The Model and Me: Sacha Drake autumn-winter 2018

The Model and Me: Sacha Drake autumn-winter 2018

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 4 Comments

There are a lot of independent Queensland labels which I champion on this blog. Sacha Drake is one of those. It’s a label I’ve been talking about since before my blogging days.

The appeal of this label was the same then as it is now. It’s a go-to label for occasion and everyday outfits that fit and flatter.

It’s a label that each season skirts around the trends to give us wardrobe favourites that serve us well for many years to come. 

I mostly wear and feature Sacha Drake frocks but for the Sacha Drake autumn-winter 2018 collection, I’ve chosen to showcase a top and skirt.

The model

Sacha Drake Bacall top and Dawson skirt | autumn-winter 2018

Sacha Drake Bacall top and Dawson skirt

and me

Sacha Drake top and skirt

Sacha Drake top (I’m in 14) and skirt (I’m in 16) (shoes not current)

Separately, these pieces will work with so much in your wardrobe. Worn together, they form a fabulous event or occasion outfit – a brilliant alternative to a frock.

Let’s start with the skirt. This is a Sacha Drake style which I’ve loved in previous years. It’s the only “full” style of skirt that suits my shape. The reason it works is that the fullness comes off a wide band. I also size up in this style so that I can wear that waist band just below my short waist.

The a-line shape then flares gently out over the hips, creating a flattering line as it falls to my knees. The pockets are a huge appeal for me, adding a surprise comfort level in a garment that is otherwise all about the dressing up. The metallic polyester jacquard is an exclusive print to Sacha Drake and it’s one which has a decent weight to it, also adding to the skirt’s flattering appeal.

It’s the kind of skirt that would also work for an outfit for the office. You’d just switch out the top I’ve worn for something like this. Add a jacket to complete the look. 

You know I love a bit of shoulder action, which is why I love the top I’m wearing. I love the necktie and ruffle feature for a different twist on a trend that I hope persists well into spring-summer 2018.

Worn untucked with jeans or a slimline pant, the asymmetrical hemline becomes a feature. The rayon viscose fabric has a slight floral pattern that also adds interest.

So, tell me are you a Sacha Drake fan? Love a good skirt as an alternative to a frock?

The Model and Me: Sacha Drake autumn-winter 2018

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

Comments 4

  1. Was
    Hesitant at first when saw the model but love it on you and the tips re size etc great help as I tp am short waisted

  2. Hi Nikki, love the pleats in the skirt, and the structure. And such a feminine top. I have to say though, look at your calf muscle! Goals right there 🙂

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