SPORT MY STYLE series FEAT. NADIA FAIRFAX

We all love, and let’s face it, practically live in our activewear but whether it’s tequila, a newborn or many an espresso keeping us up all hours of the night, it’s easy to get complacent when Sunday morning rolls around. Our founder Jodhi started The Upside with the idea of bringing fashion to functionality, and in keeping with this tradition, our new Sport My Style series aims to take the guesswork out of making an outfit your own by raiding the styling hacks of Australia’s best dressed. One such fashion identity who has many a sartorial trick up her sleeve is none other than Upsider, Nadia Fairfax.

Favourite way to accessorise your activewear?

Earrings are my fave way to accessorise any outfit, but I love adding a super crispy white shirt to activewear. Bens business shirt with spin tights - Voila!

How do you like to make activewear your own?

Wear what makes you feel good. Fashion is a form of art, create a crazy masterpiece every day. Today's fashion faux pas, are tomorrows trends.

Nadia wears our Army Leopard paddle suit with our Chloe Bomber Jacket tied around the waist for casual cool all the while flattering the body’s proportions (even pocket rocket’s appreciate a longer looking leg). Tousled hair complete with floppy straw sunhat (anti-aging and chic) and oversize 70’s style sunglasses add a jetset flavour for could-be-anywhere allure. Ever the tomboy, Nadia brings her own identity to the outfit with old school striped gym socks paired with acutely on-trend ‘Dad shoes’ (Valentino, no less) to round out the fashion forward look.


Most versatile piece in your wardrobe?

I’m so fickle and change my mind all the time. So I wouldn’t say I have one item I would say is the most versatile. I love a good jacket, of any kind- Windbreaker, Bomber, Blazer, Trench. Weather it’s a mini dress or jeans and a tee, they complete any look.

What does your standard Sunday beauty routine consist of?

Ummm, Sunday???? Truthfully I’m usually pretty hungover. Trying to survive LOL! Beauty stuff is more for mid-week. Haha. Honestly, I just invest in really great products and treatments and I don’t need to do much else. I use a alcohol wipe on my phone about once a week cause when I don’t I find I get a few blemishes exactly where I hold my phone to my face! Get into it, life changing.

Love your Bondi Club Crew and Ivy Short set for a brisk walk but need to scoot from Bondi-to-Bronte into brunch with stylish abandon? Simply layer the look with an oversized white business shirt worn underneath for a crisp, contemporary update - do as Nadia does and steal one from his end of the wardrobe if necessary. Dining alfresco? Top it off with The Upside Logo Cap for sun smarts meets sporty cool.

On what occasions are we most likely to find you sporting activewear..?

Most days. I work from home most of the time, so unless I am out shooting, or at an event, I am in active.

Are you all about prints or like to keep things sleek & simple or both?

I LOVE TO WEAR COLOUR. I truly believe it can improve your mood, plus I think it can also make other people happy. How many times have you been walking on the street wearing a bright print or bold colour and someone will stop to tell you they love your outfit? Those smiles, that feeling - gahhh interactions like that between two strangers can make a persons day.

Nadia loves to play with proportions, layers and colour - this fresh look is a prime example. Nadia throws our navy Ella Parka over the Brooklyn Tank and retro high waisted mini shorts for athletic Americana vibes, while the pop of her red Birkenstocks keeps with the preppy palette. Be like Nadia and make your own rules, like pairing the look with gym socks and sandals for a quirky touch. Bring an air of sophistication to the look by accessorising with a quality clutch, you can never go wrong with a Fendi.