Boteh Polyxena off shoulder high

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I like a superb browse and store when on vacation and Burleigh Heads in January didn’t disappoint. On a wet Thursday when the seaside wasn’t calling, I brunched and did a lap of James Street, revisiting some previous favourites and discovering some new. In a favorite that’s now known as James and West, I fell in love with a brand new Australian label, Boteh, promptly shopping for the under high and sporting it out the next evening.

Boteh has that particular magic that appeals to me in a classy, boho-inspired assortment. Its designer and founder is Amelia Mather, who spent 14 years as designer with Tigerlily. Hello Nina Proudman vibes! When the label’s second assortment dropped, the group contacted me to see if I’d be eager to function extra. Umm. Hello. Please and thank-you.

I took this wonderful shirt on a visit to Noosa. Bonus … it doubles as a seaside cover-up (click on and swipe for the pre-beach look).

… I cherished it a lot, I purchased it in white/guaze. Sizing is tremendous beneficiant as a result of it’s a relaxed look. You can measurement down. I’ve acquired the L and M and will simply match the S.

Boteh shirt; Golden The Label shorts; FRANKiE4 Footwear sandals

For this publish, I’m that includes an off-the-shoulder high in one of many beautiful prints at the moment out there at Boteh. This was gifted to me for editorial consideration.

The mannequin

Boteh Polyxena off shoulder top

Boteh Polyxena off shoulder high

and me

Boteh top Styling You Nikki Parkinson

Boteh top | J Brand jeans via The Outnet | FRANKiE4 Footwear heels

Boteh high (I’m in measurement 3) | J Brand denims purchased by way of The Outnet (I’m in measurement 32) | FRANKiE4 Footwear heels

I’ll deal with the elephant that’s all the time within the room every time I put on an off-the-shoulder something. I like this type and all the time will. I invested time a number of years in the past to find a strapless bra to go well with my bust measurement and form and that’s what I counsel you do too. There just isn’t one strapless bra that works for everybody! Read extra HERE. 

The vibrant colourway of this print is one thing else. It’s a late-summer head turner that I’ll fortunately be making work into autumn with both white denims as I’ve worn right here or denim denims and a light-weight jacket.

This high might be worn on the shoulder however I’ve to say it’s one of the crucial comfy off-shoulder tops I’ve worn, because of the hand-smocking zig zag detailing on the shoulder. I’m in measurement 2 within the first high I purchased from this label however opted for a measurement 3 right here so it might sit properly off the shoulders. The key to retaining a high like this off the shoulders and never continually pinging up is to not purchase too small in your shoulder width.

Love this print however need shoulder and arm protection? It’s been integrated into Boteh’s signature smock shirt. 

Boteh is proudly the alternative of quick style. It’s a label you’ll be drawn to when you’re on the lookout for luxe, elevated boho items that will likely be worn and cherished for years to come back. You can learn extra concerning the label’s thought of method to its design and manufacturing HERE. This may not be essential to you however more and more I’m on the lookout for this sort of transparency when shopping for new clothes items. Yes, it’s one other lesson I’m taking from 2020! I respect that not everybody’s budgets are the identical however I can vouch fully for the standard of the items I’ve purchased or acquired and worn. 

The Model and Me: Boteh Polyxena off shoulder top


If you’re new to Styling You, my Model and Me posts are of their eleventh 12 months. I do know, I can’t imagine it both.

I began them as a result of so a lot of my then private styling shoppers (I ended seeing shoppers in 2012) couldn’t think about themselves within the garments they noticed on fashions in marketing campaign pictures in retailer, in magazines or on-line. This is pre-Instagram. Just. And undoubtedly pre-brands showcasing their clothes on extra than simply the standard mannequin measurement. 

I needed to supply a distinct visible perspective from what was seen to the style shopper. It’s not a greater visible perspective. It’s only a DIFFERENT one. I took that six steps additional in 2019 once I began my very own label, selecting to put money into photographing all our clothes on every measurement that we promote. 

The Model and Me posts have continued – they’re designed that can assist you perceive your measurement in a garment  but additionally to assist and champion fellow impartial style labels I like.

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

Xoxo 💋 The Select Fashion Team