5 things you’ll wear year-round in Queensland
In Queensland, with the sun shining more days than not and average winter temps hovering around 21°C, wool coats and cosy scarves are a waste of closet space. Instead, invest in staples that you’ll get wear out of, regardless of the season. These are the five things Queenslanders are guaranteed to wear year-round.
1. Summer dresses
Be proud of a wardrobe that’s overflowing with summer dresses because you can wear them rain, hail or shine. On cooler days, layer with a jacket. Denim jackets and flowing floral frocks are a no brainer, while a bomber jacket paired with a slimline dress – like a bodycon – is très of-the-moment. As for those rare days when it’s extra chilly? Just add tights.
Boots are a winter staple, no arguments there. But when the temps unexpectedly sky-rocket above 25°C in the heart of winter, you’re left sweating it out and desperate for airflow. That’s why we’ll always have our sandals on standby year-round in Queensland. Just don’t forget, that means your pedicure will need to be on point all year long!
3. A linen shirt
A breezy linen shirt is a wardrobe essential. Light enough to keep you cool, but sun-protected in summer, linen is the dream fabric for Queensland life. It allows for better airflow, its texture means it doesn’t cling to skin; and it naturally dries faster than other fabrics. A linen shirt perfectly toes the line between smart and casual. Where to start? Well, white is classic, you’ll get plenty of wear out of a bold monotone shade, and dainty prints add a pop of personality.
4. A bodysuit
Sunshine State winters are all about light layers, and the foundation of your look should be a bodysuit. Strip back when the weather unexpectedly turns up the heat (or the office heater is cranking), or throw on a tee, sweater and jacket if you’ve got chills. When styling a bodysuit, think of it as a fitted and tucked-in singlet. Wide-leg pants are the perfect corporate accompaniment, while denim (skinny jeans or cut-off shorts) and a statement belt are a fuss-free take on off-duty dressing.
5. Boyfriend jeans
The loose-fitting style of boyfriend jeans were made for hot sticky days and cool evenings (there’s plenty of room to add an extra layer of warmth underneath!). Not just for your laidback weekend style, boyfriend jeans look the part on a night out when teamed with pumps. If you’re wearing a jacket, make it a cropped hemline for a feminine feel that highlights your waist; or a longline blazer for a tomboy-chic spin. Play with your cuff length, too, by rolling them up or down, depending on the weather.