Greetings, and cheers to Friday! I woke up this morning and realized I hadn’t prepped today’s post. Ooops! I had uploaded the pictures, but that’s as far as I got, so I’m going to whip this together real quick before I have to run out for an appointment.
This is a casual outfit that should transition nicely from winter to spring. You can wear it now and throw a coat on top, and you can continue to wear it for a few months if you tend to have chilly temperatures well into springtime, as we do. In fact, I’d even pair this top with shorts on a cool summer night. Best of all, the hero piece — this space dye hooded tunic — is 40% off this weekend!
How cute is this top, you guys!?! I love the textured space dye knit, and the drawstring hood is such a fun touch.
It has deep side slits that are another fun detail, but they aren’t so high that you have to worry about exposing your midsection.
That said, you can definitely wear a tank or cami under this for added modesty and warmth. This time of year, I’m more comfortable with a tank underneath — not because the material is so thin, but because it’s so flowy and open and allows a lot of air flow as you move around.
The solid color drawstring adds a nice contrast against the pattern in the top, and I also like the rounded v-neckline.
Most hooded tops have a higher neck, and then they tend to slide back and feel choky. This way, even if it does slide back some as you wear it, it never feels constricting.
Plus an open neckline is always more flattering because it elongates your neck and makes you look taller and thinner. #yesplease
I had this necklace on from a previous outfit, but I wouldn’t necessarily wear it with this look. It’s a little dressier than what I would have chosen had I thought about it. I would wear either a small pendant or nothing at all. This look is so casual, it doesn’t really need a necklace, but I’d definitely wear silver earrings of some sort — silver to coordinate with the hardware on the bag.
I paired this textured tunic with my favorite AG skinnies and white leather sneaks, and I carried my light grey shoulder bag.
The leather on this bag is like butter, and the silver-tone hardware and studs on the sides are great details. Such a good bag!
I love how the Putty color pairs with my sneakers. It’s not a stark white, so they don’t match exactly, which is fine because I don’t really want them to. I think they coordinate well though.
(FYI, the bag I’m linking to is called Optic White, so I think it’s a little lighter than the Putty color of my bag, which was discontinued, but it looks very similar. Also, if you like the Mink color, it’s on sale at Shopbop.)
You know how I love my AGs, but these are no longer on sale. (They were for the past few days.) However, I did find a few good premium denim options that are on sale. Bloomingdale’s is taking an extra 20% off sale and clearance styles, and there are some really good deals to be had!
This pair of Rag & Bones is an inch shorter, which I like better for spring and summer, and they come down to $109 when you add to cart. They’re the same style as the pair of Rag & Bones in my try-on sesh last week. I have since ordered the next size down, hoping that will solve the issue of them sliding down.
All that to say, this pair looks really good, and it’s a great price for this brand. In fact, I may order them and return the others, lol!
Another similar pair worth looking at is this DL1961 Margaux, and they’re stocked in most sizes.
Also, these AG legging ankle jeans from the #NSale have been restocked in a size 28 at Nordstrom Rack, and they’re $89! Someone needs to snap these up pronto.
I’m still loving my new Veja sneakers, and they’re breaking in nicely. I’m still not lacing them into that last hole, but I think I will try it and see how it goes next time I wear them.
I’m so glad I read that advice and tried it because it has definitely made breaking these in so much easier. (For anyone who hasn’t been following along, they are rather stiff out of the box, but they do break in fairly quickly.)
Well, I sure did find a lot to say about a rather basic outfit! And now I’m running late for my appointment so I better press Publish and get this post up!
I love this casual mom-about-town look for late winter/early spring! The top has such a great texture, and the space dye fabric is so fun. Plus the side slits, the hood and contrasting drawstring, the flattering neckline… it has so many great features. AND 40% off!
Loft Spacedye Textured Hoodie Top // AG Legging Ankle Jeans (similar for less) // Veja Esplar Sneakers // Rebecca Minkoff Darren Shoulder Bag
photo credit: Alison Cornell
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22 thoughts on “Casual Transition Outfit”
Perfect outfit for a spring baseball game! I’m always looking for great layering pieces to take me from a warm afternoon into a cool evening.
This is such a cute tunic!!
This is a very cute, everyday look. Love your white sneakers.
Thanks for the link to the J. Crew t-shirt. I am going to order it now. Enjoy your weekend!
OH! I meant to add. I would size up if in between. I ordered small and medium and kept the medium.
Good to know. I usually take a medium, so I will order medium and large and see how they look. I am bit more “endowed” than you 🙂
Oh, I saw that top at LOFT and really liked it. I love beachy hoodies like this one.
Safe travels to AZ! Have a great time at your conference and enjoy a break from the cold. Cute casual look!
Love this transitional outfit! I would definitely wear this right now.
great tunic and perfect length for jeans or leggings!
Great sweater… I’m so ready for spring clothes but the transitional pieces will do just as good until it warms up.. it’s a long way off yet… We have family day on Monday which also starts a week long holiday for the universities here. So break time again lol.. Have a great trip:)
This hoodie looks so cute on you!
One reason I bought it is for travel. I always get cold on airplanes, regardless of season. And it will be nice for cool evenings in San Francisco, where I’m usually headed.
These are my favorite types of outfits. Totally how I love to dress!
Love this top! So cute. It looks beachy and really cozy. Perfect for our Springs that last until June!
If you haven’t yet, check out GEKKS; or it might be GEKKs. This is a replacement for socks for flats and sneakers. They have adhesive on the bottom and stay in the shoe. I’ve just gotten a set and so far I really like them. I’d like to get a pair for all my flats and slip on sneakers. It remains to be seen how they will hold up over a period of time, but I think they’re a great idea!
I can’t wait for spring! Love the shades of blue and white in this look. Now if only the weather would cooperate…!
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Great transition outfit! My order from Loft (cropped straight legged jeans & grey cardigan) arrived today. I’m happy to report that both fit! I really like how the jeans fit instead of bag, below my backside. I hope they won’t stretch out in that area as I wear them. We are going to have temps in the 70’s next week, so I’m looking forward to wearing the grey cardigan and probably the jeans as well. Thank you for sharing them with us! Have a fabulous weekend!
I love this outfit! Can you tell me what size you’re wearing in the hoodie? I’m between a small or medium at Loft depending if it’s blousy or not. Perfect transitional piece! Thanks!
Sure! It’s a small. 🙂
Haha. This top just arrived on my porch today. Love it!
Too funny. I hope you love it!