This Byron Bay-Based Influencer Has the Best Dress Collection—Hands Down

Scrolling through Olive Cooke’s Instagram feed is like being on the most dreamy, tropical holiday ever. This Western Australia native not only travels the world taking beautiful photos, but does so with impeccable style.  Seeming to be living in an endless summer, Cooke wears one amazing sundress after another.  

Featuring many smaller Australian independent brands, Cooke’s feed is great inspiration for summer style. Being both beautiful and more sustainable than fast fashion brands, Cooke’s wardrobe is straight out of summer daydreams. Below, we’ve done the work for you and shopped out some of our favourite dresses, with a little information on the brands that make them.

Keep reading to see our favourites of Olive’s dresses and to learn where you can get your own!

Kivari The Label

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This Sydney-based brand opened its first store in the Northern Beaches in 2015. Since then, it has expanded to over 100 retail outlets to sell its bohemian apparel with a focus on style and comfort.  

Shona Joy

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Shona Joy, launched in 2000, now stocks to over 200 locations worldwide as well as online retailers like The Iconic and David Jones. With a focus on fun, comfortable apparel, Shona Joy specialises in dresses suitable for any occasion.

Auguste

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This Byron Bay-based brand focuses on timeless silhouettes that you can wear from the beach to dinner. Taking inspiration from vintage pieces, Augueste makes us want to shift our wardrobe away from jeans forever (but you known we won't actually). In addition, this brand is part of the “1% For The Planet Movement”, meaning that 1% of its annual income is donated to a charity dedicated to taking care of our planet.

Faithfull The Brand

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“Made for the modern traveller in mind”, Faithfull The Brand is centred around pieces that look and feel good. Each piece is hand designed and produced in Bali, meaning that no two garments are ever exactly alike. Inspired by travel, the designs and fits of Faithfull The Brand’s dresses are perfectly suited for adventurous girls.

Hazel and Folk

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Self-described as a “slow fashion” label, Hazel and Folk strives to make clothing that women will want to wear for years to come. By making everything in limited numbers, Hazel and Folk ensures that nothing is mass produced, meaning less clothing goes to waste. With a strong focus on the ethics of fashion, Hazel and Folk aims to make clothes that are not only stylish, but also sustainable.

Hazel and Folk The Daisy Maxi Dress ($99)

Spell & The Gypsy Collective

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Launched by two sisters, this brand draws inspiration from the European background of their Latvian grandparents. Designed in Byron Bay and ethically produced, the clothing aims to speak to the freedom and expression of being a woman.

Spell & The Gypsy Collective Darling Embroidery Mini Dress ($320)

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