What’s trending in fashion on the coast this summer
All of the fashion featured below is available from the retailers of Port Central Shopping Centre.
Floral midi dresses and skirts
Whether it’s for lunch, festival wear or an evening out, a light floral dress in a flattering wrap style or easy throw-on fit skirt is a must-have this season. Change accessories and footwear to transform your boho goddess look from day to night. Bold floral and more understated floral will both be prevalent this Summer. Tree of Life is your store for all things gorgeous and floral.
Floral also features heavily in swimwear. It works well as body camouflage when chosen correctly. For a fabulous fit and flattering style, the team at P’Chi Swimwear will be sure to find you something you’ll love for years.
P’Chi Swimwear, Seafolly ‘Free Spirit’ swimming costume
An easy breezy floral skirt requires an essential basic singlet or tee to complete the look. Target have a broad range available in a variety of colours. Opt for 100% organic cotton – it’s so breathable and soft. Target also have a wonderful selection of mid to wide brim straw hats, another wardrobe essential for us Coasties.
The wide brim hat from Target is available in 3 colours
No ladies, not the daisy dukes! Thankfully, denim shorts have moved away from the uncomfortable, skin-tight look and a more laid-back style is on trend. Choose a ‘mum’ or ‘boyfriend’ fit high-rise in a soft, relaxed denim. Cotton On have your denim needs covered.
Cotton On has a broad range of denim shorts available
Footwear – Earthy tones
Nude and earthy hues are popular and versatile. The casual option is the German made Birkenstock, known and loved the world over for their durability and comfort. For a dressier look, consider the gladiator style ‘Sonya’ by Django & Juliette or ‘Bueno Violin’ by Bueno. Manning Shoes will custom fit and guide you through the process of choosing the perfect pair of shoes.
Shoes by Manning Shoes -(l) ‘Sonya’ by Django & Juliette & (r) the ‘Bueno Violin’ by Bueno
Something for everyone is a pair of Aviators by Ray-Ban. It’s great to find items that look amazing and are sun safe too. For your shades, head to Sunglass Hut – they’ll find just the right fit.
These much-loved classic shades were originally designed for US aviators in 1937
Men get to have some fun this summer with statement shirts and chinos. Connor have relocated to a seriously massive space and can help with a conversational piece that suits your fun side. Team the shirt with the ever-popular chino shorts and you’re good to go.
Flamingo shirt (l) and (r) Lochlan stretch chino short in tobacco from Connor
Complete the look with a statement timepiece and headwear. Stormriders have the Nixon Sentry SS watch, a seriously cool piece. Complete the look with a stylish hat such as a fedora by Brixton or a bucket hat by Afends for a more chill look.
Above: Nixon Sentry SS watch and Brixton fedora available from Stormriders
Lara Morrin is the manager of Port Central’s newest retailer, Tree of Life. She has over 22 years of retail experience. Lara relocated to Port Macquarie two years ago and has wholeheartedly embraced the local lifestyle and community.
Lara Morrin (l) and Bree Lewis (r) at the new Tree of Life store in Port Central