The Model and Me: Boom Shankar

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 10 Comments

I’ve been sharing my love for Noosa-based label, Boom Shankar, here for many years.

Boom Shankar is 20 years young and grew from designer Dui (Katie) Cameron’s days living in India.

Any one who visited the iconic Eumundi markets from the label’s inception, would recognise it. Many people still have those original purchases – clothes that stand the test of time.

The clothes are designed in Australia and produced sustainably in India, in factories run by people Dui has been working with for years.

Boom Shankar is probably best known for its vibrant prints so this outfit is a little out of the norm.

It does, however, have all the fun personality hallmarks of a Dui Cameron design.

The model

Boom Shankar Sachi top | Eddie pant

Boom Shankar Sachi top | Eddie pant

and me

Boom Shankar top and pants | FRANKiE4 Footwear JENNi sneakers

Boom Shankar top* (I’m wearing size 16) and pants* (I’m wearing size 16) | FRANKiE4 Footwear JENNi sneakers

It’s no secret that I’ve embraced the drop-crotch pant or droppie. Last autumn-winter I hesitated for approximately 2.4 seconds – the amount of time it takes to put a pair on.

Because, once on, there is no turning back.

Comfort levels are very much on high. Pyjama-comfort-level high.

These cotton jersey striped pants are no exception. They’re the kind of pants I’d wear on the weekend sporting sidelines. They’re the kind of pants I’d slip on at the end of a day – with the same kind of AHH feeling that comes from removing your bra after eight hours of uplifting effort.

Oh and these have stripes and pockets. Tick. Tick.

Note how they appear longer on my 166cm as compared with the model’s longer legs.

The key to making this style of pant work is that the top you team with them should balance out the volume in the pants.

Either the top should be streamlined or it’s a top or shirt that can be half or fully tucked.

This cotton jersey, long-sleeve top fits that bill. This isn’t an over-sized top – it’s true to size – and the arm sleeves are on the tight side on me.

As it cools down, I’d add a denim jacket or a long-line cardi to complete the relaxed look.

Over to you … have you embraced the droppie? The drop-crotch pant?

The Model and Me: Boom Shankar

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

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Comments 10

  1. I love drop crotch pants. I think they’re funky as well as comfortable.

    My husband on the other hand hates them with a passion. However he has had admitted that a a couple of recent purchases that are less exaggerated, have been acceptable as “OK”.

    I wear them anyway, knowing that he will be scornful and I’ll be comfortable.

    1. He’ll be loving them before too long! Mine now owns a pair of his own!! And yes, I do the same with wearing even though it might not have a fashion tick from the Mr … he usually comes around 🙂

  2. they look great nikki!
    love the colour combo too!
    I do love anything with pj level of comfort!;))
    enjoy your day hun! love m:)X

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