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A cargo skirt, layering tees and more stylist-approved Walmart finds — starting at $15

Embrace the change of seasons in style.

Let's face it — early May is not the easiest time to dress. It can be cool in the morning and sweltering hot by midday, leaving you wondering what to wear before you head out the door. Looking to build out a better transitional wardrobe? You're in luck. For our What to Shop This Week series, style expert Jasmine Snow stopped by TODAY to share her staples for this time of year.

Going from spring into summer doesn't have to mean putting on (and then taking off, and then putting back on) a bunch of layers. Walmart has affordable fashion finds that are perfect for the unpredictable weather this season. From a one-and-done jumpsuit to a feminine take on the cargo trend, these are the essentials your closet is missing. The best part? They're all under $40.

Ready to upgrade your transitional wardrobe? Keep scrolling to shop Snow's staples — and steal her styling tips!

Walmart style finds seen on TODAY | How we chose | Meet the expert

Walmart style finds seen on TODAY

Madden NYC Disco Platform Lace-Up Sneakers

Editor’s Note: This pick is out of stock in some sizes, but we found a similar item you might like below.

A chunky sneaker is happening in a big way this season, according to Snow. They’re a great way to be chic and stylish, but also comfortable enough to run around and do what you need to do throughout the day. Pair this pick from Madden NYC (an affordable Walmart brand owned by Steve Madden) with a dress to get the added height of heels — all while keeping the look understated and casual. 

Time and Tru Retro Platform Sneakers

The cushy footbed and flexible outsole ensure these platform sneakers are as comfy as they are cute, according to the brand.

Time and Tru Slub Crewneck Tees (Set of 3)

It's that time of year to start stocking up on summer basics like T-shirts and tank tops. Luckily, Time and Tru makes it easy with this three-pack available in sizes XS through 3XL — all for under $20. That's less than $6 per shirt! Better yet, this set comes with solid and striped options, perfect for incorporating into a variety of outfits.

Free Assembly Paperbag Waist Mini Skirt

According to Snow, the cargo trend is not going anywhere — and this Free Assembly cargo skirt is a feminine take on the popular style. It features a flattering paperbag waistline, an adjustable D-ring belt and functional pockets big enough to fit a phone. The army green color is perfect if you want a pop of color that still goes with everything in your closet, but it also comes in navy which is another great neutral option.

Scoop Keyhole Halter Neck Dress

Speaking of low-effort style, Snow loves a one-and-done outfit during the warmer months. When it comes to dresses, it’s all about bright colors and prints this summer — and this find from Scoop fits the bill. The keyhole-style twisted halter neck and cinched waist give you maximum style with minimal effort.

Scoop Wrap Halter Satin Jumpsuit

If you weren’t already convinced that the halter neck is making a comeback, just check out this jumpsuit. It’s another fun way to wear the trend (the neckline can also be worn uncrossed, as a standard halter), especially if you have special occasions coming up. Snow suggests the sleek black and white option for any cocktail parties or a summer weddings, but if you love a pop of color make sure to check out the vibrant pink version. Add some jewelry and your outfit is done! 

Free Assembly Men's Oxford Pique Zip Polo Shirt

Editor’s Note: This pick is out of stock in some sizes, but we found a similar item you might like below.

Everyone — especially golfers — should have at least one great polo shirt in their closet, and this pick comes in navy and heather grey if you’re looking to stock up. Snow likes that the zip allows for a little more versatility on cooler days, plus it's a nice styling detail. 

Free Assembly Men's Taped Oxford Pique Polo Shirt

The contrasting collar detail on this shirt adds some flair to a short-sleeve polo for an elevated, everyday look.

Free Assembly Men's Pull On Shorts

We know men reach for their shorts the second the weather gets even slightly warm — but this season slouchy is out and fitted is in. Free Assembly's pull-ons are an easy way to look polished and elevated while still feeling comfy and casual. Snow's pick comes in four summery shades, whether you prefer neutrals or a pop of color. Pair with the polo shirt above for an outfit that makes a great warm weather upgrade for the guys.

Pavoi 14K Gold Plated Layered Paperclip Necklace

Finishing touches can really elevate an outfit, but Snow knows that styling a stack of necklaces can be overwhelming. No need to choose your layers with this pick from Pavoi — the brand has done the work for you with trendy paperclip-style chains plated in 14K gold.

Pavoi 14K Gold Plated Double Chain Necklace

Another affordable option that you can throw on to quickly upgrade your look, this delicate double chain necklace is just under $15. Snow is all about the pre-styled pieces, and now's your time to try one out for yourself.

Pavoi 14K Gold Plated Triple Chain Necklace

Ready to add a third layer to your stack? This triple chain necklace is a great choice — and even comes in white gold if you usually stick to silver jewelry. Not to mention, you could also grab an extra one for a last-minute Mother's Day gift without breaking the bank.

How we chose

The Shop TODAY editors and writers search the internet to find the best products out there. We interview expert sources and use our own personal experiences with the product and brand to make shopping easier for our readers. 

For sponsored content, the Shop TODAY editorial team independently chooses, tries and reviews products to recommend that are sold by the advertiser. The advertiser does not review or approve the content. Learn more about Shop TODAY.

Meet the expert

  • Jasmine Snow is a stylist, editor and on air expert based in New York, NY.