Happy Friday, fashion friends! I’ve got another try-on haul for you today. I’ve been vetting a lot of pieces for my spring fashion series next month, so I went through and chose a few to share with you today.
Try-On Haul: Everlane, Banana Republic, Evereve, Shopbop, Old Navy & More
SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds, with an hourglass shape. Unless I say otherwise, I’m wearing a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, a 6 in dresses/jumpsuits, and size 8 shoe.
Everlane The Alpaca Sweater Tee
I’ve always liked a short-sleeve sweater in spring and summer. It’s easy and chic and classic. There are a lot of good ones out this year, and I was already a fan of this Everlane alpaca sweater tee. You may remember that I have this in black from last fall. When I saw this gorgeous spring green, I knew it needed a home in my closet.
I really like the length on this sweater. It’s easy to wear front tucked or untucked. It has some subtle details in the knit but is overall pretty simple. It fits close to the body without being clingy.
The fit is true to size, and I guess it’s pretty obvious that I’m keeping this one. I paired it with my AG Maris for a quick try-on, but this green looks especially pretty with white.
Everlane The Oversized Alpaca Cardigan
I ordered this because it matches the alpaca sweater tee (above) and I thought they might make a nice pairing.
Maybe someone younger could pull this off, but on me, I feel like it looks a bit matronly. I should have tried this cardigan with a t-shirt or cami underneath, but I didn’t think about it at the time.
I do like the fit, it’s kind of an oversized fit, but not voluminous. It hangs straight, and it’s very cozy. It’s not as soft as some, but that doesn’t bother me.
Unfortunately this green color is selling out, but there are a few other good colors available. I’m still debating whether to keep this one or not.
Good American Good Legs Ankle Skinny Jeans
I’m in need of new white skinny jeans, and I love my black Good American Good Legs so much, I decided to try a white pair.
These have a 10.75″ rise with a 27″ inseam and a 10″ leg opening, and they’re made in the USA. The fabric content is 91.5% cotton/6% polyester/2.5% elastane. They are verrrry stretchy with a legging-like fit, and surprisingly not see-through.
I feel like they look about as good as white skinny jeans get. I’m just a little unsure about the skin-tight style. I know I’ve worn this style for years, but I’m only getting older, and with more relaxed silhouettes trending, I’m not sure I want to keep wearing such tight white jeans.
That said, I don’t know what else I would wear for classic, dressier looks. I do have one pair of Levi’s 724 in white that I like okay, but they have a lot of distressing. I guess I could look for a slim, straight pair… but these do work really well for me.
All that to say, I think I’m going to keep these. It’s hard to find a pair of white jeans that are not see-through. They’re also eligible for the Bloomies Power Points deal, going on right now.
Everlane The Track Half-Zip
This casual half zip pullover is pretty much the perfect elevated sweatshirt. I love the color, the design, and the relaxed fit.
It’s is made of 100% organic cotton, so it’s a sustainable choice as well. I paired it with jeans and sneakers for an easy off-duty look.
And here’s another option, with a wider leg jean. These are the AGOLDE Riley, more on these below.
Definitely keeping this one! It will definitely be on repeat this spring, and it should look good with shorts on cool summer nights as well.
Everlane The Air Scoop-Neck Tee
I had this tee last year in a pretty shade of rust, and I liked it but it got stained and I had to retire it early. This year, it’s back in white and black, and I ordered the black.
The neckline is flattering, and the fabric feels like nice quality. It’s thin, but not in a cheapie way. It’s just a really good basic with a shorter length and relaxed fit. I like that it works both tucked and untucked, depending on the look you’re going for.
This tee runs true to size, and I have the small. Definitely keeping this black, and considering ordering the white.
Everlane The Tread Runner
I love these retro running sneakers, and they’re super lightweight, plus cushy and comfortable inside with decent arch support. You may remember I tried the old school Madewell trainers last week, and I decided to send them back because they were just too clunky. I liked the color palette, though, and these have a similar vibe but they’re not as clunky.
Sometimes my white sneakers seem to stark against the rest of my outfit, so I love these more subtle shades of grey and beige.
Banana Republic Sweater Hoodie
This is another nice elevated pullover. It brings the sweater hoodie trend into springtime with a lightweight, fine-gauge knit. The fabric is viscose/polyeste/nylon.
