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The Australian Edit, curated selections by Jess Blanch

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Here are the pieces that I'll be adding to my wardrobe, courtesy of The Australian Edit.

 

Press Ellery for a good time

 

Now we can have guests over for dinner, I’m all about these sequin pants which I’ll wear with my husband’s very old and oversize cashmere jumper. Perfect for when I’ve only had the inclination to make a simple pasta but still want to appear like I’ve made an effort for the evening. They are made for dancing barefoot to Mobb Deep on my living room rug.

These resort pumps are an every season shoe for when a sneaker isn’t quite enough for a meeting and also pass my ‘classics’ test of whether a French woman would wear them.

And while the idea of having to attend a black-tie event in the future is quite honestly causing me some anxiety, it is calmed by this ensemble, called aptly, ‘Sugar for my honey’, which I think will be a great way to make a statement without wearing a gown.

 

Day club with Dion Lee

 

Without a doubt Dion’s latest collections are my favourite of his whole career as he has fully embraced gender fluidity, and in my opinion, designed truly for himself. While I’ve always loved his tailoring, this season it’s his separates - so perfect for layering - I’m currently coveting the most.

My ultimate piece is this garter tank which I am buying (in black and white) now so I can wear under an open black suit when dinners and events become a thing again.

I’m also completely mad about these parachute pants that I feel are a new generation cargo pant and a forever buy. I love the idea of them with the square tanks worn to the beach, and then later for drinks with a strappy sandal. The last time I wore cargo pants was in the 90s but come Spring (and its closer than we think) I’m predicting this to be a look.

 

All the essentials with Aje

 

Do I really need another hoodie? Yes. Yes I do, and Aje’s liberation hoodie is everything it needs to be. I’m still not sure it’s entirely Zoom-appropriate but I drape a blazer over the back of my chair, so the formalities feel a little taken care of.

I definitely don’t need more blue denim, but I can’t help myself with these pieces I know I’ll keep forever. This short-sleeve shirt is one of the most languid pieces I’ve ever worn and works back nicely with soft jeans for semi-isolation wear.

Add this classic with a twist trench is light and soft, I will pair with a neutral tone hoodie tracksuit and feel like all my needs are met.

 

Rebecca Valance’s everyday dreams

 

Rebecca Valance collage

Ever so occasionally I find a dress that feels like I’ve been searching for it forever and then buy them in multiples. These bias-cut dresses in pink and black are the trans-seasonal dress of my dreams. Always with flats, either a sneaker or a fluffy fur-like slides they work just as well under a long cardigan for cosy nights in with some loved ones or running out to do errands and soaking in some of that middle of the day sunshine.

My wardrobe will also love these cosy knits and a classic pair of cigarette pants in stretch suiting.

 

Respect for Le Specs

 

I’ve always had nostalgia for this brand born on Bondi Beach and for as long as I can remember a pair have lived in the glove box of my car.

Their virtual try on takes all the fear out of shopping online making them a just right purchase for these times. My current must haves are these 90s lenses that nod to Kurt Cobain , a brave pair of Bladerunners and these blush frames because I’m always a fan of seeing the world through rose coloured glasses.

 

Auteur means individual

 

The brand’s creative director Lucinda Taffs has always been some you notice when she enters a room and these statement pieces, the Harri top and Agyness dress are true to her signature. They are party looks for when the world reopens and we all stay up way past midnight.

 

Following the sun with Lucy Folk

 

At this time when we can’t travel Lucy’s collection inspired by far flung places and new adventures feels like a tonic for the trips we can’t go on.

I’m developing quite a collection of Lucy’s classic boiler suits and love I can now have one in pure white.

Also worth collecting are the simple and elegant gold rings, from the relic to the new Ellsworth band which I am sure you can guess who it is inspired by.

My new favourite shades are the Donna glasses in Earth and never go straight to cart without one of the only scrunchies you should ever be seen with.