More Sydney fashion!

Wow. There are some really special ones in this batch!

Swimwear as everyday wear. I realize in Sydney we are very close to beaches, but seriously. Everyone seems to have swimsuits on under their clothes. Last year I was down at Darling Harbour and a woman in a business suit took off her jacket and shirt and had a swimsuit on underneath. She pulled a blanket out of her bag, set it on the ground to tan. I thought Aussies were afraid of skin cancer…

The girl in the first picture was wearing her bikini and some sort of wrap as a shirt. Her friend was dressed normally in a dress and didn’t seem to have a suit on. The friend even had a couple of shopping bags with her.

Quilted skirt. Nothing further.


Who wears short-shorts? Yellow muscle shirt, black tank top and… high top sneakers of course! What else would one wear with such an outfit? He has to be European. He’s too pale to be from Australia and when Aussie guys wear short-shorts they are always cut off denim.

Yes, that’s right. Cut-off denim shorts. The more frayed the better and usually accompanied by a rat tail dyed blond. Oh yes, it’s a bad 80s remake here everyday.

I think this next one deserves two pictures. I hope that’s her dad… I’m just going to leave this one to Pat Benatar




“We can’t afford to be innocent
Stand up and face the enemy
It’s a do or die situation
we will be
invincible!

There was even more awesomeness from the back!


…and on to the next 80s looks.


Let’s talk about the girl on the right first. Leopard-print waiter style jacket, a shirt torn in several places across the neck, short cut off shorts, teased hair which was mostly pulled back, strange gladiator like sandals, and a very sassy walk.

Now the girl on the left was amazing. She was wearing some Flashdance type ensemble. She had leggings, the cut t-shirt (pulled off one shoulder of course), tank under it all, and was rockin’ one hell of a headband.

Again with the songs, I know, but this is quite fitting –Maniac by Michael Sembello

“Just a steel town girl on a Saturday night, lookin’ for the fight of her life
In the real-time world no one sees her at all, they all say she’s crazy…

It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be

She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before
She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before”


This guy reminded me of Peter MacNicol in Ghostbusters II. “I ain’t afraid of no ghost!” It’s too bad the picture isn’t that great. Hushbear took it through a window of the restaurant we were eating at. He had the most amazing pair of hammer pants on.

The backwards t-shirt trend is also very big here. I’ve seen at least 10 women with various shirts, sweaters, etc. worn backwards. I have yet to see it in a store though. Are they trying to start a fashion trend? Don’t they remember Kris Kross? “Daddy Mac will make you Jump! Jump!”

As Vanessa Williams said I’ve “went and saved the best for last“. I’m not sure that this is actually the best, there are some really good ones in the bunch, but I thought this was a good one to end with.


This little fashionista (fashionisto?) was something special. He was really working the outfit. He got one of my first “Oh, poor girl. Do you think she knows her boyfriend is gay?” comments since we’ve been here. I’ll make no further comments, I’ll just let you enjoy.

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About SP

Recovering pharmacy technician, History BA, wife to a workaholic, mommy to one pup and two boys, epileptic, vegetarian. I've got a mouth like a sailor & find myself becoming more cynical & more liberal all the time.
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3 Responses to More Sydney fashion!

  1. kelly says:

    That was great. And I loved how every situation had it’s own musical reference. You know, I think I heard every one of those songs at work today!

  2. Season says:

    Thanks! It didn’t start out that way, and I didn’t really realize what I had done until I was almost finished.

  3. Amy says:

    Those hammerpants are outstanding!

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