Australia Day long weekend is usually a relaxed, barbeque kind of weekend. For many of you it marks the end of the holidays. Even for those of you already at work, it is an opportunity for a relaxing break before the New Year really kicks in.
Relaxing weekends like this are all about being casual and comfortable but we need to understand that the definition of casual is not carved in stone, or does not necessarily represent sweat pants or ratty jeans. Casual can mean different things to different people and what is acceptable casual depends largely on the environment – think of the difference between a bar patio and a camping trip. Casual though can also be fashionable and comfortable, regardless of where you start or end the day.
Some of the looks displayed in today’s blog are wonderfully flexible because they can be dressed up, or down, simply by the accessories you choose. And as I always say, your shoes will go a long way towards helping set the tone.
Going to a barbeque for some will mean you reach for a simple casual maxi, while some of you may be more inclined for shorts and a t-shirt. Others still may opt for a nice day dress. With all of these remember that flip flops can work beach side and a quick change to a nice wedge or heels can take that same outfit to the next event of the day with no fuss.
You can dress up your whole look with a quick swap of one piece as well. Perhaps shorts and a nice top for the beach and then throw a skirt in the car for a quick change before you hit the bar in the evening. Or a tank or t-shirt for the warm, sunny day to be covered by a sweet, flowing sweater for the evening.
One of the things I love about Australia is the diversity of choice to match every occasion. Virtually anything goes because it all changes widely according to what you do!
I am a big believer in wearing what you love and feel comfy in, so if a pair of white jeans, white sneakers and a simple but edgy knit is your thing…..do it. If your patriotism is best represented by the green and yellow, by all means, have some fun and show your true colours. 🙂
Weather of course, will impact your outfit choice so keep that in mind when selecting your outfit 🙂
What are your plans to celebrate the day? Or maybe your not celebrating at all and will just enjoy a day off work?
One big question in topic which I would love to receive your opinion – Should we change the design of our Australian flag?