An overseas trip wouldn’t be complete without several wardrobe changes and overstuffed suitcases, so I grabbed the opportunity to interview two of my lovely travel companions about their impeccable personal style. Phoebe, a Med student at UWA (just don’t ask her anything about dinosaurs…inside joke 🤣🤣) and Hannah, an Exercise Science grad currently working as a Pilates Instructor in Perth, are more than just book smart. Both girls took some time out to answer a few burning questions, talk USA and allow me a mini photo shoot. Read below for a little insight into their inherent cool girl status…
How would you describe your personal style?
Phoebe: I’d say my personal style is casual and girly. I usually like to dress in simple pieces and neutrals colours with a lot of denim but I also incorporate pastel colours and floral prints.
Hannah: I would have to say I don’t have a specific style, with my work I spend a lot of my time in activewear (which I love) so I feel as though that reflects also into my personal style. I love to clothing that is comfortable & easy to wear, but still fashion forward. I love florals & vibrant colours.
Phoebe: The classic denim skirt is definitely a wardrobe essential for me.
Hannah: You will barely see me out of a pair of yoga pants!
Summer fashion or Winter fashion?
Phoebe: Definitely summer! I love bathers, beachy clothing and cute summer dresses and playsuits.
Hannah: I love both but I think I prefer winter fashion!
It’s currently Winter in Perth, yet as you know our Winter is pretty “blink or you’ll miss it”… Give us a run down of your daily outfit?
Phoebe: On my average day I’m usually at uni so denim or black jeans and ankle boots are my go-to, usually with a neutral or pastel coloured knit. I also love coats but it’s often not cold enough here!
Hannah: Average work day – long yoga pants, a fitted shirt & jumper with a pair of runners. Daily wear – blue Jeans, black boots, long sleeve fitted shirt simple scarf & a leather jacket or a woolly jumper.
How would you go about adding a scarf into your daily look?
Phoebe: I wear a lot of neutral colours, especially black so I like to add a bit of colour into my outfit with a bright scarf around my neck layered over long sleeve shirts or knits.
Hannah: I love wearing scarves to avoid the wind chill on cool winter mornings. I love scarves layered over tops & jackets or if it is not as warm, wearing it over my shoulders as a shawl.
Favourite way to wear a scarf?
Phoebe: Probably just around my neck! Normally I wrap it once and let the ends hang down either side.
Hannah: Your standard way! Around the neck to keep you warm!
Tell us your thoughts on Kirrikin scarves…..
Hannah: LOVE! the scarves are so versatile, you are able to wear them in so many different styles, whether that be standard as a scarf or tied in your hair or as a belt on your bag. The best part about the scarves are that they stand out, they are a statement piece, a great way to dress up an outfit or add colour to your wardrobe.
How would include Kirrikin into your wardrobe?
Phoebe: I love the bright colours and bold patterns of the Kirrikin scarves, they work perfectly to add some interest to a simple outfit. The fun designs also can make them versatile enough to work into summer fashion as well – they work well as a shawl for a cooler summer evening, or twisted up to be used as a belt with denim skirts and shorts.
Hannah: I love wearing florals & vibrant colours to brighten up my daily life. I would love to add the use of a Kirrikin scarf to dress up very plain work outfits (say when I’m wearing all black) or in the summer add it to my beach wear as a sarong or a scarf while at the beach.
What did you enjoy the most about NYC?
Phoebe: I just loved how much was going on over there! Every area had something completely different to offer, I especially loved Brooklyn. The Brooklyn bridge was beautiful and Williamsburg was a particularly cute little area with lots of groovy cafes and vintage shops.
Hannah: Too many things to name! I absolutely loved the energy, the constant hustle and bustle of people going about their daily lives. The city is so busy & bursting with life & it is so easy to find something to do.
Finally…What did you enjoy the most about LA?
Phoebe: Staying in Santa Monica meant getting to enjoy the beautiful Venice beach and amazing shopping at 3rd street promenade and Abbot Kinney.
Hannah: I loved Santa Monica, shopping on the 3rd street promenade & wandering down Abott Kinney (I can’t remember the spelling). Very alternative & a lot quieter than NY, giving yourself room to breathe but still plenty of things to do.