Dress Like Nina Proudman
Style lessons from the box

Joanna Barry

May 29, 2014 04:21
by Joanna Barry


There’s so much to love about Nina Proudman. Her tendency to overthink things and fly into fantasy flashbacks is something we can totally relate to! We’re also fans of her style – transseasonal, accessible and colourful (perfect for temperamental Melbourne weather!).

The thirty-something obstetrician has had her ups and downs over the past five seasons, but her fashion has remained consistent. Her luxe hippie-chic look is easy to pull together and affordable, too. To create the perfect Nina Proudman-inspired outfit, you need to embrace your inner bohemian. Here are a few key pieces to incorporate.

Draped Blazer
Though Nina’s style is very summer-ready, it only takes a few key layers to transition the look into the cooler-weather months. Add a draped or waterfall jacket to block out the chill.

Printed Dress
Want a look that’s bohemian yet polished? Choose a paisley-print dress and opt for brands such as Tigerlily, True Religion and Ladakh.

Peasant Top
Open up Nina’s closet and you’re sure to find an array of vibrant vintage prints and colours. We simply love her collection of sunny peasant tops, which she pairs with dark-rinse jeans, layered necklaces and simple leather sandals. And the girl isn’t afraid of rocking yellow! You’ll want to live in this look all summer long.

Denim Jacket
The juxtaposition between Nina’s flowing maxi dresses and a trusty denim jean jacket is modern and unexpected.

Blue Jeans
Comfort is a key priority for Nina Proudman. When she’s not traipsing around the hospital, she’s caring for her bundle of joy Zoe. That’s why skinny jeans in a true-blue wash with just the right amount of stretch are this doctor’s go-to staple.

Floaty Skirt
The maxi skirt. This perennial silhouette isn’t going anywhere! Make like Nina and opt for a flowing, tiered style in a floral fabric. It’s the sort of separate you’ll find yummy mummies wearing at a family-friendly outdoor concert. A tailored jacket on top will give the look some overall structure.

Thin Scarf
This is the item that ties the entire look together. Opt for muted autumnal colours, striped designs and remember that Nina’s scarves always err on the side of skinny.

Boho Jewellery
Antique jewellery layered on top adds to Nina’s chic yet thrown-together aesthetic. The show’s costume designer Michael Chisholm recommends scouring high-end recycle shops for the perfect pieces.

Knee-High Boots
Since floaty tops and flowing skirts can look a bit too hippie-hippie shake, ground the look with a sturdy boot. A tan, suede knee-high is Nina’s shoe of choice and goes perfectly with her practical across-the-shoulder satchel!

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