Transitional Pieces that are Staple and Fun

It’s September guys! 246 days have already gone by this year and we are officially saying good bye to summer vacations. I love transitional pieces that carry us into fall. Good transitional pieces serve as the foundation of your fall AND winter – these are the pieces that you can easily build on for the next 4-5 months.

Baukjenย always gots mah back when it comes to staple and fun pieces; high quality too! I’ve got two outfits to share today. Read on!


This white cutoutย long sleeve top is such a fun yet staple item. Not to mention right on trend. One of the biggest trends this season is cutouts – taking cold shoulder to the next level. Cold shoulder trend wasn’t totally my thing, but this cutout trend? SO much better. I mean, you can actually wear a bra underneath! Yaass please! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve paired it with a pleated skirtย to add a touch of feminine, and a pair of slides to tone down the feminine-ness (contradicting much?). I am trying to wear these slides as much as possible before the rain rolls into vancity.

This next outfit features one of my undying loves, STRIPES! Raise your hands if you also love stripes. Although stripes are such an easy breezy piece to style, it is not easy to find one that has just the right weight, thickness and shape. Baukjen’s stripe topย checks all these boxes. The thickness is just right; it has some weight to it so it doesn’t fly around. It is also slightly oversized so there is some room at the tummy for those inevitable food babies.


These tops are on the longer side which makes them tall-girl friendly. Being vertically challenged, i.e. short, the length doesn’t bother me. As you can see, I simple tuck them in and use a belt to accentuate my waist. Because they are long, I can wear them with leggings in fall too. Who doesn’t love double duty tops!?

oh and in case you are wondering, I shot these outfits on two different days, during which I had my hair colored. That’s why they look different.


Outfit 1 –
Cutout top: ย Baukjen
Pleated skirt: Nordstrom
Bag: Chloeย 
Slides: Gucciย (lots of sizes!), similar here
Outfit 2 –
Stripe top: Baukjen
Jeans: H&M old
Sneakers: Greats
Belt: Gucciย (SMALL sizes available!)
Necklace: Mejuriย (use code “Irene” to get $20 off!)
Rings: Mejuri here and hereย (use code “Irene” to get $20 off!)


Thanks to Baukjen for sponsoring this post. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • Irene
      September 4, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      aw thanks Ellese! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 11:14 am

      Thanks Violette! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 11:14 am

      aww thanks for the kind words Rin

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 11:15 am

      hah! I love both too. They are going to be worn a lot this season!

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 11:16 am

      Love the pleated skirt! it’s so flowy and so flattering

  1. September 5, 2017 / 2:12 am

    You have such a flawless and chic style that I can’t even decide what I like most- the jeans, the belt, the bag, the shoes?? Everything is impeccable, stunning look!

    Have an amazing week,
    Mary x

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 11:16 am

      aww thanks so much Mary! you are too kind ๐Ÿ™‚

      have a great rest of the week!

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 11:16 am

      stripes obsession is for real!

  2. September 5, 2017 / 5:10 am

    transitional pieces are always a must especially if youre a uk gal like myself with very unpredictable weather haha. This post offers great style inspo, lovely read dear

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 11:17 am

      same with Vancouver weather! our fall lasts forever and ever haha

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      These are both such easy items to style! Love them as staple items

  3. September 5, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Investing in transitional pieces is such a smart idea and I love these pieces that you are wearing! I hope you have an amazing week!!

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      aw thanks girl! Transitional pieces definitely play important roles in our closets! you have a good week too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Irene
      September 5, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      I agree! the cutout makes the top so much more fun hehe

    • Irene
      September 9, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      Cozy is definitely the key!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. September 6, 2017 / 6:09 am

    Oh I love both of these outfits, so chic and classic! A good striped top and denim is always a hit but love pleated skirts too. They’re perfect for the transitional period indeed! Xx

    • Irene
      September 9, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      thanks for the kind words! I can’t remember how many times a striped top has saved me from style rut!

    • Irene
      September 9, 2017 / 2:05 pm


    • Irene
      September 9, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      aww thanks Selin! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Irene
      September 9, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kris! I love these outfits dearly. have a great weekend!!

  5. September 8, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Love the outfits dear! My favorite is the second; the look is simple yet you’re so pretty with that striped top! Like the glasses as well.

    Jessica |

    • Irene
      September 9, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      Striped tops are the best! They are the definition of versatility! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. September 13, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Lovely post! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC and instagram @djonovicmilica?
    If yes, follow me and I follow back as soon as I see it.
    Let me know with a comment on my Blog


  7. September 13, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Its kinda crazy thinking that its already September already eh? Soon it will be time for sweaters! You look great btw!


  8. September 15, 2017 / 5:41 am

    I’m obsessed with that Chloe bag! Love both outfits. You have great style girl!