Autumn-winter 2016 everyday style inspiration at Katies

Nikki ParkinsonFashion 171 Comments

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Back in February I flew to Sydney in the height of summer to don jeans and knitwear.

Not because I’m all kinds of crazy (although that does help sometimes) but because I’m excited to be working again with Australian iconic fashion brand Katies to showcase their autumn-winter 2016 collection.

And yes, if you’re already a keen customer of Katies you might have spotted me in the new catalogue in store this week.

I can’t tell you what it does to a woman’s self confidence to have a team of people make her model-ready for a fashion shoot. And then put resulting photos in a catalogue.

Let’s take a sneak peek behind the scenes, shall we?

I love working with Katies because it’s a fashion brand that provides Australian women with catwalk fashion trends at affordable prices and in designs that are wearable for the every day.

They also get that their customer – YOU – likes to see an alternative age, size and height wearing its clothes. It’s something I’m big on here with Styling You’s popular Model and Me posts, so to be a part of the Katies AW16 catalogue alongside my blogging friend, Sonia from Sonia Styling, is a huge thrill.

Katies AW16 trends

I’m also super excited by the Katies AW16 collection because it brings together many of my signature autumn-winter #everydaystyle looks. The collection will very much appeal to other women like me, women on the go, who are looking for key basics and on-trend show pony pieces to refresh their current autumn-winter wardrobe.

I’m a work-from-home mum who my day-to-day wardrobe needs to work FOR me, not against me.

I need easy foundation pieces and key layering pieces. With this combination I can take autumn pieces and wear them now, layering it up when the temperature drops.

Now on that note, here in Queensland it does take some time for the temperature to drop, so understanding layering and starting with those wardrobe foundation pieces is key to changing up your look from the previous summer into a new season of dressing.

The key trends for autumn-winter 2016 are: ’70s, stripes, texture, indigo, neutrals and new lengths.

New lengths is all about mixing up proportions. Maybe it’s about wearing a longer shirt dress with jeans; maybe it’s about wearing a shorter denim dress with long boots.

Wearing neutrals is not about being beige or boring. It’s about letting these hues be the statement. Winter neutrals seem to embrace you with warmth. I love the soft greys and creams for my skin tone and hair colour.

Texture is all about contrasting our outfits with knitwear, coated jeans, felt and leather. It’s these fabrications that immediately tell us winter has arrived.

I’m going to talk you through some of these trends and show how they work on me. (In all of the sized garments below, I’m wearing size 14.)

Often you’ll find a number of the trends overlapping in the one outfit. That’s very ok. And, like I always say, don’t feel like you have to adopt ALL trends each season.

Think about the trends – and key pieces – that appeal to you. What immediately feels like your style? That’s what you should embrace.

Katies AW16: cream poncho, long-sleeve tee, denim pant

Katies poncho $49.95 | top $19.95 | jeans $69.95

Effortless casual chic is about keeping things simple with key pieces that just work. EVERY TIME. In this outfit above, the key pieces of denim, poncho and boots will take you everywhere for weekend wear this winter. (Trends: ’70s, texture, indigo and neutrals)

Katies AW16 poncho, jeans, top, scarf

Katies poncho $59.95, jeans $59.95, top $19.95, scarf $29.95

Break down this outfit and you have my go-to formula for always having something to wear. The wardrobe basic pieces of coated black denim and the softest of soft long-sleeved tee are the foundation pieces. The show-pony pieces – the knit poncho and scarf/snood – lift the outfit to the next level. This is what everyday style in winter looks like for me. (Trends: ’70s, texture, neutrals)

Katies AW16 jacket | top | jeans | necklace

Katies jacket $89.95 | top $39.95 | jeans $59.95 | necklace $29.95

In the autumn months – and on many Queensland winter days – a soft, lightweight trench will be your wardrobe friend. You’ll still feel like you’re in clothes for the correct season but in a fabric that works for the climate. This is the kind of look that will take you from work to drinks or dinner. Finish with a longline necklace to keep with the proportions of the coat. (Trends: new lengths, indigo, ’70s)

Katies AW16 dress | jeans

Katies dress $69.95 | jeans $59.95

Autumn wardrobes need a statement piece and this patterned shirtdress ticks the statement box. Wear it buttoned up as a dress; completely unbuttoned as a light coat or partially done up as I have done here with black coated denim pants for a relaxed work-to-dinner look. The slip underneath comes with the dress so I’m wearing it as a top underneath in this look. (Trends: ’70s, new lengths, texture)

Katies AW16 shirt | jeans | scarf

Katies shirt $49.95 | jeans $69.95 | scarf $24.95

Indigo denim is to our winter wardrobes what chambray was to our summer wardrobes. I can’t get enough of it. Double it up, I say. Just aim for a slight difference in the shades of denim. Complete the look with a pop of winter colour in a scarf. (Trends: ’70s, indigo)

IN-STORE APPEARANCE

If you live in Brisbane and would like to come along to the Katies free VIP night at the Westfield Garden City store, I’ll be there on Wednesday, April 6 (tomorrow night!) from 6-8pm. I’ll talking how to style the new-season trends and offering personal styling advice for those attending. Last season’s night was so much fun and boy do Katies spoil you with special offers on the night. No need to book, just show up at 6pm.

