By twenty-five most baby boomers had long term careers, a house and a kid on the way, meanwhile, we millennials are still changing jobs and finding ourselves. So it may come as a shock that some of us are turning thirty this year, which means we won’t be shopping at H&M with all the teenage Zoomers anymore. Thankfully there are plenty of Australian fashion designers like Scanlan and Theodore, Bec + Bridge, and Aje who know exactly how to dress the young yet mature. You don’t have to blow the budget either: their vintage pieces can be picked up from dress hire companies, eBay, or second-hand boutiques for a fraction of the original retail price.
If you’re a young professional then classic work-wear turned after-work-wear will be high on your list. Just like Meghan Markle’s character in the popular series Suits, anyone climbing the career should try to dress in a polished manner. These Australian designers should be your first point of reference.
Scanlan and Theodore opened its doors in 1987 on trendy Chapel Street and ever since has been synonymous with European-inspired elegance, New York cool and wearable Australian style. Scanland and Theodore produce a core line of high-quality basics along with their seasonal designs but no matter what, Scanlan and Theodore’s pieces are always tailored, comfortable, and classic. A good Scanlan and Theodore jacket or dress is an investment piece made to be pulled out for those important functions.
Back in 2000 two creatives started the leading fashion label Bec + Bridge. Their brand is modern, chic, and sculpted, complementing your figure in bright swatches of color and muted earthy tones. Like Scanlan and Theodore, Bec + Bridge have a line of classics except theirs come in pure silk. Their Classic Silk Circle skirt is a wardrobe staple that will never go out of style.
Aje describes their style as tough femininity and there couldn’t be a more perfect description of their label. Founded in 2008, Aje is dedicated to the raw beauty and effortless cool. Their designs encapsulate Australia’s coastal to the urban lifestyle and perfectly suit weekends spent with friends by the beach, strolling through the city or exploring wineries. Grounded in art training, Aje designs are sophisticated while still being young and on-trend. For the millennials stuck somewhere between Zoomers and Gen X, this is the perfect label to turn to. We love their playsuits for effortless style.