Spring / Summer 2022 / 2023

Rebecca Varidel
23rd Oct 2022

Hello Sydney and welcome to the wet weather. Seriously though, there have and will be glorious Spring and Summer days in between the rain. I've already been sunburnt weeding the garden.

Sunny days ahead. So here's our Sydney Scoop take on your Spring Summer fashion essentials. And this season to make of the sunshine we're focusing on resort wear. And after that early spring sunburn, I'm putting my new hat and sun protection in the ring first.

ooGee Australian Headwear

ooGee headwear burst on to the scene recently and has fast become an Aussie icon. Super stylish, the ooGee hats accessorise whatever your look for bush, or beach, and beyond. Yet more than stylish, these great looking hats are made from Flexibraid®, a proprietary weaving process invented by the brand’s founder, Peter Walcott, this technology interlaces natural fibres and yarns into one single, continuous braid, and combines flexible ‘shape memory’ filaments that maintain the structural integrity of each hat even after hours in a suitcase!

To prove it there are peeps all over instagram jumping up and down on their ooGee hats!

Each hat is also engineered to provide UPF50+ sun protection and is fitted with ooGee’s discreet ‘ComfyFit’ internal headband for a secure, custom and comfortable fit.

So with ooGee you will always be looking good. My hat rack has a couple hanging there already, and I'm thinking about investing in a third. You will love them.

Rip Curl Sun 'n' Surf

Back in the '70s Aussie surfboard maker RIP CURL moved first into wet suits and then into surf fashion. This season we're loving their matching sets and totally uplifted by the oversized terry co-ords perfect for any Sydney beach babe.

The Sun Rays Terry Shirt is a great women's collared button up shirt made from soft and textured terry material. Designed in an oversized fit for a super relaxed and flowy result and detailed with a tonal jacquard pattern with matching drawnstring shorts to complete the relaxed look.

Finishing the matchy match RIPCURL will supply the Sun Rays Terry Bucket Hat to complete the vintage beach look.

Lucy Folk

All my cool friends are following, and wearing the jewellry, accessories and resort wear of Lucy Folk. Our highest vibration is found in her Flaura collection "made to channel the relationship between our spirit and the natural world. The strength of two entities turned one, held together to exist beyond the spaces that can be seen". Top of our list is the Lucy Folk's Flaura sarong. Who lives in Sydney and doesn't need this quintessential spring summer piece.

As a postscript, we couldn't mention Lucy Folk without mentioning the LF and Levi’s® ultimate collab as together they redefine the iconic Trucker Jacket, adorning it with elements borrowed from the past, and handed on to the future.

Witchery and KITX 'Towards a Sustainable Future'

The Witchery x KITX collection is a year-in-the-making collection following the success of Witchery’s past collection with fellow Australian label Ellery. Witchery aspired to collaborate with KITX designer Kit Willow due to her pioneering efforts in the world of sustainable fashion in Australia. The collection offers their customers sustainable designer pieces in timeless silhouettes made from sustainably derived materials to ensure long-lasting fashion that will last for years to come.

Throughout the designing process Kit took advantage of materials such as cotton and Hemp, which is an ancient fibre that requires minimal irrigation and little to no pesticides and herbicides to grow, to explore how alternative sustainable fabrics can be used in design. Select pieces in the collection use Corozo Nut Buttons, a natural material that is biodegradable and will return back to the Earth over time. Care was taken to the little details such as featuring undyed cotton care labels and garment hanging tape, zippers made with recycled material, as well as swing tickets made from 100% recycled card.

The Witchery x KITX collection launches in-store on 4 November 2022, and ranges in price from RRP $129.95 to $349.95 AUD.

New Camilla Activewear

Sydney Kaftan Queen CAMILLA has designed a new activewear range with the signature luxuriousness and glamour that goes hand in hand with every CAMILLA piece. If you’re a yogi looking to up-the-ante on your namaste look, treat yourself to one of the CAMILLA Printed Yoga Mats! Need to hydrate after your workout? Grab a Crystal Water Bottle with Scarf to turn heads and really dial up the glamour. Feel your best,and look a million bucks in a V-Neck Active Crop paired with matching Active Bike Shorts. Or if you’re looking for cuddly comfort, what could beat a blissful oversized sweater?