Hands up who has a heap of clothes in their closet that they have only ever worn once (or worse... not at all)? Don't worry, us too.  We all have pieces that we buy and later decide isn't really the right style or is such a fad item that it doesn't even translate into the next season. Yep, we’ve been there too. You end up with an overstuffed closet and a not-so-stuffed wallet. That's why this winter, we are all about shopping in a way that is stylish AND smart. And we want you to join us.

To us, shopping smart is all about choosing stylish, practical pieces, that will still be stylish and practical next week…and next season… and in two years… you see what we’re getting at?

For us, Katies has always been one of those go-to places for staples and basics but recently we’ve been finding some pretty cool fashion pieces as well, especially in their new MOVE range.  The quality and affordability of Katies' clothing always leaves us impressed, so it was a no brainer to head there when looking for our 'stylish and smart’ wardrobe additions.  Plus what we love about the MOVE collection is that it's specifically been designed for a life on the go (which let's face it, is all of us all of the time!) - so you can mix and match the tops and bottoms plus work the items in to your existing wardrobe. Easy peasy. The fabrics are all gorgeous and stretchy and designed to MOVE with you (Ha! Get it?).

This cowl neck top was the first piece we picked up.  Soft, classic, comforable and now only $19.95 – yep, we think we've nailed it! Seriously. $19.95. We love the way the soft cowl neck balances out the crisp stripes for a bit of everyday sophistication.  This is definitely a go-to piece that we will wear for years.

This particular top is also incredibly easy to style.  Teamed with a pair of black skinnies and sneakers, it’s the perfect way to create a casual chic style that hits the mark on the huge athleisure trend that is happening right now (and trust us when we say it's not going anywhere). That’s another reason why Katies is a great place to start your stylish and smart shop – all of their pieces are super versatile and blend easily with other items in your wardrobe, which makes mixing and matching a total breeze.

This outfit also gets bonus points for being insanely comfy.  Double win! 

Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing more of our favourite looks. We'd love to know what you think and how you would style the MOVE range. 

For more fab pieces, check out the Katies website or head in store today.