The best thing about living in this sunburnt country is that we’re almost never covered up by grey-scale, floor-length trench coats. It’s all sunshine and rainbows, and our wardrobe should reflect that. Summer festivities call for bold prints and these Australian brands are delivering the goods this silly season.

Deck the halls, and your coat hangers, in these fine and fancy goods.


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If statement floral prints on basic cuts is your thing, Obus is your brand. The Melbourne institution has been tailoring beautiful wears out of its Victorian workshop for over 18 years. It makes at least 80% of its clothing onshore and is commitment to producing small runs of high-quality, well-made clothing. The Obus prints are easily recognisable by their retro undertones, and make the prefect addition to your work or weekend wardrobe.

Variety Hour

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Art meets fashion in a very real way thanks to Variety Hour. The Melbourne-based artist and designer Cassie Byrnes creates stunning prints and transfers them onto delicious wearables (think: cotton voile, 100% silk, and linen) that make for some very special pieces in the wardrobe. The prints are an abstract set of florals and scenes inspired by the country’s landscapes and flora.

Jericho Road Clothing 

Brisbane-born Jericho Road came to the party in the last couple of years and has stuck to its theme of fun and quirky patterns. Generally it’s a repeat pattern of something great – like a fish, an ant or a flower – and always highly recognisable. Jericho Road carries each of its prints across a number of styles, from a-line skirts and dresses to tees and pants, making it easy to find something that’s perfect for you.


Throw another shrimp on the barbie… unless of course that shrimp, or prawn, is on your favourite shirt, in which case we’d suggest taking it no where near the barbie. Kablooie takes some epic loud-and-proud prints and puts them on staple designs like tees and dresses that are light and flow-y and just perfect for summer. I think we just found our Christmas Day tee.

Phoebe Paradise 

A bit left of field compared to the above brands but equally as exciting when it comes to killer prints, Phoebe Paradise is the punk in this mix. Its statement designs come straight from the nineties to spice up our summer wardrobe and its classic bathers are what the poolside’s been screaming for. Try not to party in these pieces, I dare you.


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Brittanie is the founder of Britt's List, and an advocate for sustainable and Australian fashion. When she's not reviewing brands, Britt can be found hiking, blogging and practicing yoga, or more likely, eating cheese and drinking boutique gin.

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