The Biggest Difference Between Sydney and L.A. Style

Renee Bargh is one of our favourite Australian’s in L.A.—and it appears that we aren’t the only ones obsessed with her style. Fresh from covering the red carpets during award season (like the Golden Globes and Vanity Fair After-Party), denim label Paige teamed up with the TV presenter for a quick shoot, where Bargh brought her own sense of style to each look.

Keep scrolling to see the beautiful images and read our exclusive interview with Bargh, where she reveals what she’s learnt about her style since moving Stateside.

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Pierre Toussaint for Paige

Pictured: Paige Hoxton Silas Deconstructed ($379).

Who What Wear Australia: What’s your #1 trend for autumn?

Renee Bargh: It's a tie for me—I've always been obsessed with over-the-knee boots, but I'm particularly loving the taupe/brown tones of suede boots and oversized-long trench coats. 

WWW: What’s the most surprising thing you learnt about your style since moving to L.A.?

RB: That Australian designers really do it best. I honestly find most of my inspiration from Australian bloggers and stylists, and order everything from there. I also realised that I really dress for myself and women more than I do for men. I prefer to be comfortable rather than sexy. 

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Pierre Toussaint for Paige

Pictured: Paige Hoxton Silas Deconstructed ($379).

WWW: What’s been the hardest part about moving away from home?

RB: I miss my family, (lucky we have FaceTime!) and the beaches. I live by the beach in L.A. but they don't even compare. And also the breakfasts! Australia does the best egg breakfasts and I still haven't found anything that compares here. You wouldn't think smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs was that difficult?

WWW: Where are your favourite places to shop in L.A.?

RB: My friend's store Anine Bing is my one-stop shop—I live in all of her pieces. I also really like Reformation for more dressed-up items. Aside from those two, I buy everything online from Australia!

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Pierre Toussaint for Paige

Pictured: Paige Vicente Jeans ($359).

WWW: What has been your biggest “pinch me” moment in your career?

RB: I would have to say the first time I worked the Oscars red carpet. It was when I first moved to L.A. and it was pretty crazy. I'll also never forget the first time George Clooney said "Hi Renee" to me on a red carpet—I played it cool but I was dancing on the inside. 

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Pierre Toussaint for Paige

Pictured: Paige Hoxton Ankle Zip Jean ($399).

WWW: What’s the biggest difference between Sydney and L.A. style?

RB: I'm starting to see a lot of similarities now which I love, but I would say Sydneysiders are definitely more ahead of the curve fashion-wise. They know the trends in advance and look effortlessly cool. L.A. is more relaxed in the day but much dressier in the evenings. I'm loving that active wear has really taken off here—any excuse to kick around in workout clothes and sneakers is good with me!

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Pierre Toussaint for Paige

Pictured: Paige City Of Angels Jacket ($449)

WWW: What three fashion items can’t you live without?  

RB: I live in denim jackets and I'm obsessed with my Paige City Of Angels ($320) jacket, I wear it with everything! My Adidas Stan Smiths—I’m in them almost every day, and think they look so cool with a sophisticated dress. I just got a new pair of Senso sneakers, too that have taken over (they have gold accents!). And lastly, one of my many Auguste The Label dresses—coming from Byron Bay, I love to wear little flowy, bohemian dresses. I have a whole collection of girly dresses!

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