It’s almost six years since I began Model and Me posts here on Styling You.
They began by accident after I had been asked by a boutique to model for them in a Metalicus fashion parade. This boutique stocked and sold Metalicus to women of all ages, shapes and sizes so they wanted the label shown on a variety of different women.
Back then Metalicus was all about the one-size-fits-most stretch garment. I was already a fan, having first discovered and embraced the label while pregnant with my youngest (he’s now almost 11 years old).
The thing was, most women believed it was a label for women of model-like proportions but I had always found pieces that just worked for me.
On the night of the fashion parade, I had the idea that I could share a photo of me in a Metalicus outfit alongside one of a model wearing the same outfit.
So, I did it, and the first Model and Me post was born.
Today, Metalicus is back on Styling You with an outfit that is a little bit sporty and a whole lot of fun.
Yes, Metalicus still offers the kind of stretch layering pieces that gave the label its cult following but now you’ll also find pieces that are sized (to size 14) and made from a variety of different fabrics.
The emphasis is still very much on clothes that offer comfort but the new diversity allows you to mix it up.
The three pieces in this outfit are very different from those first pieces I showcased six years ago but they each fit seamlessly into my everyday style wardrobe.
The knit it 100% cotton and had me at its shiny, metallic spots and relaxed styling. Layering a longer top underneath helps with outfit proportions. The 100% viscose shell top is a wardrobe staple and would work equally as well under a blazer or jacket.
The jeans are a pull-on style in a soft cotton blend that makes for the comfort of a legging but with a jean-like fabrication. The slim-leg style is flattering and I’m in love with the grey colour.
Add on a pair of sneakers … a little more metallic if you please … and you’re good to go.
Are you a Metalicus wearer? A bowerbird with a love of all things shiny?
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.
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Every month in 2016 I’m giving away a $100 gift card to help freshen up your wardrobe.
This month you could win a $100 gift card from Vigorella.
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 normally would, 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: Winter textures. Show us your favourite way to style your outfits using winter textures.
This month’s hashtag is: #SYtexture
Your outfit photo could be featured here on the blog with a link back to your Instagram page. This is a short challenge month as I’m heading to Hawaii late June. Entries will close, June 22, 2016. The winner will be announced on the blog, June 23, 2016.
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