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Chain store round-up: 10 great buys to add to cart

9th October, 2020
Image: Country Road, DeCjuba and Glassons

After doing my round-up this month I can safely say the chain store game is strong right now. There are so many great pieces, plus lots of great lightweight, easy breezy staples for spring/summer. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe for the season ahead, you’re definitely going to be spoilt for choice. There’s plenty of luxe linen, cute dresses and versatile buys that will ensure you’re well-dressed, and ready to welcome the warm weather.

A long sleeved dress is perfect for transseasonal weather. This dress comes in different print variations so if you like the style, definitely consider snapping up another one.

Tie dye is still doing the rounds and this cropped sweatshirt is perfect for adding to your gym repertoire. Just the right punchy print to lift your fave tights and tee combo.

Gingham is such a great print for spring/summer—equal parts sweet and classic. A tiered dress is also perfect for throwing on over your swimmers on a trip to the beach or an easy go-to work from home look.

If you like the no-brainer convenience of a dress, a playsuit is a great alternative. Just pop it on and it’s a no-fuss outfit option that doesn’t require having to think about tops and bottoms. Also, the tie feature is an elevated touch.

Spring is the ideal excuse to jump on any floral dress number. This one has the kind of simple yet classic style and print that will allow you to take it out on many an outing.

It’s never too late to start a love affair with linen, and these crisp white pants are a great place to start. I’m a huge fan and have always relied on linen pieces during the summer months. It always looks elegant and it’s supremely comfortable too.

These navy cropped pants are the kind of staple every woman should have in her wardrobe. It’s so easy to pair it with a tee in summer or a jumper in winter and as you can see, works a dream with a denim jacket. Double ticks.

Snap up these shorts because they will honestly see you through the next few months. Both elegant and on-trend, it’s the kind of staple that will be on high rotation.

Love the structure of this linen midi dress. It’s chic and polished and just the kind of thing to throw on when you have an occasion that requires an effortless, nonchalance vibe to your look.

Slides are a worthy investment for spring/summer because they’re the kind of thing that can easily become the finishing touch to most of your spring/summer looks. Invest in a classic black pair like these and you’ll wear them to death.

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Chain store buys: 10 pieces worth adding to cart

7th August, 2020

It’s the last month of winter so this means we’re heading into prime transeasonal weather. Before we fully get into the throes of spring dressing (hello, easy breezy dresses!) we can still get some mileage from a few wintery pieces that can see us through the last few weeks of cool temperatures. So in the mix, I’ve rounded up a few on trend pieces, some classics to take you through to the end of the year and some handy staples to make dressing during that ‘it’s not hot but it’s not cold’ period much easier.

Embrace the wide leg jean trend now because it’s going to be here for awhile. If you’re a little unsure, this super affordable option is a great way to dip your toe into the trend.

This gorgeous rosy pink shade is just made for spring. But in the meantime you could easily pair it with a jacket and boots and make it appropriate for chillier weather.

This balloon sleeve cardigan is a slightly more fun iteration of a cardi. It also can be worn as a set, with a knit top that can be worn underneath. Both work great as layering pieces so they’re a handy thing to have at your disposal.

A denim jacket is one of those things that you should always have kicking around in your wardrobe. They’re great for popping on over dresses or worn with cropped pants and a tee, or you could go the whole double denim route. The options are endless.

A black midi skirt is a great piece that can be dressed up or down. But in a black denim like this, it feels a little more modern and fresh.

The tie-dye trend has been around for awhile and this jumper is a great way to add a touch of it to your look without it feeling too over the top.

A sweet addition to any spring/summer wardrobe, this top can be worn back with jeans and a jacket now, but paired with a great pair of shorts come warmer weather time.

White wide leg pants are a versatile piece to have around. They can be paired with a casual tee and sneakers, or a button down and slides for a more sophisticated feel.

Florals for spring are a given so why not stock up now? This midi dress is a great starting point to kick off all your spring/summer looks. In the meantime team it with a denim jacket and sneakers and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.

A white shirt will get you through any season and this style will certainly be on high rotation over the coming months.

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Chain store round-up: 10 great buys to add to cart

3rd July, 2020

While designer buys are great, most of the time it’s all about finding pieces that are affordable and fashionable. And I firmly believe we’ve got such a great range of brands on offer in Australia that it’s quite easy to snap up something new to revamp a tired wardrobe without having to spend big. Chain store buys are often the building blocks of many wardrobes for good reason: they’re on trend, affordable and offer plenty of choice.

This is why this is the first instalment of regular round-ups I’ll be doing of what’s on offer in popular chain stores. I’m planning to highlight all the great pieces that are definitely worth adding to cart right now whether it’s a basic that can work back with multiple items or a statement piece to make a simple outfit shine.

If you’re in the mood for a wardrobe update but don’t want to spend a fortune, you’ve come to the right place. There are some truly great offerings in chain stores right now which are on trend, stylish and reasonably priced. Having perused what’s on offer, here are a few options that will instantly lift your winter wardrobe, but won’t break the budget either.

This beige Country Road wool skirt is such a good staple to have. Worn with boots, it’s perfect for winter and a great alternative to pants. But it’s also easily worn with a tee or cami in summer making it easily do double duty.

I always like to look ahead to the upcoming season and this is the perfect dress to wear into spring/summer. It also comes in another colour if white isn’t your thing. And billowy sleeves are such a great feature to really lift the look of a dress.

A slouchy navy knit can never go astray in one’s winter wardrobe. Love the shape of this and it’s the ideal colour to work back with multiple pieces. Such a great, versatile piece.

I’ve spoken of straight leg jeans being the denim silhouette to have right now and this pair from Seed is such a great way to adopt the style. The wash is also a great way to freshen up a winter look.

This bobble knit is such a pretty winter warmer. Love the ribbed cuffs and the fact it can also be worn slightly cropped with high waisted jeans. The earthy tone is also one of the big colours of the season, making it a versatile staple to have.

I love the practicality of this reversible coat from Seed. One side is a beautiful plain camel colour, the other a statement check. Both are great for winter and is such a good buy considering you get two coats in one.

A great shirt never goes astray particularly in winter and this black shirt from Cotton On could easily pass for a lightweight jacket which essentially doubles its use. You could easily pair it with jeans or casual pants, or a skirt or dress further down the track.

I’m a huge fan of high waisted pants. This wide legged number would work back with so many different pieces. The fact you can wear it casually with sneaker or dress it up with flats or a great sandal gets a huge tick.

Statement dresses are a fun addition to any wardrobe and this printed number, with its long sleeves and pleated skirt make it a practical and pretty winter wardrobe purchase.

Ribbed tops are a great way to elevate basics. The hue, cut and style of this Glassons top would make it the perfect partner to a variety of different pieces, plus it’s a great price.