8 Australian Autumn looks with 1 Sassind Dress

Australian autumn temperatures are as broad and varied as the country's landscape. While women in the top end are still slipping into summer playsuits and open toe sandals their southern sistas are donning puffer jackets and ankle boots.

As average temperatures can range between 15°C in Hobart to 32°C in Darwin, no wonder it’s tricky deciding what to wear when travelling interstate during Autumn in Oz.

But with the right layers and garments from Sassind, it’s possible to nail a chic autumn look no matter which capital city your visiting. Take a look at the 8 Autumn looks I’ve styled using one of Sassind’s best sellers - linen shirt dress.



Starting in my hometown, the unofficial nickname for Brisbane — Brisvegas — has been used by the likes of Barack Obama and Jerry Seinfeld. Autumn in Brisbane is awesome with temperatures ranging from 15 - 24.°C. I’ve styled Sassind’s shirt dress with their batwing vest in Vermillion red and a pair Veja sneakers. Lightweight layers are plenty for cruising Brisbane’s vibrant river bars and pretty parks.


2. Sydney

Autumn in the harbour city - Sydney -is the mildest time of year. The humidity drops and average temperatures fall between 14- 22°C. To create the perfect outfit for enjoying Sydney coastal walks in the crisp, fresh air, I’ve mixed the Sassind linen shirt dress with their merino wool oversized wrap and finished the look with my favourite set of ankle boots.

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3.  Canberra

The Capital of Australia is particularly beautiful at this time of year with it’s seasonal transition. It’s also dramatically colder than Sydney despite it’s proximity with the average temperature ranging from 4-16°C.

With some smart styling and layering of the Sassind linen shirt dress you can easily create an insta- worthy outfit to visit some of Canberra’s top insta- worthy spots like the birch forest at the Canberra Arboretum.

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4. Melbourne

It’s all about creative layering when in the laneway city - Melbourne. Before the dead of winter sets in, Autumn in Melbourne is an ideal time to style the linen shirt dress with winter essential like opaque tights and a quirky turtle neck wool under garment. On paper the average temperatures of 10-17°C seem harmless enough but don’t be fooled! We know Melbourne has 4 seasons in one day so don’t forget to carry a waterproof jacket and an umbrella.


4. Hobart

Autumn in Hobart is really something special. The maritime town turns into gold fields of autumn leaves from the deciduous trees like Ash, Elms and other varieties. Hobart experiences average temperatures between 8-15°C similar to Melbourne but some extra layers wouldn’t go astray.

For some extra warmth while cruising the Salamanca markets and MONA, I’m wearing a pair of Sassind’s woollen jodhpurs under the shirt dress with a long duster coat, boots and a woollen hat (made in Hobart).

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6. Adelaide

The city of churches -Adelaide has a similar autumn to Melbourne 11-19°C, therefore layering without the bulk is the goal for this time of year. Here’s an ideal look with the Sassind shirt dress and merino wool wrap for scenic drives to view the changing colours of the Adelaide Hills -one of Australia's prime destinations for lovers of spectacular autumn foliage and wine tasting.

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7. Perth

The west coast capital- Perth boasts beautiful temperatures in autumn similar to Brisbane averaging between 12-22°C. Full of buzzing restaurants, bars and boutiques, blend in to the local scene with this easy combo. Tie a flannel shirt around the waist of the dress to create an edgy urban look.

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8. Darwin

The four seasons Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring are not relevant in the Top. The final look will make visiting Darwin’s world class aboriginal art galleries during the day to sipping cocktails at sunset overlooking the ocean effortless. Here I’ve paired the Sassind shirt dress with a pair of their olive green suede slides. Don’t forget your akubra and a long sleeve shirt for extra sun protection as Darwin’s autumn temperatures range between 32-22°C.

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As you can see guys the Sassind linen shirt dress can be transformed into many different looks and be worn across the seasons. For more travel wardrobe tips visit Sassind www.sassind.com

Embrace the use of natural fibres and material sourced from ethical and sustainable practices as they will not only make you look great but feel great and do good!

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K xo


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Karen Uhlmann