The Model and Me: Solito spring-summer 2018

The Model and Me: Solito spring-summer 2018

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 4 Comments

If you thought it was safe to return here for another spring edit and find that I’d finally put my shoulders away, click away now.

They are out. And proud. 

May the off the shoulder trend never die. I stand by all that I wrote in this post two years ago – my case for the OTS anything remains as strong as it did then. (And while you’re checking out that post, take a look at just how little our puppy, Clementine, was two years ago … so cute … this weekend past marked two years since she arrived with us)

When I clocked this OTS frock below in the Solito spring-summer 2018 collection, I knew we’d have a long and lovely summer together.

The Model

Solito Palm Canyon OTS dress

Solito Palm Canyon OTS dress

and me

Solito dress | Ruby Olive earrings | FRANKiE4 Footwear LiSA heels

Solito dress (I’m in L and am 166cm tall) | Ruby Olive earrings | FRANKiE4 Footwear LiSA heels

Is this summer in a dress? I say YES. I’ll never tire of a palm/landscape print. I love that this print includes black for depth and a little bit of a dress-up detail.

The shape of this dress is super relaxed. If your shoulders are not disproportionately wide for your size, then consider sizing down. I’ve stayed in my regular size as my shoulders are quite wide and I need the extra width up top but there is a lot of room in the body of the dress.

The bell sleeve and gathered hem are details that take this dress next level. You can dress this look up with heels (more on this season’s FRANKiE4 Footwear heels’ collection on the blog this week), as I’ve done, but it works equally as well with flats, slides or sneakers.

If I can’t talk you into an OTS dress this season, check out this cotton/linen blend print in other frock styles, a jumpsuit and shorts HERE

SPECIAL OFFER: Thanks to the lovely women behind the label Solito, save 15% when buying online. Add the code STYLINGYOU15 at checkout.

So, tell me, are you still with me on all things OTS? Love a landscape print?

The Model and Me: Solito spring-summer 2018

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

As seen on Instagram

Label of Love topThere’s a new place to check out all the outfits I’m wearing each week – and it’s right here on the blog.

Head to THIS PAGE for all the details, including sizing and links to buy. The most recent outfits are shown at the top.

I’m 166cm tall and usually wear a size 14. 

I’m ambassador for FRANKiE4, birdsnest and Motto, so I love sharing what’s new from these brands.


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