Guest Post by Sophia Smith| Aussie Style: How to Achieve Their Sophisticated Simplicity
Unencumbered by social expectations and inspired primarily by their own imagination, the ladies from Down Under sure know their way around a fashionable ensemble. It goes beyond Nicole Kidman, Miranda Kerr and similar names buzzing in the celebrity realm, but all the way to your everyday wardrobe picked out by each proud Aussie girl walking the streets of Sydney, Melbourne or any other fashion-loving corner of the country.
If you too are in awe of their style, the following simple principles will help you not only mimic their innovative combos, but tap into their mindset and create your own, authentic look in the spirit of Australia!
Comfort comes first
Australian women have redefined the term comfort, they have given it a whole new meaning. Without reducing their wardrobe only to purposeful (yet not really gorgeous) items, they manage to choose and stay loyal to brands, garments and directions that emphasize beauty and comfort at one go. That means that they don’t sacrifice their style for sheer comfort, but they don’t resort to the opposite extreme either.
As a result, they have daytime outfits that can be worn to the beach, and without so much as changing your shoes, you can keep the same look to flaunt effortless elegance at an evening cocktail party. Denim shorts or ripped jeans for a touch of rebellious, mixed with plain white linen shirts or floral tunics and leather sandals is the go-to combo for Australian women, and they pull it off brilliantly!
Go for statement simplicity
Minimalism is in full swing in the Land of Down Under, and while many ladies truly boast a unique capsule wardrobe designed for any occasion, they do know how to make their seemingly ordinary choices stand out. And they’d rather do it with the help of simple, clean lines and a single statement piece than burdening themselves with tons of makeup or accessories.
You’ll easily see an Aussie girl walk into a bar wearing a slogan tee and a breezy skirt, with nothing more than a messy ponytail and maybe some red lip to bring out her smile, although her natural radiance will likely achieve the same. Simplicity in their world truly means making a statement, even when it comes to makeup and accessories.
Laid-back with style
The same way their flawless instinct for simplicity works in their favor to make their outfit instantly haute couture, they stick to and experiment with trusted pieces of clothing that can easily be worn all year-round. Yes, their balmy weather allows them a level of freedom the rest of the world can
In order to give their unique, Aussie touch to their love for the laid-back approach, they use stylish pieces such as chic playsuits that can be worn all summer long, or even in autumn and spring with ankle boots and a classy leather jacket. They also adore maxi dresses in florals and vintage-inspired crop tops to go with their free-spirited street style.
Be playful, but mindful
Most of the latest trends dominating Australia have roots in their love and utmost respect for Mother Nature. And that is not only reflected in their appreciation for bohemian florals and other nature-derived prints, but also in their distinct preference for natural, breathable materials that care for their skin and the planet all at once. Go for stripes, polka dots, monochromes, or even clashes of color, and you’ll be on the right track as long as you care for the environment.
More and more Aussie ladies choose to switch to sustainable, Earth-friendly collections and choose garments that are not only stunning, but durable, and practical. And their makeup and skincare routine support this trend – they flaunt their sun-kissed tan with nothing more than sunscreen to protect their radiance, and a touch of lip balm for a nourished smile.
Sophia Smith is an Australia-based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about the latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly about fashion-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: High Style Life, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, How to Simplify and Carousel.