The Model and Me: Brave + True autumn-winter 2018

The Model and Me: Brave + True autumn-winter 2018

Nikki Parkinson Fashion 6 Comments

Oh, hello winter. Yes, even in Queensland. HAH. We’ve already had some chilly starts and ends to the days and it takes a whole lot of layering skills to keep things in style AND seasonal.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the cape/wrap/poncho is your layering friend. It’s the kind of piece that not only provides warmth but also adds that interest-adding final touch to your outfit.

The number one key with layering, as I talked about HERE is that you have to be ok with the base layer of your outfit, should you have to remove the top bits. Nail, this and you’ll always feel confident in your winter outfits.

This post features a fabulous cape/wrap from the brave + true autumn-winter 2018 collection. Brave + True is part of the Holiday Trading Co stable of labels. It’s stocked in boutiques all around Australia and you can follow the label on Instagram HERE.

The model

Brave + True Prairie poncho in multi stripe

Brave + True Prairie poncho in multi stripe (for a stockist near you, email via this form)

and me

Brave + True Prairie poncho in multi stripe | Brave + True shirt | Brave + True pants | Holiday Trading Co necklace | FRANKiE iZZY boots in wheat

Brave + True Prairie poncho in multi stripe | Brave + True shirt | Brave + True pants (for a stockist near you, email via this form)| Holiday Trading Co necklace (for a stockist near you, email via this form) | FRANKiE4 Footwear iZZY boots in wheat

Like all good layering outfits, this one starts with a classic base of white shirt and black pant. Both pieces are easy wear and easy care, making them instant wardrobe favourites.

The knit poncho is the hero here. There is nothing more satisfying that stepping out wearing a blanket – and it being acceptable to do so! It was love at first sight when I clocked the neutral colour combo. It’s a colour mix that you could work back with just about any outfit, yet still adding interest and depth to your winter look. As for the tassels, HELLO. I could not love this finish more.

I’ve worked it back with my fave shade of boots – wheat in the iZZY style from FRANKiE4 Footwear’s autumn-winter 2018 collection.

So, tell me, do you share my love of wearing blanket, I mean capes, outside the home?

The Model and Me: Brave + True autumn-winter 2018

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


FRANKiE4 Footwear is popping up in Melbourne

FRANKiE4 Footwear NAOMi boot in cognac | | How to style your ankle boots for autumn-winter 2018 | Photo by Sarah Barnsley, The Photo PitchMelbourne Stylers, listen up. FRANKiE4 Footwear is popping up again in Melbourne. It’s all happening across the weekend from June 15. Full details HERE. I’m heading down and would love to see you on that first day from 3pm. There is 20% off purchases across the weekend. It’s such a great opportunity to get your soles saved in the best shoes for delivering comfort AND style.

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  1. Love it, but don’t get a chance to wear, living north in the sub-tropics. I’m ready to move south just for the fashion.

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  2. I sure do share your love of capes and ponchos I might have quite the collection now Nikki I hate being cold… gorgeous cape Xx

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