Going Out
Hit the Town: New Fashion ideas for Going Out
There are plenty of ways to make an occasion of heading out
Published 26 October

For most of us, our social lives – and fancy clothes – have taken a back seat this year but there are plenty of ways to make an occasion of heading out.

Whether it’s brunch with friends, pizza with the kids or a long-overdue date night, now’s the time to ditch the comfy house-gear and embrace your style. 

So choose your venue, make a date and dress to impress.

Feel like you’ve spent most of the year in activewear? You’re not alone. After so long keeping it practical and comfy, chances are you’re keen to inject some style into your daily wardrobe.

With spring arriving, it makes perfect sense to shop for some new gear to elevate your everyday look and take you from coffee date to dinner out. Here, we take a look at some of the newest smart-casual styles coming through for women, men and kids this spring.

 

FOR HER
The first signs of the new season’s styles are starting to appear in stores now, and this spring, it’s all about the romance – thanks to detailing like ruffles, shirring and billowy sleeves. Look for gentle paisley prints in sheer fabrics, along with pastels, neutrals and rosy hues. On the bottom half, think volume (wide legs, loose fit) and dresses and skirts with multiple tiers. It’s also time to start thinking sandals and heels – look for strappy flats and mid-height heels with woven details (don’t forget to book that pedi).

TRY THESE…

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Myer (1)

Cotton On (2)

Famous Footwear (3)


WHERE TO GO…

Date Night: Hi Thai, Max Brenner, Noodle and Dumpling, Sushi Maru

Girls’ Brunch: Espresso Warriors, Caffe Cherry Beans, Cafe LeLunar, Nadia's Cafe

With the Kids: Nandos, The Coffee Club, The Coffee Emporium, Burger Doctor

 

FOR HIM
As we wave goodbye to winter, fellas will be turning again to brighter colours, shorter sleeves and lightweight fabrics. With spring in the air, menswear is welcoming more colour and playfulness. Look for on-trend earthy and neutral tones, pastel florals and fun tropical prints. Too early for shorts? A crisp pair of chinos in a versatile neutral is the go-to he needs. And to finish it off, add a slick new pair of casual trainers.

TRY THESE…

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Connor (1)

Hype DC (2)

Tarocash (3)

 

WHERE TO GO…

Date Night: Hi Thai, Max Brenner, Pho Pasteur, Noodle and Dumpling

With Mates: Mad Mex, Nandos, Taco Bell, Burger Doctor

Family Night: Nadias Cafe, Cafe LeLunar, Caffe Cherry Beans, Espresso Warriors

 

FOR THE KIDS
Many of the recent adults’ streetwear trends have made their way into kids’ wear, which makes it super fun for little ones to express their inner mini-fashionista. In girlswear, you’ll find the same ruffles, frills and florals that mum is wearing; while boys’ fashion is centring around earthy hues, fun prints and tapered-leg pant styles. Don’t forget the shoes – where you can take your pick from spots, stripes, animal print and more.

TRY THESE…

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Cotton On Kids (1)

Kmart (2)

Big W (3)


WHERE TO GO…

With Friends: Taco Bell, Espresso Warriors, Max Brenner, Mad Mex