Oh Hi there, welcome back to the blog!
If you’re a follower of mine on Instagram or in real life you will be aware that I kicked off 2018 in style with the trip of a lifetime to Australia to be reunited with the little sis. If you’re a fashion-loving gal like me, you’ll know that when the promise of a holiday is presented to you, you’re instantly wondering “WHAT DO I WEAR?!”. You spend the upcoming weeks and months curating the perfect holiday wardrobe to match the ‘gram-ness of your chosen destination but paired with comfort and wearability. Today I’m sharing what I wore in our first week, which was spent in magnificent Melbourne before heading up to Sydney for week two.
Side note: I haven’t included any links for you to shop these pieces because I’m well aware that searching for these specific items in January probably won’t be worth it. However, ASOS and Boohoo came out top in having a decent range of summer clothes available through the winter, so if you’re headed for some winter sun these are definitely the places to look for affordability and style!
As you can see I’m not super buzzed about an getting an outfit photo taken but after the 28-hour journey, sitting on a bench was the best I could offer. I wore this outfit to wander around the shops for a few hours before a 15-hour sleep consumed the rest of my day and night! #jetlaglife
Jet lag successfully overcome and sassy pants on for heading to the 88th floor of the Eureka tower (well actually, just the really big pants that anyone in their right mind would wear with a bodycon dress after all the festive food).
Comfort and style for all 150 miles of the Great Ocean Road and the drive back to Melbourne. I chose to wear this shirt dress because it would look cute against the blue backdrop of the ocean and quite honestly, the thought of wearing shorts for a journey that long did not appeal.
Just a casual day spent wandering the city and visiting the beautiful Victoria State Library. These espadrilles are my new obsession and deserved to be the stars of this simple outfit!
Back in the bodycon but this time for a more casual, street kinda vibe with the best accessory of all – a sea salt ice cream with popping candy! (and nope, these photos are not the best quality with my very out of focus face and overhead lighting, but guys, THE ICECREAM!)
Day 5 and a half
To go out for a lovely dinner on the Southbank of Melbourne (and pose on a soaking wet but very glam bench) I wore this lovely little spotty wrap dress with low maintenance heels (if you can call them that) and a pop of colour.
Final outfit for our last day in Melbourne and I wore this casual little ensemble with my beloved pearly espadrilles. Top tip: if you want denim shorts that are a little high-waisted and not so short that they’re practically knickers – shop in the tall section. I’m 5’0 and these fit perfectly in my usual size with extra coverage on the bod than a petite pair.
And that’s a wrap! Just a short and snappy post on what I wore in Melbourne to help give you ideas on what to wear for a city break holiday that packs a bit of heat (or not in my case – apparently I brought some cool Scottish air with me!) Up next – what I wore in Sydney for sun, sea and sassy vibes. Be sure to check out my Youtube channel over the next few weeks to see what I got up to on my Aussie adventure!
So, which outfit of these is your favourite and what would be your go-to’s for a holiday in the city?