Bourke Street style; a street where the hustle of shoppers and lunchtime peak hour fill the footpath with girls and guys of all sorts of style. Renowned for housing the two largest department stores in the city; David Jones and Myer – and somehow squeezing in Zara, General Pants and Steve Madden amongst others, it’s easy to understand why this is the perfect location to sneak by in your work break for an innocent browse. That is, until payday comes around and that wallet gets significantly lighter.
As if we couldn’t get any more spoilt, Melbourne’s GPO is also featured on Bourke Street. Post office turned fashion hub, this beautiful heritage building offers stores such as Sass & Bide, Manning Cartell, Acne, Gorman and more. In the up and coming months, H&M will also hit the GPO as the first H&M store in Australia! International shopping lovers get excited. This set to be one of the biggest H&M stores in the world, taking over 3 floors of the building.
One of the looks that stood out to me this week was the two piece suit. Can getting dressed in the morning get any easier? As well as being totally convenient, two piece matching outfits definitely make a statement. They seem to have ‘feminine’ and ‘confident’ written all over them. Another favourite and good tip for looking elegant and trendy, is mixing loud patterns with basic accessories.
Platform shoes were also featured on the street this week. Melbourne can not get enough of any shoes with a wedge! The additional illusion of longer legs is just a bonus to the coolness they add to an outfit. Special appreciation to the guys and girls who rocked the monochromatic looks this week and made it work. Experimenting with style is the way to go.
Check out these Bourke Street looks…