In every wardrobe there’s always a handful of hard-working pieces that prove themselves over and over. We asked three stylists to share the fashion buys that came out on top in 2023.
Tara Morris on her four best fashion buys
A freelance fashion stylist, who also styles for The ICONIC, and previously worked as a fashion editor at marie claire magazine, Tara is a regular contributor to PRIMER.
When I first got wind of the Marni X Carhartt collab I knew I had to get my hands on a piece from the collection. This bag has proven to be the best purchase, a great tote to take down to the beach or even a last minute overnight trip!
This Matteau skirt will make me instantly feel polished, beautifully tailored in a lightweight suiting fabric. It is simple and sophisticated.
These gorgeous silver shell earrings have come out nearly every dinner outing I’ve had this year !
I’m a jeans girlie, I live in them. I love the oversized fit of this style and the paperbag waist that is created with denim belt. Looks great with a fitted tee or tank top!
A contributing fashion editor to Vogue, Kate has also worked for marie claire.
I have always loved Zimmermann. Its a happy celebratory brand that seems to make beautiful clothing that you want to wear to parties, holidays, weddings and lunches with friends…. all the fun things. I have always been obsessed with their prints. I recently purchased the Raie Spliced Shirt because I loved the fun mix of prints. I purchased it oversized and plan to wear it over my swimmers at the beach. It will be the perfect piece to protect me from the harsh Aussie summer sun.
I am very excited to have just ordered a special forever fine chain necklace with my five children’s initials on it in 9 carat gold. Its an investment piece I’ll have and wear forever and so special to feel like my kids are always with me.
I spotted this brand on Rebecca Judd, and I like it because I wanted to invest in genuine gold. Also, I have five kids – and very few jewellers make that many initials!
Recently I realised I needed some new summer pyjamas and am obsessed with the Goodnight Summer Sleep Set I purchased during the Black Friday Sales. I’m so glad I bought two sets, in Dusty Rose and Storm, as they are so so soft and really comfortable. They make me happy every night whenever I put them on.
I feel like JAG is a brand I have “rediscovered” recently… it hasn’t gone through a brand relaunch, it’s still the same designer, but it feels really fresh with great pieces that are thoughtfully designed and some fun original prints – they even did a collab with some local indigenous artists. I have purchased this sweet linen puff sleeve top and matching skirt which is perfect for summer lunches or even Christmas Day!
A freelance stylist, Lucy is a regular contributor to PRIMER and previously worked on staff at InStyle.
I don’t wear much jewellery day to day, so when I add an earring, I like them to pack a punch. I’m often torn between a bold gold style, or something bedazzled – and these are the perfect hybrid of the two.
Being pregnant most of the year, I was conscious to try and only buy things I knew I would wear after our baby’s arrival. This is the type of dress I can throw on almost any day and feel a little put together whilst being comfortable (priority number one).
I love an unassuming day to day bag. One that can balance out an outfit that feels too polished or feminine to me. Plus a chuck-it-all-in bag is my favourite kind.
A classic Breton top is something I never thought would be a favourite item of mine. But I wore this all through winter and have loved the oversized cut with shorts on a warmer day. I love styling this with roughly cuffed sleeves and chunky earrings for ultimate riviera vibes.