What Transeasonal Dressing Means, in Every Australian State
Australian women love ease in whatever we wear, whether it's an easy slip dress for the weekend, or vintage jeans for date night. We will always opt for comfort no matter the occasion. And rightfully so, because we've learned nailing how to dress up an outfit up with a simple accessory, or a standout pair of shoes.
The months between extreme weather tend to be the most experimental, you can get away with wearing combinations creating unusual silhouettes. A blazer paired with tailored shorts, a skirt matched with a long trench, or a sculpted bodice with winter trousers. Not to mention repeating the best of your wardrobe staples—a lightweight denim jackets and wear-with-everything white trainers. Because transeasonal dressing has a different meaning depending on where you live, we put the spotlight on seven Australian fashion girls living in each different state to see how the weather influences a woman's personal style. It's enlightening to see the difference a short flight can make to one's wardrobe.
Keep scrolling to see how each girl transeasonally dresses this month.
"In Perth at the moment, the sun is shining and you can feel summer creeping in, but the mornings and nights are still chilly and fresh. Straight leg, relaxed jeans are hands down my go-to for days like this, paired with new-season sandals and either a blazer or a leather jacket that I can easily throw on and off without sacrificing a polished look."—Kayla, 25
Shop the Look: Chloé Nile Textured-Leather Sandals ($804); Current/Elliott The Original Straight High-Rise Jeans ($294).
"Darwin has two seasons, dry and wet. And the temperature throughout doesn't sway much from 30 degrees. From April to September we're blessed with perfect sunny days and from October to March there's a thunderstorm every day. So the key to dressing in Darwin is staying cool and covered (to avoid sunburn). Versatile linens and comfortable dresses are the way to go."—Alexandra, 30
Shop the Look: Kenneth Jay Lane Silver Cubic Hoop Earrings ($130); Zimmermann Meridian Flared Frill Dress ($795).
"Living in Queensland, the weather doesn't dramatically change like a lot of the more southern cities. Very rarely do the big coats come out, even in winter. Throughout the cooler months, I am often dressed in jeans and a T-shirt with a lightweight denim jacket. Then for the transition from winter to spring, I rely on mid-length dresses and denim overalls as my go-to, as this outfit is not too summery but still comfortable and casual for the cooler mornings/afternoons."—Ellie, 25
Shop the Look: Simon Miller Bonsai Mini Leather Bucket Bag ($568); ALEXACHUNG Zip-Front Wide-Leg Denim Dungarees ($435).
New South Wales
"Dressing in the winter-to-spring transition can be quite tricky in NSW, because the weather doesn't know what it's doing from day-to-day, meaning it's hard to guess what you're going to need for the season. So, to combat this ambiguity, I've finally learned to make purchases that are perfect for layering and that can fit into both categories. I just purchased a pair of Gucci loafers and I love them most of all because they're not as risky as slides on a nippy morning. I also love the versatility of a silk slip, because you can wear it on its own but can also layer it with a cashmere jumper or linen shirt for extra warmth."—Nicole, 25
Shop the Look: Gucci Peyton Leather Mid-Heel Loafer ($1005); Frame Satin Tank Dress ($653).
"Victoria, the state that's just as famous for their four seasons in one day as they are for their repertoire of caffeinated delights. The number one weapon against this meteorological unpredictability is layering. I invest in light pieces that can be built into an outfit mille-feuille."—Kat, 31
Shop the Look: Frame Fringed Cable-Knit Wool and Cashmere-Blend Scarf ($192); Veronica Beard Emory Ruched Plaid Cotton-Blend Crepe Mini Dress ($715).
"As a Tassie girl, I've learned (the hard way) to dress in layers. I try to not get too caught up in the idea of purchasing seasonal pieces. Whether it's layering a dress with a ribbed turtle neck, boots and a coat for winter, or choosing interesting tops that can be paired with jeans in winter and dressed up with pair of cut-offs in summer, I always try to ensure every piece I buy has the ability to be worn in more ways than one. Side note: Your best accessory in Tasmania is, without a doubt, a travel-sized umbrella."—Phoebe, 26
Shop the Look: Alexander McQueen Skull and Floral Print Umbrella ($630); Rejina Pyo Michelle Off-the-Shoulder Shell Blouse ($495).
"To get the winter-to-spring dressing transition in South Australia right means being prepared for four seasons in one day. You might wake up to sunshine but be prepared for the afternoon chill and potential downpour. My go-to items to see me through this transition in weather are my two quality investment pieces: My tailored satin trench coat and classic leather ankle boots."—Sarah, 25
Shop the Look: Saint Laurent Lou Lou Leather Ankle Boots ($885); Elizabeth and James Aaron Satin Trench Coat ($1225).
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