Australian Holiday Style | what I wore

We’re recently home from our family holiday to Far North Queensland – Port Douglas and Green Island.  I’m sharing my Australian holiday style. What I wore to cope with humidity and heat in style and comfort in Port Douglas over the Easter break.

Looking back over my outfit photos, I realised I wore Australian and New Zealand designers and labels daily.  Love that!

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For my flight, I teamed printed harem pants by Decjuba with an orange silk trimmed top by Country Road with Ziera beige sandals and a soft trench by Seed.  All Antipodean brands – Ziera originated in New Zealand in 1946.

I accessorised with a sterling silver heart earrings by Robert Young (so local, their workshop is a 2 minute walk from my house), a hair twist band from Summerblossom – another local label – and a vintage sterling silver coin carrier worn as a pendant.  It was handed down to me from my father’s side of the family.

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Australian Holiday Style | bike riding style

For a casual day with my Blokefolk, and a morning bike ride around Port Douglas, I teamed Australia and New Zealand pieces.  I wore my Australian Metalicus peplum tank with my New Zealand DIY Karen Walker boyfriend denim cutoffs.

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I wore my Robert Young heart earrings and tamed my tresses with a Mimco resin bow pony holder.  My Skechers GoWalk slip ons and Charlotte Ronson sunglasses completed my look.

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Australian Holiday Style | Bohemian Traders for day

My Bohemian Traders Ahoy dress is a summer favourite, and the perfect holiday companion, as well as being a new Australian label. The deep V neck with wide shoulders creates a beautiful décolletage, and the oversized shape drapes flatteringly.

A little twist and pin action with Mimco Dinosauria clips, and my Uberkate heart necklace were the perfect accessories for this chilled out look, plus amped up my Australian label quotient.

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Australian Holiday Style | Bohemian Traders for evening

Same day, same label, different dress!  Love a two dress day – especially a Bohemian Traders two dress day!

I teamed my khaki Dreamer Dress with a leather belt purchased from lovely local, Bella Emporio Rozelle, and kept myself nice by wearing a Metalicus tank dress as a slip.

I accessorised with my Robert Young earrings, Uberkate necklace, Mimco clips, and Witchery coral leather bag.  My retro cute sandals are by New Look, from Payless Shoes.

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Australian Holiday Style | Daintree River style

For a day visiting the Mossman markets, Daintree village and going on a Daintree River cruise, I teamed a classic Australian label, Country Road, with one of Australia’s favourite styles, the denim cutoff.

My silk cotton Country Road top was perfect for a hot humid day.  My 7 for all Mankind denim shorts were an emergency Palm Springs purchase when I’d run out of clothing options for hot weather and time to get laundry done on another holiday.  They were originally too short, until I unpicked the cuffed hem.  Phew!  Click here to read my tips on how to wear short shorts.

I accessorised with sandals from OZSALE, pretty sterling silver pave heart earrings from Shabby Sisters, Australian pearls from the Mossman Markets, and my Charlotte Ronson sunglasses.

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My Verily bamboo maxi, designed and made in Queensland, is the perfect holiday dress.  It can be dressed up and dressed down, it washes and wears like a dream, plus the style is flattering and the bamboo fabric makes it so easy to wear in hot humid weather.

A vintage Dior silk scarf tied as a hairbow worked back beautifully with my Port Douglas Market purchases.  A vintage 50c New Zealand coin pendant, strung on lavender seed pearls, and a fabulous resin bangle from Neolithic Jewelry.

Click here for my tips on how to tie a scarf into a hair bow

I got super sick with a sinus infection on this day.  We visited the Port Douglas Markets in the morning, then had a relaxing day poolside at our holiday home, before experiencing the Signature treatment at the Peppers Beach Club Exclusive Spa (I’ve got a review coming next week!)

I met the Blokefolk at the Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club for dinner, before a lovely family walk home along the beach.  This is what holidays are all about!

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For a day trip to Cairns to visit the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda, I teamed Country Road chambray shorts with a Country Road silk tank, with my Bohemian Traders cotton kimono.  I put my best Antipodean foot forward with Mox flats, and carried my Australian designer label Anizoe tote.  My fabric hair twist was picked up at Jay Jays when restocking Boyo’s wardrobe – it’s his absolute favourite place to shop for clothes.

I wore my Port Douglas Markets jewellery – have worn the Neolithic bangle daily!

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Australian Holiday Style | Boom Shankar style

Goodness, but was I sick on this day.  A trip to the doctors and poolside snoozing, wearing my Bohemian Traders striped T shirt teamed with my Karen Walker denim cutoffs, was the only possible plan for the day.  Why is it that the antibiotics often make you feel worse than the infection?!

In the evening, we headed off to On the Inlet to check out the daily fish feeding.  Unfortunately, the fish didn’t get the memo, so we headed to 2 Fish for the best fish and chips you will find in Port Douglas.

I wore my Boom Shankar Honeycomb Tinku dress, teamed with an aqua hairband and mustard Mimco hair tie, picking up on the colours in my Australian label dress.  My green sandals contrasted beautifully.  I kept my jewellery simple with pretty sterling silver Robert Young earrings and Uberkate necklace, and my Neolithic bangle.

PS – click here to shop my dress. It’s down to $40 from $79.  Nearly half price, which is practically free!

I cannot tell you how much I love this dress.  It’s oh so flattering and it performs a magic trick. In this photo, I’m carrying about an extra 7kg of water retention.  Chronic oedema is not BFFs with air conditioning and high humidity, shall we say.  Abracadabra, the dress just makes it disappear!

Have you holidayed in Port Douglas? I’m sharing some tips on our favourites next week.

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