Venturing out on Australia Day looking like the nation’s flag is fine if you’re happy with looking like a big dork, but what if you want to look pretty and girly, exuding a little patriotism? Forget the cut-off denim shorts, tank top and thongs, we’re here to help you glam up your Australia Day wardrobe.
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1. Loud and proud
Green and gold have been a staple for our national sporting team for as long as we can remember. Loudmouth has an fun range of apparel in these colours. (Loudmouth, $115)
2. Sparkle in green and gold
Once the sun sets and you want to slip into something a little more slinky to party in, this V-neck sequin dress is sure to dazzle. (Ami Clubwear, US$25)
3. Emerald gold and green heels
Team your sparkles with this very gorgeous pair of green and gold ankle strap heels to make your legs look longer and slimmer. (Ami Clubwear, US$30)
4. Uniquely Australian-flavoured
Australian artist Ken Done’s unique style is widely recognised around the world. He’s as Australian as Crocodile Dundee. Aside from his prints, he has an entire fashion line with tops, hoodies and bags for both men and women. Women’s tops are created in 100 per cent silk and are printed and made in Sydney. (Ken Done, $129)
This fun and bold pure silk kaftan is bedazzled with crystals and glass beads and is influenced by Aboriginal artwork. (eBay, $389)
5 Iconic Sydney
Embracing one of Sydney’s most famous icons, this opera house costume screams loud and proud to be Australian. You may not be able to get your hands on the original, but if you’re handy with a sewing machine, you can knock one up just in time for Australia Day.
6 Hawaiian style
This flamboyant Hawaiian style shirt has been Aussiefied and is so bright your friends will all need shades. This shirt is by Mambo and very rare so if you find one, expect to pay top dollar.
7 All that glitters is gold
Take inspiration from the Gold Coast metermaids and don a gold bikini and acubra hat.
8 Urban native
Bongo have an awesome range of Aboriginal flavoured shirts for guys, but there’s no reason why you can’t grab one for yourself. (Bongo, prices vary)