5 Style Tips to Steal From the Aussies

Although Australia’s appeal is news to nobody (I mean, we’ve all seen Our Lips Are Sealed, right?), the country/continent hybrid has finally been getting its due on the fashion scene these last few years. Whether it’s thanks to supermodels like Miranda Kerr and Abbey Lee Kershaw or top bloggers like Jessica Stein and Zanita Whittington, one thing has quickly become clear: Australian style is top-notch, and we’d like it for ourselves, please.

Luckily, despite the fact that our seasons are completely reversed, a lot of Australia’s favourite fashion trends are versatile enough to work in different temps. With that in mind, we rounded up five of our favourite Aussie style tips that you can return to throughout the year.

Scroll down to see and shop five of the best style tips from Australians!

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All the Pretty Birds

As you well know by now, the ‘70s are back in a big way this season, and no one has tackled the era’s flared jeans quite like the Aussies. They keep the look modern by pairing them with sleek tops and button-downs, or hark back to the past with fringed details that are cool rather than costumey.

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Elle

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Elle

Australian ladies sure know how to turn a classic on its head. By pairing original Adidas sportswear with unexpected items like patent leather Mary Janes, a colourful sweaterdress or an embroidered jacket, they’ve created looks that catch the eye without sacrificing comfort.

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Vogue Australia

Just because it’s warm out doesn’t mean you can’t wear black, and the women down under know that better than anyone. By opting for airy maxi skirts and cropped blouses that reveal just enough skin, they prove that the dark shade easily transcends the seasons.

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Vogue Australia

You know those days when you just can’t bear to put together an outfit? Well, Aussie ladies have your solution: the denim jumpsuit. This versatile piece is easily dressed up with heeled sandals or down with your favourite sneakers, and it looks particularly great with tan accessories.

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Elle

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Elle

If there’s one trend that stands out most among the Aussies, it’s their knack for unexpected layering. Rather than following the usual guidelines, they’ve turned the idea of layering on its head by merging disparate silhouettes like a tight skirt over denim, or a thick-fringed sweater under a sleek waistcoat. By sticking to complementary tones, their outfits are completely trendy without going overboard.

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Which tip are you most likely to try? Let us know why in the comments!