MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Tina Leung wearing creme white blazer and dress and Gala Gonzalez wearing brown blazer and pants, beige bag outside Max Mara during the Milan Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2022 on September 23, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

Shopping during lockdown has become something of a national pastime, for half of Australia at least. Despite social distancing restrictions rendering much of our wardrobes redundant, it seems we’re all bored and looking to fill them out anyway.

Whether it’s luxe loungewear that can be enjoyed right now, wear-anywhere sustainable underwear or the perfect accessory to don post-Freedom Day, here are the sartorial confections team GRAZIA are lusting after this month.

Sleeping with Jacques Bon Vivant Robe, $489, and Velvet Bottoms, $299, in Dusty Rose SHOP NOW

“As a permanent WFH-er, I’m desperately trying to phase myself out of the activewear trap and in to garments with… well, significantly less lycra. This beautiful local label presents the perfect compromise, with chic, sustainable pyjamas that could easily be mistaken for (extremely luxe) every day attire. Changing out of my sad trackies and into soft, delicious fabrics like velvet keeps me feeling ultra comfy, while still looking put together for the inevitable hours on Zoom. I’m yet to be convinced that I won’t spill my morning coffee all over it, but the blush hue was too pretty to resist.” – Kate Lancaster, Contributing Beauty Editor

 

Quay Australia Art School, $65 SHOP NOW

“It’s a well-known fact that I love sunglasses. Seriously, even a lockdown walk requires me to try on three different pairs before leaving the house. Much to my sartorial-fuelled delight, high street brand Quay released its latest collection of specs for spring. The new line champions Australian culture with playful colours and a retro-inspired colour palette. Made exclusive for the country, it hopes to inspire positivity and expression in lockdown or otherwise. I’m not one for colour but these lime green frames are hard to pass up.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

Tory Burch Good Luck Trainer, $480 SHOP NOW

“While the stylishness of this trainer is something to ogle at, it’s the thought Tory Burch put into incorporating her good luck charm into its design that really holds true at a time like this. Burch – perhaps a little superstitious – has always been fascinated by symbols of luck (the evil eye, knocking on wood, and carrying a red ribbon whenever she travels) – and this trainer has a wishbone embedded into its sole. I like these for myself (the Double T logo is chic and the deep ankle scoop makes them perfect for travelling and running errands), but I love them even more as a gift for one of my best friends who is going through a hard time. Throw somebody you love a little luck.” – Jessica Bailey, Editorial Director

Nico Organic Triangle Bra, $72, and Organic High Waisted Brief, $52, in Lilac SHOP NOW

“I’m going to be vulnerable here and admit that my underwear drawer is… well, really embarrassing. I’ve never really been into lingerie, as silk, lace and ruffles have never been my vibe. While I’ve occasionally invested in a nuce bra here and there, I usually end up wearing the same old boring, daggy smalls. I decided long ago that unlike my shoe collection, comfort is my primary concern when it comes to my bras and underwear. However that shouldn’t mean I have to resort to ill-fitting supermarket fare, does it? I decided to re-stock my drawer with sustainable local brands that offer chic, simple every day styles. I picked out this cute set on BITS, an incredible Australian lingerie store, from the brand NICO and I’m obsessed. They’re so comfortable, work with everything and I love the brand’s ethical, transparent ethos.” – Kate Lancaster, Contributing Beauty Editor

Public Figure Zodiac Sarong, $139.95 SHOP NOW

“When Public Figure released its zodiac towels, they quickly became a cult summer staple across Australia. As we edge ever so closely to the new season, the brand has partnered with multidisciplinary artist and friend of the brand, Anisah Nasir, to create a new range of sarongs inspired by each star sign. Ethically made in India and crafted from 100 percent cotton, we expect these to be just as popular. Tie it around your waist as a bikini cover up or twist into a halter neck top appropriate for any poolside soirée.” –Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