Styling You in store at Katies Westfield Garden City

SPECIAL OFFER

Katies loves Styling You readers and as a special gift to you all, here is a $10 off voucher, which you can redeem online*.

Enter code: SY10OFF

*Enter Code SY10OFF at the online checkout to receive $10 off. Offer applies to full price styles only. Redeemable online only at www.katies.com.au. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Must be logged in as a Katies member to redeem. Code expires 24/04/16. One use only per customer. Offers are subject to change at any time at Katies discretion.

MORE

I’ll be sharing more looks from the new-season AW16 Katies collection when I take over the Katies Instagram account from Friday for a week. Make sure you’re following @katiesfashion to check out more styles on me.

WIN

Thanks to Katies, one lucky Styling You reader will win a $500 gift card to spend in store only at their local Katies store. Entering is easy.

1. Follow Katies on Instagram – @katiesfashion

2. Like Katies on Facebook

3. Answer the question below in the comments.

Which Katies AW16 fashion trends would fit seamlessly into your wardrobe and why?

Entries open Tuesday, April 5 at 5am (AEST) and close Sunday, April 24 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity (photos can be included and uploaded with the comment). The winner will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.

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Comments 171

  1. The Knit Poncho and Jeans styled with a Scarf. Lets face it most of my wardrobe is Katies anyway, but I have worn my all time favourite Katies Cardigan and Jeans to death and could do with a AW16 wardrobe renew! I love Katies styles, fit and prices…they are made for real women who like to move!

  2. Casual, ultra smart, classy from daybreak to dark, drop off zone, brunch, meeting for lunch, eating in, going out, Katie’s, seem to have a seventh sense,, when it comes to knowing what my life’s all about,,Indigo Jeans, Black Jacket, a simple white T/Shirt, add a statement jewellery piece, and I’ll be loving that 70’s feeling … Fashion Freedom !
    ,

  3. Some new lengths to put on show
    along with some 70’s retro ,
    Katie’s always makes me look good from head to toe!

  4. Wow Katies is so sassy and stylish this season. A cute pair of jeans in indigo neutrals would put a lovely pop of vibrant colour into my wardrobe and, paired with a long sleeve tee and a super soft knit poncho, provide the winning combination of layers that would work for me from now until the end of the snuggle season. And investing in the soft, lightweight trench will certainly take my style to new lengths, even when I am only wearing the basics.

  5. As a busy mum I want to be comfortable without sacrificing style. What I love about Katies AW16 fashion trends is that they ALL would fit seamlessly into my wardrobe. I love the stylish simplicity of the indigo and neutrals, add stripes and you add another dimension to your Autumn/Winter dressing. When I wanted to look a little more special I’d add a pop of pattern or splash of colour with the 70’s pieces and the new lengths will turn my day pieces into awesome evening outfits. Love the addition of textures to really add that look of cosiness and wintery warmth as we head into the cooler months.

  6. Loving that black Katies jacket. I literally have nothing nice to wear over the cooler months. This prize would be the bomb!

  7. The sculptural effect of loops of knitwear attracts my eye.
    So much versatility! It’s never excessive to buy.
    Being tall, carrying off layers is one of my top strengths…
    So I’m excited to add more of Katies AW16 TEXTRUES AND LENGTHS!

  8. The striped poncho and long sleeve tee,
    looks great on you and would look great on me! 😉
    I love it combined with that speckled snood,
    never knew a thing called snood could look so good!
    I’d combine these with jeans in Memory Stretch style,
    a great everyday look that would fit my lifestyle.
    These are the clothes that make cold weather fun,
    splurging with low prices saves me a ton!

    http://www.katies.com.au/360–MEMORY-STRETCH.aspx?p6563352&cr=25vy__012257
    http://www.katies.com.au/STRIPE-PONCHO.aspx?p6581930&cr=25vy__012932
    http://www.katies.com.au/MARLED-SNOOD.aspx?p6594611

  9. The poncho because it’s a perfect winter cover up when my gym trips are down and my chocolate consumption is up!

  10. Over the years fashion comes and goes,
    I buy the basics and Katies knows,
    How to produce current gear with flash,
    Without having to spend much our cash!
    I try to buy basics that will last for years,
    Cos if I buy trends it ends in tears!
    Classic is best with the odd little splurge,
    And Katies is the spot when I get the urge!
    Alas I’ve lost weight and though that is great
    I’m left with no clothes for my husband’s date!
    I just bought a couple as you can see,
    To tide me over until hopefully,
    I win this comp and can spread the word,
    About Katies again to my herd!

