Chico’s new tops transition winter outfits to spring

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Happy Tuesday, ladies!  Today, I want to show you how Chico’s new tops transition winter outfits to spring.

I am really not bragging, but merely stating a fact that my world transitions winter outfits to spring very soon.

Our winters are small…they can be impactful, but not long…and, as the sun is brightly shining, I am already seeing a need to think spring.

I returned a couple of sale purchases that are solidly in the winter outfit category and decided what I really need is a little spring.

When I transition winter outfits to spring it is most often about layering, so I stopped by Chico’s to see new tops.

Come with me to the Chico’s in the Alama Quarry Market….and let’s have some fun…..


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Stripes are everywhere to transition winter outfits to spring…everywhere!

The green for new tops is called Twisted Ivy.

This is the NO IRON 3/4 SLEEVE STRIPE SHIRT, and the design of the stripes make it a very flattering fit.

Transition winter outfits to spring with this top by wearing it under a denim jacket, blue blazer, or colorful poncho.

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You can also wear Twisted Ivy with Navy in this STRIPE WIDE SLEEVE TOP.

This is a fun top that will transition a winter outfit to spring with jeans, leggings, or athletic pants.

You can find the same stripes in the ZENERGY WAFFLE KNIT STRIPE TOP.

With this Chico’s new top transition winter outfits to spring with a light vest or navy knit jacket.

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Here are is the popular stripes trend with Chico’s signature appliques.

This is the SPUN RAYON STRIPE V-NECK PULLOVER, with the rounded hemline that is so flattering to those of us with curves!

If you like this style to transition winter outfits to spring, then you might also like: ZENERGY SOUTACHE STRIPE PULLOVER or the EMBELLISHED STRIPED TEE.

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This new top is perfect to transition winter outfits to spring, and I really like the top.

This is the POPLIN STRIPE SHIRT in French Blue Stripes.

It is the perfect layering piece to transition winter outfits to spring under a blazer of any type…particularly navy, khaki, or denim.

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In the store, there was a cute display with the top above under this SHORT SLEEVE KNIT PONCHO, which also comes in black.

They only had L/XL in the store and this would be much cutter with the smaller size as you see if you click the link.

The display was with light jeans and a long gold necklace and it was really cute…I thought I took a picture, but I did not.  So Sorry.


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This cardigan is very pretty and easily transitions winter outfits to spring with a lighter weight….not heavy at all.

This is the SHAWL NECK CROPPED CARDIGAN in classic navy.

It is very pretty.

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the colors in this new top give us a feeling of spring on the horizon, but with the sleeves stays warmer in cooler weather.


There is a similar print in a different new top, The NO IRON SLEEVE MIXED HALF MOON SHIRT.

The second one would be more flattering, but they did not have it in my size to try on for you.

Both are beautiful to transition winter outfits to spring with jeans.

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Of course, it is easy to transition winter outfits to spring with a touch of spring details.

On this LACE APPLIQUE TEE, the touch of lace on the sleeve transitions winter outfits to spring.

A simple, yet elegant, way to elevate your jeans!

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Finally, I really liked this top and ordered it in another color!

This is the TWILL FRINGE HEM SHIRT in Ginger Rose.

I ordered it in Olive, and it also is available in Alabaster.

I like this top to wear under blazers or jackets to transition winter outfits to spring. 

Then once spring arrives, it can be worn with jeans or cropped pants…without a topper.

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Also, once spring arrives and warm weather returns, you may like a colorful poncho like this one.

This is the ABSTRACT PRINT PONCHO with a classic navy print.

I am considering it for warmer weather in a smaller size.  I like this print, but I do prefer Chico’s ponchos in the S/M sizes on me.

I told you I would let you know if a print captured my attention and right now this one has.


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Chico’s is a fun brand that brings us special whimsy for Valentine’s Day.

They call it the BE MINE EDIT.

As far as I am concerned, you could show your love all year long this way!

Also, don’t miss the GIRLFRIEND JEANS in this new color…Teakwood…perfect for all of the autumn palettes out there.

I hope this gives you some ideas for how to transition winter outfits to spring, and to know what is in Chico’s new tops.

Let me know if you have any questions….and until then…..


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  1. It is 10* this morning but I am enjoying your transitioning. I am always looking for a chambray shirt but the classic blue is not in my color wheel. I should check out that twill shirt in olive. Thank you for the style show. Enjoy your warming weather.

  2. Deborah, make sure you saw those jeans in the new Teakwood color. The link is toward the bottom of the post…perfect for us autumn ladies!

  3. Glad to see you out & about and hopefully soon without your boot. We will have at least another month of winter here in western NC. Not the severe northern winter but not spring like either. By now I think we are all tired of our winter layers. I agree that you need the smaller size in the ponchos. The fringe trim shirt is darling and I might have been tempted with the olive if it came in petite sizing. Most Chico’s tops look like tunics on me and tunics are not my style. I have a couple of Chico’s gift cards in my wallet. Luckily they never expire. Thanks for modeling these styles for us.

