Nadia Fairfax is the style star you follow on Insta that makes your scrolling thumb stop in its tracks. Your heart starts thumping (and credit card starts shaking) as you wonder “oooh, what are thoooose?”. Before you know it, you’ve ordered her sunnies/dress/handbag/everything because they just look so, damn, amazing.
Style influencer, brand ambassador and now fully-fledged fashion designer, Fairfax’s star is on the rise. Her brand-new collaboration with Jodhi Meare’s activewear label The Upside is a need-this-now collection of track-inspired pieces so wearable you won’t know what you wore before you had them.
Fairfax collaborates with various Aussie and international brands, meaning her enviable career can take her from New York to Hawaii and back again at the drop of a (fashionable) hat. And all this jet-setting is done in her signature feminine, fun and oh-so-effortless style.
Lucky for us, she has let us in on the 12 fashion items that never go unnoticed. Incredible pieces worthy of an investment (even if it might mean CPR on your credit card).
“I don’t go anywhere without a pair of Mara & Mine shoes. Whether it be their signature skull slippers, a pair of boots or my favourite sandals…”
Mara & Mine ‘Sophie’ Spine Sandal, $451 SHOP NOW
“My partner brought me this cheeky ‘Derriere’ necklace for Christmas and it sparks a lot of attention! I wish my own bottom was this perky! I love the feminist take on Anissa’s items.”
Anissa Kermiche gold plated ‘Le Derriere’ pendant, $505 SHOP NOW
“Mikoh is my go-to swim label. It’s ridiculous how many of their suits I have! They are the most comfortable swimwear and are perfect for my petite frame.”
Mikoh ‘Queensland’ top $112 and bottoms, $118 SHOP NOW
“I’ve been wearing my The Upside X Nadia Fairfax collab everywhere lately. I don’t think I could live without these shorts and jumper. I’m literally living in them!”
The Upside X Nadia Fairfax Capsule shorts, $129 and jumper, $189 SHOP NOW
“No other white sneakers compare to those by Common Projects. They’re an investment but so so comfortable and everyone always asks me about them!”
Common Projects ‘Woman’ trainers, $490 from Mode Sportif SHOP NOW
“I am a major earrings lover. I love wearing mis-matched earrings, or even two of the same in one ear. These incredible Lucy Folk hoops work perfectly for this!”
Lucy Folk ‘Loco Artemis’ hoop earrings, $1100 SHOP NOW
“I always wear a silver, masculine watch. Then I like to wear feminine gold jewellery around it. My sensational Longines timepiece will be with me forever, and always draws comments.”
Longines ‘Conquest’ timepiece, $1525 SHOP NOW
“Berets!! Everyone always ask where I get them from! Nerida winter does the cutest one with a pom pom! It’s my new winter obsession.”
Nerida Winter ‘Dream On’ beret, $175 SHOP NOW
“I have never been asked about a dress more then this one. MY friend Innika Choo makes the sweetest clothes, every Item is smocked and dreamy, but this dress is my absolute fave.”
Innika ‘Avens’ gingham dress, $425 SHOP NOW
“I have multiple pairs of Dinosaur Design earrings and there isn’t a pair people don’t ask me about! Their colourful resin is always a favourite.”
Dinosaur Designs ‘Tumeric’ earrings, $230 SHOP NOW
“Perfect flat boots are hard to come by, but recently I got this Stuart Weitzman pair and they are a hit! Spot on height around the knee and at the heel.”
Stuart Weitzman ‘The Reserve Boot’, $1255 SHOP NOW