    My favourites are the current black ponte jacket, the blue (and I have pink) scarves, the bengaline pants and grey ‘move’ poncho!!
    [email protected]
    Cheers Liz

  11. Definitely the denim shirt as I can dress it up or down and wear it with jeans or tights. It’s comfortable, stylish and practical and fits in with my busy lfestyle

  12. I love the black trench coat – how stylish is that! Perfect for the office and would look great with jeans

  13. Wow, the Katies AW 16 collection has simply knocked it out of the park. I’m a Brissy girl and there are so many items that would suit our shorter cool seasons to a tee – 70’s cool of indigo denim, dresses (the denim dress!), tops, accessories (the tan tote bag with the sublime black white striped lining); the lightweight trench and that striped poncho – perfection! The beautifully warm neutrals/greys and contrasting textures and lengths make the possibilities for layering endless. I love that I can go to Katies with my Mum, Nan, sister, bf and all be guaranteed to find something gorgeous AND affordable to wear. Katies really understands that women are all shapes, sizes, ages and fabulous! NB I’ve attached a little photo of me and my awesome hubby – my love affair with Katies is such that last year I bought two tops from the AW 15 collection exactly the same – the fit, texture and style was just so good! they are still on high rotation this year x

  14. I love the trench coat!! The soft waterfall style gives it a flowing effect, which I love to have as it sways along with me! 🙂 The POLYESTER ELASTANE fabric means it is light but long-lasting! This will look good over skirts or jeans or more dressy pants! I need one for my next cruise! 🙂

  15. I personally think that 70s should never have gone out of style. The colours and cuts are beautiful and work perfectly in autumn…ochre, teal, mustard, aubergine, I love them all. Can’t wait to add some of these gorgeous Katie’s items to my wardrobe!

  16. The Katies AW16 fashion trend that would fit seamlessly into my wardrobe is the poncho. So my top 6 reasons that I need a poncho (or two) in my winter wardrobe are (oh and I picked 6 because there are 6 letters in Katies and well 5 reasons wasn’t enough) 🙂

    1. I feel like the poncho is winter’s version of the kaftan – and we all know how versatile and wonderful a good kaftan is.
    2. I’m pregnant and being due in August I will be my largest in Winter – I feel as though a poncho will help me to stay “on trend” whilst also being comfortable, warm and covering the baby bump.
    3. Whilst I typically am NOT an advocate for tights as pants given that I am going to be heavily pregnant in winter (see point 2) a poncho will allow me to wear all manner of pants or tights that are comfortable over and still allow me to maintain some level of modesty.
    4. Brisbane. I live in Brisbane people which means AW clothing needs to be layered. That cool chill in the morning air typically will disappear by lunchtime and return by the evening so being able to layer up with a poncho is perfect for our climate.
    5. Poncho’s work so well with all of the staples in my wardrobe. Just throw one on over a pair of jeans and a simply t-shirt and voila – instant chic outfit.
    6. And my 6th and final reason is – I just think they look super cool. Also – I don’t have a poncho in my wardrobe so it is necessary that I add one or more of the Katies ponchos to my AW wardrobe asap!
    Bec @becilovethatskirt:disqus

  17. Indigo denim would fit my life on the farm but take me off farm as well. I would look stylish and practical while being on trend as I mix and match slightly different shades of denim. A pop of colour when I layer with rollnecks, tees or even a lightweight shirt under the denim top. A scarf of course can change any outfit too. For me, I would feel comfortable and on trend a day in the city but equally not overdressed to hop on the quad bike with a pair of work boots or gum boots pulled on.

  18. My daughter turns three in July and it dawned upon me last week that my wardrobe (and image) are yet to catch up with my “new” identity of stay-at-home-mum. If you were to take one look inside my built-in, you would assume that I’m a full-time corporate girl with a penchant for pretty frocks, jackets and heels. But the truth is, these clothes no longer see the light of day and are now collecting dust as my wardrobe cries out for a much-needed update. I’ve decided, enough is enough – it’s time for me to celebrate my role of full-time mum and build a wardrobe that reflects this. So, to answer your question, most of Katies AW16 trends would fit seamlessly into my new-look wardrobe as you guys are experts at providing women with fashionable clothing that fits their every day. I’ve already bought some of your long-sleeved layering tees on Nikki’s recommendation, and I also have my eye on the shirt dress, the long-line knit dress, the denim dress and the stripe poncho. All these pieces are divine and could easily fit into my every day of going to the park, preschool drop-off and trips to the shops.

  19. As a busy mum I want to look both fashionable and comfortable. Which is why so I have my eye on so many pieces in the Katies AW16 Collection. I have already purchased the striped tunic and blue puffa vest to wear to the kids sports. Next on my wish list is the lovely brown camel tassel poncho and paisley pink scarf, to take school pick ups to that next level.

  20. Oh the Tassel Poncho is divine. Layering is this girls best friend.
    http://www.katies.com.au/TASSEL-PONCHO.aspx?p6590883&cr=swwv__081537
    http://www.katies.com.au/360–POWER-STRETCH.aspx?p6563344&cr=swwv__081238
    http://www.katies.com.au/LONG-SLEEVE-LAYERING-TEE.aspx?p6585509&cr=swwv__081643

    http://www.katies.com.au/FEDORA-HAT.aspx?p6599524&cr=swwv__081800
    http://www.katies.com.au/CHUNKY-SCARF.aspx?p6598877&cr=swwv__081820
    http://www.katies.com.au/TAN-TOTE-WITH-ZIP.aspx?p6585555&cr=swwv__081855

    Just need my boots and I am good to go. Love Katies AW16

  21. The Katie black jacket is perfect for me to style at school pick up with jeans, a plain tee and boots. Casual easy chic is always stylish functional and comfortable. That’s what Katie’s does best!

