It's officially the first day of summer in Australia, and we couldn't be more excited!
While the temperatures rise, the beaches get more crowded and the holiday shopping list grows longer, we're here to keep you feeling cool, calm and collected with our summertime styling tips.
Headed to the Gold Coast this season? Don't forget to come see us at The Village Markets at Burleigh Heads State School to stock up on all your Mahiya Christmas gifts!
Australia Summertime Style Tips
Tip #1: Keep it Breezy
Is there anything worse than throwing on an outfit and going out, only to realise you're immediately sweating through it? We think not. Instead of choosing heavy materials that don't allow your skin to properly breathe, such as wool, polyester or nylon, opt for lighter materials and styles. Your skin (and outfit) will thank you!
Tip #2: Choose the Right Footwear
You're casually walking to meet friends for a beachside happy hour or arvo beach session, and bam! Blisters galore. Friction from the heat plus shoes that haven't been adequately broken in have a tendency to cause unwanted pain and blisters, which is the absolute last thing you want when planning on spending lots of time in the sand and ocean. The best summertime shoes are often open-toed, comfortable to walk in, and easy to take off!
Tip #3: Compact Carrying
While it may be tempting to stuff all your summer essentials into as big a bag as possible, you're not doing yourself any favours. Keep the minimals and opt for something lightweight that won't rub against your armpits or exposed skin. If you need extra room, go with a backpack, which will keep the weight evenly distributed and avoid rubbing and friction on a single shoulder.
Tip #4: Add Some Colour
What's summertime without a pop (or several) of colour, right?! Now's the perfect time to rotate all of your black clothes to the back of your closet and bring the colour to the forefront. Keep it fresh and fun with prints, fringe, and plenty of playful accessories and leave the dark colours for another season!
Tip #5: Accent with Boho Jewellery
Avoiding materials like brass, copper and aluminum, which tend to heat up in the sun, jewellery is best left to minimal, classic boho touches that accentuate and add personality to any outfit. As with bags, wallets and clutches, jewellery is also a great way to add more colour to your ensemble.
Thank you for reading our Mahiya summer style tips. We hope to see you on the Gold Coast this season, and happy holidays!