I really like the fit on this, it’s very flattering. It skims the body without clinging, and the kangaroo pocket on the front doesn’t add any visual bulk.
It’s 24″ long, which is my favorite length for sweaters because I can wear it untucked and it doesn’t throw off my proportions.
I also really like this shade of beige, but it also comes in black and that pretty sage green that is everywhere this season. This sweater runs true to size, and the small fits me perfectly. It’s a keeper!
Banana Republic Sweater Hoodie
Another sweater hoodie, and this one is more of a cozy winter knit. It’s really soft and pretty, and this cream color is nice for transition season.
The fabric is 58% cotton/42% polyester, so it’s a great choice for those of you who can’t tolerate wool.
It’s a little boxier than the one above, but not in a bad way. The shorter length keeps it modern, but it’s not short enough to be hard to style. (It’s 23″ long.)
I love how it looks with these AGOLDE Toni straight ankle jeans, but I’d probably like it better with blue jeans for a lower contrast. All that said, I decided to return this because I just don’t need it.
Banana Republic Relaxed Crew-Neck Sweater
This sweater caught my eye for the ribbed details and the pretty sage green color. It’s a really nice, soft knit (viscose/poly) and an easy, relaxed fit.
It’s a little longer in the back than in the front, but I don’t mind it in this case. (Pardon the wrinkles!) If it weren’t for that drop shoulder, it would be perfect.
This sweater is a little heavier than your typical spring/summer sweater, so it’s especially nice for those of us who live in colder climates. It also comes in grey, cream, and brown, and it runs true to size.
Banana Republic Cotton-Hemp V-Neck Sweater
I absolutely love the neckline of this sweater, and the overall fit. It’s very flattering, but I’m not sure why I ordered this color. I swear, it’s prettier in person, but it still looks kind of “muddy” on me.
I paired it with the white jeans, trying to go for a more spring-like look, but I also wanted to try it with blue jeans. I like it both ways (but not crazy about the black mules — a lighter neutral would look better.)
I still think one of the other colors it comes in would flatter me more, so I’m going to return and re-order in that green or the grey. I’m just worried I’m getting too much of that green in my closet! Oh, well, I guess it’s a nice change from all the neutrals.
Rails Wool & Cashmere Blend Hoodie
So, I might have gone a little overboard ordering sweater hoodies… this one is by Rails, and it is GORGEOUS. It is thick and soft and plush, and it has some nice details in the knit around shoulder.
It definitely has more of a boxy, relaxed fit, but it’s that perfect 24″ length. The fabric is 44% wool, 19% cashmere, 34% polyamide, 3% elastane.
Unfortunately, this sweater is not on sale, and the price is a bit steep, but the quality is definitely there. I had to force myself to part with it. I love it, but I think I’m good for winter sweaters this year, unless I come across a really spectacular sale.
Sanctuary Let’s Hang Cardi
I’m drawn to this sweater every time I see it on the Evereve website, and I really wanted to love it, but it fell kind of flat in person.
For one thing, it’s too low-cut to wear without a tank underneath, and I like it a lot better as a pure v-neck. And it’s just a little too wide, making it overall too boxy.
I wanted to like it with these light wash Levi’s, but they’re wide and so is the sweater, so I basically look like a human rectangle.
I decided to try it with the AGOLDE Toni slim straight ankle jeans instead, and it’s marginally better, but I still don’t love it.
What I do like is the taupe and cream tie dye pattern with the contrasting buttons. It’s also a really nice, soft knit, and it runs true to size.
Sanctuary Montauk Sweater
This was another Evereve find. I think this is so cute for transition season, but it has a really oversized, boxy fit. I’m not sure how the model made it look so good. I noticed she did push up the sleeves, but I think there’s a lot of material behind her we can’t see.
I actually like it a lot, looking at these pictures. It’s slouchy and modern and cute, and looks great with these jeans. But I sent it back yesterday, so oh, well!
Citizens of Humanity Charlotte Crop High Rise Straight Jeans
Okay, still trying to like this crop straight jean trend. I saw these on another blogger and thought I’d give them a try.