  22. Wow, the Katies AW 16 collection has simply knocked it out of the park. I’m a Brissy girl and there are so many items that would suit our shorter cool seasons to a tee – 70’s cool of indigo denim, dresses (the denim dress!), tops, accessories (the tan tote bag with the sublime black white striped lining); the lightweight trench and that striped poncho – perfection! The beautifully warm neutrals/greys and contrasting textures and lengths make the possibilities for layering endless. I love that I can go to Katies with my Mum, Nan, sister and bf and all be guaranteed to find something gorgeous AND affordable to wear. Katies really understands that women are all shapes, sizes, ages and fabulous! NB I’ve attached a little photo – my love affair with Katies is such that last year I bought two tops from the AW 15 collection exactly the same – the fit, texture and style was just so good! They are still on high rotation this year x

  23. Wow, the Katies AW 16 collection has simply knocked it out of the park. I’m a Brissy girl and there are so many items that would suit our shorter cool seasons to a tee – 70’s cool of indigo denim, dresses (the denim dress!), tops, accessories (the tan tote bag with the sublime black white striped lining), the lightweight trench and that striped poncho – perfection! The beautifully warm neutrals/greys and contrasting textures and lengths that make the possibilities for layering endless. I love that I can go to Katies with my Mum, Nan, sister, bf and all be guaranteed to find something gorgeous AND affordable, Katies really understands that women are all shapes, sizes, ages and fabulous! ([email protected]) NB I’ve attached a little photo – my love affair with Katies is such that last year I bought two tops the AW 15 collection exactly the same – the fit, texture and style was just so good! They are still on high rotation this year x

  24. K-eeping comfortable,

    A-lways on trend,

    T-he Trench

    I-s my daily friend.

    E-ver so versatile,

    S-tylish,its my next best friend!

  25. Would definitely be the tassell poncho and stretch jean . Outfit would be like wearing a tracksuit ,so comfortable yet much more stylish

  26. Would definitely be this outfit . The tassell poncho and stretch jean would be like wearing a tracksuit ,so comfortable yet much more stylish

  27. Definitely the lightweight trench,top & jeans would fit perfectly in my wardrobe. Add some heels,bling & a clutch for a night out or flats & a scarf for everyday wear. I would look like a crazy woman running into Katies if I won this!

  28. Love a bit of that 70’s vibe! Could definitely see myself rocking the denim dress and aztec scarf. Love me a cowl neck knit too! A beautiful warm poncho to wear to kids footy on the weekend….the list goes on!

  29. The Katies black trench jacket, white top and jeans would fit seamlessly with my other katies clothes. Each piece would extend my summer wardrobe into autumn/winter with the mix and match combinations. Just love the look.

  30. Poncho’s and winter clothes are my favourite, they remind me of my younger days when I lived in Europe. I love winter fashion and Katies too.

  31. The second picture/outfit with the striped poncho & Scarf/Snood is my favourite look. Perfect for a lunch date with the girls or a Sunday Brunch with Hubby!! Looks Cosy, Warm & Comfy, absolutely love, love, love it!!! 🙂

  32. The jacket, top and jeans is my favorite look. Classy and elegant, with a kick of sexy, I’d wear this look styled with tall black boots.

  33. I would say the long black jacket as you could wear it to the office, out for dinner or casual with some funky jeans

  34. I’m a denim kinda of woman love my boots too and matching with that gorgeous long knit would keep me feeling young but looking my age … Oh and loving the beige poncho too

  35. Indigo and Neutrals, Basic staples that will last me a lifetime, and save me money in my pocket is a beautiful thing.

  36. 70s chick, thru & thru,
    Katies AW16 has the right hue.
    Instead of dressing like a grot,
    With Nikki Parkinson I’ll be smoking hot!

  37. the Poncho would fit seamlessly into my wardrobe because I could easily mix and match with all my winter clothes

  38. I love cardigans I’m happy to see they come in all lengths this season. You can dress them up or down and they are always easy and stylish to wear. This would be great to share with mum on Mother’s Day!

  39. Love the Indigo Denim look. I, too, live in a warmer climate and the denim is not too heavy. I love the shirt as I can put it on over almost anything in the morning and evenings when It’s a little cooler. It’s also casual which suits me well.

  40. I would love to win the $500 voucher to update my wardrobe with stripes, denim, faux fur and that gorgeous maxi shirt dress. Oh how I would spend thee!! What an awesome job Katies has done picking two lovely ladies to show off their collection this AW16. I have followed both yourself Nikki and Sonia for the past 3 years and learnt invaluable styling knowledge and tried things I would never have been game to do before. So thank you to both of you.

  41. I would love to enter but I don’t have instagram , my computer is really old and won’t support it. I am home with a broken leg on which I’ve had 6 operations, and seven years on from the accident I’m still on crutches. I would like to win because I’m broke and need warm clothes for winter. I love your blog, thanks for the opportunity

  42. Katies long sleeve tees, soft, lightweight trench, dark-coloured jeans and scarf will keep me warm, comfortable and stylish this winter. As a busy working mum in media, this is a dreams-come-true for my wardrobe!