  4. I was in Chicos yesterday, and bought a no iron blouse in a nice, rather spring like print in purple, cream, rust and soft green. It was on the clearance rack. Love that! While there, the ladies brought me that orange shirt with the frayed placket and edges and said, this is your color (how I ever spent 25 years believing I was a winter … sigh). I loved it, but I’m trying to purchase very judiciously. Seeing it again on you is tempting me. It looked great on you. I also tried on the most beautiful ivory faux leather jacket with interesting buttons … I can’t remember if you showed it before. If I were getting more than a few months out of my purchases, I would definitely have bought that one. Chicos has not excited me the last couple of seasons, but I think in this collection, they knocked it out of the park.

  5. I am so often drawn to the unusual prints and details of Chico’s clothing. I have many items in my closet which I have ordered online, but wish I were closer to a store so I could try on as you have done. You found several items I like and I’m especially drawn to the colors and design on the poncho too. I recently ordered my first no-iron blouse and am hopeful it lives up to its reputation. You look very slim in your full length shots. Your diet must be working. I weighed for the first time since my foot surgery three weeks ago and was thankful that I have not gained any, but sadly have not lost any either.

  6. Longing for spring here too! I’d check out the fringe hem twill but none of the colors suit a cool palette ..maybe they’ll add more.

  7. I agree that this collection is a winner! I love that shirt and cannot wait for the olive to arrive!

  8. I so hope that a return to walking and weights is in my very near future. We will see. That is amazing that you have not gained.

  9. We are having spring temperatures right now in Wisconsin but I’m sure that will change! I really like the new tops and colors that Chico’s has right now. I’ll have to check them out. I need something that brings color into my life. One question though. I would like to know the difference between girlfriend and boyfriend jeans.

  10. Boyfriend jeans are typically a more relaxed fit but with a tapered leg and often a cuff on the bottom. Girlfriend jeans a lower rise and fit is more like a slim fit. I hope that helps Paula

  11. Pam, I noticed that teakwood right away! Unfortunately, I think it is too similar to a pair of Jjill jeans from a few summers ago. I will check it out in person when I go to the mall to make a return. Thank you for the heads up!

  12. Stripes are always a favorite of mine. They exemplify my simple & classic adjectives. We are struggling with the winter gloom here in the Midwest. I haven’t seen the sun in days, so your peek at spring is a welcome respite.

  13. Kat, if you are going to make a statement like that, you simply must explain. What is your definition of dowdy? What is dowdy to you may not be to others. Please explain.

  14. We are having false spring now in southern Colorado with temperatures in the low 60s and sunny. But we expect snow rain mix, ugh, on Saturday! I love the tiny blue striped shirt in poplin but I have difficulty holding an iron, so would need it to be no iron and it doesn’t seem to be one. I am a cool summer blonde, well white now. Haha! Chicos are long on me if not petite. Their jeans are the most comfortable I have ever bought. I wear a 2P at 5’2” tall and 140 pounds. I’m fluffy for winter. LandsEnd tops fit as well but I need petite sizing. I’m not tiny like Leigh Ann, just short and curvy.

  15. You must be exhausted after trying on so many items, especially dealing with a cumbersome recovery boot. Thank you for showing us how Chico’s items look on a real body, not just on a hanger. Your efforts on the daily post are appreciated. Best wishes for a positive doctor’s visit.

  16. Thanks Kathye…you are so kind. Actually just trying on tops is not exhausting at all. I hope to be working harder and adding pants soon!

  17. Thank you for the Chico’s try-on. I will be able to get to a real store next week….two hours away so I need to wait for a doctor appointment. Chico’s tops and blouses are so frustrating because none are available in petite lengths. Occasionally one will be a bit shorter than the others, but never the one I want. Chico’s offers a precious few pants in petite lengths, but not many tops. I would love to have your height.

  18. You look nice but it’s not even February yet. I don’t normally get tired of winter until the end of February, but it’s been so mild here that I’m definitely not ready for spring yet. I’m actually hoping for colder weather rather than the unseasonably warm weather and rain we’ve been having. My transition to spring will be going from winter jackets to a down puffer vest over a thick sweater — and I am totally fine with that as the winter sales have been great.

  19. Thanks for this fun post! Always good to see Leigh Ann out and about with you. I’ve been craving spring things lately, especially with the warmer weather we’ve had in North Texas this week. Thanks for giving me a wonderful idea – I bought an expensive cashmere cardigan from Banana Republic that ended up not matching what I intended to wear it with. I just need to return that unworn sweater and I can get a few transitional pieces like the ones you’ve shown! I know olive is not really a spring color, but I sure love the raw edged shirt. I am going to Chicos tomorrow to pick up an online order of the appliquéd blouse you showed in the windowpane plaid post, so I can check out these pieces then. I have a small collection of items that are in spring colors but still fabrics appropriate for late winter, like lightweight sweaters. You’ve given me some great ideas for early spring!

  20. Such a great trip to Chico’s! I got the twill shirt in both olive and the coral color, and also a great blazer in a textured light olive green. It’s not lined and it’s mostly cotton fibers, so I think it will be great for spring and fall. As always, thanks for all the inspiration!

  21. So glad you had fun shopping, Lorri. I got my olive shirt today and like you…I love it!

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