You’ve done Paris and Prague; you’ve done Buenos Aires and Bangkok. What’s next? Somewhere far, far away perhaps, somewhere you can have it all - a lifestyle as laid-back as SoCal, a food and bar scene as vibrant as Miami’s, beaches to rival the South of France? May we suggest a gorgeous southern-hemisphere haven filled with marsupials, surfers, perennial tans, and a slang language all on its own? G’day Sydney! What really sets this sun-soaked, cosmopolitan harbor city apart from other international destinations is the opportunity for outrageous fun, like cliff-side bungee jumping, swimming with dolphins, and trekking over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s also abundant with a distinct culture, including a plethora of museums, great galleries and amazing architecture, most notably the Sydney Opera House. Don’t forget to swing by one of the world’s most photographed swimming pools at Bondi Beach’s Iceberg Club. Sure, you could go with your guy, but that is kind of like bringing sand to the beach, no? Instead, bunk with your bestie - it’s worked out just fine for Nicole and Naomi.
Overall, Sydney style is fairly nonchalant, though thats no excuse to slack when it comes to assembling an ensemble, as Australia is home to some of today’s brightest fashion stars (Ellery, Maticevski and Camilla & Marc, to name a few). Remember in this crazy continent, the seasons are flip-flopped, and best time to visit Australia’s biggest metropolis is definitely during its spring (September-November), when the weather is perfectly warm, rain is minimal, and the sun shines splendidly for most of the day. Pack ample sundresses—some more casual for daytime, others that can transition into evening - a choice from Marni or Suno feels right here. Upscale denim shorts may work well for casual sightseeing, best matched with a flowing top and Karen Walker sunnies. A flirty playsuit is a nice alternative, day or night, and one of our favorite brands for this travel friendly item just happens to be Sydney-based Zimmermann. In terms of footwear, think cute sandals by day, perhaps a pair of Celine slides, and strappy heels by night when it’s time to drink and dine. For cooler days (there may be some), experiment with a trendy boyfriend jean for stylish comfort, paired with a crop top and feminine jewels. Good on ya, wardrobe sorted! Now you’re ready to do the things you can only do in the Land Down Under: cuddle a kangaroo, binge at a barbie, have a Vegemite sandwich, and of course, to hear, hear that thunder.