There’s plenty of chain store goodness to be found right now and your spring/summer wardrobe will be all the better for it. I’ve rounded up an array of different pieces that will elevate an existing look, or act as the anchor point from which to build many more outfits. Shopping for summery clothes is one of my favourite parts of the year simply because everything just evokes the best feelings of this time of year. Light, airy and oh-so fun. Enjoy!
The lilac shade is really on trend making this top a great way to update a look. I particularly like the smocking detail which gives the top an element of interest.
If I were to describe the quintessential summer dress I think it would look like this. The crisp white is perfect for balmy days while the empire line and ruching are sweet touches.
A cute pyjama set never goes astray and this is a really affordable option from Cotton On. I’m a fan of the stripes, but it also comes in other colours and prints.
Culottes are a comfortable and polished option for summer and so easily paired with multiple top styles. The watermelon shade is also such a great way to brighten up and outfit.
I’m always a fan of shirt dresses and I love the riff on the style that this dress takes. You could wear this with a pair of slides for being out and about or wear it with heels for a slightly dressier occasion. Also, I’m always on board with a puff sleeve.
I’ve spoken about the enduring appeal of a white shirt, but sometimes it’s fun to mix up the style, such as this linen shirt. It’s got a classic feel to it but the side ruching adds a modern touch.
How fun are these slides? The jewel green shade is a great way to add some vibrancy to an ensemble, and the woven design is so very now. Don’t be afraid to embrace colour this summer!
Denim shorts are constantly on rotation during summer so I think it’s always great to have a few pairs in different colours. These are a great cut as you can wear them with tops tucked in or with a billowy top worn in a relaxed way.
One shoulder styles are going to be everywhere this season and this style is perfect worn back with a everything from shorts to jeans and a skirt. I think it would work particularly well with a pair of high waisted pants.
A printed dress is always a great staple to have in your wardrobe and this polished style is the perfect option for myriad occasions. I particularly love the belt to cinch the dress and tie it all together.