Summer is on it’s way and you would be forgiven for thinking it’s time to pack away your vintage t-shirts, but stop right there. Vintage tees aren’t just great for winter layering, they’re a handy cover-up in the summer months too. You’ll get a lot of mileage out of your favourite vintage tees, so pull them out of storage and pack them in your luggage because they’re the perfect holiday item. Don’t believe us? We’ll match your favourite holiday destinations with vintage tee ideas.
Exploring Australia’s Island State
Tasmania is a nature lover’s paradise, however, even in summer the weather is relatively mild, calling for layers. Whether you want to explore the majestic Bay of Fires with an Aboriginal guide, relax on a yacht skipping from brewery to brewery, or even take part in one of the many summer festivals, a good quality vintage tee is going to see you through the many changes in climate and coastline. Style wise, the 90s never really left Tassie, so a 90’s graphic tee, jeans and boots are going to keep you both comfortable and blending in with the locals. Our 90s Sleepless in Seattle tee will get a lot of people reminiscing, while being exactly the kind of slouchy t-shirt that you should have in multiples in your luggage.
Heading to the Beach
Australia is blessed to have some of the world's best beaches. From Bell’s Beach in Victoria to the Great Barrier Reef, we have everything from rugged coastline to tropical paradise. In summer practically everyone heads to the beach at least once, whether that’s to surf, lay in the sand, explore rock pools or snorkel. But if you think beach style is all about kaftans and sarongs then think again. An oversized vintage tee can work as a dress in the summer months. Vintage tees make a handy cover-up at the beach and look great over cut-off denim shorts (model Jessica Clements shows us how it’s done). A beach day is a good opportunity to play with bright block colours and fun logos. For a t-shirt dress or a bright cover-up we love this bright yellow vintage Tommy Hilfiger tee.
Experiencing Australia’s Outback
Australia’s red centre is the heart of the country yet few of us city-dwellers have ever been there. If you’re looking for a spring break then this is the perfect time to head into Australia’s famous outback. Temperatures are at their best in spring and autumn, but be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes. In fact, comfort is what it’s all about in the Australian outback, where your number one concern should be connecting to nature and taking in the beauty of the red sand, startling rock formations and the millions of stars in the night sky. Far from sleeping rough, you can actually experience the red centre in style at Longitude 131 - a high end resort situated in the red sands where even royals choose to stay. While there, mix and match vintage Polo Sport sweaters and t-shirts for comfort mixed with luxury.