Nixxi Spring 2011 Collection. Photo: Nixxi
It's all about the basics for Canadian-based fashion label Nixxi, whose "True Blue" spring 2011 collection keeps it simple with wardrobe staples in a full range of blue hues, coupled with white for good measure.
Overall the collection has it's hits and misses, but even the latter are in vibrant shades of pretty blue. Take a look:The tencel jersey Rectangle Wrap, pictured above, is a stand-out piece from the collection. It can be styled a number of ways, and it looks fabulous here, cinched at the waist with two belts.
On the right, is the organic cotton and bamboo jersey Raglan Scoop Top, which clearly can be worn as a dress. The latter style is harder for the average woman to pull off but it would look great as a top as it has an excellent cut and vibrant color overall. Oh, and I'm not sure what the sled is doing there as this is a spring collection, but even so, it's a cool looking prop.
The organic cotton and bamboo jersey "Flare T," with it's unusual cut, gives an unusual spin to the average t-shirt. Again, it has an excellent color. I'd wear it tucked into high waisted shorts or as lounge wear over a pair of leggings--though probably not with my panties exposed like it is shown here.
The sleeveless linen Breeze Top, pictured at right, is crisp and classic, and another notable piece from the collection. On the other hand, the black chunky platform sandals paired with socks don't do anything for the model so they probably wouldn't do much for the average woman.
Nixxi calls this Scoop Ruche Dress "figure-flattering," but it's actually nothing of the sort. If the pleats started at the waist than it would be but instead it makes the hips appear larger and if you have a little tummy, there's no hiding it.
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