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Aussie labels that should be on your fashion radar this summer

14th October, 2020
Love this set by Aussie brand Esse

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.

Joslin Studio

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.

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Matteau

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.

Bondi Born

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.

Steele

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.

Sir The Label

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.

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St. Agni

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.

Matin

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.

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LMND

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.

Esse

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.

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What I Wore: Green Day

24th February, 2017

 

 

 

 

Olive green is such a gorgeous colour that I think I definitely need to incorporate into my wardrobe a bit more, I don’t wear it nearly enough It’s certainly one of the things that drew me to this Rebecca Vallance dress.. I also love the military inspired style as it can still look quite dressy but with a change of footwear it can easily be taken down a notch and become a more casual look. In this instance I wanted the outfit to look quite polished so I teamed the dress with my black Alaia heels and my Gucci Dionysus bag (find similar here) to keep my accessories quite neutral but with the finishing touches such as the applique on my bag it keeps the look from looking too pedestrian. My Dita cat-eye sunglasses inject a little attitude to an otherwise quite streamlined look.

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Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance – XX; Heels, Alaia; Denim jacket, Steele; Bag, Gucci (similar); Sunglasses, Dita;

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What I Wore: Maison du Maillot

28th December, 2016

I love discovering new brands and recently I found this top and skirt set from Maison du Maillot which I can see myself getting plenty of use out of as a set or worn separately and paired with either a simple tee or cami or a plain skirt. I was particularly drawn to the two-tone print and the vibrant red colour. I love anything with unique finishes and the relaxed bohemian style of the shirt with its fringe trim and lace-up collar and the knot detailing on the skirt really elevate each piece into something that can make a statement. And the best bit? Maison du Maillot do free worldwide delivery and returns so it’s the perfect time to find an outfit to wear throughout summer (I love this set, dress and playsuit) or the party season (New Year’s Eve is just around the corner after all!).

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Love a matching set?

 This poncho and shorts combination is perfect for a summer getaway or a day at the beach.

Summer staples

I’ve added this dress and playsuit to my must-have list.

 

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What I Wore: Denim Daze

20th December, 2016

 

I love the relaxed look of a summer dress paired with denim. This striped Acler dress looks quite dressy on its own but when teamed with a frayed jacket it gives it a little bit more of a fun, quirky vibe. I can’t get enough of the the above Steele statement jacket with its hand embroidered finish – the floral detail and slogan gives it a point of difference and looks quite fresh when teamed with crisp white. I wanted to add some interesting accessories to elevate the look and couldn’t go past Gucci. The embellished Dionysus canvas bag and gold heels with a pearl detailing perfectly offset the pared back, simplicity of the rest of the outfit.

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Credits: Denim jacket, Steele; Dress, Acler; Shoes, Gucci (sandals version); Bag, Gucci (similar)

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What I Wore: Light and Breezy

14th December, 2016

 

It’s the season for lightweight, breezy summer dressing and this Scanlan Theodore maxi dress is perfect for warm, balmy days. Blue and white has always been synonymous with this time of year for me as it looks so fresh. I love the strapless neckline and the oversized bow at the back which gives a touch of sweetness without being too saccharine. I paired it with my metallic Witchery sandals to give the look a little bit of edge and kept it quite paired back with minimalist accessories in a neutral colour palette such as my Loewe bag to really allow the dress to take centre stage. I can see myself definitely wearing this in the months ahead as I take advantage of the sunshine.

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Credits: Dress, Scanlan and Theodore; Sandals, Witchery (similar here); Bag, Loewe; Sunglasses, Dita

Photography: Sophia Athas