What to wear: outfit ideas for the festive season (2019 edition)

The festive season is fast approaching and quite frankly it’s time to treat yourself to a new outfit. To help we’ve matched our lovely pieces with some of Australia’s excellent independent labels because new outfits will obviously need some new jewellery.

Conveniently we’ve broken each ensemble down into a handy guide of what to wear when, but also whenever you like; we’re not your mum.

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Australian fashion: outfit ideas for a relaxing Christmas afternoon.

Christmas day family cricket game

You’ve eaten as many roast potatoes as you can fit, the pavlova’s been and gone and it’s time for a lounge in the backyard to watch the kids play cricket.

Recline comfortably in your favourite chair and shine like the sun in Wovensun’s Electric Lemonade two-piece togs, matched with our gold beaded hoop earrings.

You can carry the gold accents to the hilt with our poppy and garnet pendant, adding even more elegance to your handmade velvet swimsuit.

Australian independent fashion and accessories: outfit ideas for the festive season.

When you don’t even know what day it is

It’s somewhere between the end of December and the first week of January – who knows? You probably should get dressed though.

A boilermaker or jump suit is practical as well as fun. Rather than going full utilitarian, we recommend Magpie Goose’s Jumpsuit: Yellow Fella. The fun fabric is designed by Jinibara artist Jason Murphy and is named Yellow Fella partially due to Jason’s mixed race heritage.

It’s fun and chic; you can dress it up with a cardigan and finish it off with our leaves and yellow sapphires necklace with matching earrings. Alternatively highlight the pinks with our cherry blossom and rose quartz beaded necklace.

Little black dress and unique sterling silver jewellery: Australian outfit idea for New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve at last!

Whether you’re staying home for drinks or out somewhere swanky watching the fireworks, add a splash of colour to this deep pile black silk/rayon velvet LBD by Arnsdorf with our elegant leaf extra long necklace and matching drop earrings.

Comfortable and flirty, this ensemble will carry you with style through the New Year and years to come.

Versatile, you could also wear it for long overdue catch up cocktails with your besties.

Unique Australian fashion: outfit ideas for the festive season 2019.

Chips on the beach

On holidays with the family and taking it casual? Brisbane label Ivy Niu’s Sky Gingham Trent Dress is perfect for such long, easy days.

Add some bling and a pop of colour with our jasmine and leaf cluster necklace and deep red-orange carnelian gemstone earrings handmade in solid gold (also check out the matching ring).

They may even help outshine the seagulls so you can keep your chips to yourself (we do not guarantee this but it’s worth a shot).

Whichever you choose we wish you and your loved ones all the best and look forward to creating more beautiful pieces to adorn you in the new year.

Shop our full Australian jewellery collection and also visit our Christmas Shopping Guide for more handy festive season articles, our gift guide and more.

Master of Writing, Kylie McShane of The Write Association is an emerging astronaut whose day gig is to put words together. These pay for her cat’s fine arts degree at Oxford.

Simone’s jewellery never ceases to amaze me - I love her originality and thoughtfulness.

Heather - Adelaide, Australia