How the fashionably fit will be spending their tax return

It's tax time and you know what that means, it's time to spend some hard-earned cash, guilt-free. Here are the items we've had our eye on all year.

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So you’ve come into some money have you? Perhaps it feels like it was never yours to begin with. That’s the beauty of tax time, tax returns feel like free money. And you know what that means? You can spend it guilt-free.

A pragmatic person would advise you to save your hard-earned cash. Others may suggest you invest it. Whatever you decide, it’s mid-way through the year and we think you should spend at least a bit on yourself. If you have the time, go on a holiday or book a retreat. If not, why not settle for some good old retail therapy?

Depending on what you intend to receive from the tax man, we’ve compiled a budget-friendly list of the items we’ve been dreaming about. And who knows, if you’re presently surprised you could buy a few from each.

1Under $250

620 New Balance Sneakers

The classic New Balance suede sneakers have been around long enough to know they’re not going out of style. The 620’s are a slim, feminine shape that pair perfectly with your everyday wear. Warning: choosing between the equally lust-worthy colours (navy and grey) may cause anguish. Safety instructions: buy both.

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Nike Power Speed

Speed stripes never looked so good. But you’ll hardly be able to see them because you’ll be gone in a flash when wearing these tights. Built for running, they provide support to key muscles. Plus, they’re comfortable which (aside from functionality) is key when choosing fitness tights.

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2Under $500

WiseWear Duchess

Wearable tech has certainly been getting more fashionable and new brand, WiseWear has taken another leap in the right direction. Described as ‘smart jewellery’, it’s designed to keep you safe, healthy and connected. Features include a panic button linked to your emergency contacts, daily activity tracking (calories burned, step count, distance travelled and active time) and connection to your mobile for all notifications. Available in a range of different styles, all evening-attire approved.

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Parrot Zik 3

Elegant? Tick. Wireless? Double tick. Superior sound quality? Triple tick. Yep, Parrot’s Zik 3 headphones tick all the right boxes and then some. Every detail has been carefully considered from the luxurious design to the option of editing and personalising your sound settings.

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3Under $1000

Kenwood Chef Sense Mixer

Do you like to make clean treats and mix up nut butters? Or perhaps you bake a weekly gluten-free loaf. Regardless of your culinary endeavours, Kenwood Chef Sense is the ultimate kitchen companion. With five different mixer arms and over twenty further attachments, it can be a blender, juicer, processor and more. Now available in a range of pastel colours, it’s a playful diversion from your regular appliances.

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Saint Laurent Sneaker

These on-trend kicks are a fun, fresh update on the classic white sneaker. Made in Italy from genuine leather, they’ll be a veteran in your wardrobe in years to come. Plus, style icon, Pip Edwards has a pair and that’s reason enough for us to buy them.

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SOURCEStreet Smith
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Georgia Pretty
Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a taco and wine!