  43. Wow, Katies have it covered this winter! Love Katies staples (especially the ponchos) but the statement shirt dress is amazing. Perfect pop of colour to beat the winter blues.

  44. OMG…. Stripes, textures, neutrals, as now I need some extras to go with the mega haul of denim I made on the weekend!! I scored the power stretch jeans, the coated denim, a new denim jacket, THAT denim dress…… And now need some pieces to go with them that this voucher would embellish these items with AMAZINGLY!! All thanks to you, Nikki, and Sonia at Sonia Styling, have I rediscovered Katies – just newly 37yrs old I don’t want to dress ‘old’, or like an early 20, but Katies has everyone covered!!! YAY!!

  45. The effortless casual chic is definitely for me this season. As I am just about to become a first time mum I think a couple of those ponchos would be great for popping out for a quick coffee while still being able to nurse baby.

  46. Indigo denim is my winter staple! I can accessorize to add a bit of glam or keep it simple for GSD days. I would never have thought of a scarf I tend to leave those to the domain of dressing up a tee! Looking forward to the weather getting slightly cooler so I can play around with my staples and add to them with a 70s inspiration this year.

  47. I can see all these Katies outfits in my wardrobe, but my favourite is Katies jacket $89.95 | top $39.95 | jeans $59.95 | necklace $29.95. Time for a Katies Pizzazz top up

  48. I love the ponchos you have showcased – they’d hide my lumps and bumps, here in Brissy it’s not cold enough to need more than a light knit in Winter, and I live in jeans and tights in the colder months so a poncho is a nice block-colour addition to the wardrobe.

  49. Wow! Looking at this I really need to update my wardrobe! I have clothes from 20 years ago that I don’t think are ever going to come back. I really need to get some basic staples to build on (jeans, white shirt etc) but I’m loving the long trench!

  50. ’70s, texture, neutrals – Super stylish yet still practical for my life as a working mum and dealing with very active toddler. Plus can wear all the millions of Katies jeans already in my cupboard (love love love Katies jeans!!).

  51. The soft, lightweight trench. It would dress up an outfit such as jeans – add a touch of glamour to your outfit – It looks so deliciously soft and comfy too.

  52. The neutral cardi would look great with most of my existing wardrobe as well as with a few other fave pieces from the AW16 range.

  53. The Katies khaki sleeveless trench. Modernise my shorts and tee outfits, working with any neutrals and my jeans.

  54. Those gorgeous indigo jeans and longline waterfall neck jacket. As a young mum of two under three I am having so much trouble finding clothes to fit my NEW shape. I am the same size, but a whole new body shape. I feel like a frump because I’m out of my comfort zone in terms of styles that suit and flatter me now. The perfect jeans can boost your self-confidence like nothing else!

  55. The neutrals are always my faves but being blonde I’ve recently rediscovered navy. The denim dress and other denim accents will work nicely for me! My workplace is work casual so there is a lot of opportunity to wear the latest trends. My mum will benefit if I win, she deserves a bit of fashion goodness!

  56. Texture & neutrals will jazz up my stay at home mum outfits for my daughter’s school drop offs & pick ups, but still allow me to be comfy while on the run with my 2 young boys at home. It’s my ultimate mum fashion goal to be comfy, but look effortlessly great. Something that would be easily achieved with the gorgeous new pieces from Katies!

  57. Katies AW16 fashion trends wold look great in my wardrobe I wont have to worry about what to wear any more they suit any occasion

  58. (Trends: new lengths, indigo, ’70s) Timeless and classic look that you can dress up or down for every occasion – Katies AW16 fashion trends are truely Australian and Feminine, well done!

  59. Indigo is the way to go! Such a beautiful, deep and rich shade that can be paired with neutrals or brights. Love the versatility!

  60. Stripes stripes and STRIPES! I love them, a little obsessed even 🙂 This is such a wonderful giveaway. I love Katies, a friend introduced me to their range about 3 years ago and I’ve been a fan since. I love that I can get clothes in my size (16) that are fashionable and not tents! 😉 x

  61. I love the stripes that come in chunky knits, dresses, ponchos and tops – everyday clothes or dress them up for work they are so easy to mix and match. Can’t wait to hit the Katies store to try these on and add them to my wardrobe

  62. I love the Katies jacket! The indigo colour would be perfect with my dark hair and I can see it teamed with jeans, boots and a pop of orange in a shirt to go with that divine scarf!!!

  63. Basics and prints and knits, oh my! I’m a huge fan of a classic palette, jeans with pops and prints – poncho? Print dress? The entire collection is calling to me – Don’t make me choose…

  64. I really love the the new lengths: shirt dress over jeans, shorter dress with longer boots. feminine yet versatile and flattering. Thank you for the inspiration. Looking forward to revamping my wardrobe with Katies

  65. I love the neutral trend! Today I’m wearing a neutral Katies leather jacket from last year, which I still love.

  66. I love the cream Poncho and the Long Black Jacket – both items can be reworked and adapted to suit all clothing styles and all colours. The perfect mix n match items. Thanks Nikki for this opportunity – a Katie’s Gift Card would be amazing….

