Sydney bound and looking for outfit inspiration? Well you have come to the right place! This ultimate style guide covers what to wear in Sydney. From sipping wine with Sydney Opera House views to exploring the Blue Mountains, this post has your outfit inspiration covered. If you are still planning your visit, be sure to check out my 7 Day Sydney Itinerary and Blue Mountains Itinerary for ideas.
I’m no weather girl, but a quick monthly weather search online will tell you that the average highs and lows in Sydney will vary seasonally (but not drastically). Winter time (June-August) will likely have lows in the high 40s (F), and highs in the 60s (F). Summer time (December-February) will likely have lows in the 60s (F) and highs in the upper 70s (F). Spring and fall will be somewhere in between, which is what this guide is modeled after to make it more versatile. Due to this, please be sure to modify the below recommendations accordingly depending on the time of year (AKA – pack some extra sweaters and a heavier coat for the winter, and opt for extra dresses in the summer).
What to Wear in Sydney – Exploring the City
Exploring Circular Quay + Exploring by Ferry
Circular Quay is a beautiful area featuring sweeping views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. A striped dress, romper, or top + jeans pair would be the perfect look for this area (plus coordinating with the bright blue water will be an added bonus). From Circular Quay you can board one of multiple ferries to other beaches and areas in Sydney, such as Manly. If you are visiting in the summer, you might want to pack a swimsuit or wear one under your outfit in case the waters at Manly Beach (or others) call your name!
Bondi to Coogee Beach Walk
This cliff top coastal walk is not to be missed during your time in Sydney! As it is approximately 3.5 miles, I recommend getting your athleisure ready! I wore leggings and a cute workout top (similar to the below), but any workout gear will do. If you fancy a dip in the famous Iceberg’s pool (or others along the walk), then be sure to pack your swimsuit.
Bar Hopping in The Rocks
If you go to Sydney and don’t visit the famous bars in The Rocks, did you really even go? In all seriousness, The Rocks is a gorgeous little area of town to explore (whether you are a drinker or not)! Be sure not to miss Fortune of War, a cozy pub known to be the oldest bar in Sydney. For this area, be sure to dress in a laid back vibe so you fit nicely into the pub culture. I would opt for a casual dress with a sleek jacket or a casual top and jeans!
What to Wear in Sydney: Dinner & Drinks
For dinner reservations at more formal restaurants, I would recommend dressing up a bit. No need to go crazy, as Sydney is a pretty laid back city (in the best way). I absolutely loved my experience at Pony Dining, and would highly recommend it! For reference, I wore something similar to the below.
What to Wear in the Blue Mountains Outside Sydney
Exploring the Valley
While in the Blue Mountains we visited Scenic World and made our way out via the paths – there were some steep stairs on the route, so I recommend dressing very comfortably! I would recommend dressing in layers, and bringing along a water resistant rain jacket. For warmer months I would go with a lighter jacket, and for cooler months go with one that is lined/heavier. To learn more about how to visit the Blue Mountains from Sydney and what to do, head over to this post.
What to Wear to the Vineyards in Hunter Valley Outside Sydney
Exploring the Vineyards
Visiting vineyards is one of my all-time favorite hobbies. I just love the ambiance of vineyards and wineries – the vines, the wine, the kangaroos…wait, what? YES you read that correctly. If you visit the vineyards in Hunter Valley, you might just spot some kangaroos in the wild! Be sure to dress for the occasion with a trendy outfit that will complement everything vineyards have to offer – think a simple midi in the warmer months, or a cute blouse or jacket + jeans pairing for those colder ones. Can’t you just picture yourself sipping wine with vineyard views now?
What Shoes to Pack for Sydney
You think I would ever leave you hanging without shoe details? As mentioned throughout this post, Sydney has a relaxed vibe. Due to this, I would opt for mostly comfy + casual shoes (and maybe throw a pair of fun booties in there for dinners out)! If you are visiting in the warmer months, I would pack a pair of casual sandals. For colder months, consider a pair of trendy riding boots!
I hope this Sydney style guide has helped you decide what to wear in Sydney! If you are still in the process of planning your trip to Sydney, be sure to check out my 7 Day Sydney Itinerary and Blue Mountains Itinerary for ideas. Happy travels! xx