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The beginner's guide to Auckland fashion

Thursday 30th March 2017

It's easier than you think!


What do you think of when you think of Auckland? Is it the premium real estate? The spacious sprawl? The fabulous drainage?

No, it’s the fashion daahling.

As stylish a city as Paris or Milan, without the hideous inconvenience of being in Europe, Auckland is widely known to be New Zealand’s sartorial sanctuary. One can barely walk down the street for the swarms of trendsetters and tastemakers.

Now, of course, some of you may not live in Auckland and I can barely conceal my pity. Thankfully, however, that does not mean that you can’t get the look. In fact it is simple! As complex and captivating as the fashionable Aucklander may be, the building blocks are well within your grasp.

With Auckland’s Four Days of Fashion in the City festival underway as we speak, we’ve decided to make things a little bit easier to help you (yes, you!) become the Auckland fashonista of your dreams.


  • Miss Crabb dress
  • Trendy tote
  • Lonely undies
  • Karen Walker ring
  • First name basis at Dizengoff
  • Wine
  • Head to toe Barkers
  • Pointy black leather shoes
  • Blunt brolly
  • Hop card
  • Northface backpack
  • Smartwatch
  • Running tights
  • Crop top
  • Instagram open on phone
  • Yoga mat
  • Aluminium water bottle
  • Breakfast bowl
  • High ponytail
  • Polo cap
  • Palace tee
  • Nike sneakers
  • DLSR
  • Macbook
  • Ciggies
  • Tokyo Dry beer
  • Distressed oversize bad tee
  • Mom jeans
  • Doc Martins
  • Political tote
  • 6 Pack of VB's
  • Rollies
  • Stick n' Poke supplies

All Illustrations by Lucy Zee.

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Lucy is a content creator for television and online and dedicates most of her spare time making memes and staying away from Wellington.
Katie is a journalist at The Wireless.
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