The Model and Me: Motto

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 22 Comments

Do you know my favourite style of clothing?

Anything that is one step up from pyjamas, yet is a legitimate garment suitable for letting loose in public.

I’ve featured many a garment here that fits that description and many of them have come from Australian label Motto.

Each piece from this label is travel and everyday-style friendly. Each piece is designed to be layered and mixed and matched with others in your wardrobe.

Today, I’m featuring a trans-seasonal outfit that you can wear now – as we move into autumn – but without being a sweaty mess.

The model

Motto Slouch top | Motto Jersey Paris pant

Motto Slouch top $79.95 | Motto Jersey Paris pant $119.95

and me

Motto top | Motto pant | Country Road heels | Secrets Shhh bangle

Motto top (I’m wearing size 14) | Motto pant (I’m wearing size 16) | Country Road heels | Secrets Shhh bangle

Let’s start with the top. This is a wardrobe staple. Wear on its own now or add a knit or jacket later. Wear it with anything.

The slouch style is flattering without being tent like and works extremely well with pants, skirts, shorts or jeans.

The pants bring in an autumn colourway to the outfit and the design is surprisingly flattering.

I say surprising as there is an extra bit of fabric on the legs in the design. Normally I’d steer clear of this but I suspected that it would drape and add to the overall design of the pant and I was correct.

It actually adds to the whole design and makes the pants more of a fashion-y item to wear.

Yet. YES. You are one slightly large step away from wearing pjs. Um. HELLO. Work-to-couch? Winning.

How much do you love a slouchy outfit you can dress up as well?

The Model and Me Motto AW16

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

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Comments 22

  1. Lovely designer pendant!

    Rock your Evening Gown Look with silver pendant .

    If we are talking hot tends then you can’t seem to elude gowns and long slit dresses. With all the glamour they bring to your evening they also seem to make huge holes in your pockets. Here is the evening gown hack for the budgeted Glamour girl.

  2. I never really consider printed pants being a pear shape but I do LOVE those! They do look as if they have a good drape 🙂

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  3. Love the colours in these pants, and it a lovely autumnal print.

    I’m all about comfort too, having got rid of a heap of uncomfortable cutting into my tummy pants, jeans and skirts in a recent cull.
    It’s part of an acceptance around changes to my shape (I’m blaming hormones, not cheese and wine!) and I know I won’t be going back to wearing some styles again. That’s OK- there are plenty of other options out there that don’t make me feel bad about myself, including accessories- they always fit!

  4. I’m with you on the slouchy pants or outfit that feels like PJs but looks great!
    I love this outfit on you Nikki,the colours in the pants are so pretty Xx

  5. Hi Nikki, if I could wear pyjamas all day – I would! I have some wonderful pants from Eileen Fisher and DKNY that are pull on styles and they are so comfortable. The top you are wearing is nice but I have to say I do not think that style of pant is flattering on any figure. Your hair and make up look wonderful – as usual.

  6. I love the colours in the pants. And definitely have days where slouch pants are all I can handle! The top is beautiful too I would wear it frequently!

  7. I have to say I love Motto clothing Nikki, looks smart but also relaxed and comfy. Their pull on pencil skirts are the basis of my work wardrobe – with sandals in summer and tights and boots in winter. I love their bell tops too ( the ones without the cutouts). I know just how comfy you are!!

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