Oh my! It’s hard to believe I’ve been in Melbourne for close to a month! The city fascinates me and everyday I find something new, beautiful, and intriguing. Often I walk through the city in awe looking at the street performers, bright colors, and interesting people that pass me by. I look at the fashion, the fabrics, and the hues vibrantly pulsating through the city.
- Denim jackets, keds, scarves, faded jeans, tights, leather, florals.
- THINK 80s grunge, hipster, and edgy.
Melbourne fashion is different than anything I’ve seen before! In many ways the fashion mirrors the city itself. The trends are bright, colorful, and urban. Many girls wear tights, beanie hats, and leather boots. I sometimes feel like I’m stuck in the 80s (but in a good way!) the girls bring back old styles and memories of the past.
They wear faded jeans, denim vests, fishnet stockings, hair scrunchies, and flannel tops. Leather and oversized off-the-shoulder tops are also popular! We also see bright lips, heavy eyeliner, and messy, tousled hair. I try my hardest not to break out into songs such as “Jessie’s Girl” and Cyndi Lauper’s cult hit, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
I love the fashion styles and the ‘dare-to-be-different’ ethos scattered throughout the city. You definitely won’t see sperries, boat shoes, or Lily Pulitzer here! It’s definitely not mainstream and many of the styles are uniquely different than anything seen in the U.S. It’s hipster, urban, and a little grungy!
With events like Melbourne Fashion Week coming this August it’s not hard to believe why Melbourne is so trendy! What trend is your favorite and what fashion trends do you expect to make a reappearance in 2015?
A Midsummer Night’s Ball (August 12)
Internship at the Melbourne Aces
Melbourne Marathon (October 18)
Hilda’s Day (September 2)
AND more blogs to follow!