TREND | Dressing for Australia Day

Regardless of whether you’re planning to spend this national holiday in a mate’s backyard, at the beach, or at a bar, there’s a few things that go without saying. A handful of friendships will be forever tarnished arguing over the merits of the top song in Triple J’s Hottest 100, at least one mate will insist on chanting “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie” until the word loses all meaning, and way too much BBQ food will be cooked (which is never a bad thing). So, what do you plan on wearing on Australia Day? Read ahead for some tips on dressing sensibly whilst still looking good. 


Slip, Slop, Slap:     

Ok, ok, I know that as soon as you hear somebody tell you to be sun safe, you just want to sprint out into the sun bare-chested and burn yourself to a crisp just to rebel against their authority, but being sun safe doesn’t mean compromising on your outfit. If you’re not a fan of third degree burns, then slap on the sunscreen and get yourself a stylish hat to at least afford your face a little bit of shade.

Comfort is Key:

Whilst it might be tempting to show up everyone in their thongs and boardies by wearing a shirt, blazer and pair of chinos, you’re going to regret that decision when it gets to two in the afternoon and you’re sweating up a storm of epic proportions. Instead, try some short sleeve shirts instead for a more comfortable option that will keep you looking slick.

Multipurpose Shorts:

As we’ve established, it’s going to be hot- very hot. If you’re fortunate enough to know a mate with a pool, or are planning on breaking into your neighbour’s property, having a pair of casual shorts which can double as board shorts is a practical option. There are many styles available with fresh prints and colours which will look great, and stand up to a bit of a soak.