Style by State with Sabo Skirt
We love visiting Melbourne and immersing ourselves in such a fashion conscious environment.
Encapsulating all of these characters, the girls behind online boutique Sabo Skirt, Yiota and Thessy have recently caused big waves amongst the international fashion set.
The Brisbane-based bloggers turned entrepreneurs have attracted legions of fans (including close to 870,000 followers on Instagram), and have been crowned fashion authorities by the likes of Cosmopolitan and The Iconic.
Intrigued to learn about what makes Australia’s fashion landscape tick, we asked the powerhouse duo to give us their take on our most fashion-forward hubs, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Brisbane's street style is very summery and charismatically laid-back all year around.
As we welcome the warmer weather, we find ourselves turning to chic summer staples like printed shorts, low-back tanks and strappy flats paired with denim vests or light cardigans.
Brisbane’s CBD is dotted with boutiques that are filled with on-trend and affordable items. Fortitude Valley is a go-to for modern and edgy fashion and statement pieces.
Edwina Sinclair — particularly her latest Soot range, which innovatively features an array of black, teal and white pieces.
We are so proud of Brisbane’s ever-increasing creative culture. Our fashion scene has exploded in the past few years to include the annual Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival and monthly Young Designer Markets at South Bank.
Sydney's street style is a fashion-forward mix of sophisticated and boho. Locals tend to pair high-end designer pieces with eclectic items.
On current trips to Sydney we have worn printed trousers and block colour crop tops with mid-height ankle boots.
We absolutely love shopping at Bondi’s and Paddington’s boutiques, and always make sure we visit Surry Hills’ and Crown Street’s vintage stores. We look forward to finding unique labels and pieces in Sydney.
Aje! Adrian and Edwina are amazing designers, and inspire us with their unique shapes and amazing use of textures. We love to visit their Potts Point store when we are in Sydney.
We are inspired by Sydney’s vast range of international, high-end fashion stores. So many international big names have set up shop in Sydney over the past few years, making it a truly desirable place to visit for fashion.
One word… distinctive! A beautiful combination of fashion-forward, city-chic and vintage pieces, create a unique street style that can only be found in Melbourne.
Melbourne’s weather is random, so we are always layering. Jeans worn with a chunk knit, over a racer back tank, over a cage bralette. You have got to work the layers to form the perfect Melbourne outfit.
We love shopping at Oxford Street for a mix of boutique fashion and international stores like Topshop. We head in to the city for well-known brand stores and amazing shoe shopping!
We love Alexi Freeman's latest range. It features intricate prints, staple pieces in bold neon, and plays with hemlines of different lengths.
Melbourne is the fashion capital of Australia, so merely being in Melbourne surrounded by a vast mix of different styles is so inspiring! We love visiting Melbourne and immersing ourselves in such a fashion conscious environment.
Plan your next shopping getaway
- Book a flight: Flight Australia operates flights to Brisbane, flights to Melbourne and flights to Sydney from all Australian state capitals, and most major regions centres.
- Build a holiday package: Plan your fashionable holiday with expert help. Our partner, Virgin Australia Holidays offers exceptional Brisbane holiday packages, Sydney holiday packages and Melbourne holiday packages.
- Destination guides: For more information about where to shop — as well as where to eat and what to see and do – on your next trip away, view our Brisbane guide, Sydney guide and Melbourne guide.