One Thing Australian Girls Do in the Cooler Months

August 18th, 2017 at 2:00am

Yes, for those of you asking, Australia does get cool. Particularly in Melbourne which is in the south. Melbourne, the cultural hub of Australia, is known for its “four seasons in one day.” This can sometimes make it a little difficult to get dressed in the morning. So what’s our solution? Smart, effortlessly cool (literally) layering.

In July, you could leave your house at 8 a.m. and be absolutely freezing, but by your lunch break, especially if the sun is out, it could be a comfortable 15 degrees Celsius (60 Fahrenheit). No one likes feeling the heat in all matters of the phrase, so layering is key!

The ironic thing is we don’t actually wear warm clothes. Unlike New Yorkers, we never whip out our big puffer coat, gloves, or snow boots. We decide to just layer it up instead, and it works for us!

Every girl on the go needs to be prepared for any sort of weather. Melbourne girls have learned the hard way and figured out the right way to dress in these unpredictable cooler months.

Let’s take a pair of jeans, a T-shirt, layer it with a jumper and then a coat. Just make sure everything underneath the outer layer goes with your whole outfit. No one likes taking off that jumper and finding an embarrassing old T-shirt you wore to bed underneath.

Put your outfit together as if every layer is going to be seen. Then you won’t be tempted to just throw on your old camping thermal. Trust me, when it heats up you will take that outer layer off and whatever is underneath will be seen!

You need to be prepared for the inevitable stripping of layers as the day goes on. My new favorite thing is “double jacketing.” You’re right! It is exactly as it sounds. Denim skirt, thigh-high boots, turtleneck, leather jacket, and then an overcoat. See, easy! Every layer is more exciting than the last.

I guess you would say that this is more transitional dressing given Melbourne doesn’t get that cold, but hey, this is how we survive the cooler months.

I’d love to hear from you! What are some of your mid-temperature weather or transitional outfit ideas? Let us know in the comments below!


  • PepaCummins

    Australian girl who calls NYC her second home. Clothes give me confidence, they truly are my second skin and one of my greatest passions, other than writing of course!