Melbourne is a playground of unique people with an eclectic style, unafraid to express themselves through their clothing and accessories.
Staying true to your style, but experimenting with bold and creative looks will garner you the attention you deserve. Melbourne has so many subcultures that it’s impossible not to find a trend or style that you can relate to. Fashion is about what real people are wearing, so watch this space for regular street style posts and links to buy the exact or similar pieces.
Midi-skirts are a big trend for this Spring/Summer, and the Asos pencil skirt Ransie wears is made with the perfect jersey material for the warmer months. Wearing floral as the weather heats up isn’t groundbreaking, but the subtle colours in this print takes a stereotypical concept and makes it fresh. The pop of colour from the Asos crop top compliments the neutral palette of the skirt. The Pieces IBI Worker Boots adds attitude to a potentially girly ensemble.
Patrick Maslamoney, student
Teaming a Metallica shirt with Windsor Smith shoes is a brilliant take on smart-casual without over doing it or trying too hard. Double denim is a trend not many women a willing to try, let alone men, but the rough denim of the Levi’s jacket and the softer denim of the Cotton On jeans work well together. The trend also being easier to pull off with both pieces being black.
Taygan Coyles, blogger
While some people incorporate elements of vintage into their style, Taygan is one of those rare women who can believably pull off the complete old school vintage look and make it look effortless. From head to toe, she looks like she belongs in a different era. Dresses similar to hers are unavailable online, as most of the time they are found through thrifting. But it is possible to take elements of her style through thick black belts like the Asos Vintage-look waist and hip belt or the Asos leather belt. A pair of black flats like the textured Topshop ballet flats and a Burberry bag are perfect to finish off an outfit. You can read Taygan’s blog here.
Raoul Zambelli, student
Raoul is on point with the men’s spring trend this season. Statement Asos socks peeking underneath rolled Lee jeans was seen everywhere this winter, and will continue into the warmer months. Playing with different shades of blue of the jeans and the Industrie shirt makes styling easy without too much thought into colour coordination. Finishing the look with a pair of Vans and Oliver Peoples sunglasses keeps it fresh and casual.
Dora Li purchased her jacket from China, so finding the exact one was difficult. This Surfdome leopard print jacket is a similar shape to the photograph, although it doesn’t have drawstrings to cinch the waist like Dora Li’s. For a hooded alternative, this Michael Kors leopard print jacket is perfect, although it is not made from the same material. Dora’s woolen jacket is mid-thigh length with ears attached to the hood, which she paired with pale pink stiletto boots and a blush pink tulle dress. – Simone Poole
All photos by Sheree Di-Lorenzo.