Aussies have the market cornered when it comes to cool, confident fashion. While it may seem like you have to be born in that slice of the world to rock this style, the truth is, you just need a few tips — and we’re here to give them to you.
Here are 10 fashion tips and tricks that have been inspired by the cool girls and guys of Oz.
1) Use Color
Color is a cornerstone of Aussie style. Fear not: if you generally shy away from color, you don’t have to deck yourself out in hot-pink from head to toe, but you should try to take on some sort of color. Try a pop of yellow in the form of a sleek leather belt, or some bold red pumps, or a bunch of sea foam green bangles. It doesn’t have to be much. A little bit of color can go a long way.
2) Easy, Breezy
Be it wide-legged pants or flowing blouses or kimonos, nothing speaks to life sea-side like some breezy clothing. Not only does this look cool, but it is actually cool and comfortable to wear, so you won’t burn up even the hottest temperatures.
3) Sexy Sandals
Flip flops have their time and place, but when it comes to footwear, Aussie’s step up their sandals. Whether you’re walking in flats or rocking a heel, sexy, strappy sandals are all the rage in the land down under.
5) Cool Chic
While the Aussie’s are infamously laid back in terms of style, they have managed to balance this chill look with a polished, chic edge. Think a beautiful peasant blouse with a sleek pair of faux-leather leggings. Or a pair of distressed jean shorts with a crisp blouse. These juxtapositions are seriously stunning.
If anyone can appreciate sun safety, it’s the people of Australia. This is why many Aussies are protecting their most precious fashion accessory — their skin — by slapping on loads of sunscreen and opting for the faux-tan look out of a spray bottle. It looks great, and it won’t cause cancer. Score!
Sustainable style is in. Australia is leading the movement in creating and wearing fashion that doesn’t hurt the planet, and still packs a serious punch in terms of style.
What are you waiting for? Take a page from the style book of the Aussies and embrace fashion that’s as stunning as it is chill. It’s timeless, and it can be yours, wherever you live!