Having a bit more time at home during lockdown has meant that I’ve been doing a whole lot more scrolling. In between doing the home school/work juggle I’ve been doing lots of online window shopping and pleasantly surprised at the super affordable pieces out there right now. Given it’s now the tail end of winter, the chain stores are doing some great pieces heading into spring. I’ve found some great basics and statement pieces that would help build on or elevate existing outfits. Here’s what’s looking good this month.
Simple and refined, this button down ribbed cardi can be worn over jeans and a tee, but also, as shown here, be worn as a dress. You know how much I love a multi-tasker! You could pop on a coat over this look while it’s still winter but wear it with sandals or sneakers in spring.
Wide leg pants are such a fun alternative to wearing jeans. This white pair is so fresh and perfect for when the weather starts to warm up. Never fear however, you could still wear it in the coming weeks by pairing it with a sweater and sneakers.
Love the sleeves on this top. The exaggerated cap sleeve adds an interesting touch to this outfit, and in a crisp white it’s easily paired with a multitude of looks. Consider it the slightly more glam version of your fave white tee.
Sweats are kind of my thing right now given the lockdown in Sydney so it so it was nice to find this affordable set from Cotton On. Not only does it come in a range of colours and look super comfy, it’s also able to be monogrammed which is just the icing on the cake. Because who wouldn’t want to watch Netflix in personalised loungewear!
Puffer jackets are pretty much my go-to for off duty days in winter. I love the fact that this jacket looks ultra warm and the blush pink hue is just the right pop of colour that can brighten up an outfit.
I’d consider this top basic in the best possible way. I’m always on the hunt for versatile basics but I gravitate towards designs that just feel a little more polished. Love the wide straps and square neckline on this top.
I have a thing for white tops and this one is the right kind of relaxed to be able to turn a weekend outfit into something polished without feeling too “done”. However I could also see it working back with a pair of wide leg pants and transitioning into workwear.
This ribbed tank comes in a range of different colours and needs to be snapped up, stat. It’s the right kind of cut to be able to pair with pants or jeans, skirts or shorts but it’s understated and sleek enough that you could throw a jacket or blazer on top and wear it out to dinner.
A-line skirts with buttons are made for summer dressing. This particular hue is just the thing to work back with a variety of different pieces and result in numerous outfits. A tick in the versatility box, for sure.
Shirt dresses are one of my favourite styles and this dress is just the piece to be worn casually or dressed up. It’s a great silhouette and I love the button and multi-pocket detail.