The Model and Me: Boho Bird spring-summer 2017

The Model and Me: Boho Bird by Birdsnest spring-summer 2017

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 12 Comments

It’s no secret around here that I love to embrace my inner boho chic whenever the moment or mood takes me. I embraced this style personality long before Offspring and Nina Proudman arrived on our screens.

I love how relaxed this style feels when wearing it. I love that there is usually detailing involved that takes a boho piece to the next level. I love that you can take a boho look and up-style it for almost any occasion.

Boho Bird – a label by Birdsnest – nails the boho vibe every season and this outfit from the Boho Bird by Birdsnest spring-summer 2017 collection is no exception.

The model

Boho Bird The Happiness in Me top

Boho Bird The Happiness in Me top

and me

Boho Bird top, cami and pant | FRANKiE4 Footwear CATE heels

Boho Bird top, cami and pant (I’m in size 14 for all)* | FRANKiE4 Footwear CATE heels*

In my books, you can never go wrong with a chambray, white and tan outfit combo. It’s a ’70s-inspired, classic marriage of colour that just works.

The hero in this outfit is definitely the top. It’s a sheer piece with stunning embroidered detailing. The cami I’ve worn with it is a must. The two work together to create a top that can be dressed up or dressed down. A word on the sizing – I’m wearing size 14 in the top but it’s quite firm across my bust. Size up if your bust is bigger than your usual top size. 

The cami is true to size. This photographed piece was new but I have this style already from a couple of years ago and I find its shape and fabric to be super versatile and flattering for layering. Buy it to work with this sheer top but know you’ll wear it in so many more outfits.

The lyocell pants are a streamlined take on the jogger pant and a great spring alternative to jeans. The waist is a button clasp – not elastic – so it sits beautifully. It’s true to size (size up if you want the pant to look more slouchy) and tapers flatteringly down the leg. 

So tell me, do you love a little boho combination in your wardrobe? 

The Model and Me: Boho Bird by Birdsnest spring-summer 2017

* These garments were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here. This post contains some affiliate links. If you buy something via one of these links I may receive a small commission. Full disclosure policy here.


Join the Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe online style challenge

Looking for care and support to craft a wardrobe that works for you? Want to learn how to create outfits that make you feel fabulous – and fit your lifestyle? 

The concept of my Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe online style challenge is a simple one. I’ve chosen 30 spring-summer clothing and accessories pieces and I will show you 42 different ways to wear those 30 pieces. That’s right – six weeks’ worth of outfits sorted for you to make getting dressed each day a no-brainer.

The idea behind this concept is that I help you get organised so that you make the most of what’s already in your wardrobe. You may choose to buy new items but I know you have great substitutes sitting there ready and waiting in your wardrobe right now.

I also realise that spring takes a little longer to arrive in some parts of Australia. With this in mind, I offer style tips and suggestions on how to adapt your capsule and daily outfits to suit that. I also include shopping and styling suggestions for office wear. You’ll find links to shop for budget, plus-size and petite capsule items.

The six-week plan is your blueprint for the entire season. It becomes your reference point when the warmer months drag on and you’ve lost your outfit mojo. Capsulers, as we have nicknamed ourselves, revert back to that six-week plan for inspiration. And we also shop mindfully to add pieces throughout the season, knowing that they’ll work with that plan.

We hang out in a super supportive closed Facebook group – the magic really does happen there as we get sorted and find our style mojo for the season ahead. The group is where we share our outfits to inspire others – and where you can ask me any burning style questions you might have.

Our members range in age from their 30s through to 60s and beyond. We dress for our attitude, not our age because why should style come with a use-by-date?

The 2017 spring-summer Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe online style challenge launches on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The cost remains the same – pay $99 for up to eight weeks’ personal style support from me.

Will you join us on September 7? 

Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe AW17

Comments 12

  1. You had me at lyocell – I love me a lightweight denim, and it looks so cute with the floaty boho top! Birdsnest always do gorgeous Spring collections!

  2. Nikki, would the capsule wardrobe course apply for plus size women too? I’m thinking it would but just want to confirm before signing up. Thanks

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