Not sure what to wear this Australia Day? We’ve got five tips to make sure you’re appropriately patriotic, though perhaps not super stylish…

1. Pluggers

Perhaps the most Australian fashion item in existence, this footwear is suitable for a day at the beach, a visit to the shops, and even in the office on casual Fridays. Pull out your thongs and wear them to your Australia Day barbecues with pride.

2. Boardies

Suitable both in the water and out, boardshorts bring versatility to any outfit – dressed up with a neat polo shirt or worn more casually with a singlet, the boardies are the ultimate poolside clothing choice.

3. Australian flag bikinis

Get patriotic with your beachwear this year and try out a pair of Australian flag bikinis – nothing says “I love my country” more than a cute two-piece in Australian colours.

4. Wide-brimmed hat (swinging corks optional)

Spending the day outdoors puts even the hardiest Aussie at risk of a brutal sunburn – protect your skin this Australia Day with a wide-brimmed hat (attached swinging corks appropriate for laughs or for keeping flies away).

5. Australian flag worn as cape – and temporary tattoos

Be an Aussie hero – don the flag as a cape and plaster your skin with temporary tattoos then help a tourist with directions, rescue a koala, or give a stranger a beer – spread the Australian spirit of generosity and mateship and remember what it really means to be Australian.

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