The O'Brien's Travel Guide

Are you travelling this Australian Winter. Taking a cruise, travelling to European Summer, holidaying in Australia at our wonderful wineries, or taking a skiing holiday to New Zealand? We have the perfect clothing styles in store to make your holiday packing a breeze.

Taking in the Barossa Valley on a wine tour. You will fall in love with the amazing views and wonderful wineries. What to wear while you are there? We have beautiful blouses that will travel light and dress up jeans or your favourite dress pants . Enjoy exceptional wines, meet passionate people, and be welcomed into their family. Get ready to laugh, break the rules, and savor the unique wit and charm of Barossa, and do all this in comfort and style with your new purchases from O'Brien's Clothing Co.

Embark on a winter wonderland this year with the necessary planning to make sure you have the best pieces for a skiing holiday. With the right clothing choices we will make sure you enjoy your snow filled adventure. On a skiing holiday you need to consider the times you are not on the snow fields, what about all the wonderful breakfasts and dinners. Shop from our newest range of puffer jackets and remember to take a cosy stylish tracksuit to wear in your Ski Lodge.

Our versatile selection of go-to pieces will ensure you can dress for any occasion or mood! To keep pieces fresh and free from creasing, your mum's cross-generational advice can help - simply roll them up tightly in your suitcase. Get creative and find your own style! If you have a special event then pack the entire outfit. Otherwise pack your most go to pieces and consider layering to have outfits that take you from day to night You can't go past Mela Purdie for travel pieces, elegant and beautifully made, they are light weight and easy to pack.

Travelling to the Sunshine? Sunny Italy, Paris, Spain... we have some perfect light-weight pieces in store, think lables like Joseph Ribkoff whose pieces will elevate your look to Europen sophistication sailing you easily from day to night. Plenty of perfect pieces from Johnny Was, Verge, Mela Purdi, Elk the Label, Madly Sweetly to name a few. We also have a fantastic SALE section where we are clearing our Summer Collection .

Read our top tips for your European summer adventure!

1. Embrace Light and Breathable Fabrics:
European summers can be quite hot, so it's crucial to choose clothing made from lightweight and breathable fabrics. Opt for natural materials like cotton, linen, or chambray, as they allow better air circulation and help you stay cool. These fabrics are not only comfortable but also lend a casual elegance to your outfits. Try Verge Acrobats in pants and shorts for their amazing travel-friendly fabrics and easy-to-wear-and-care for while traveling. Just wash and hang dry and you're for your next adventure!

2. Stick to Light Colors:
In the scorching summer heat, light-colored clothing can be your savior. Light shades such as white, pastels, soft blues, and pale yellows not only reflect sunlight but also create a fresh and summery look. Moreover, light colors are less likely to absorb heat, ensuring you remain cool while exploring European streets or lounging on a sunny terrace.

3. Pack Versatile Pieces:
When it comes to summer travel, packing versatile clothing items is key. Choose pieces that can be mixed and matched to create various outfits. Pack a few basic tops, such as tank tops, t-shirts, or loose blouses, and pair them with different bottoms like shorts, skirts, or lightweight trousers. This way, you can create different looks without overpacking.

4. Maximize Comfort with Dresses:
Dresses are a fantastic option for a summer European holiday. They are easy to wear, versatile, and offer both comfort and style. Opt for flowy maxi dresses, shirt dresses, or sundresses that allow freedom of movement and keep you feeling cool. Floral prints, stripes, or solid colors can add a touch of elegance to your vacation wardrobe.

5. Don't Forget the Swimwear:
If your European adventure includes beach destinations, don't forget to pack your swimwear. Whether you prefer a classic bikini, a trendy one-piece, or a stylish high-waisted swimsuit, choose a style that suits your body shape and makes you feel confident. Additionally, pack a lightweight cover-up or a breezy sarong to throw over your swimwear when you're not in the water.

6. Protect Yourself from the Sun:
While enjoying the European summer, it's important to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. Pack a wide-brimmed hat to shield your face, neck, and shoulders. Additionally, don't forget a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes and make a fashion statement. Applying sunscreen with a high SPF is crucial to protect your skin from sunburn and premature aging.

7. Comfortable Footwear is Essential:
European cities often require a lot of walking, so comfortable footwear is a must. Opt for a pair of stylish yet supportive sandals or sneakers. Choose breathable materials and make sure they are broken in before your trip to avoid any discomfort. We recommend Rollie Nation (Rollies) shoes for any travel as they are the lightest shoes on earth! For dressier occasions, pack a pair of comfortable wedges or stylish flats that can be paired with your evening outfits.