The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders Sunset jumper and knit shorts

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders Sunset jumper and knit shorts

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me Leave a Comment

Brighten up your autumn wardrobe with this Bohemian Traders sunset jumper and knit shorts set from the label’s latest Cosmic Shores collection. Wear the pieces together for an on-trend co-ordinating look or separately to contrast. 

Bohemian Traders is an Australian label based on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Founder Emily Berlach is a friend who continues to create a perfect mix of classic and bohemian styling, with designs in sizes 6-22. 

The model

Bohemian Traders Sunset jumper and knit shorts

Bohemian Traders Sunset jumper and knit shorts

and me

Bohemian Traders Sunset jumper and knit shorts | FRANKiE4 Footwear MiM sneakers

Bohemian Traders Sunset jumper and knit shorts (I’m in size 2 – L/XL – in both – scroll down for my measurements) | FRANKiE4 Footwear MiM sneakers in blonde brogue | F+H jewellery bracelet  (Shot on location on Makepeace Island)

It’s impossible not to smile when wearing these Bohemian Traders sunset pieces. I did joke with Emily that I felt like a human Tequila Sunrise drink, a perfect ombre mix of yellow, orange and pink. So, to give this set the photographic justice it deserved, we got up at sunrise to capture it. 

I’ve fully embraced the “set” trend as it appeals to my inner matchy-matchy and therefore is so soothing. Worn together, these pieces are like wearing a knitted playsuit. In autumn, I’d get away with wearing this combination in the evening when you might need either your legs or your arms covered but it’s still too warm to do a full cover up.

I’d also wear the knitted shorts (oh so comfortable!) with a white shirt for a daytime autumn look. And you can bet I’ll have the knit – with its statement billow sleeves – on high rotation this winter, worn separately with jeans.

The sizing on these is a little different. Check out the sizing chart and, if in doubt, go with the combination size that includes the size up from your usual. For example, I’m an L or 14 and the 2 (which translates to L/XL) is perfect for me. This is especially the case in the shorts which I always like to wear a little lower on the hips. An over-sized jumper also enables you to wear off one shoulder if you’d like to.

The knit fabric has a small about of wool in it (8%). I can be quite sensitive to that but found these to not irritate my skin. It’s a personal thing though.

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders Sunset jumper and knit shorts

About the Model and Me concept

If you’re new to Styling You, my Model and Me posts are in their 11th year. I know, I can’t believe it either.

I started them because so many of my then personal styling clients (I stopped seeing clients in 2012) could not imagine themselves in the clothes they saw on models in campaign images in store, in magazines or online. This is pre-Instagram. Just. And definitely pre-brands showcasing their garments on more than just the traditional model size. 

I wanted to offer a different visual perspective from what was visible to the fashion consumer. It’s not a better visual perspective. It’s just a DIFFERENT one. I took that six steps further in 2019 when I started my own label, choosing to invest in photographing all our garments on each size that we sell. 

The Model and Me posts have continued – they are designed to help you understand your size in a garment  but also to support and champion fellow independent fashion labels I love.

*My measurements: I usually wear size 12/14 depending on the shape of the garment. I’m 166cm tall. My bra size is 16C (104cm); waist 91cm; hip 109cm.

For more Model and Me, click HERE to see the archive.

Unless otherwise stated, the product has been gifted to me for editorial consideration. If it’s made it to one of these posts, it means I love it and would totally buy myself. Sometimes the links may be affiliate commission links, meaning if you buy after clicking through from my page, I may receive a small commission but you don’t pay anymore.

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