Meshki Mona Linen High Waist Trousers, $99 SHOP NOW

“One of my favourite things to do of a night-time at the moment is to build my freedom wardrobe and who doesn’t need a pair of white linen, transeasonal, pin-tuck trousers for a lunch at Totti’s in spring, summer, and autumn? Admittedly, I wasn’t too familiar with the brand Meshki before it landed in my inbox, and then at my front door but I’m really impressed with the quality and fit. The brand also do really cool basics so if you’re looking for staples to fill the gaps in between designer wares, take a look. (I also got the matching Yalda crop. It’s really cute! And these shoes Aggie shoes because they aren’t trying too hard to be Bottega’s!)” – Jessica Bailey, Editorial Director

 

Jacquemus Les Chaussettes Ribbed Socks, $60 SHOP NOW

“I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of ribbed socks – while that’s not a sentence I thought I’d be typing, it’s no less true. I’m sure I’ll look back on this moment as the sad peak of my lockdown shopping: socks to wear for my daily laps of The Tan in Melbourne. I realised not too long ago that nobody was wearing ankle socks anymore and I’ve been scouring socials to find a pair I actually like ever since. This Jacquemus set satisfies my sartorial urges on two counts; they’re practical and yet insufferably exxy, so I feel like I’ve simultaneously solved a problem while tricking myself into thinking it’s a stylish investment piece.” – Kate Lancaster, Contributing Beauty Editor

NIKE AIR MAX 2021, $230 SHOP NOW

“Every year Nike releases a new iteration of its beloved Air Max silhouette. While the lifestyle sneakers take on a new stylistic persona each year, the Nike Air Max 2021 is distinctly different this year for another reason. As the sportswear giant moves towards a zero carbon and zero waste future – the brand’s initiative dubbed ‘Move to Zero’ – the new style has been made from at least 20 percent recycled materials by weight. It’s still the same comfort and lightweight feel you expect too but treads a little lighter on the planet while you get your steps in.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

PRENE THE BEC BAG (REBECCA JUDD X PRENE), LARGE TOTE, $199 SHOP NOW

“Everything Bec Judd touches turns to sartorial gold, and her collaboration with Prene is no exception. Her new range, Rebecca Judd X Prene, released last week, offers stylish, functional pieces which are perfect additions to a utilitarian wardrobe. I have eyed the largest Prene bag – the Bec Bag – for a little while now, and while its 14 neoprene pockets can pack a wine-and-truffle-brie-picnic at this moment, I’m clinking glasses in the park to the day it can graduate to an in-flight carry-on. There’s really cute waist bags and cross-body pouches in the range too. Take a look.” – Jessica Bailey, Editorial Director

Louis Vuitton Patti Wedge Ankle Boots, $2990 SHOP NOW

“At just 20-years-old, Emma Chamberlain is one of the Generation Z’s most influential women – and for good reason. I came across the YouTuber’s videos at random this month after she attended the Met Gala for the first time in Louis Vuitton. While I’m not easily influenced by Millennial content creators, I have to make an exception here. In collaboration with the French House, Chamberlain has appeared in the footwear campaign for Fall/Winter 2021. If there is any silhouette I’m adding to cart this season, it’s the Patti Wedge Ankle Boots.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

Venroy Crushed Halter Dress in Red, $220 SHOP NOW

“There are many things that come to mind when I think of Sydney’s sweltering summer. Early sunrise walks, salty evening’s spent at the Bronte Baths (when it’s too hot to do anything else) and cocktails at Bondi’s famous Icebergs institution. And nine times out of ten I’m wearing some beautiful linen piece by Venroy. It’s no secret that time in lockdown has me addicted to their soft cashmere pieces but I’ve been obsessed with their summer collections far longer. The Spring/Summer 2021 collection has arrived to stores and although we’re unable to travel to some far flung European destination, Venroy has delivered it too us. I can’t wait to wear this vibrant orange piece come freedom day.” – Rebekah Clark, Features Writer

thoughts?