Art direction: Dane Stojanovic
THE DIE-FOR COAT Behold the best military jacket we’ve seen in seasons, available exclusively at Netaporter.com. Christopher Bailey delved back into Burberry’s archives, which date all the way back to the 19th century for design inspiration, then sourced the braided gold regalia from a classic embroidery atelier in London. It’s warm but still light thanks to the wool felt fabric. So authentic, so perfect. This is a jacket you’ll wear and love forever.
BURBERRY, EMBELLISHED WOOL-FELT JACKET, $4824. SHOP NOW
THE INVESTMENT TOTE This new-look Tod’s bag style called Sella comes in smaller sizes and a combination of white, black and brown hues, we love this classic tan in a size large enough to carry your laptop and all-day essentials. Smooth leather, a removable long shoulder strap and lots of inside pockets to stash small trinkets and USBs in, it’s an ideal all-purpose tote that will look even better after years of wear.
TOD’S, SELLA BAG IN BROWN (MEDIUM), $3170. SHOP IN STORE
THE RACE-DAY TOP KNOT Alessandro Michele may have rebooted the high-style turban on his glorious Gucci runways, but Australian milliner to the stars Nerida Winter has conjured the home-grown turban headwear of our Spring Racing dreams. This gold silk bow tie headpiece is ideal for hat-shy fashionable women on fields but would work for weddings, parties anything too. So Studio 54 fabulous we can’t cope.
NERIDA WINTER, X-23 BOW-TIE TURBAN HEADPIECE, $335. SHOP NOW
THE LUXE BOHO BAG Confession: this is the current label of our luxe bohemian dreams. Posse is an Australian brand made in Indonesia that captures the essence of stylish beach babes in both places. Part of a new range of hand-made rattan bags and backpacks that will remind most people of chairs from their grandparents’ place growing up (right?!), this round style will become your most talked-about accessory of the summer, guaranteed.
POSSE, ANGELIKA ROUND BAG, $149. SHOP NOW
THE GEEK CHIC SPECS Who’d have thought being a four-eyed dork would ever be so cool? 1970s-vibe frames are now such a fashion statement, opticians are having non-specs wearers coming in asking for optics glasses with the clear demo lenses left in. And why not when they look as edgy as these Ray Ban Aviators which suit almost any face shape? They come in silver and gold, but we like this black finish for a chic Charlies Angels tick.
RAY BAN, AVIATOR OPTICS, $194. SHOP NOW
THE STREET SNEAKS It may be true that everything Virgil Abloh touches turns to gold, but in this case, we’re rather fond of his apricot delights instead. These leather high-tops with tongue-in-cheek labelling (they have the word SAMPLE stamped on the side) and raw stitching are our new street shoe obsession, and exclusive to just online store MyTheresa.com.
OFF-WHITE, LEATHER SNEAKERS, $789 AT MYTHERESA. SHOP NOW
THE COSTUME EARRINGS Long-time friends and partners in fashion-travel crime, fashion blogger Nadia Fairfax and designer Hermoine Underwood (previously of PR industry and Lara Bingle management fame) have collaborated to create this special statement earring for Underwood’s jewellery brand, Atelier Romy. “Wearing earrings has always given me a sense of power, almost like wearing a crown,” says Fairfax of the ear bling on her Instagram. “We want to share that with other women.” Lucky us! They’re also available in-store at Pam Pam in Double Bay, Sydney.
ATELIER ROMY, ARxNF GOLD PLATED RESIN EARRING, $343. SHOP NOW
THE OG SWEATS Thanks to the old school street style trend that reached peak heights this season, the hottest thing in workout legwear is classic look sweats as an alternative to black leggings. This new-season grey marle trackie by Calvin Klein, complete with OG-vibe logo down the leg will double as ideal long-haul travel wear too. Chanel Selena Gomez in her Bad Liar music vid and keep your top cropped.
CALVIN KLEIN PERFORMANCE, SIDE STRIPE TRACK PANTS, $100. SHOP NOW
THE HIGH-STYLE TIMEPIECE At a time where any number of devices tumbling around in our handbags will tell us the time, the classic wrist-watch is as much a piece of jewellery as it is a tool. So make sure yours is designed to stack next to bracelets and cuffs. This one’s our pick of the week thanks largely to the GG Blooms print first appeared on the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2015 runway. Yellow gold – the biggest metal tone of 2017 – and a cheeky bee motif then deal.
GUCCI, G-TIMELESS 38mm WATCH WITH GG SUPREME BAND, $1315. SHOP NOW
THE TRIBUTE TEE Straight from last month’s Spring Summer 2018 Versace runway at Milan Fashion Week, this tee is part of a series designed by Donatella in tribute to her brilliant brother and mentor Gianni on the 20th anniversary of his death. Bearing all the OTT design hallmarks of the Gianni in the 1990s, it boasts hand-placed crystals (yes!!) and a print copied from Gianni’s SS92 collection, a nod to the siblings’ Mediterranean childhood home.
VERSACE, TRESOR DE LA MER TRIBUTE T-SHIRT. $1400. SHOP IN STORE (Sydney and Gold Coast)