We get it: you’ve been too distracted backing the #Tay4Hottest100 campaign to plan your preened – yet effortlessly pared-back – Australia Day outfit, and time is running thin. Sure, you could dig up that Akubra hat and style it with green-and-gold zinc, but you know what would be equally Australian? Simple, airy pieces in neutral shades to keep you cool (and covered) at your various BBQ-related commitments next Monday. Australian style, after all, is all about wearing just enough in the scorching heat, and looking au naturel while doing so. Think along the lines of Jess Hart, Miranda Kerr, Elle Macpherson, Sam Harris and all the homegrown style heroes that know ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’.

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