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Kmart has your summer outfit sorted, with this delightful $40 midi dress and sneaker combo.

Summer is nearly on our doorstep, and you can smell the Aperol Spritz and chlorine in the air.

To go with the BBQs, pool parties and sweaty weather (if we can be frank), Kmart has the perfect ‘throw-on dress’ you 100% need in your wardrobe.

In our opinion, a throw-on dress is the quintessential piece of a stylish summer wardrobe. The criteria? It needs to be easy to put on (no unnecessary zips or buckles), a breeze to accessorise and be versatile in the number of occasions you can wear it to.

And this blush, subtle snake-print number fills all three requirements. Even better, it’s only $25.

Worn here by affordable fashion influencer, Tina Abeysekara (Instagram @trasttotreasured), the ‘Tiered Maxi Dress,’ which is really more of a midi-length, offers maximum swish-ability, while giving you a bit of shape thanks to its waist tie detail. You can also make like Tina, and add a brown leather belt to cinch it in.

 

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In case you weren’t (yet) aware, the long-sleeved midi dress is set to be the look of the season, after Zara broke hearts with its $49.95 polka-dot midi-dress. It was so coveted by UK women that it spawned its own Instagram fan page, @hot4thespot, which documents public sightings of the dress. However, while a longer sleeve length is all well and good when your summer temps barely push 30 degrees during a heatwave, we’d rather a little more arm-aeration when our mercury is rising to 40 degrees and over.

As for your shoe-drobe? We’ve done some digging and are heavily inspired by these pastel pistachio sneakers worn by Dani of the Instagram account @luxeandlemonade. They’re also from Kmart, and will only set you back $15. Currently, the green colourway is available in-store only, but you can purchase the black, white, or pinky-beige alternative online.

 

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If you’re not a ‘sneaker person,’ may we also recommend the $17, leather-look Mid-Block Heel Sandals, or the $10 Interlaced Slides, for some comfy, versatile shoe options you can wear no matter the dress code.

 

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It’s the capsule wardrobe collection which will take you from an unexpected day at the beach to a summer BBQ. Just add prosecco.

These women are owning summer, and here’s how you can too. Post continues below.

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What do you think about this Kmart dress and sneaker set? What pieces are in your summer capsule wardrobe? Tell us in a comment below.

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