Time to ditch those predictable, oft-used items and replace them with new and nifty alternatives.
White top with lace bottom, $24.95. Lace is trending this season, a decidedly more modern take on the fine fabrics of yesteryear. tkmaxx.com.au
Linen wide pants,$49.90. This summer, opt for lightweight pants that are cropped with a wide leg. The tie-up front adds a fresh detail. uniqlo.com/au
Gia bikini top, $69. Animal prints are always in vogue - to ensure your ensemble doesn’t look dated, seek out leopard or snake print options. infamousswim.com
Havaianas slides, $50. Kick off your Havaianas thongs and slip into their slides. This new product has been in development for more than two years and is the first time Havaianas has launched a product outside of Brazil first. havaianasaustralia.com.au
Siren Song sunglasses, $419. Toss out your scratched, chemist sunnies and invest in a pair that are ideal for everyday variable conditions, from full sun, to overcast and cloudy. mauijim.com
Vice Reversa micro needling plumping patches, $79.95. If you’re still heading to a salon for targeted skincare treatment such as microneedling, give these a try. Made in Korea, each patch contains thousands of microscopic active ingredients formed into micro fine needles. Available from Priceline.
Black grid moodboard by Hand G design, $149. Are your bills are on the kitchen bench, favourite photos on the fridge and spare keys by the front door? Why not keep all those little essentials in one central location. thestore.com.au
Studymate llama pen cup, $3.95. Llamas have been popular for quite a few months now, but sources assure us they’re still the coolest animal going around. Time to get on board. Available at Officeworks.
ASUS VivoBook S15, $1297. Equipped with fingerprint ID and an ASUS exclusive ErgoLife hinge that automatically tilts your keyboard, check this model out if you’re due for an upgrade. harveynorman.com.au
FOREO ISSA 2 toothbrush, $235. Yes, throwing out your manual toothbrush in favour of this may seem extravagant, but you won’t regret it. This USB-charged version gives a gentle brushing experience like no other. sephora.com.au
Muertos Mambo towel, $79. Made using cutting-edge fabric technology that repels sand, dries rapidly compared to regular towels, and can absorb at least one litre of water. au.tesalate.com
Bondi Sands After Sun Aloe Vera SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray, $14.95. Slip slop slap with this world-first formulation, suitable for the most sensitive of skins and perfect for cooling off after a day at the beach. Available at Priceline and Chemist Warehouse.
Food bottle, $29.95. Say goodbye to messy holiday road trips. Subo is a suction based, non-squeezable food bottle with a movable platform that children can easily use without squeezing food all over themselves. suboproducts.com.au
Bloom paper lantern, $19.95 (cord kit not included). Oriental-style paper light shades are making a comeback, an affordable way to update your home decor. optocoonline.com
Frixion highlighter, $2.50 each. Au revoir correction fluid. Part of a range of writing implements that contain thermosensitive gel ink, so you can erase mistakes without damaging the paper. pilotpen.com.au
Spacetalk watch, $349. A watch, smartphone and GPS in one (plus no social media apps) this could be a godsend during the school holidays if your kids like to flit from one friend’s house to another. spacetalk.com.au