10 Reasons Every Australian Girl Is Obsessed With Phoebe Tonkin's Style

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It's no secret that Australia breeds some of the most stylish (and incredibly talented) women in the world. Margaret Zhang, Margot Robbie and Lara Worthington are always on our style radar, and there's nothing more we love than to fly our Australian flag high and appreciate our local talent. Model and actress Phoebe Tonkin is one such homegrown gem, and looking through her best outfits over the past few years, it's easy to see she's developed a personal style of her own. 

While Tonkin demonstrates a love for Australian designers, there's certainly a French vibe we picked up from her, consisting of a love for French designers (hello, Chanel) and cult French classics. And it's not just style, as her beauty regime remains simple and effortless, too. In a separate interview with Byrdie, Tonkin reveals she doesn't wear a lot of makeup and confessed that the majority of the time her beauty preparations consist of simply grabbing a hairbrush.

Keep scrolling to read our interview with Tonkin and see the looks of hers that we're most inspired by.

WHO WHAT WEAR AUSTRALIA: Who are your favourite Australian designers?

PHOEBE TONKIN: I love Bassike, Matteau bikinis, and Christopher Esber. 

WWW: What are three wardrobe items you can't live without?

PT: Frame jeans, an Agnès B. white t-shirt, and a good black bikini.

For a night out with my girlfriends, I would definitely wear a pair of Chanel ballet flats, jeans and an Isabel Marant blouse.

WWW: What's the best style advice you've ever received and who was it from?

PT: My best friend Ilona Hamer is so incredibly stylish and she's really inspired me to not give into trends. I've been inspired by her to wear a really good pair of jeans, a silk shirt, and beautiful jewellery.

Jewellery is something I've loved collecting. As you get older your jewellery collection grows and everything means something, whether it came from your ex-boyfriend, your boyfriend, or your mum handed something down to you.

WWW: If you weren't an actress, what would you be doing?

PT: I would like to be working at a magazine, something creative, like a creative director I think!

Looks We Love 

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WHAT: Chanel Benefit For NRDC, June 2018

Style Notes: Here's an outfit formula that has long been a Tonkin favourite: Mini dress, strappy heels and a statement clutch. 

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WHAT: Chanel Cruise 2018/2019, May 2018

Style Notes: This outfit showcases Tonkin's minimalist style at its finest. The sleek braids let this simple dress do all the talking. 

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WHAT: Vanity Fair Oscars Party, March 2018

Style Notes: Tonkin might encapsulate French style, but she also knows how to do Hollywood glamour. 

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WHAT: Chanel Party, February 2018

Style Notes: Tonkin offsets the graphic print of this dress with simple pumps and a red lip. 

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WHAT: Chanel Dinner, April 2017

Style Notes: We're taking note of the delicate lace trimming under this denim number for a contrast in textures. 

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WHAT: Paris Fashion Week, March 2017

Style Notes: Tonkin never underestimates the power of classics—pair of jeans, black pumps, and a cult handbag—since timeless pieces never date. 

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WHAT: Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, June 2016

Style Notes: Embrace your inner tomboy and pair a feminine dress with a pair of chunky, black lace-up boots for that extra edge.

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WHAT: Chanel Dinner, June 2016

Style Notes: Who said maxi-skirts were a thing of the past? Change the texture of your skirt to patent leather for an elevated take on date night dressing. 

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WHAT: CW Network Upfronts, May 2016

Style Notes: A Chanel blazer, cigarette trousers and strappy heels is the ultimate chic outfit formula. 

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WHAT: Net-A-Porter Event, February 2016

Style Notes: Let a sheer dress do the talking and pair with simple, understated shoes. Clean, pulled-back hair never goes astray when you're wearing a statement dress. 

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