The Model and Me: sassind spring-summer 2017

The Model and Me: sassind spring-summer 2017

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me 8 Comments

I talk a lot here about what to pack when travelling – around the corner or around the world – so I’m always on the hunt for labels which make great travelling companions.

Melbourne-based label sassind was introduced to me by a girlfriend and it’s been love ever since. It doesn’t matter what time of year you’re travelling – or where you’re travelling too – sassind has you covered all year round with cashmere, merino, silk, linen and cotton pieces in timeless designs.

You don’t have to be travelling to make sassind a part of your wardrobe. I’ve found that its pieces have become foundation garments in my wardrobe – the dress I’ve featured below very much included.

The model

sassind cotton jersey relaxed fit shift dress

sassind cotton jersey relaxed fit shift dress

and me

sassind cotton jersey relaxed fit shift dress | FRANKiE4 Footwear HiLARY slides

sassind cotton jersey relaxed fit shift dress (I’m in M) | FRANKiE4 Footwear HiLARY slides in Champagne

Now, you might remember this dress design? It’s one I’ve worn A LOT in the French navy stripe but I’m loving the organic pale grey + white stripe pictured just as much.

The shape of the dress is supremely flattering on most shapes. It’s a design that’s meant to be over-sized. If you want a more streamlined shape, size down. 

My fave way to wear this dress is just “as is”. It’s a go-to piece that’s super cool and comfortable to wear on a hot summer’s day but it’s also a dress that can be layered with leggings and a long-line cardi for cooler days. You could also tuck this at the front into a pair of jeans.

I love that, from a environmental and sustainability viewpoint, sassind is working towards stocking only organic cotton for all its pieces. From a wearability viewpoint, I can tell you this piece is an incredible organic cotton mix. It feels soft on and washes and wears like new. It’s amazing value for organic cotton.

I’ve worn this dress back with the fabulous, new HiLARY slide from FRANKiE4. I cannot tell you enough just how supportive and comfortable these slides are. They sit beautifully on the foot without feeling wide and clunky. 

This dress and slide combination is my go-to on a hot day at home – and a great option to pack for a beach holiday.

So tell me, have you got a piece from sassind? Do you have this dress shape? Love a simple, stress-free summer dress option?

The Model and Me: sassind spring-summer 2017
* These garments were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here


FRANKiE4 Sydney pop-up store event

Sydney Stylers, listen up. I’ll be in town with Beth from BabyMac for a fabulous FRANKiE4 Footwear event THIS Thursday, October 5, and I’d love to meet you.

We’ll be mingling and answering all your questions about fashion and footwear from 5:30pm. If you can’t make the Thursday night, October 5,  but want to get your feet into a pair of FRANKiE4 shoes, the pop-up store is open until Sunday, October 8. Shop with a 20% discount.

More info HERE.

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Comments 8

  1. For some reason I really can’t wear dresses shaped like this. They look like I’m wearing a sack. Maybe it’s because I have a curvy body shape but if I don’t wear something with some shape to it around my waist it just looks very unattractive. Does anyone know of t-shirt type dresses that are designed with a bit more shape to them? I really like the idea of a t-shirt dress but just haven’t found any that suit me.

  2. I found sassind through SY. I now have a cashmere jumper, a merino roll neck jumper, merino jodhpurs, merino leggings, yoga pants, T-shirt, two dresss and a sweatshirt. These are all classic pieces and are all loved. I wear most of them with Rollie shoes – also from Melbourne!

  3. Couldn’t agree more about the dress shape a shift style dress is my favourite style of dress as I have no waist and they skim your body and are cool and comfy I’m in love with this one Nikki it looks gorgeous on you Xx

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