21 must-have items the WHO team are shopping this month

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Here at WHO, we have somewhat perfected the art of online shopping. Sure, occasionally we have to make a return (or, more realistically, intend to make a return, forget, and then leave the item sitting in our closet forever). But for the most part, we have that whole virtual-retail-therapy thing sorted.

And we’re taking that shopping prowess and handing it over to you, to share our top picks of the month – our take on the latest trends.

Whether it’s the cool new “it-girl” sneaker everyone is talking about, or the perfect dress to take you from the office to after-work drinks, our team have got you covered with the best things to shop in Australia right now.

Tina Burke – Digital Managing Editor, Entertainment

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My July shopping picks sure paint a picture (that I like two very specific colours).

Longchamp Le Pliage Original Shoulder Tote, $275 from The Iconic 

I don’t know if you can tell this from the overwhelming colour scheme of this collage, but I really love blue and green. Love them. I had my eye on a beautiful teal-coloured version of this iconic Longchamp tote bag last year. Unfortunately, it sold out before I could get my hands on it. I won’t be letting that happen again! I cannot begin to express the scream that I scrumt upon seeing this new Cobalt shade, but I will absolutely be adding to cart this month.  

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501 Jeans by Levi’s and Levi’s Curve, $111.96 (usually 159.95) from The Iconic  

A classic pair of Levi’s for 30 per cent off? Don’t mind if I do! I’ll be taking advantage of the current sale to get my hands on this light blue pair of the straight-leg jeans. The good news is they also come in a bunch of colours (and plenty of options in the Levi’s Curve range, too).  

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Damson Madder Drawstring Bag in Green Ditsy Print, $88 from ASOS

One of my favourite Scandi fashion brands, Damson Madder has the cutest accessories. Can’t you just imagine rocking up to a picnic with this cute little bag? It’s been sitting on my wish-list for quite some time now, and I think I’ll need to add it to my cart during the next ASOS sale.

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Romy Knit and Everyday Pant in Cornflower Blue, $160 and $120 from By Billie 

There is something about these shades of blue that really has me in a chokehold at the moment. I love it. These ones are being added to my cart immediately. And, you know what, may as well add the cosy 100% cotton matching t-shirt, too! 

Inspired by the beauty of the ocean and the idyllic seaside lifestyle, these luxury knits are perfect for my coastal grandmother aesthetic as we face our final weeks of winter and head towards the warmer days in Spring.

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Embryolisse Lait-Creme Sensitive Cream 100ml, $50 from Adore Beauty and $42.49 from Chemist Warehouse

Eczema girlies, rise up! It’s winter right now, which means this is one of the worst times for us. But who am I kidding? Summer is not a fun vibe either. It’s hard out here for the sensitive skin kids, but I am an avid fan of his fragrance-free, ultra nourishing and hydrating cream.  

Ultra Violette Lean Screen SPF50+ 75ml, $52 from The Iconic

Another win for the sensitive skin kids, this version of the Ultra Violette Sunscreen has become my go-to – I’ve been through four bottles – and it’s time to replenish my stock.

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Sony WH-CH720N Wireless Headphones in Blue, $249 from Sony

I just bought these headphones and let me tell you, I’m living my best life. My sincere apologies to everyone and anyone who is trying to contact me. I can’t hear you. I’m listening to Taylor Swift and dancing around (in my mind, I would never dance in public. It’s not dignified). 

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New Balance 530 in Vintage Teal, $95.20 (usually $160) from The Iconic

Last, but not least, I have been keeping an eye on these New Balance 530s because I am – you guessed it – obsessed with the teal colour. Unfortunately, they’ve sold out in my size, but if you’re between a size 5.5 to 7.5 I encourage you to check ’em out. I on the other hand will be staring intently at my notifications from The Iconic for the moment they are (hopefully) restocked. 

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Madison Scott – Senior Digital Content Producer, WHO

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I’m all about investing in the right pieces (that I can re-wear).

Ganni Shirred Checkout Cotton-Blend Seersucker Midi Dress, $242 from The Outnet

I’ve had my eye on a Ganni piece for a while and thanks to a decent discount on The Outnet, I can now live my Scandi-Girl dreams this winter.  

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L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil, $39 from Adore Beauty

The perfect winter shower staple and the one product I actually use and repurchase again and again. Not only is the scent divine, but as someone with dry and sensitive skin, it leaves my skin so soft and moisturised 

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Dr Martens Womens 8065 Mary Jane Shoes, $181.99 (usually $259.99) from The Iconic

Since I splurged on the Ganni dress this month, I’m trying not to purchase much else… but I have my eyes on these Dr Martens. An elevated approach to the classic Mary Jane shape, I’m obsessed with the double buckle and can’t help but think they would be perfect with a long denim skirt and fun socks! 

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Le Specs Unreal Sunglasses, $79 from The Iconic 

Another item I have my eye on, these brown sunglasses are giving me some serious Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy vibes in the best way possible. Le Specs is one of my favourite brands for well-priced sunglasses and I can’t wait to add these to the rotation.  

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Round Mini Shoulder Bag in Natural, $24.90 from Uniqlo

One thing about me, I love a little cross-body-bag moment. I’ve had the staple Uniqlo Mini Shoulder Bag in black for ages, and I’ve worn it everywhere from Fashion Week to my daily commute. Now, I’d like to pick it up in a neutral beige colour to complement a little more of my wardrobe.

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Jayde Malifa – Digital Managing Editor, Lifestyle & Food

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Benefit The Porefessional Deep Retreat Pore Clearing Mask, $62 from Sephora

Loving Benefit’s Porefessional skincare range, in particular the Pore Clearing Mask. It helps with clearing pore build up and reducing redness across my face. When I do my everything shower on Sundays, I make sure to carve out 15 minutes to do the mask and my skin absolutely loves it!

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Maison de Sabre The Snap Tote, $309 from The Iconic

Absolutely loving everything that Maison de Sabre is doing in terms of innovating the luxury leather industry, and consistently delivering fun, stylish bags and accessories. The Snap Tote is the gorgeous everything bag perfect for the work commute and weekend fun.

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In Bloom Turkish Bath Towel, $109, In Bloom Turkish Hand Towel, $49 and In Bloom Turkish Bath Mat, $69 from KIP&CO

Even though we are in the depths of winter, I am living for bursts of colour in my apartment. Enter KIP&CO’s In Bloom colourway. The pink and green set my maximalist heart aflutter, and the texture gives the prints colourful whimsy a bit of a tactile edge. 

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La Danse Gobelets, $99 from Maison Balzac

Their latest collection, La Danse Chapter III, delivers on the signature Maison Balzac romance and whimsy we have come to love. Each element of the collection taps into the brand’s avant garde style, and I can’t wait to add to my glassware collection the La Danse Gobelets.

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Bio High Waist Brief, $25 and Support Wirefree Bralette, $59 at NALA 

NALA is an amazing, Aussie brand that produces the best underwear. Sustainable and completely size and gender inclusive, I have never felt so supported and comfortable in a pair of underwear, in my life. The sets are so funky and they survive the washing machine (in and out of a laundry bag). 

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