Pros | cons of winter
: the cold | darker than Gollum’s cave or the occasional unfiltered sunlight that burns on contact

Pros | cons of summer: Very strong light game | anything above 26 degrees

I was pondering this the other day whilst standing in front of my closet in my underwear, surveying the mass of chunky, dark clothing items (or my recently classified “normals”) spilling out in response to the onset of dropping temperatures when I realised the cliché situation I found myself in.

Like florals in spring? Groundbreaking.

Everyone’s approach to the Australian winter is something intrinsically personal – darker tones with a patterned mix or two, easily modified like cloud coverage and the northern wind, but just enough to keep it interesting is the contemporary youth’s uniform. While at the same time slowly languishing in whatever daylight savings brings upon its people, some prefer the comeback turtleneck/ ankle boots combo or favour layered snowman attire and Doc Marten boots. Summer in South Australia takes the form of a fire-breathing dragon with it’s many minions we call “mosquitoes” dedicated to be the minute conquerors of human skin when we try to celebrate the meaning of life with sun colours and blinding whites.

And it seems to take the mickey out of fun living in a smaller(er) town mentality in it’s cosmo – urban bubble, with the occasional reprieve (woe to the lack of vehicular means) to escape to cooler climates up in the hills. Comparing it to our western counterparts in North America, Adelaide is to Sydney as California may be to New York (running on assumptions as someone who hasn’t been back to that side of the world for more than 10 years).

For it’s cultural history as diverse and temperate like its climate, California is the reminder of an endless summer for the idealists; and as the ever Hannah Montana opportunist to capture the best of both worlds, shall I compare thee to a cool summer with longer golden hours that ensures that my shirt doesn’t stick to my back with sweat kind of day?

“Their ability to give extends far beyond the qualitative as well by by their empowerment of young children in Togo through education sponsorships.”

That’s the problem with the gap clothes are unable to fulfill, something that only accessories seem to be able to complete when it comes to adapting well and above in the high street sector in fashion. It’s deafening, hypocritical cry over mass-marketed social media that is supposed to herald the democratisation of fashion through accessible information and the pavement to self-expression. No longer am I convinced that #armcandy or #funbags are made redundant when the weather outside strongly discourages the exposure of skin, preferring to market cashmere or faux fur in it’s place. I will make exceptions however when a brand focuses not on short-term profits to generate a quick buck off a luxury modification but instead, maintains it’s efforts to double down and dedicate itself to it’s long-term ideology in order to benefit and inspire it’s customers. And comfortable flip-flops that even Margaret Zhang does sport once in a while – complete heaven btwdubs. Their ability to give extends far beyond the qualitative as well by by their empowerment of young children in Togo through education sponsorships.

That is so with Sunsac and it’s dedication to offer the rarity that is with fun ombre-toned bags with an inclination to resemble common objects (think doughnuts and a minimalistic Liberace) and architectural forms that fit perfectly in your arms.

feat. Sunsac California Toy Ring Bucket Bag in Marigold

Styling and Photography// NICOLE FANG
shot on Canon 6D with 24-105mm lens