  67. 70’s! I won’t even have to purchase a thing, i’ll just raid my mum’s closet – savvy shopping at its very best!

  68. 70s and stripes! The colours of the Katies 70s collection are perfect for me. And I never met a stripe I didn’t love!

  69. Katies jacket and jeans would fit nicely in my wardrobe for those cooler Autumn days..and crisp nights…with a change of tshirt and accessories they would look great day or night

  70. a warm and snuggly poncho would be ideal for all the late night live footy games that I will be attending this season!

  71. I think the style that would fit my wardrobe seamlessly is DEFINITELY neutrals. I live in block colours… and by that I mean black and grey haha. I’m going to try add some nudes and autumn colours (e.g. burgundy, navy, teal, etc.) into my wardrobe when I can find a new job!

  72. I love these beautiful Katies styles by NIKKI PARKINSON .Indigo Trench Coat , white sweater and dark blue jeans have latsting first impression. It is a great opportunity to wear these beautiful Katies AW16 fashion trends collection this upcoming cold seasons. I would have the best wardrobe solutions by Katies.

  73. Indigo denim and the cozy ponchos for sure. Something for the teacher work wardrobe as well as running after my little boy!

  74. The ponchos and lightweight trench would fit seamlessly into my wardrobe as I have all the other basics to go with them.

  75. I love all the outfits you have shown but my fave is the poncho with the indigo jeans and boots and scarf. I love ponchos they remind me of the ones my nanna used to knit!

  76. I LOVE the lightweight trench! It would fit seamlessly into my AW2016 wardrobe because this is my favourite season when I love to wear jeans, boots, scarves …. Always wanted a lightweight trench to dress up the everyday!

  77. Just adore the trench coat, it is exquisite. It is a must for Melbourne’s fickle weather. Also in love, love, love with the denim dress and shirt. I can never have enough denim. You look fab.

  78. The lightweight trench is gorgeous!! My regular “uniform” is quite casual – jeans and tops, but this trench would polish off any outfit and elevate my style status to the next level. It would keep me warm too. Bonus!! Lol!!

  79. I love all the AW16 trends (except neutrals. I’ve never been able to find a way to make them work for me.) Always loved stripes, texture, indigo and new lengths but new to my repertoire is a little 70’s boho vibe. Really didn’t think I’d go for it but am loving the soft flowy tops with gorgeous sleeve details and maxi skirts and dresses teamed with boots. How fab to be let loose with $500 😉

  80. Instagram – tick, Facebook- tick

    Katie’s items such as the indigo denim dress, the denim
    jacket, the longline cardigan and a printed scarf can take my summer wardrobe to winter with flair and affordability. I can use these items for both casual Fridays, as well as weekends. As I wear a uniform during the week it is nice to wear well fitting clothes in my free time. Love the new range and love shopping at Katie’s.

  81. That poncho would seamlessly fit into my wardrobe, no worries at all. Beautiful colour, beautiful warmth, ready for those chilly mornings here in Tassie!

  82. Instagram – tick, Facebook – tick
    Katies AW16 trends are perfect for me – have been working 100% from home, so casual has been the style. Now going back to part-time office work, I dont want to go fully corporate again – been there done that…..Katies allows me to maintain a casual basis but with great layers and colours to make the style professional enough for the city work life.

  83. I love to layer my clothes. It enables me to control my body temperature (it’s always a problem for a menopausal girl!) but also means I can mix and match colours, designs and fabrics. So glad that Katie’s new season fashion trends encourage me to do so even more!

  84. 30 years old now and need an update in my wardrobe and style. I am liking the neutral and indigo trend at the moment and think it would fit perfectly in here and I can start to get rid of the old black and blah stuff.

  85. I’m loving the Katies AW16 denim. The denim dress is a casual style that would fit my retired-life wardrobe perfectly. Also the longline side split knit over some Katies denim jeans would take me anywhere during winter. Great collection Katies.

  86. Katies have really updated their styles & looks. Lovely collection, especially the ponchos. As a plus size lady who loves fashion, I’d love to see them offer more than a size 18 or 20. Great pieces and affordable.

  87. I’m a total sucker for a poncho! It’s kind of like being able to wear that comfy blanket you snuggle up on the couch with out in public.

  88. How do I choose…..all are fantastic pieces…..at the moment choosing to have a Midlife Manifesto…..casual employment and returning to study it would be the show pony pieces and the key layering pieces…..texture, style, comfortable and easywear….great travelling to classes and stepping out still looking fashionable and co-ordinates with denim…..such a staple in every wardrobe…..and choosing to have my Manifesto there is no extra to buy clothes…..mortgage is my priority $ wise…..

  89. I love the trench. Perfect for this time of the year and goes well with casual, dressy or business wear! Love, love, love this!

  90. Omg how do I pick just one. There’s the awesome tunic or the 3/4 sleeve knits in various colours. The quality is great. Knits with 100% cotton are my favourite. Then there’s the various colours & styles of the long sleeve tops. I love them all- $500 would help me get one of each!!!

