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Summer Getaway 101

Peta Rudd

WHETHER YOU’RE JETTING AWAY TO A TROPICAL LOCALE OR HEADING OUT FOR A RELAXING WEEKEND, YOU WANT TO LOOK THE PART. 

We’ve rounded up your perfect ensembles for any destination.

A ROMANTIC COUNTRYSIDE ESCAPE

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Looking for a romantic escape? Head straight for the countryside! A white dress with delicate broderie is a classic choice with a touch of romance, and a fit-and-flare silhouette flatters most shapes. Smarten the look with a preppy blazer in a soft hue and accessorise with a classic straw boater. Accessorise with soft neutral accessories and add interest with texture or prints. Don’t forget to pack a picnic basket!

Dress, $229.95 by Seed Heritage at Canberra Centre. Blazer, $299 by Trenery at Canberra Centre. Hat, $99.95 by Mimco at David Jones. Canberra Centre, Sunglasses, $390 by Preen at David Jones, Canberra Centre. Crossbody Bag, $169 by Fossil at David Jones, Westfield Woden. Heels, $99.95 by Witchery at Canberra Centre. Picnic Basket, $34.95 by Robert Gordon at Domayne, Fyshwick.

A SUPER CHILLED ROADTRIP

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There’s nothing more exciting than heading off with no specific destination in mind. The key to travel is comfort, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style! Nothing says ‘holiday’ better than lightweight layers paired with a denim jacket and espadrilles, and round sunnies are a must this season! A carry-all tote bag containing a journal, map book, camera and headphones is all you need – just press play and go!

T-Shirt, $49.95 by Seed Heritage at Canberra Centre. Purse, $49.95 by Kate Spade at David Jones, Canberra Centre. Espadrilles, $89.95 by Witchery at Canberra Centre. Denim Jacket, $159.95 by Witchery at Canberra Centre. Camera, $99 by Fujifilm at Myer, Canberra Centre. Atlas of Improbable Places, $39.99 by Dymocks at Canberra Centre. Pants, $139 by Country Road at Canberra Centre. Notebook, $14.97 by Orla Kiely at Officeworks, Fyshwick. Sunglasses, $290 by Sunday Somewhere at David Jones, Canberra Centre. Tote Bag, $99.95 by Country Road at Canberra Centre. Headphones, $80 by Panasonic at Myer Canberra Centre.

A COSMOPOLITAN ADVENTURE

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You never know where you might wind up, exploring the city: perhaps a gallery launch, rooftop bar or even the dance floor! One of this season’s key trends is the printed dress — this Hale Bob number is bold and bright with a vintage 60s vibe. Continue the fun with bold statement accessories and complete the look with a pair of playful heels like these pompom sandals from Wittner. Add a splash of your favourite perfume and into the night you go!

Dress, $389 by Hale Bob from Momento Dezigns, Manuka. Jacket, $449 by Perri Cutten at David Jones, Westfield Woden. Sandals, $159.95 by Wittner at Canberra Centre. Cuff Bangle $79.95 by Trenery at Canberra Centre. Sunglasses, $550 by Prada at David Jones, Canberra Centre. Clutch, $89.95 by Olga Berg at David Jones, Canberra Centre. Perfume, $125 for 50ml by YSL at David Jones, Canberra Centre.

A RELAXING BEACH BREAK

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There’s nothing quite like a day at the beach to unwind, with warm sand, blue sky and the sound of the waves crashing in at the shore. This cute Mink Pink two-piece in this season’s rich palette drawn from the Australian landscape will see you from beach to bar. A geo print bikini, Panama hat and Clubmaster sunnies will remain staples for years to come. Accessorise with chic neutral leathers.

Bikini Top, $99.95 and Bikini Bottoms, $69.95 by Seafolly at Myer, Canberra Centre. Top, $59.95 and shorts, $69.95 by Mink Pink at David Jones Canberra Centre. Panama Hat, $179 by Trenery at Canberra Centre. Crossbody Bag, $99.95 by Witchery at Canberra Centre. Clubmaster Sunglasses, $280 by Gucci at David Jones, Canberra Centre. The Course of Love by Alain de Botton, $32.99 at Dymocks, Canberra Centre. Sandals, $129.95 at Witchery Canberra Centre. Towel, $59.95 by Australian House & Garden at Myer, Canberra Centre.

Styling, photography and words by Peta Rudd

This article originally appeared in Magazine: Escape for Summer 2016/17. Find out more about Magazine here

Magazine Edition 7: Escape

Peta Rudd

Peta Rudd is an Australian based, freelance Stylist and Photographer working in fashion, portraiture and lifestyle. An RMIT graduate, Peta holds a BA Degree in commercial Photography from Australia's most highly regarded course. Clients include: Harper’s BAZAAR Australia, Maybelline New York Australia, H&M, The Design Files, Hooray Magazine, White Magazine and The Floral Society. Peta has also worked as an official Westfield Stylist, styling events, fashion parades and creating visual merchandising displays. More about the Author

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