Australia Day is coming up and we can’t wait to celebrate with friends and family this long weekend! We thought what better way to show our patriotism than to showcase some of our top picks from our favourite Aussie designers!
This Aussie label is the go-to for the absolute essentials – you’ll find t-shirts, tanks, dresses, skirts, shorts, jeans, swimwear, eyewear and much more. Our top pick is their amazing range of basic tees – which are made from 100% organic cotton making them soft to the touch and amazing to wear. I mean hey if they’re good enough for Miranda Kerr… And the best part is they’re having a huge sale across their online store at the moment so there’s no excuse not to check it out.
Bassike Scoop V-Neck T-Shirts in a range of colours $40-$80 at Bassike.com
You could say it might be un-Australian not to have owned a pair of denim cutoffs at some stage in your life – you see them everywhere at summer festivals, on the beach, at the shops etc – they’re a summer staple. One Teaspoon does denim shorts like no other; always cut to perfection and coming in countless colourways and washes, it’s hard not to find the perfect pair!
One Teaspoon ‘Sailors’ $48.00 (on sale from $120.00) at Oneteaspoon.com.au, One Teaspoon ‘Rollers’ $60.00 (on sale from $120.00) at Oneteaspoon.com.au, One Teaspoon ‘Rocco Rollers’ $52.00 (on sale from $130.00) at Oneteaspoon.com.au
Known for their gorgeous prints, feminine frocks and use of luxurious silks, Zimmermann is all about embracing sophisticated femininity. But what really sets them apart from the rest is their gorgeous collection of swimwear. Nothing screams summer more than taking a dip in the pool or at the beach clad in a beautiful bikini or one piece and Zimmermann definitely does some of the best ones on the market.
Zimmermann ‘Oasis’ Balcony Bikini $250.00 at Zimmermannwear.com, Zimmermann ‘The Vase’ One Shoulder One Piece $140.00 (on sale from $350.00) at Zimmermannwear.com, Zimmermann ‘Zoe’ Floating Underwire Bikini $250.00 at Zimmermannwear.com
And once you’re done swimming, cover up in one of Camilla Franks’ gorgeous signature printed kaftans. We love her unique billowy silk chiffon kaftans for lazy days outside and the bright colours are perfect for the summer!
Camilla ‘Perhentian’ Short Balloon Kaftan $249.00 at Camilla.com.au, Camilla ‘Surealist’ Xanado Belted Kaftan $565.00 at Camilla.com.au, Camilla ‘Endless Summer’ Short Lace Up Kaftan $499.00 at Camilla.com.au
So you want on-trend footwear with a bit of edge? Senso‘s the label you’re looking for. We think all of Senso’s shoes are tops but we particularly love their range of flat sandals for everyday. With so many to choose from, it was hard to narrow it down to just these three but definitely go check out their other beautiful shoes they have on offer over at their website here.
Now to celebrate our great country all through the night, we have so many amazing homegrown designers to choose from for stunning party wear.
For elegance and sophistication with a modern twist, go with Dion Lee. If you’re after a statement piece and love a good bold print, get yourself into a Josh Goot number. If you are the ultimate girly girl and are a fan of beautiful French lace, Lover is the way to go. If you’re a true party girl and have a penchant for sequins you’ll love Aje. If you love cool girl luxe, ELLERY makes the perfect dresses in the most amazing textures and fabrics. If you’re laidback, love your brights and prefer easy dressing, check out Camilla & Marc.
Dion Lee Linear Print Shift Dress $950.00 at Greenwithenvy.com.au, Lover Rosebud Lace Halterneck Dress £485 at Net-a-porter.com, Aje Bullion Sequin Dress $623.00 (on sale from $$890.00) at A-j-e.com.au, ELLERY Alley-Oop Halter Neck Dress $769.00 at Velvetlane.com.au, Josh Goot Purple Form Reptile Racer Back Dress $1329.00 at Velvetlane.com.au, Camilla & Marc Damsel Dress $240.00 (on sale from $460.00) at Camillaandmarc.com
Image: Miranda Kerr for Grazia Australia