How to dress for a QLD scorcher

 There’s hot weather and then there’s Queensland weather. Figuring out what to throw on in the midst of our humid 30+ degree temperatures, without compromising style for comfort, is a challenge in itself. Lucky for you, we’ve discovered the next best thing to wearing a bathing suit out in public – which just happens to be one of our tips!
We’ve compiled the trendiest looks to wear, including everything from simple tanks, and romantic sundresses, to pants with playful prints, and cut-out swimsuits. These looks will help you stay cool and refreshed all throughout the summertime. And what would a Queensland summer fashion blog be without a few sun care tips? You’ll find everything we’ve listed, and more, lining the shopfronts at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Hey, crochet! Feel beach-ready in these lightweight throwovers


When you arrive at a beach in Queensland during summer, it’s expected that you’ll feel like you’re stepping into an oven. Which is why you want to wear clothing that’s lightweight and comfy, like crochet! Opt for effortless pieces, like a loose crochet dress that you can throw over a bikini. Or, take a reimagined approach by combining crochet with eye-catching cuts and fabrics, like fringe detailing on a maxi skirt. Whichever style you gravitate towards, crochet allows you to feel a nice breeze through its open weave, while also being easy and fun to layer. 
Sun care tip: skip the sticky feeling and ghost face sunscreen with the Dr. Dennis Gross SPF50 sunscreen lotion. Suitable for all skin types, this lightweight, non-greasy, and chemical-free sunscreen will have you applying it even indoors – which yes, you should still do!

Throughout the day, apply an after-sun body hydrator. Aesop’s Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel is enhanced with aloe vera and a blend of refreshing botanical extracts that will leave your skin feeling cool and calmed after a day under the hot sun.

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Aesop Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel $45
David Jones Christian Louboutin Loubishore Bag $895
David Jones Dion Lee Chain Crochet Tank $490
H&M Rib Knit Pant $34.99
Mecca Maxima Dr. Dennis Gross All-Physical Daily Defence UV Shield SPF50 $76
Sass & Bide Dreamville Knit Crochet Mini Skirt With Maxi Fringe $390
Seed Heritage Raffia Clutch $79.95
Wittner Casanova Siren Pink Leather Stiletto Heel Sandal $220
Zimmermann Cassia Crochet Dress $695
Zimmermann Cassia Crochet Top $395

Go with the flow: pair these printed pants over swimsuits for a chic post-swim look

Most of us automatically think of flowy dresses or cut-off denim shorts when we envision beach cover-ups. When beach pants are the real MVP here. Not only are they extremely comfortable, but their versatility allows for them to be worn far from the beach when styled correctly. Whether you’re off to dinner with friends after spending the day on the sand, or you’re wanting to ward off those harsh UV rays while relaxing poolside – breezy beach pants are your saving grace. Simply pair them with your favourite swimsuit – we’re loving the one-shoulder look, and one-pieces with stylish cut-outs.   
Sun care tip: the Mecca Cosmetica ‘To Save Face’ SPF30 sunscreen is your newest summer staple. With its lightweight formula and hydrating matte finish, you can wear it alone as a daily moisturiser, or layer it under makeup without the fear of a white cast.
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David Jones Celine CL40162I Sunglasses $620
David Jones Tommy Hilfiger Swim One-Piece $169
Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF30 Facial Sunscreen $40
Myer Gregory Ladner Wide Brim Natural Folly Hat $29.95
Sheike Hallie Pleat Pant $129.95
Sheike Hallie Pleat Top $119.95
Sportsgirl Olivia Croc Mule $59.95
Tommy Hilfiger Sateen Wide Leg Pant $259
Zimmermann Estelle Buckle Shoulder One-Piece $285
Zimmermann Tempo Wide Leg Pant $750   

Swirl and twirl in whimsical pastel prints when the sun goes down


When styled together, these powdery colours resemble a swirled serving of cotton candy. Mixing and matching these subtle, yet joyful, hues will instantly add a cheerful aesthetic to your summer wardrobe. Pull out all the stops with a lightweight, multicoloured dress for those coveted warm nights – it will set you apart from the crowd and have you turning heads all season. But if whimsical prints aren’t your thing, consider a neutral ensemble, such as a crop top and short set, or maxi skirt and t-shirt, in your favourite pastel colour.
Sun care tip: for those of you who are still newbies at adding sunscreen to their skincare routine, kill two birds with one stone with Mecca Cosmetica’s cult classic: the ‘In A Good Light Face Tint’ with SPF30. This lightweight, sheer-finish facial tint provides skin-like coverage with the added benefit of sun protection, giving you supple skin with a radiant glow.
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David Jones Aje Hiatus Laced Cami $155
Forever New Belinda Belted Tailored Short $79.99
H&M Tie Detail Cropped Top $14.99
Mecca Cosmetica In A Good Light Face Tint With SPF30 $42
Oroton Luis Day Bag $549
Sheike Poppy Skirt $139.95
Sheike Summer Stripes Dress $199.95
Sunglass Hut Gucci GG0890S Sunglasses $530
Tony Bianco Angel Nappa Heel $179.95
Wittner Valko Leather Sculptured Heel Sandal $250
Zimmermann Mae Scarf Tie One-Piece $285
Ready to strut into summer without the sticky pools of sweat? These trending outfits will help you do just that! Now, all you need to know is how to mix and match these SS21 must-haves.