There is something utterly magic about Summer in Australia. Whether it be its laid back nature, picturesque sunsets or glistening beaches, the country awakens from a winter slumber in spectacular fashion. And when it comes to reviving the wardrobe for balmy days it’s hard to look past the classics. This season we pick out four of our favourite dress styles and reinvent as seasonal essentials.

slip and slide

Once again, silk slips are a shore thing this summer, especially in sunset-inspired shades. When opting for the summer silhouette, look to delicate patterns and breezy fabrics. Cap it off with accents of punchy tie-dye (though approach with caution, less is more in this case) and create structure and depth with a contrast in fabrics. A cable knit is perfect for when the sea breeze picks up.

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PRINTED SATIN MIDI SLIP DRESS, SHOP NOW, PALM TIE DYE RIBBED SOCKS, SHOP NOW, SPORTSGIRL. POLO RALPH LAUREN, TIE-DYE CABLE SWEATER, SHOP SIMILAR. MANNING CARTEL, GAME CHANGER SKIRT, SHOP NOW. GUCCI, MID HEEL PLATFORM LACE-UP BOOTIE, SHOP SIMILAR. ARMS OF EVE, ORION EARRINGS, SHOP NOW

 

walk the (hem) line

Forget about walking the plank this boating season, instead it’s all about walking the hem line and on our radar is the fan-favourite ‘flippy’ look. Infused with a linen finish, to accentuate the party-inspired silhouette layer the piece with a maxi skirt underneath for additional shape and scale. And to tie it all together opt for a tonal pattern. Our favourite palette is sunny shades of coral, burnt orange, and warm neutrals to keep you afloat.

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SPORTSGIRL, FLIPPY HEM LINEN MINI DRESS, SHOP NOW. ZIMMERMANN, SUPER EIGHT SAFARI BODY SHIRT, SHOP NOW. MARCO DE VINCENO, CHECK SKIRT, SHOP NOW, AVAILABLE FROM THE OUTNET. SOL SANA, CORY WEDGE, SHOP NOW

linen makes landfall

Linen is by-far the biggest running trend this season thanks to its lightweight, breathability making it cool for days spent in the radiating sunshine and warm for breezy evenings. To make the most of your linen look, neutrals should be paired with neons and metallics for an elevated style approach. Its versatile style (read: buttons) allow it to be worn as its sole purpose or layered to lend as an outerwear piece. And for a bold finish, cherry plaids bring life to the simple look.

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SPORTSGIRL, LINEN BLEND BUTTON THRU MIDI DRESS, SHOP NOW. WE ARE KINDRED, VALENCIA MIDI DRESS, SHOP SIMILAR. POLO RALPH LAUREN, RACERBACK SINGLET, SHOP SIMILAR. CHRISTOPHER ESBER, SKIRT, SHOP SIMILAR. ZIMMERMANN, COTTON BRAID SANDAL, SHOP SIMILAR. RELIQUIA, MISTAKEN IDENTITY EARRINGS, SHOP NOW. ARMS OF EVE, EROS TEXTURED RINGS, SHOP NOW. CHARLES & KEITH, CHECK BAG, SHOP SIMILAR

The new flood of florals

Florals for spring? Don’t dismiss this tried and tested print so quickly. To ship in the easy breezy trend for a renewed outlook, try a tonal approach but with imaginative layering. Sun-flecked shirts worn underneath and skirts worn as a wrap hardens the style making it suitable for port-side or a coastal escape.

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Shop the look:

SPORTSGIRL, SHORT SLEEVE MIDI TEA DRESS, SHOP NOW. ACNE STUDIOS, LUREX-KNIT SHIRT, SHOP NOW. BEC + BRIDGE, FIA PLEATED MIDI SKIRT, SHOP SIMILAR. SANDRO PARIS, SNEAKERS, SHOP NOW. OLIVER PEOPLES, EVEY SUNGLASSES, SHOP NOW. RELIQUIA, MISTAKEN IDENTITY EARRINGS, SHOP NOW. ARMS OF EVE, EROS TEXTURED RINGS, SHOP NOW

Videography: Mitch Payne Art Direction: Kimberlee Kessler Styling: Patrick Zaczkiewicz Hair & Makeup: Helen Samaryan Yacht: Asail Yachts Sydney Model: Olivia Karina / Kult

thoughts?