Sneakers continue to be my preferred shoe choice for my casual everyday outfits, and while I love the juxtaposition of a luxe sweater and a great pair of fashion sneakers, sometimes I’d rather throw on a fun top or sweatshirt. Bonus points if it incorporates some bright color or an element of whimsy.
Evereve is my go-to retailer for finding exactly this type of top, and they’ve been killing it lately!
Today I’ve got two casual transition outfits that I’ll be wearing on repeat as we look forward to spring, and the first one features this side stripe pullover from Michael Stars.
It has the perfect easy fit with a banded waist, and I absolutely love that side stripe detail. The off-white color is fun for a change, and it’s super soft and cozy on the inside.
I paired it with these straight leg utility jeans by KUT from the Kloth. I shared these in last week’s Try-On Haul, so I won’t go into too much detail here, except to say these are a really nice update from your skinny jeans, if you’re looking for that.
The utility detail is very much on trend, and the slim straight style is flattering on almost every body type.
I usually wear a size 6 in KUT from the Kloth jeans, but I needed an 8 in these, so take that into consideration, if ordering.
And finally, these Sorel Kinetic Impact II Wonder Sneakers are such a great marriage of form and function.
They’re super supportive and extremely comfortable, and the lavender tab on the back and bold printed outsole are such a fun details.
I love how the off-white sneakers and pullover create a “sandwich” effect with the denim in the middle.
This whole look is so easy to wear while still looking put together. It’s great for casual errands, sightseeing and travel days, or meeting a friend for coffee.
I’m also a huge fan of a thermal top, and this Sundry Stripe Henley has a great fit and feel. It’s such a pretty shade of pink, and I love the snap henley neckline with a striped placket.
It has a relaxed fit with a straight hemline… hooray! (It seems like so many waffle henley tops have that exaggerated curved hemline.)
I sized up to the 2 (which equals a medium), but I probably could have ordered my usual size 1. I feel like it looks a little big on me, but it allows for shrinkage, and I don’t mind the extra wiggle room.
I paired it with my favorite washed black jeans, but they’re low inventory. The PAIGE Gemma would be another good choice, or you can certainly find washed black denim at a more affordable price point. I just really like the combination of pink and washed black or charcoal grey denim.
I also like how they pair with my VEJA Esplars with the black accents.
Again, this is such a cute and easy outfit to throw on and go for just about any casual activity. The thermal top is a little more fun than a basic sweater, and it has the ease of wash and wear!
Also, I want to give a shout out to Canvas Valley Forge for allowing us to use their beautiful space to shoot these photos. If you’re local and looking for an active 55+ community, the property is beautiful, and everyone seems so friendly.
I was joking with the folks over there that I better not tell Paul about it; I might come home and find a For Sale sign in our front yard. He would love the lack of maintenance and all of the amenities they have to offer.
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photos: Alison Cornell