I stopped in to see what’s new for spring 2021 at Loft last week and was thrilled to have the store all to myself. I’m sure Loft isn’t too crazy about that but it sure makes shopping easier. **Today is the last day to get 40% off your order with the code WANT and free shipping over $75.
If you’re new here, dressing room diaries is when I go into a store and try on new garments so you can see what they look like on a woman over 25, who wears a size larger than zero. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh 138 pounds. I have broad shoulders, straight narrow hips, with a long torso and arms. I usually wear one size larger on top than the bottom and go back and forth between petite and regular, depending on the fit.
I started off in these wide-leg jeans. I know many of you aren’t fans but they’re a very popular shape, and some of you do like them. It’s funny but I wore this style of pant leg back in the 70s, yet they look very modern to me. These come in regular and petite sizes 27 to 33. They’re probably meant to be shorter because I am wearing the regular version in a 28. I actually like this length. They have a super high 12″ rise that I adore because they make my legs look longer:)
This pretty blouse is a flowy romantic style with a ruffled neck and puff shoulders. It comes in regular and petite size XXS to XXL. I am wearing the regular version in small so it runs true to size.
I grabbed these high waist jeans in the curvy version which you can see has way too much extra fabric in the hip area for me. I love that brands offer us styles cut for our unique body type. These are available in straight but my store didn’t have them in stock. I’m seeing less and less merchandise offered in stores these days which is a sign of the times.
I had to search far and wide in my store, and online, to find a pair of jeans with a finished hemline. I like the frayed hem look on others but I’m not a huge fan of it for me. This pointelle sweater comes in four pretty colors sized XXS to XXL. I’m wearing a small. It’s a cotton blend that’s machine washable and great for spring
This animal print sweater (looks like a Giraffe print to me) is incredibly soft and cozy. It’s available in regular, petite, and plus sizes in this porcelain color or black with ivory. It’s a high hip length so would be great with the new, wider leg jeans and pants. I’m wearing a regular in small so it runs TTS.
These are the same jeans as in the above outfit but in the darker wash and modern cut (straighter through hip). They’re a cotton/rayon/polyester, spandex blend that fits like a dream.
Is there anything fresher for spring than gingham? This cute gingham sweater is available in this navy or a Rosie Grapefruit color in regular or petite size XXS to XXL. I am wearing a regular in the small so it runs true to size. I think it would look great with off white jeans or chinos for spring.
This long cardigan is the prettiest shade of teal which my photo doesn’t show. Check it out on the website for a more accurate look. It’s knit from chunky cotton yarn so is perfect now and on into spring. It runs a bit large so if you want a more fitted look, I would suggest you size down. I am wearing a small.
The open front makes it a great 3rd piece to layer over all your tee’s, tops, and jeans this spring. It also comes in Rosy Grapefruit (looks like coral) and Carmel Brown (looks like bronzed gold).
These leggings are a very thick fabric that is totally opaque and has a nice slimming feel. They’re available in regular, petite, and tall sized XXS to XXL. I’m wearing charcoal and it comes in four other colors. I’m wearing a regular small and might get away with the petite but would size up to the PM.
I’ve had my eye on this tunic sweater for a couple of weeks so I was happy to finally try it. It’s a beautiful fresh blue color and super soft. The turtleneck is loose so there’s none of that strangled feeling. The high/low hemline has a side slit making it a great shape to wear over leggings because it hits at mid-thigh. It’s also available in navy, sizes XS to L. It’s roomy but runs TTS. I’m wearing a small.
My smile should tell you how I feel about this dip dye sweater. It’s the prettiest shades of blue and cream, they call Dusty Sea Glass. I couldn’t resist it. It’s also available in Lemonade Spritz and Rosebud Pink. The ombre effect is a fun addition to this classic, raglan sleeve pullover.
It’s available in petite and regular, XXS to XXL. I find it runs small so I went up to a medium in regular and love this fit. It’s 100% cotton which several of you have asked me to find. Rather than dipping, this sweater appears to have painted on color.
The jeans are what I wore into the store, along with these mules which are sold out.
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Are you thinking of spring as the snow falls?