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


We’re at the tail end of summer now and we’re swiftly approaching transseasonal dressing time. Keeping this in mind, I’ve been hunting around for pieces that can easily be worn in hot or cold weather with a strategic adjustment or two. And the good news? There are plenty of great affordable buys out there. This month’s chain store round-up is all about versatile buys that are going to be able to take you through the change in seasons without missing a beat.


A denim midi skirt is a style that can easily be dressed up or down. Add a crisp white shirt for a classic, polished look or a white tee with a sweater to easily turn it into an ideal transseasonal outfit.


A neutral linen dress will see you through the last few weeks of summer. Pop on a trench or a cosy cardi and pair with sneakers for the ideal take on a classy, casual ensemble.


This short sleeved shirt can work with a pair of shorts while the weather is still warm but you can transition it into a winter look by working it back with jeans or wide leg pants.


I’m loving all things tie-dye right now and this tee is a great way to add a pop of colour to your fave looks. Easily paired back with jeans, sweatpants and more, it’s a great way to add a playful touch to a look.


Midi dresses are a star player in my wardrobe because they’re a great shortcut to achieving a polished look—there’s just something classic about them. This shirred dress is a silhouette that can easily be worked back with sneakers and a denim jacket when the weather cools, while it plays nicely with slides or sandals while summer is still in full swing.


White slides are a great versatile shoe to have in your wardrobe. It’s hue that can be worked back with myriad looks, and this particular style can be paired with pants just as easily as it can work with shorts and a skirt.


Start stocking up on sweats now because they’ll be huge this winter. This neutral shade makes it workable with a variety of different looks—you can get away with wearing this particular style out and about as easily as you can to the gym.


Bike pants are well and truly back. This pair comes in a variety of different shades and at an affordable price too, making it easy to work it into your activewear wardrobe, as well as your casual outfit repertoire.


You can’t go past black shorts when it comes to ultra wearable style options. This pair can work with sneakers or sandals and can be topped with a lightweight jacket to take it into autumn.


A comfortable pair of heels is a must and this pair ticks all the boxes—a great heel height and a modern silhouette making it an on trend addition to any look.