Aussie Fashion and Greenery

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Just when we thought that Pantone can’t surprise us anymore, they’ve managed to do just that. In the previous years, we had something a bit easier to work with: Marsala and pastels have always been easy to combine and add to our outfits. Greenery, on the other hand, is as beautiful as it is difficult to wear. This wonderful color is the perfect embodiment of nature, health, and the new beginning that every spring brings. This year, it’s all about Greenery, and while the rest of the world may struggle to incorporate it into their looks, Aussies are overjoyed. They are well known for their love for bright colors, so it’s their time to shine.

 

Greenery in the streets

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Aussie girls love wearing clothes inspired by nature: floral prints, bright colors and flowy materials can be seen everywhere you look, and they love experimenting too. Australian designers can do anything — the girls in the streets are dressed in comfortable clothes, but with luxurious accessories and feminine pieces. Green miniskirts with ankle boots and button down polka dot shirts; skinny jeans with moss green cashmere sweaters — or even bright green coats under which you can spot one-shoulder printed blouses paired perfectly with cropped pants, waist wonderfully accentuated with a leather belt are just some of the outfits you might see.

Wear it to work or college

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‘When in doubt, wear black’ is the unwritten rule of the fashion industry, probably as old as time, but sometimes you just have to step out of your comfort zone and experiment a bit, Aussie style. Yes, black pencil skirt and stilettos will make you look great, but instead of wearing a plain white shirt, why not wear a bright green one? It will still be elegant and sophisticated, but it will also make you look fresh and youthful. Slim, cropped pants in bright green will not stick out too much if you pair them with something neutral like gray, beige, and white. Also, a green dress will not be over-the-top if you wear black pumps and put on a black jacket.

Wild nights out

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Is there a better way to stand out in a crowd than to wear something bright and bold? Off-shoulder bandeau crop tops pair perfectly with high-waist pencil skirts and pumps, and if one of those is bright green, there is just no chance you’ll stay unnoticed even in a crowded club. Playsuits are also popular, so by wearing it and lifting your hair in a high bun, you can get that edgy yet corporate look. A light, flowy dress combined with a clutch bag and cute flats will make you look like a delicate, feminine girl who just stepped out of a fairy tale.

The devil is in the details

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Even though Australians love to keep things casual, they still know where to draw the line. For those who are still reluctant to wear all-green, there is a way to incorporate this popular color into your everyday fashion easily. Discreet details are as important for the overall outfit as big pieces like pants, or shoes. A lovely pair of earrings, a nice bag, silk shawl, or a brooch that matches your nail polish or eyeshadow will make you look great and point out just how much you pay attention to details. Sometimes it’s enough to wear a statement necklace, or a cocktail ring to completely transform your look from ordinary to luxurious.

Australia has always been special: exotic, unusual, and even a bit dangerous, but Aussies are known worldwide for their laid-back attitudes. It doesn’t come as a surprise that they have always been known for their extravagant style which was different from strict styles of New York, Paris, and Milan. It looks like the world will be looking at Aussies for a bit of inspiration when it comes to fashion, and the Land Down Under sure has a lot to offer.

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Claire Hastings

Claire Hastings

Claire Hastings is a wanderer, writer and regular contributor at Ripped.me. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.