7 to Shop: Including $27.99 Trousers and the Only Black Jumper You Need For Winter

Sangeeta Kocharekar fashion editor picks may 2024

Australian Fashion Week will have kicked off by the time this is live. Held annually at Sydney’s Carriageworks is a week-long celebration of Australian fashion, with longstanding names showing alongside debut AFW designers.

What that means for me is that I’ve spent the last couple of weeks mentally planning my outfits for the week. I want to warm inside Carriageworks’ warehouses, but not have a bulky coat hide my ‘fit. I want to wear comfortable shoes to easily run from show to show — some are off-site — but also not have them tone down my look too much.

That’s what has been on my mind. While I have yet to wear some of those pieces I landed on for AFW (they’ll be in next months’ column!), ahead is what I have worn already, some fashion week-ready, others, in the case of the first shopping pick, ready to wear to bed. These are the fashion editor picks May 2024.

Cotton On Sleep Recovery Wide Leg, now $27.99 (was $39.99)

I couldn’t get enough of the Scandi winter fashion on my social feeds this past Australian summer, so I was counting down the days ‘til I could dress warm. These ribbed, wide-leg trousers look straight out of Copenhagen. I’ve been pairing them with a dressy top and heels to disguise the fact they’re meant for bed.

Third Form Interchange Vest, $300

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a Styling Suite with Third Form clothes I could wear for AFW. I settled on this vest and a top and skirt set in a stretchy, jersey material. This twill fabric vest goes with so much already in my closet. I’ve worn it with a white skirt I got in Korea, and pants from Zara — really, it’ll work with any bottom that can be seen beneath it (basically, just not short shorts).

Summi Summi Halter Vest, $189

I have this vest with the matching Tippi Jeans and I wore them together for an outfit reminiscent of the one Britney Spears wore when she matched Justin Timberlake in 2001. I think every millennial thinks of those outfits when they were double denim. The top is halter-back and is tight enough that you may not require a bra. I’ll pair it with other trousers in my closet too — though likely loose-fit and baggy to balance out the tight fit of the vest.

Nike Sportswear Futura Cross Body Bag, $34.99

This bag is an ideal size to fit my wallet, keys and phone, which, most of the time, is all I need. It being black too makes it easy to pair with any outfit. When I was introduced to it at a Nike styling event, the stylist suggested it may also work over a boxy blazer.

Reformation Moya Linen Two Piece, $495

Being American, I’ve been familiar with Reformation for a while — almost since it opened its online shop in 2013. In Australia, the brand is a lot less known, though, since April this year when THE ICONIC was announced as a stockist, that’s sure to change. The set has such a classic silhouette. Wearing it, I feel ready for a garden party.

fashion editor picks may 2024

Dref By D Electra Jumper, $275

A black jumper is essential to any capsule winter wardrobe, but it’s hard to find good quality jumpers that don’t easily pill. So far (fingers crossed), this jumper fits the bill — maybe because of its fabrics: a blend of acrylic, nylon, wool and mohair. Its subtle design details like the drop shoulder and turtleneck make it feel more elevated.

fashion editor picks may 2024

Araminta James Maya Knit Short, $139

On the weekends, I mostly only wear clothes that double as loungewear, and these knit shorts fit the bill. I’ve been wearing them with a chunky jumper, and appreciating the white stripe on either side, which classes it athleisure.

fashion editor picks may 2024

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