They’re actually pretty comfortable, and not as rigid as some of the others I’ve tried, which is surprising because they’re 100% cotton. Maybe they’re too big, but I would be surprised if I could take a 27 in Citizens. I’ve always had to size up in this brand in the past.
Anyway! I didn’t see how bad they look in the inseam area until I looked back at these pictures. That’s, um… unfortunate. They aren’t terrible from the back and sides, but I think the front view is a deal breaker.
So yeah, I sent these back. They run true to size; I’m wearing the 28.
AGOLDE Riley High Rise Straight Crop Jeans
And somehow, another pair of AGOLDE Rileys came in. I didn’t mean to order two different pairs, but sometimes that happens! I went ahead and gave them a whirl.
I like this wash a lot better than the last pair (featured in this post), but I’m not crazy about the chewed hem. I guess it’s okay.
They definitely fit snug in the waist, as the last ones did, but they aren’t dreadfully uncomfortable. I couldn’t tell if they’d loosen up easily or not. I guess this old-fashioned rigid denim is supposed to?
I decided to try them with loafers, to see how that would translate, and they’re not bad.
I feel like of all the wider-leg styles I’ve tried (the rag & bone Maya, the Levi’s Wedgies and 724, and the Citizens), these are the least offensive of the lot, but I’m still not ready to embrace this silhouette.
Old Navy High-Waisted O.G. Straight Ankle Gray Button-Fly Jeans
I had some requests for more affordable jeans, so I went over to Old Navy to see what I could find. These look adorable on the model, but they didn’t translate quite so well in person… at least not on me.
I dunno… I can’t exactly put my finger on it. Maybe it’s a length issue more than anything? For this price, I wouldn’t mind chopping off an inch or so and leaving a raw hem.
They’re also very stiff, and I’m not a fan of that button fly. I know it’s part of the retro vibe, but it’s adds bulk and visual weight in an area most of us don’t need it.
I’d say these are worth a try if they’re in your price range, and you don’t mind cutting off some of the length.
Old Navy High-Waisted O.G. Straight Mineral-Dye Jeans
Again, these looked adorable on the model, but on me, they’re just giving me mom jean vibes, and not in the cool way.
They’re also verrrrry tight. I could hardly fasten them. I’m not sure what is up with that, usually Old Navy runs big for me. These are a size 6, for reference.
I thought maybe it was the sneakers throwing them off, so here they are with the loafer mules, just for comparison sake. They look like classic pants to me, which is fine if that’s what you need.
Just be aware that they run small, and you may want to size up. (Or maybe they would stretch out? Because they do look pretty good on.)
Old Navy Luxe Scoop-Neck Tunic Tee
Well, that’s a lot of shirt, isn’t it? I don’t know how I missed the “tunic” part of the description, but I had no idea this was going to be so huge!
It looks okay front-tucked because the material is thin and has a nice drape.
But then there’s the back and sides…
So yeah, I guess if you wanted something to wear with leggings, and maybe a long cardigan on top, this could be cute? Not sure really what it’s supposed to go with, otherwise.
Universal Thread High-Rise Distressed Straight Cropped Jeans
And these jeans are from Target. I was trying to find something that looks sort of like the rag & bone Maya or AGOLDE Riley. And honestly, they aren’t bad. They’re very soft and stretchy and comfortable, and they have a versatile medium blue wash.
The rear pockets are well-placed, but they’re really small — too small for my wide load, but they may work well for some ladies.
Seriously, for the price point, these are really good. They fit true to size (I’m in the 6) but I don’t’ know if they will stretch out or not. I have a feeling they might, so you may want to size down.
Tory Burch Miller Cloud Sandals
Sorry for the close-up foot shots. These Miller Cloud sandals finally came in, and I am actually a fan. I didn’t think I’d like them, but I really do.
They definitely look like Tory Burch and Birkenstock had a baby, but if you’re a fan of comfort sandals, these are a nice way to get an elevated look and still have the comfort and support you need.
I find them true to size; I’m wearing my usual size 8. They’re a little roomy on my flat feet, but not so that I can’t keep them on when I walk. I think they should fit well for a lot of women.
And that’s all I’ve got for today! I’m headed out to shoot spring outfits this morning. It’s 30 degrees, but there is no wind as of right now, so I’ll consider that a win.
Have a fantabulous Friday!
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