1. An update on the classic pinstripe shirt, this piece from Sussan is the kind of buy that will add a nice twist – literally – to an otherwise plain outfit, while still being is so easy to wear.
Sussan Stripe Tie Waist Shirt, $99.95
2. Breezy, relaxed linen pants are also a win for summer wardrobes – whether for work or the weekend. Pair it with the Stripe Tie Waist Shirt for a cool and chic combo.
Sussan Crop Stretch Linen Pants, $99.95


3. Finding a silky scarf in a great print is hard on a good day, let alone for under $30! A fab piece to finish off a summer ensem, the trick is deciding if you’ll want to wear it in your hair, tied on the neck or on your handbag!
Sussan Abstract Geo Scarf, $24.95
4. Small changes can make all the difference when it comes to reducing waste, so why not keep these mesh produce bags in your reusable shopping bag too? Oh, and if you want to feel even more smug about using ‘em, you should know they’re made from recycled PET bottles and produce can be both rinsed and stored in the bags. Easy, peasy!
Ever Eco Reusable Produce Bags, $13.95/pack of four from Healthy Life
5. Switching off from technology is rarely a bad thing to do and unless you have some seriously acidic components, playing board games can be an enjoyable and memorable alternative. We recommended going for the old faithful Scrabble.
Scrabble Original, $25 from Kmart

6. Dry limbs and skin are not only akin to winter, especially on long, dry summer days. Get re-hydrated guilt-free with thankyou’s French vanilla and coconut body lotion that’s made in Australia, not tested on animals and free of palm oil, parabens, irritable SLS and SLES. Oh, and 100% of the company‘s profits focusing on sustainably funding water access, sanitation and hygiene to those in poverty-affected communities. Win-win.
thankyou Botanical French Vanilla and Coconut Body Lotion, $9.99/500mL from Priceline.
7. Sitting in the lower end of the price spectrum, Oasis’ Eco cup is an easy introduction to the reusable coffee cup movement. Not only will it clearly save hundreds of single-use cups from being used, it’s also made from a mix of wheat straw and food safe polypropylene, which makes the cup recyclable when it comes to its final use. Its double wall also helps insulate beverages for longer – whether that’s hot or cold!
Oasis 300mL Double Wall Eco Cup, $9.95 from Kitchen Queen
8. There’s nothing like a refreshing fruit salad right when summer fruits are at their seasonal peak, and Top Juice’s take are forever satisfying the eye and palate.
Mixed fruit salad, $6/small, $7/medium, $8/large.


9. Echoes of the 1970s have been noticeably visible across films, politics, interior design trends and music all over the world of late, so naturally fashion is also reflecting the continued love affair with the decade. An easy way to subtly nod to the trend is through 70s-inspired graphics, like this peachy tee, which will only get better with age.
Cotton On x Tbar Tee 2 T-Shirt, $19.95.