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Going on an Australian adventure? You’re probably wondering what you’ll need to pack for your trip down under, right?
So you’ve taken the time to instant book the best hotel in Melbourne, the flights are arranged, and now it’s time to pack your wardrobe for the duration of your vacation. Worried you won’t get it right? Don’t! Check out this guide to dressing well in Australia:
Casual is King
You might be more of a Couture fan, but when you’re in Australia, and the weather is hot and sticky, you’ll be glad you kept it casual. Not least because you won’t have to worry so much about messing up your dress should you decide to go cool off at the beach.
In Australia, it isn’t unusual to wear jeans (or shorts) and T-shirts (or even bikini tops) everywhere from on the street to at the opera (well you might want to at least put on a t-shirt and pants for that). They key is to be comfy and ready for action at all times. After all, Australia is all about lazy days at the beach, water sports, action-adventure and bar hopping!
That being said, there are plenty of cultural attractions and more ‘upmarket events in Australia, and although most of the time you will be able to get away with your regular street clothes, it can be useful to have a nice evening dress and a pretty pair of heels to wear.
Many of the sports clubs and more sophisticated nightclubs and restaurants will require that you wear a shirt with a collar (if you’re male), refrain from wearing jeans, put on a jacket and tie, or formal dress and refrain from wearing sandals or rubber shoes. So, just be aware of that if you plan to visit anywhere that’s more upmarket during your visit.
If you want to be comfortable when you travel to Australia, then you’re going to want to pack lots of natural fibers. Even though the best hotels, bars, and attractions in Australia all have to air-condition it can get pretty hot and humid at the best of times (it’s even worse outdoors when it can be in the mid-50s even in the dead of winter), and clothes made from cotton and linen will help to keep you cool.
A good pair of Ray-Bans (or the sunnies of your choice) are essential to protect your eyes from the beautiful hot sun. But, they also add a touch of style to even your most basic beach shorts and bikini combo.
A Sun Hat
It’s also a very good idea to take along a sun hat to help keep the sun out of your eyes and your head cool. A really big floppy straw hat decorated with a simple silk scarf tied around it looks really good and will ensure that you’re one of the best dressed on the beach, even when you aren’t wearing very much at all.
Whatever you pack for your Australian vacation, make sure it’s stylish and comfortable – that way you won’t have to worry about your clothes so that you can have a great time!