The Model and Me: Motto spring-summer 2018

The Model and Me: Motto spring-summer 2018

Nikki Parkinson Fashion 8 Comments

We’re entering a time of year when it’s even more important to have versatile pieces in your wardrobe. You want pieces that can be layered up or de-layered, depending on the day – or in the case of where I live, the hour!

Seriously, at the moment I’m getting up and it’s 4 degrees; by lunch time it’s 24. If only there a way where 6am was actually 9am (daylight saving on steroids!) and we could all stay tucked under our doonas until the temperature gauge reached at least 20 degrees.

And if you live down south, you don’t need me telling you that you still very much need ALL the layers.

What I love about Melbourne-based label Motto is that they get that. The early drops in the Motto spring-summer 2018 collection reflect that while we may be looking to change up our looks as winter comes to a close, we still might need layers to stay warm.

The dress I’m featuring in this week’s Model and Me post very much fits that brief. 

The model

Motto Teal Drift Harlow dress | Chambray fringe hemmed jean

Motto Teal Drift Harlow dress | Chambray fringe hemmed jean

Motto Black Drift Harlow dress

Motto Black Drift Harlow dress

Motto Orange Drift Harlow dress

Motto Orange Drift Harlow dress

and me

Motto Teal Drift Harlow dress Piece by Piece clutch FRANKiE4 Footwear NAOMi boots

Motto dress (I’m in size 14) | Piece by Piece clutch | FRANKiE4 Footwear NAOMi boots

Piece by Piece clutch designed by Elizabeth Pilkington

Piece by Piece clutch designed by Elizabeth Pilkington

This is a new cotton blend fabric for Motto and I do love it’s easy-care (no ironing) and breathable ways. The texture of the fabric adds interest and depth but it’s the shape and silhouette of this style that works all kinds of magic on the body.

The self fabric tie at the side can be tied tighter or looser to suit your shape and preference. I’ve gone a bit looser as I prefer a skim of the tummy. No matter how tight you tie it, it will create a great ruching effect that is super flattering and creates shape. The side split is a great feature. It’s not too high when wearing as is but should you layer with jeans or long pants, the split helps balance out the proportions of the outfit.

This dress is not only versatile in its layering potential, it’s the kind of wardrobe piece that works for the office, for weekend or dressing up for a night out. Wardrobe. Winner.

I need to talk about the clutch too. This gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece was sent to me by its creator Elizabeth Pilkington. Do check out her website to see what’s available right now. Each piece is crafted from vintage and modern textiles and hardware to create something special.

So, tell me

PS. If you missed out on the Motto shaper pants that went viral after I published this post, they’re back in stock!

The Model and Me: Motto spring-summer 2018

* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. I’m ambassador for the Motto brand. Full disclosure policy here

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  1. I just love the look of Motto. everything seems to match really well and awesome layering ideas. Have started on the ponte pants and will eventually layer up from here!!! I just love the orange. A real pop of colour. Is the dress you are wearing very stretchy? Is it a thinner layer or thicker?

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  2. How amazing has the weather been in Brisbane! This dress would be perfect for our weather, we are lucky. Love the dress, and the colours. Lovely clutch too, will look at Elizabeth’s webpage. x

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