The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders spring-summer 2020

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders spring-summer 2020

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me 10 Comments

New Model and Me! I have a bit of a default summer casual look: denim shorts and a white top. It feels light and beachy and classic all at once and is my go-to for warm weekends if I’m not throwing on a dress.

Bohemian Traders has long offered up denim that just works and this latest collection, which features the shorts shown below is the latest in a line of faves in my wardrobe. I’ve teamed the look back with a top from the label’s latest collection, Space Oasis.

The model

Tiered Trim Top with Bodice Tie in White; Longline distressed denim shorts | Bohemian Traders spring-summer 2020

Tiered trim top with bodice tie in white; longline distressed denim shorts

and me

Bohemian Traders top and shorts | FRANKiE4 Footwear ZiGGi sandals in sand snake

Bohemian Traders top (I’m in XL) and shorts (I’m in 36) | FRANKiE4 Footwear ZiGGi sandals in sand snake

Let’s talk about the top first. I know, I know, arms are OUT. For me, I’ve reached the realisation at the ripe old age of 53 that personal comfort levels trump any issues I may or may not have about my arms. In summer, I like not having anything on them and this top offers a fun and floaty alternative for that. The spaghetti straps are adjustable, so I’ve hoiked them up to cover any underarm chicken fillet situation. I’m in my regular bra size for this top, as it’s most fitted across the top of the bust, so I’d suggest sticking to your regular bra (back) size. It is a little sheer but not overly that I’d be concerned for a casual outfit. I’m wearing a strapless bra – there is no holy grail of strapless bras that suits every bust but this post might help you.

I love contrasting the volume in a separates outfit … it adds interest and elevates the look. In this outfit, it’s all about contrasting the volume of the top. This new shorts style from Bohemian Trades does that beautifully. This is a high-waist style – not typically my thing – but I’m in a size up to wear slightly lower at mid waist. The other thing to note is that these shorts are 100% cotton. There isn’t any stretch. They will give slightly like denim does but not to a great extent. I would normally wear size 34 in non-stretch, mid-waist jeans. I love the colour of this denim wash and am still in love with distressed denim all these years on because it offers an effortless vibe to your looks. Again, it’s about the contrast.

I’ve worked it back with new-season sandals from FRANKiE4. This ZiGGi style is so comfortable but minimalist on the foot and a basket. For sun protection, simply add a lightweight scarf like this one. To dress the look up, add a lightweight blazer and wedges.

So, tell me, are you a fan of fresh denim and white for summer? 

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders spring-summer 2020

 

 

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  1. Your blog has led me to some wonderful brands, such as Trinny London and Dermalogica. I had high hopes for Bohemian Traders due to the fact you have blogged several of their garments. The two dresses I ordered were disappointing in quality in relation to their price point, but the fact that they won’t do a refund for I’ll-fitting clothes is heartbreaking. Online shopping can be so difficult, especially when you are curvy, and this was made even worse when the garments weren’t even the measurements that they listed on the website. I understand that you have a relationship with them, but wanted to let you know that regular customers might not be treated as well. A great shame, and the experience with them has put me off both online shopping and online recommendations!

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      Hi Chris, I’m really sorry that you’ve had that experience. I don’t have a commercial relationship with the brand. I just showcase things that I like as a support for a fellow small business. I wrote a very extensive blog post about shopping for clothes online – it can be fraught – https://www.stylingyou.com.au/2020/06/how-to-shop-for-clothes-online/. Each store sets their own terms and conditions. I too have received credits for items that didn’t work but I understood that by reading the terms and conditions before shopping.

      1. Hi Nikki,

        It certainly can be fraught, but I would expect that a company that doesn’t provide refunds for ill-fitting clothes would provide the correct measurements to their customers. They didn’t in the case of my purchase – it was almost 2 sizes bigger than they stated! I did read your blog post about online shopping, and it is interesting to note that your own store offers refunds for full-price online purchases because “it’s important to us that we offer this”. I would agree with that sentiment, and even though I want to support small businesses I will not support those that do not consider my custom important.

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          1. Thanks for the response, I have already purchased from your shop before! This experience with Bohemian Traders has actually turned me off online shopping altogether, so sadly I can’t imagine making many future online purchases.

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