The Model and Me: Binny

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 15 Comments

My love for the Australian label Binny is far from a state fashion secret.

I first discovered the label via your imaginary TV friend and mine – Offspring’s Nina Proudman – and have been a card-carrying fan ever since.

What I love about Binny’s designs is that they always surprise and delight in the details and prints.

It’s these details that lift each piece she designs to the next level.

I’ve already snapped up this maxi skirt BECAUSE leopard print. And on the blog I’m featuring the most amazing tailored shirt I’ve ever worn.

The model

Binny Parade Ring shirt

Binny Parade Ring shirt $165

and me

Binny Parade Ring Shirt | NYDJ jeans | FRANKiE4 Footwear boots

Binny Parade Ring Shirt* (I’m wearing size 16) | NYDJ jeans | FRANKiE4 Footwear boots

I think this is my best effort to pretty much copy the essence of the model outfit, even if I say so myself.

For me this is a fresh take on early autumn dressing. As it cools down, add a knit and/or a jacket.

But let’s talk about the shirt.

As soon as I opened the package, I was captivated. Light blue or chambray will get me every time. Add in stripes, like has been done here on the sleeve, and it’s straight to winner status.

As for the big fold-back French cuffs, grosgrain stripy ribbon trim on the button line and crisp fabric, HOLD ME.

This is a shirt that feels as good to wear as it looks. The sleeves are 100% cotton and the body is a mix of polyester and cotton.

Not a fan of the white jean? This shirt will be equally at home with indigo or blue-wash denim jeans.

Weather permitting, I’d also wear it with navy, denim or white shorts.

So tell me, how much of a fan of details in fashion pieces are you? Hanging out for Nina? (A little bird told me that filming for Season 6 of Offspring is starting in April.)

The Model and Me: Binny AW16

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


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This month you could win a $100 gift card from Bohemian Traders.

Each month, I’ll propose a different wardrobe theme for you to consider incorporating into your #everydaystyle outfit planning.

Each day that you incorporate that theme, simply upload your photo as you would normally, using the #everydaystyle hashtag. To be in the running for the prize, you just need to add the specific hashtag for each month’s theme. You can enter as many times as you like.

This month’s theme is: how to add elements of autumn to your wardrobe when it’s still warm outside (this post might help with ideas). Think the addition of a new-season trend via colour, texture and style in one part of your outfit or accessories. At this time of year, it’s super tricky to do an autumn look head to toe so we’re looking for inspiration.

This month’s hashtag is: #SYAW16

Your outfit photo could be featured here on the blog with a link back to your Instagram page. Entries close March 30, 2016.

Autumnal style challenge | March 2016 | #everydaystyle #SYAW16


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Comments 15

  1. I love this look so classic and stylish. I don’t own white jeans but they look amazing. I have muscley thighs that always feel big to me so I haven’t braved white jeans before. Might need to try some on.

  2. a great outfit nikki! … looking fab!
    I love a shirt and pants!
    it’s my uniform!
    lol m:)X have a good one hun!X

  3. Love the details- even if they’re the kind that only I know about, like the lovely feel of a special fabric.

  4. That shirt is gorgeous Nikki,I’m a big fan of details or something on a garment that gives it a unique or special look!
    I am so very pleased that our friend Nina will be back soon,I wonder if her style will change? Thank you Nikki I must have a look at Binny,I’m buying less and spending more on what I love,if I don’t love an item it goes Xx

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