There’s something about shopping for a summer wardrobe that’s just fun. From dresses to shorts, jumpsuits and rompers, the easy, breezy, holiday vibe of dressing for an Aussie summer means we can embrace all the playfulness of resort wear for a few glorious months. And given travel plans have largely been put on hold, why not let your wardrobe let you feel like you’ve been on vacation? The best thing about being in Australia during summer, is that Aussie brands do summer wear better than anywhere else. From lightweight linen, to floaty silhouettes and killer swimwear, there’s myriad reasons to get behind Australian designers this summer. Definitely add the following to your list.
There’s something about the intricate detailing used on Joslin’s pieces, from pin-tucks to ruffles and shirring that make each piece feel so luxe and special. If you’re after something for a special occasion, it’s definitely a brand worth bookmarking.
Simple and elegant, Matteau should be your go-to this summer for truly beautiful understated swimwear. Their dresses are also the kind of thing you’ll want to be in all summer—think elegant silhouettes and strong hues and prints.
Their on-point swimwear, featuring an extensive style selection from bikinis to one-pieces in modern shapes and styles means Bondi Born should be on your must-have list as far as swimmers go this summer. Also, they do truly beautiful resort pieces such as classic wide leg pants and floaty dresses.
I’m a huge fan of Steele, particularly their dresses which I’ve managed to acquire a few of such is my affinity to them! They do really classic silhouettes but I love the prints and hues they work with the most.
Think of the pieces in your dream holiday wardrobe and it’s highly likely Sir have it in their collection. Think matching sets, sleek separates and just the right punchy prints to add a touch of personality.
If you’re a fan of sleek, minimalist designs then St Agni is right up your alley. They do both clothing and footwear (think linen shirts and understated slides), but the vibe is still simple and sophisticated, and oh-so elegant.
Think Byron meets Melbourne when it comes to the Matin aesthetic. There’s plenty of floaty fabrics and shapes and lots of sharp urban pieces that make it a label with a contemporary point of view.
Bondi-based LMND does cute, comfy casual wear that you’ll want to wear 7 days a week. Think co-ord sets, shirt dresses and lightweight linen with an injection of Bondi-cool. A must for summer.
If you’re a fan of pared back styles that you’ll have for years to come then Esse is for you. There’s plenty of incredible dresses and two-piece sets that are made for glamming up your summer wardrobe.