The Model and Me: wYse Lifestyle

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 60 Comments

How’s the last day of winter looking where you live?

The pre-spring sun is doing its thing here. I had planned to do my spring wardrobe edit in preparation for the new season but my office was in greater need of a de-clutter and overhaul.

So soothing.

The wardrobe can wait until next weekend. I’m already anticipating that feeling you get after a good de-clutter.

In the meantime, I’m bringing you more spring fashion – this time from Queensland-based label wYse Lifestyle.

wYse is a label I’ve featured here on the blog since SY began in 2008. It’s one of my go-to lifestyle labels, offering easy-care, easy-wear pieces in a natural modal fabric made from the pulp of Beechwood Trees.

Last week I saw wYse show at the Mercedes-Benz Brisbane Fashion Festival (you can check out more of the new-season designs here).

In this post I’m featuring a new-season top, cami and skirt combination in classic black and stone colours.

the model

wyse lifestyle top and skirt | spring-summer 2105

wYse lifestyle top $132 and skirt $125

and me

wyse top, cami and skirt | Zoe Kratzmann heels | Estil clutch

wYse Lifestyle top, cami and skirt (I’m wearing size XL in each piece)* | Zoe Kratzmann heels* | Estil clutch*

I love a lot about wYse. The fabrics are so easy and comfortable to wear. They don’t need ironing and always look as good as new when you wear them.

The designs themselves are timeless and work back with so much in your wardrobe – and if you collect wYse pieces – new-season pieces always complement what you already own.

This skirt is a classic shape and length. And – HELLO – stripes! I’ve got a few wYse skirts in this shape and they really do lend themselves to being worn casually with sneakers or dressed up with heels as I’ve done here.

I’m in love with the top. I love the sheer panels and cut outs. I’ve worn it over a black cami; the model is wearing over a stone-coloured cami. One top – two different looks – just by changing what’s worn underneath.

The sizing with wYse is true and not over-sized. I’m a size 16 and always wear a XL in this label.

The heels are new season Zoe Kratzmann. I have this style in a nude leather from last summer and it proved to be one of the most wearable dressy heel styles I’ve ever owned. You have height but the platform means your arch is not over-working itself.

The clutch is gorgeous hand-crafted leather from Florence, in Italy. The cream and tan colouring is a perfect match for this season’s strong ’70s trend.

Are these pieces that could be at home in your wardrobe? What’s the final day of winter looking like for you?

The Model and Me: wYse Lifestyle

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

PS. Don’t forget, the Spring Styling You Shop opens tomorrow, September 1. It’s only open until September 30 so if you see something you like, snap it up!

Comments 60

  1. Last Day of Winter is glorious here in Sydney!! It was wonderful weekend weather too, so I hunted out lovely Spring things I had forgotten as my wardrobe edit needed to be postponed to next weekend too! This outfit is fabulous, love the stripes in the skirt and I see here the ‘basics’ playing the part of being ever- ready for new looks!! Still adding to my basics for Spring but I feel I am sort of ‘getting it’. Thank you Nikki for another dose of fabulous to start the day 🙂

  2. Love this outfit but would definitely prefer it with nude shoes. The black tends to shorten legs. Travelling at present and following hour travel edit. Thanks.

  3. Gorgeous outfit Nikki I love the sheer panel top so pretty! I also am a lover of stripes.The weather is looking ok today sunny so far with a top of 18,have a lovely day Nikki Xx

  4. Love that skirt! Black and stone – one of my fave colour combos – plus stripes, what’s not to love. I just ordered a navy and white striped dress from the lovely birdsnest girls and can’t wait for it to arrive! Happy Spring everyone! Xx

  5. Well it’s hot here in Paris : 33 degrees today and still very warm this evening! We’re enjoying the “climatisation” tonight.
    Love this top, especially with the black cami underneath. I actually looked at the model and thought I bet Nikki goes for a black cami before I scrolled down.

  6. Lovely outfit, personally I prefer the black cami. I would feel naked in the nude colour, but it does look lovely on the model. I didn’t get my wardrobe done either, next Saturday will be the day. And winter is giving us a good nip this morning on the coast, it’s bloody cold! Kathryn 🙂

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