You would think Australia isn’t spoilt when it comes to fashion:
Located almost as far as humanly possible from Europe’s fashion capitals, and lacking of presence of global High Street fashion chains (Zara only opened its first store down under in 2011), fashion doesn’t always find its way to Australian shores quickly. And when it gets there, Australia’s notoriously exorbitant taxes, mean that Aussies often end up paying twice as much as the rest of the world!
Still, despite these disadvantages, Aussies have an admirable style of relaxed elegance and many of my favourite style icons are Australian. Aussies would probably argue that they don’t require foreign influence. Australia is proud of it’s rich and thriving fashion scene (and I don’t mean Billabong)!
Let’s have a look at my favourite Aussie style icons:
Above: Miranda Kerr is wearing Rebel’s floral trousers (or is Rebel wearing hers?) from Celine combined with nude pointy heels and a relaxed stripy shirt. Effortless fashion at best!
Street style Sydney: Floral pencil skirt, cornflower blue handbag and nude knitted jumper – thumps up!
Australian model Jessica Hart revives romantic fashion in a floral midi lengths skirt paired with a crisp white shirt and cardigan.
Jessica sporting a playful braided-up do and a pale pink Valentino gown.
Miranda Kerr doing floral pattern clash in Erdem. Feminine, romantic and fashion forward, love it!