World Fashion Expert (Australia)
Madelin's here to bring a fashion wake-up call from Down Under. Say g'day, then check out some bonzer fashion from the southern hemisphere.
If you hadn't noticed, Hawaiian-type styles, 1/4 length skirts, and thongs (platform or
otherwise) are slowly edging their way into the "once again."
Bright colours coupled with other subdued tones (thus Kaleidoscope) make a
very current and fashionable outfit. Thongs (double or single strap) made of reeds, or
decorated with bright beads/patterns/sequins etc., give a very feminine, classy look.
Shirts are a crepey material. Accessories are beads and bright, hair is simple. Sarongs
with tassels and strappy bright tops are very cute.
Peasant shirts (the kind you wore when you were 6) have again been welcomed back
into the world of fashion along with "faded skirts" (with ruffles of course) or hipster
A thin headband worn horizontally across the forehead, and garments trimmed
with shells, feathers or beads create a gypsy style outfit. A shawl across the
shoulders when going out is a definite must, along with the before mentioned thongs
and some dangling earrings, to become a real gypsy.
Cowrie shell necklaces, along with beads, twine, and cotton friendship bracelets,
complete the outfits of late which are essentially back-to-nature and very simple.
Toenails are making an entrance, so they should be painted, and some even go as far
as to decorated them with a nail polish pen (about AU $7.00) or with metallic stars
or love hearts (bagatelles.)
Also check out this question a viewer submitted for Madelin:
I am going to Australia on January 1 and I will be there until
March 18. I
need to know what kind of clothes to take and what is in style
I would appreciate any advice you could give me.
Right now it's Summer over here, (or nearly
so) and it's
Lots of shorts ( 3/4 length cargos are in right now) are a
must, and the
popular colours for this season are creams, whites and bieges.
singlet tops (in bright colours) are really comfy, but if your
not used to
the sun don't wear them (sunburn isn't a fashion statement and
It will be end of summer when you come over, starting
Autumn- a pretty
unpredictable season over here. It will still be fairly hot,
forget long pants, a rain-proof jacket and some thick jumpers.
depends on where your going. If your headed up to ayers rock,
or anywhere in
the Northen Territory, they have HOT days and freezing nights,
your warm Pajamas!
As for shoes, other than if your doing anything formal just
bring a good
pair of runners or boots.
Have fun, enjoy Oz, and write back if you need anything more!