As you can probably tell from my last article, I love a good pairing, and this festive season is no exception. This time, I've matched some key holiday and event outfits with some amazing art-inspired gift ideas - all available in and around Sydney. Happy shopping!

1. Kacey Devlin dress, from tuchuzy.com.au and Temps Des Reves Bondi Beach towel, tempsdesreves.com

Art inspired: Amy Finalyson's last-minute gift ideas

Shiny, silky blends you want to wrap yourself up and live in forever? Available from both Kacey Devlin and Adrian Mesko (the brainchild behind Temps Des Reves).

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2. Ellery top and pants, from davidjones.com.au and 'Ellery' Red-browed Finch by Leila Jeffreys from Olsen Irwin gallery

 

Art inspired: Amy Finalyson's last-minute gift ideas

Pops of red are perfect for the silly season and right now it's all about texture. Whether velvet or feathers, make sure you have a smack of red in your stocking.

 

3. Eyes of Mine Handkerchief by Yayoi Kusama from store.mca.com.au and Tome dress, from davidjones.com.au 

Art inspired: Amy Finalyson's last-minute gift ideas

Crisp blues and clean whites are classic staples for summer festivities. Thanks to the reinvented share (care of the Tome boys) this striped shift dress is your next wardrobe winner. Extend the blue hues to the kitchen and freshen up your decor with this Yayoi Kusama tea towel - a great gift idea for the art-savvy among your friends.

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4. Aje dress, a-j-e.com.au and Wayne at the Pool (1969) by John Witzig, from dickersongallery.com.au 

Art inspired: Amy Finalyson's last-minute gift ideas

Dappled shadows, bodies of water and fond memories are Witzig staples. Echo these iconic moments in time with a backless lace number by Aje, plunging in all the right ways, just like Witzig's subjects, and perfect for party time this New Year's Eve.


5. Whitey by Aquabumps, aquabumps.com and Acler dress, from tuchuzy.com.au

Art inspired: Amy Finalyson's last-minute gift ideas

Who doesn't love the iconic landscape and imagery of Australia? Or Bondi Beach for that matter? Aussie-based label Acler has immortalised the arches of the Opera House in this incredible one-shouldered number. This exceptional tailored dress also comes in black, and Uge's Aquabumps images also come in a rainbow of hues - good luck choosing between them all!

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6. Self Portrait dress, from tuchuzy.com.au and Sidewalk Surfer, Huntington Beach (1976) by Hugh Holland print, from blendergallery.com

Art inspired: Amy Finalyson's last-minute gift ideas

Sun-drenched summers in suburbia, barefoot walks to the beach and barbeques with friends - some summers never change. Capture this essence with a bit of flair in a strapless Self Portrait dress and immortalise an endless summer with this sepia filled print from Blender Gallery.

Art inspired: Amy Finalyson's last-minute gift ideas

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