Australia Day is generally synonymous with barbecues, the Triple J Hottest 100, and catching up with friends – but this year, we’re celebrating our top five favourite Australian style icons. From Lara, to Miranda, to Jess – we’re saluting the most stylish our nation has to offer.
FAVOURITE LABELS: Ellery, Michael Lo Sordo, Dion Lee, Givenchy
SIGNATURE LOOK: Minimalist beach babe (and that haircut)
Love her, hate her, or fall somewhere in the middle, we can’t get enough of Ms LB. Since coming into the public sphere in 2006, Lara has cemented herself by way of social media as a style star to be reckoned with. Opting for sleek and minimal pieces, she is an authority on not-so-basic basics (so much that she is the ambassador for Cotton On’s ‘The One’ basics line) and a master of high-low dressing.
FAVOURITE LABELS: Stella McCartney, Chloe, Equipment
SIGNATURE LOOK: Ladylike, with touch of sex appeal
Miranda deserves a spot on our list for her effortless, ladylike off-duty looks. Far from her Victoria’s Secret persona, Miranda favours classic silhouettes from a stable of favourite designers, and adds a little sex appeal by way of strategically placed splits or an unexpected fabrication.
FAVOURITE LABELS: Josh Goot, Dion Lee, Ellery
SIGNATURE LOOK: Layered luxe
A Photographer, a law student and one of Australia’s most viewed super-bloggers…Margaret Zhang is a lot of things, but above all, she is a style maven. Chronicling her brand of masculine-edged luxe layering on her blog, she has quickly become one of Australian fashion’s most recognisable figures, and with collaborations with huge luxury brands, one of our most influential, too.
FAVOURITE LABELS: Dion Lee, Vionnet, Ralph Lauren Collection
SIGNATURE LOOK: Structured and chic
From her beginnings on Australian television, to the LA It Girl she became last year, Margot Robbie has style for days. Modernising her Hollywood glamour looks with architectural separates and digital prints, Margot isn’t afraid to take a risk, and clearly, her sense of style is very rarely wrong.
FAVOURITE LABELS: Nicholas, Josh Goot, Rag & Bone
SIGNATURE LOOK: Relaxed, Rock & Roll chic
As a David Jones ambassador, you have no shortage of amazing designer pieces to choose from, and from Jess Gomes’ street style, she’s making the most of it! Adding a little rock & roll to the traditional model off-duty look, you’ll find the supermodel stunner in her trademark black with a statement bag.