What Our Editor Is Buying to Prepare for Summer

As we head into the final month before summer, I'm using this opportunity to prepare my wardrobe before the heat sets in. The last thing you want to see is a text from friends saying: "Beach. Now." and you still feel utterly unprepared. Spring in Sydney has been mild, so I expect an extremely hot summer will be headed our way. I'll be adding lots of linen basics to stay cool, new swimsuits that can double as outerwear, and sunglasses, and a hat to be sun smart.

Australian designers do summer so well, so this month, I'm indulging my patriotic side and shopping only from local brands.

Keep scrolling for my favourite new-season finds.

under $100 

I've been wanting to try a pair of round sunglasses (just like Kendall Jenner), and this pair by Le Specs looks way more expensive than $80.

I'll be adding a feminine, pretty touch to my summer weekend outfits with this pink straw hat.

Oversized fit, open back, and a ribbon detail? All for under $100? Sold.

Under $500

and Side Strap Bikini Brief ($120).

The square neckline will be huge this summer. Trust me.

I can imagine wearing this skirt with oversized T-shirts, silk camisoles, or white button-down shirts.

I basically live in Senso shoes and get an update each season.  I'm obsessed with shade of burnt orange.

under $1000

I love layering long lengths, so I'll be throwing this over all my favourite slip dresses.

As we creep closer towards Christmas, I know there'll be a lot of events coming up, and this is perfect to dress up or down.

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