness of last night’s episode, love seeing Billie and Lawrence’s relationship develop and loved seeing Billie really step up and take charge. I do find, especially since following your blog, that I have been spending WAY too much time online shopping lol. 🙂
    I have to say, I particularly like the yellow cardi that Zara wore last night…any ideas?

    • Sorry I don’t have any ideas on Zara’s cardi – was probably in store a year ago even if I did know.

  • Emma D

    Baby sitting my nephew and notice my brother has the exact same pram and baby bag. Never really notice before until now.

    • LOL Emma! Your nephew is famous right now 😉

      • Emma D

        Yes my brother is a single parent as his partner worked out on him after their son was born. So my brother had to buy everything for the baby. Good to see my brother has good taste.

  • Emma D

    Hi has anyone checked out the offspring Facebook page there is a competition to win her bag, wallet and phone. Her wallet is a mimico hemingwat xl wallet. I thought her wallet was a nancy bird. Can anyone conform it is a mimic wallet this season. thanks

  • Jo

    Do you know what brand of necklace she was wearing in her second outfit? The long one with the discs? It didn’t look to be the Misuzi necklace you have linked to.

  • Jo

    Do you know what brand of necklace she was wearing in her second outfit? The long one with the discs? It didn’t look to be the Misuzi necklace you have linked to.

  • Julie

    I agree with you Nikki, great to see Nina in a wedge (which can be a mum’s best friend along with comfy waisted printed pants!). So looking forward to this series when it finally airs here! xx

    • Great comfortable outfit for a mum – or anyone Julie. Hope you’ve been able to skim the bits!

  • Selena

    Nikki do you know what brand of earrings Nina has been wearing this season? I suspect some of her jewellery may come from Kerry Rocks (a Sydney brand – they also have a website). Many of their current styles are very Nina-like.

    • I don’t sorry Selena but lots of styles on Kerry Rocks that Nina would wear.

  • Belinda

    For those not aware, the Tenplay website is currently running a comp to win Nina’s handbag & wallet – get in! Love reading these posts, somehow it prolongs each week’s episode just a little 🙂

    Anyway, my question: do you know of any particular Binny stockists (I’m in Melb), as their website has no details, and I really need to ‘try before I buy’ with my weird multi-sized body shape :/

  • Johanne Taylor

    The Clegg Monster- he’s an old softy really and it’s so nice to see the impact of Patrick’s death on his friend as well as Nina.

    I really love that Noosa Amsterdam bag and have found one on-line but I’m still tossing up about buying without trying, because even bags need to be ‘right’- especially given the significant financial outlay required for this one. I may have added to cart 3 or 4 times already without purchasing!

    I’m also continuing to stalk that chunky necklace. I think it’s either a little perfume bottle or one of those lockets that unfolds to show multiple photos, but the chain detail and heft is lovely, too…

  • LizT

    Wednesday can not come quick enough. Love this show.Bit of heartstring pull last night. I feel for anyparent that faces something like a transplant for a child.
    Nikki do you know where the scarf and cream top are from?. I can’t wear too much white being quite fair so im keen to know where I can get vanilla/cream tops from. The scarf too where would I find that. Its beautiful.

    • I don’t sorry Liz – suspect the scarf is Johnny Was but don’t have a firm lead.

    • I don’t sorry Liz – suspect the scarf is Johnny Was but don’t have a firm lead.

  • Fiona

    Hi Nikki, what I loved was her pyjama pants ! The second pair not the ones right at the beginning when she is having the bad dream. Any ideas on those ?? My favourite part was the sensitive Leo… and the liver transplant picnic/pate !

    • They are usually the Binny silk pants (that we’d wear as normal outerwear!!).

  • Big thumbs up for the City Mini Pram shown on the show. For all those would-be parents or grandparents, note the thing folds in half by pulling a strap in the middle – in one movement! It’s also reasonably light weight and is small enough to fit into the boot of my Mini Cooper (which is why we bought it in the first place). Best baby item purchase we made (and it lasted through two kids).

  • S H

    Kimono is to die for. Sporting a kimono myself today, as I seem to like to rock a bit of a Nina look on a Thursday after the episode. A Cooper St kimono I picked up last week which is my new wardrobe go to and fav! Love your recaps!

  • nellie1964

    Officially team Leo! Awesome episode just love Geraldine

  • Bless you, Nikki. I missed last night’s episode but only because I made my hairdresser appointment before the new season started! I knew I could find out what went down right here so thanks for filling me in, I couldn’t bear the suspense! Sounds like another corker of an episode. I can’t wait to catch up!

  • Guest fan

    The nappy bag is ‘Green Label neckline Choco Mix’ by Lassig (I think) for around $250.

    • Thanks so much!

    • Dee

      Thank you! Would you know where the baby wrap is from?

      • Em

        The baby wrap is by Weegoamigo (The Little Linen Company)

        • Dee

          Thank you so much! Better be quick, will prob sell out now!!

  • Dee

    Does anyone know what lable the colourful scarf was? Loved it!

    • I don’t Dee but I suspect it’s a Johnny Was as well.

      • Dee

        Thanks Nikki, another question, regarding scarves! I recently bought the zara butterfly scarf – which seems to be enormous, are some of these scarves altered to be ‘skinnier’ do you think!! I may just cut mine in half!!

        • Pia

          Anything can be altered…to get it in scale with your height & body shape. Zara have done a number of butterfly scarves over the last 2 summers…

  • merliyn

    thanks nikki, yes the whole gamut last night for me … can so relate to nina’s awkward moments … jimmy and zara’s pain and Geraldine doing the mature mother ultimate sacrificing for her family … also love how she was loving her pain relief … she carries that character off soo well!
    always love billie’s outfits they suit her to a tee and her analysing insights …
    what a soap to get hooks into, but the season is too short! cheers m:)X

    • Geraldine is such a great character – love how her former lovers fell for her again! Just the boost she needed.

  • Loved the kimono. Had to be my favourite. And I LOVED Geraldine’s sense of humour a la the pâté. My kind of woman


    I have joined Team Leo, especially given the previews for next weeks show.

  • Nashuagirl

    Love getting my Offspring fix every week but then each show is a step closer to the series end. Sob. Why can’t they make MORE episodes.
    My hubby’s boss is very Lawrence-like and every time I talk with him, I have my own little “nina head twitch, snap out of it ” moment.

  • HootinTootin

    The only outfit from last night that I really loved was Billie’s. That leather jacket and black shirts combo was great.

    • It was great – but I figured that people could find that kind of combo in their wardrobes?

    • It was great – but I figured that people could find that kind of combo in their wardrobes?

  • Nikki, do you know where the silver necklace in Nina’s cream top/ scarf outfit was from, my sister loved it and I sent her a message assuring her that you would know where to get it. Tears again but not howling ugly ones this week. Just pretty trickles. Haha.

    • I don’t sorry – she’s worn it a bit this series and still no firm leads!