Australian Fashion Week

Ooh, Australian Fashion Week! Wouldn’t that be a lovely destination to surround yourself by the fabulousness of fashion shows, followed by a little excursion to the beach or an evening at the Sydney Opera House? Tax-deductible work trip to Oz anyone…?

This boho look takes me back! All the way to the mid-naughties, when Sienna Miller made gypsy skirts and big, leather, coin-studded, low-slung belts THE coolest summer attire. This girl is the 2015 equivalent. The studs are a bit smaller, but nonetheless, she’s rocking virtually all-over body coverage in a paisley print, yet still looks pretty awesome. Okay, so there’s some pretty expansive mid-riff action happening, so no, she’s not a nun, but I love how that balances out the high neckline, full-length sleeves and floor-skimming maxi skirt.

Mango has everything you need this season for some summer boho. If you love prints but the maxi style swamps you, try this cute mini smock design. If you’re a maxi girl but not so into loud prints, then how about this black number with a sexy thigh split and 70s-inspired blouson sleeves? And, as we’re looking at Australian Fashion Week, it would just be rude not to focus on any Australian brands, so how about this for a bit of studded leather goodness… I love the gorgeous fringed detailing on this Sass & Bide cross body bag, perfect for the festival vibe, and just smart enough for fancy evenings out, too.

Who doesn’t love a good co-ord? Okay, well they might not be to everyone’s taste, but I’m a massive fan, and I’m loving this two-piece by Aussie brand Lottie Hall. The clashing patterns are batiked for a cool twist on traditional graphic prints, and the tonal oversized H&M shirt is a great way to break up such bold, statement pieces.

I know this one isn’t printed, but this cotton-silk mix jacket and trousers set from ASOS WHITE is so beautiful, and would look fabulous with a bolder, printed piece underneath. If you do want something a bit more eye-catching, then this jacket and pants combo from Zara are for you.

Yep, there’s no shying away from this baby! Like our blogger in Oz, pair with something in a tonal colour to tie everything in together – for summer I’d go for a slouchy white V-neck tee, then switch it for a navy shirt or fine-knit jumper in the cooler months.

Kerryn Grady

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