We may not feel the full force of all four seasons here on the Goldy, but we certainly do have our own distinct weather patterns that require equally distinct fashion choices. Visiting from out of town? Here’s what you’ll need to know.
Trans-seasonal dressing takes on a new meaning in South-East Queensland. While people further south have plenty of reasons to whip out their woollen coats and scarves, and those up north can wear denim shorts and t-shirts pretty much all year ‘round, on the Gold Coast, we’re in limbo. If you’ve travelled to our sunny shores during the cooler months, you’ll need a few essentials to get you through – but they may surprise you.
Because when don’t Queenslanders find an excuse to throw on a pair? Summer or winter, you’ll need to invest in a pair of these babies if you’re visiting the Gold Coast – it’s practically law.
…or a denim jacket is pretty much the most winter-y item you’ll need in your suitcase when you visit us at this time of year. The nights certainly get cool (by our standards, at least) and either a denim or leather jacket will pair perfectly with jeans and sneakers, whether you’re hitting the town, catching a game or chowing down on fish and chips on the beach.
And we mean light. Anything heavier than a soft linen or cotton and you’ll be ripping it off your neck in a scratchy, sweaty fit within hours of leaving the house. Wear it with a dress, a top and jeans or even with shorts and layer with a jacket and you’ll be golden.
…are probably something you pack away during winter time, but they’re part of the Gold Coast uniform all year ‘round. This season, wear them with a jumper and boots or a t-shirt and a jacket and you’ll still be considered ‘dressed up’ enough no matter where you go.
It probably isn’t a cold weather essential where you’re from, but on the Gold Coast, winter is one of our sunniest times of the year. Yep, the summer storms are gone and clear blue skies are just about guaranteed, so you’re definitely going to need sun protection if you’re roaming around our city between June and September. On that note, make sure you invest in some sunscreen, too – even when the weather is mild you’ll still hit the beach when you’re in town.