  91. I am a (very) mature aged student back to uni, surrounded by fashion savvy teenagers, scary! I like to look fashion forward but not tragic, so I would go towards the long dress & jeans, cool but still suitable for my age. Just want to add that Katies has totally lifted its game, I remember it being a big daggy but these looks are gorgeous, well done!

  92. I’m keeping this short as I am rushing out to buy the shirtdress, maybe some jeans (for the first time in about ten years!) and definitely the trench… I might need a scarf too, oh, and that necklace….

  93. I attended the Adelaide event after seeing some of the new pieces for AW16 online and walked away with the denim dress (yes to indigo denim!) and the PU ponte jacket which will integrate perfectly into my transeasonal wardrobe . . . I think I’ll soon be going to “new lengths” with that fur-trimmed cardigan . . .

  94. The tassel poncho would make for a stylish breast feeding top to keep both baby and myself warm and modest while feeding in public!

  95. Katies jackets – Trends: new lengths, indigo, ’70s – great for the in between weather that melbourne experiences every other day

  96. Indigo Denim, Denim, Denim …
    and Oh …
    I just HAVE to HAVE that Scarf,
    AND Boots!!
    … because …
    “Katies is Made For Me!!”

  97. I looove the trench jacket and need a new jacket as the weather gets colder. My current Autumn Winter jacket is now 14 years old and looking worn.

  98. Gosh, it’s hard to choose just a few pieces from this Katies collection – every style in the story is a wardrobe must-have!

    Thanks to your VIP night at Katies Garden City, I’ve already snapped up the faux fur trim cardigan, the long-sleeve layering tee and 3/4 roll-sleeve stripe tunic (because #teamstripes, of course) and think my next Katies purchases will have to be the coated jeans everyone is raving about and the new AW colourblock knit wrap. They are going to be the perfect layering pieces for cooler weekend days wandering in hinterland vineyards, and just as ideal for cosy entertaining at home!

  99. I adore the trench foremost because hello…. who wouldn’t look like an ubermum in THAT?! But then I think that I could quite honestly wear all the looks because they are the perfect blend of chic casual with a touch of glam. Sophistication wrapped in fabric!

  100. The Katies Autumn/Winter 16 collection looks really great! The long-line soft trench would fit really well into my wardrobe this season – its sensational! I’d wear it to work with slim-fit pants, ankle boots and a patterned or neutral–coloured top or tunic and I’d feel fabulous in it.

  101. 70s, texture, indigo and neutrals would definitely work in my AW16 wardrobe. Love the layering, the textures and the effortless chic of the whole look!!! Definitely getting me excited for this seasons fashions from Katies!!!

  102. 70s, stripes and texture would fit into my wardrobe. I have the denim and basic tops, just need to bring them together and stay warm.

  103. I love the AW16 Indigo denim as I live in the regional town of Bathurst on a farm and this just takes me from chabby to shiek and the poncho and and scarf will warm me on those cold nights [email protected] . Please let me win……. I will be a Katies ambassador Classic and stylish

  104. I spied today after seeing your shots, The fur trim cardy, because I am a totally fashion victim, love what’s on trend styled with classic staples.

  105. Definitely the gorgeous shirt dress should fit nicely into my wardrobe, also lovely the scarves that instantly add style as you run out the door.

  106. Love this winters palette. Grey is the new black but black is still there and totally classy. I can mix and match with some of my distinguish favourites

  107. Love the way you’ve pulled inspiration from a few different trends to create an outfit. I’m particularly loving stripes, indigo and neutrals and think these will work really well with existing items I have in my wardrobe.

  108. I absolutely adore that long black cardigan/jacket. I can see that working so well with my existing wardrobe. I’m loving the indigo of the jeans & the neutrals to add a bit of contrast.

  109. I’m loving the trends this season and I think I can easily work indigo, stripes and neutrals into my wardrobe with a few key pieces. I also love textures in the cooler months, they add to the cosy feel.

  110. Already been to Katie’s today but just couldn’t have it all today. Loving the long sleeve layering tee and all the jackets needing the key pieces for layering this season

  111. I love the lightweight trench. I’m heading back to work after having 3 children and need to get my mojo back. The trench coat would be awesome to dress up or down!

  112. What a wonderful opportunity to update my wardrobe! I’ve already done a winter wardrobe cull and know that I need to replace most of my wardrobe staples and need 3 new tops for work. Some indigo pieces would be a joy to add to my wardrobe too. I’d like to try out the longline knit in my wardrobe. A couple of show pony pieces to liven it all up a bit would be lovely too!

  113. The print of the scarf with your outfit of indigo denim is all kinds fabulous! Unfortunately I am unable to find it on the website, so perhaps not all the products are available yet?
    A quick look on the website has uncovered a few other gems to add to my wardrobe this season and its fabulous how versatile chain store accessories have become!

