Lara Bingle’s just returned from a whirlwind trip to visit her boyfriend, New York-based DJ Nick Cohen, and spend time in the Hamptons with one of her besties, model Elyse Taylor, when we meet to rummage through her wardrobe and discover just what it is that makes this Aussie beauty a style icon.

Since she was a teenager, Lara’s had that It girl aesthetic – something you can’t quite put your finger on, but you know it’s there.

It has a lot to do with her easygoing energy and, of course, how she puts herself together…

Today, the stunning 25-year-old is dressed casually in her signature colour, black, with a Saint Laurent bag over her shoulder and her fingers and ears adorned with jewellery by Dior and Karen Walker. And despite still unpacking her Louis Vuitton suitcases, Lara’s full of energy and happy to take us on another journey – this time through her favourite wardrobe pieces, the heady scents that adorn her bathroom shelves, a vast array of high heels and ankle boots, and the books and magazines she gets her inspiration from.

It’s quite the collection!

What’s your favourite piece in your wardrobe right now?
My Balmain jacket. It’s an investment piece that goes with everything. It’s the perfect blazer!

Which emerging designers are you into?
I love Christopher Kane, J W Anderson and Ryan Storer’s special pieces.

Has your style changed over the years?
As I’ve matured, I have started to invest in more classic, timeless pieces rather than buying current collections.

Where do you love to shop most?
The Balenciaga and Céline stores in Paris; Dover St Market in London; and Jeffrey in New York’s Meatpacking District.

Do you have pieces that tell a story?
I value the pieces in my wardrobe that tell a story over the designer items. I love my mother’s teenie leather pants from the ’80s and my vintage tees that I wear to music festivals. Putting these items on makes me smile.

Rock signature pieces such as distressed denim with a fitted jacket for It girl groove

For the full interview, and more pics of Lara’s impressive wardrobe, pick up a copy of this week’s OK! magazine, on sale now!

Source: OK Magazine