Looking to refresh your wardrobe? Do it with ease and add some accessories.
From colourful jewellery and socks to quirky bags, hats and scarves, here’s where you can buy on-trend pieces to suit any budget. Melbourne stylist Sally Mackinnon from Styled by Sally gives us her go-to list of shopping hotspots.
Shoes from Radical Yes
Are you a ‘flats only’ shoe wearer? Family owned and run Radical Yes sells flat-soled shoes with a focus on functionality, style and transparent design. Visit their North Melbourne fitting salon for an up-close and personal look at their creative range of comfortable shoes.
Hats from City Hatters
A hat brings a sense of style to any outfit and City Hatters have been supplying Melbourne’s hat lovers since 1910. Located under the clocks at Flinders Street Station, City Hatters has something for everyone, from traditional Akubras and classic safari hats to modern fedoras and Panama styles.
Humphrey socks from Clementines
If you’re looking for something quirky but discrete, consider adding a new pair of socks to your look. Locally made and inspired by Australian native animals, Humphrey Law socks are produced with the finest natural yarns and sold at Clementines.
Cross Body Bag from Sans Beast
Looking for a vegan leather wallet or bag? Then check out the PETA certified Sans Beast range. All products are designed in Melbourne and include the likes of the Fuchsia Pink Bandolier Cross Body Bag or the functional yet striking Liaison Backpack range. Sans Beast is available from David Jones.
Jewellery from Melbournalia
You can’t really get much more Melbourne than the Espresso Love Coffee Bean necklace from Melbournalia, available in both yellow gold and sterling silver. While you’re there, check out local designer Abby Seymour’s exquisite Botanica Australis collection of earrings or the Corky St Clair Melbourne Bitter brooch. Your man-friends may like to accessorise with a Melbourne tram pocket square.
Bag Straps from Ziggurat Design
A huge trend in handbag accessories is switching out your usual strap for something more colourful. Head into Ziggurat Design and change the look of your bag in an instant with an Arlington Milne guitar strap. Made from canvas and leather, these straps sit comfortably on your shoulder and provide the perfect colour pop to any outfit.
Belt Bag from A-Esque
Worn around the waist or across the body, a modern belt bag from A-Esque will instantly elevate your look. Hand-made from Italian full-grain aniline leather, it can be adapted to many different outfits. Time to treat yourself!
Serena Lindeman Millinery
Specialising in fine bespoke millinery and using a detailed eye for design, Serena Lindeman Millinery creates contemporary hats and head-wear for special occasions. Offering both bespoke and ready to wear, now is the perfect time to seek out your new headpiece in preparation for the Spring Racing Carnival.
Sally Mackinnon is one of Melbourne’s most experienced personal stylists, leading an experienced team of stylists and personal shoppers at Styled by Sally.
Follow her on Instagram at @styledbysally and @stylistformen