Summer 2015 Styling You Shop

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, How to 33 Comments

The countdown to summer is officially on and in many parts of Australia it already feels very much like it’s here.

Days are longer. Temperatures are (mostly) higher. The calendar is filling with parties and “catch-ups” that just *have* to happen before Christmas.

For the lucky ones among us, we’re also planning a summer holiday escape – a weekend, a week or longer time away.

Aussie tradition will see many of those getaways taking place at the beach.

All of the above events present wardrobe/outfit jigsaw puzzles to be solved and the Summer 2015 Styling You Shop aims to help you get clear on how to do that.

Like previous Styling You Shops, what we’ve done is carefully and considerately choose pieces to form a capsule wardrobe of building block and show-pony pieces that will serve you through Christmas parties, to holidays and beyond.

Summer 2015 Styling You Shop

I’ve worked with some of my favourite independent fashion designers and online stores to bring you a selection of clothes that can work for a multitude of occasions.

I’m all about the versatile garment that can be dressed up or dressed down and in this summer edit you’ll find 21 garments and accessories to do just that.

The store is only open for one month – and stock is limited so if you see something you like, snap it up quick smart.

Garments range in size from size 6-16 or 18. One garment – a kimono – is free-size. We’ve also included a bag, two necklaces, a bangle set and two pairs of shoes for this edit. You’ll also find a swimsuit to suit so many shapes and sizes. The price range is from $35-$229.

The intention is to offer quality pieces that represent value for money – and pieces that will be in your wardrobe for many seasons to come.

Let’s take a look at what’s in store, shall we?

Summer 2015 Styling You Shop | 21 pieces | 28 different party and holiday ooks

1. Sacha Drake Column Drape dress $229

2. Surafina Sportif dress $169

3. Bohemian Traders Sunlace Day Dress $189

4. iAllure Painters Palette kaftan $119

5. Surafina kimono $129

6. Bohemian Traders Lace Trim blouse $139

7. Surafina Sportif tee $69

8. Bohemian Traders Classic white tee $59 

9. Queensland Swimwear Company Ruched Bandeau one-piece $149.95

10. The Adorn Collective Carrie necklace $50

11. Ruby Olive bangle set $35

12. The Adorn Collective Nikki necklace $45

13. Surafina Moreno cross-body bag $169

14. Bohemian Traders Sweetheart top $119

15. Maiocchi Small Wonder cardi (red) $125

16. Maiocchi Small Wonder cardi (black) $125

17. Bohemian Traders Drop-crotch pants $129

18. ZK Station sandals $130

19. ZK Jump platform sandals $159

20. Surafina Sportif shorts $69

21. Maiocchi Colour By Numbers reversible skirt $220

Summer 2015 Styling You Shop | 21 pieces | 28 different party and holiday looks


Please take note of our sizing suggestions with each product description. If we indicate that this is a garment to size up or down then please take that into consideration when ordering.

Peta (aka Trainee Mama) is once again on board to also offer style inspiration. Peta is a part-time data analyst and mum to a gorgeous two-year-old boy. She’s a size 8-10 and 160cm, so offers an alternative to my size 14-16, 166cm.

Free shipping

Until midnight Friday, November 6, enter the code SYSUMMER15 and get FREE shipping. Discount code must be entered at checkout for the offer to apply.

Gift with purchase

Throughout the month of the shop, spend $250 in one transaction and you’ll receive a pair of Ruby Olive resin stud earrings valued at $22. One set of earrings per customer. Earrings will posted at the end of the shop period, from December 3 onwards.

Ruby Olive resin earrings - Styling You Shop gift with purchase


Share your Summer 2015 Styling You Shop purchase on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #stylingyoushop (please tag @stylingyou as well) and you will be in the running to win a $250 voucher to spend in the Autumn-Winter 2016 Styling You Shop. Entries close when the shop closes, December 3. The winner will be judged on creativity and originality. She’ll be notified via Instagram or Facebook and her name will appear here.

Thanks so much for all your support. Tell me which items you most like and happy shopping!

Credits: Thanks to photographer Sarah Keayes for her fantastic work on capturing the outfits. Thanks to stylist Simone Merlo for keeping the shoot running smoothly and positioning us in our best angles. Thanks to makeup artist Megan Braunberger and hair stylist Bruce Rhebein for making us look a more polished version of our everyday selves.

Comments 33

  1. it wouldn’t be easy choosing a capsule wardrobe for your shop nikki!
    but by jove you’ve done it! … all great inter mixing and versatile pieces hun!
    and you both look great! enjoy your day lovely! … love m:)X

  2. I have wanted to buy the drop crutch pants for so long. What size are you wearing in these? I am a similar size to you but not sure what size to go.

  3. After adding to cart and chickening out numerous times in the past, I’ve just ordered those drop crotch pants.
    Now that I’m in a “just flattering enough” mindset -because let’s be honest, it’s not going to be pretty from behind- the soft chambray was what got me over the line.

  4. Love the white dress, kimono and drop pants. Well love it all but they are top of my list. Perhaps I should not so subtly print this post out and stick it on the fridge and write Xmas shopping list at the top 🙂

  5. Wow lovely collection again Nikki. It must be so much fun to curate! And you both look gorgeous. Just to let you know the link for the reversible skirt goes to the shorts (at least for me!). Amanda x

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