  114. I walked past that black and white dress when I was at the shops today. Love the print and I know it would work well in my wardrobe. Looks like a great collection for Winter. 🙂

  115. I can see ponchos making their way into my winter wardrobe. As a mum to small kids with grubby hands, being able to throw something amazing over the top of a pair of jeans or leggings with a pair of classic boots is a godsend. I can be stylish, presentable and ready to face the world (or the school run!) I’m also very partial to Katie’s awesome scarfs!

  116. I will definitely be adding one of the black trench coats to my Autum wardrobe effortless style and versatility ❤️

  117. My wardrobe is full of shirt dresses, but I could always use another one! That print shirt dress is STUNNING, and I love how you’ve styled it. So I’ll take one of those, one of the denim dresses, one of the fur trim cardis and at least one of (all of) the scarves please thank you!
    (P.S. You look stunning. Great campaign. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!)

  118. I love the long black soft trench coat – such a great transitional piece and it would be fantastic for travelling. Looks incredibly flattering and versatile to dress up or down. Another Nikki recommendation to add to my wardrobe!

  119. It’ll be indigo that makes it’s way into my wardrobe. Whether it’s a trend or not it’s my best dark neutral and is the foundation for show pony pieces in my wardrobe.
    Mind you that gorgeous soft lightweight trench would be a statement piece in any colour.

  120. So great to see this collab Nikki – you look great in every outfit! I’m LOVING that indigo is a trend for AW2016; it’s my favourite for denim and will help me move some of my black basics into navy territory. Am eyeing off that coat… I’m also embracing 70s while at the same time hoping my penchant for wide leg pants and floppy hats won’t send me broke this season 😉

  121. I adore the poncho, jeans and snood. As a SAHM doing the school run, P&C duties and all that other fun stuff, this look would be perfect. Effortless casually cool while still being fabulously stylish.
    I love accessories so snoods and scarves make up a lot of my wardrobe.

  122. I love the new lengths idea, but being short have always found it hard to make it work. But I absolutely love the neutrals and any chance to wear a statement necklace or arm party with some soft neutrals is great. Can’t wait for the weather to cool down a little here in Brissy, so I can get the scarf and boots out!

  123. I am so into neutrals and jeans and I really have my eye on the cream poncho, mixing it up with my Katies jeans (1 have 3) flat ankle boots as a quick cover up on cold winter morning school runs and errands.

  124. Inspiring shoot Nikki. You girls look stunning! The 3rd look has me winter lusting the trench. How versatile and comfortable it looks. It should hold up to a Burleigh winter breeze as well as mix with a few Bella Lido winter pieces.

  125. You look so cuddly in the poncho, sounds creepy lol but I mean it nicely. I absolutely love the neutral poncho, and I need some new (read bigger size) jeans for winter. The ladies at my closest Katies – Kawana, are super friendly and helpful. Bring on the cooler weather and cosy clothing! 🙂

  126. I swear you are getting younger each year nikki!
    katies have certainly come to the party!
    I always find katies jeans fit me to perfection!
    two beautiful women in that video! … super!
    thanks guys! … love m:)X

    1. forgetting everything at the mo!
      the long line black jacket would fit seamlessly into my wardrobe!
      perfection! X

  127. What doesn’t fit in but if I was choosing today it would be the trench coat, the denim dress, the stunning print shirt dress, a few basics & the tan tote. Oh and a gorgeous poncho. I love Winter & I love Katie’s new range.

  128. Wow, I love so much its hard to narrow down to one thing but I’m always a sucker for a denim dress and I love the stripe poncho, so affordable and practical for work and I can wear casually on the weekend. Winning!!!

  129. Oh this is brilliant! Congratulations Nikki. I love all these outfits on you. My pick would be something denim – perfect for dressing up or down for busy working from home/mum days. I can always do with another denim dress too! x

  130. The denim and the neutrals will be my ‘go to’ essentials this Autumn and Winter. And I’ve already started with the Katie’s neutral fur trimmed hooded vest and some easy fit pull on (side zipped) skinny denim jeans. I think that I might be back for the neutral faux fleece lined vest with the knitted back as well!

    1. Oops! Managed to arrive home with that faux fleece lined vest today. I wonder how that happened? LOL, one thing is certain, it’s going to be a much worn favourite over Autumn and Winter. Perfect!

  131. I can see that lightweight trench living happily side by side with my favourite items in my wardrobe. In fact it would be welcomed with open arms!

  132. So excited about the new range! Although the majority of the collection would make fabulous additions to my wardrobe, the printed shirt dress really stood out to me for its versatility and effortless style

  133. Where to begin! Some new denim, and that black longline jacket – that is gorgeous, and I am in need of some neutrals! Actually I am just in need of new clothes after a recent, and brutal
    Cull!

  134. I love Katies and have done for quite a few years,what I love about Katies is their on trend affordable and lovely fabrics that can make a woman feel beautiful.I love a warm poncho for the cold frosty mornings soft and luxurious,jeans for everyday and and outfit for going out,Katies have it all!

  135. I’m a blank canvas! Back into old jeans after having two babies – but the rest of my wardrobe is sadly outdated/too big/too small. I love the ’70s, neutrals and texture but would happily wear all the looks as they’re fashionable yet wearable. Perfect for a busy working mum!

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