Happy Friday ladies. After our chat about the perfect white shirt on Monday, I headed out to do a dressing room diary at Chico’s, where I knew I would find some great white shirts. If you’re new here, dressing room diaries is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25 who wears a size larger than a 2.
For reference, I’m 5’4″ and weigh 147+ pounds. I have broad shoulders and narrow hips with a long torso and long arms. It’s typical for me to wear a larger size on the top because of my wide shoulders.
I own several white shirts from Chico’s because I love their no-iron fabric. I prefer a long sleeve all year round so snapped this one up in case it’s gone by summer. The Coolmax fabric will keep me cool on the hottest days and it gives me the versatility to roll the sleeves or not. I’m wearing a 0 (2-4) which is too snug across my back so I ordered the 0.5. I love how the long darts slim the torso. It’s also available in black or vibrant red.
If you’re not planning to tuck your top in, I love a comfy pull-on jean. This jegging comes in 3 washes, in regular, petite, short and tall. I’m wearing a 0.5 regular which is a bit large around the hips on me so I would go down one size. These have back pockets and faux front pockets which prevents bumps on the tummy.
Here’s the same white shirt, worn under a long denim shirt. I love this look! It’s fun to wear a denim shirt as the third, completer piece in a casual outfit. It’ll also look great over skinny pants or leggings. I’m wearing a regular in size 1, which gives me room for layering. It also comes in petite. I’m wearing it with their Girlfriend Skinny Ankle Jeans in a regular 0.5. They’re too large and too long so I folded up the hem. I would go with a 0 petite since this doesn’t come in short.
This denim shirt is faded to the point of resembling chambray. The front buttons are covered with a placket that dresses it up a bit. I’m wearing a regular size 0, which is too snug so I would opt for a 1. It does come in petite but I like to tie my shirts in front and the extra length will make that easier.
I absolutely love the soft, cool blues in this paisley scarf! I should have bought it to wear with a denim jacket and white jeans for a fresh look this spring. I’m wearing the pull-on Bridgette pant in an 8 regular which is huge and too long. I have this style pant in a 0 and know it’s very flattering. The tunic is too long and one size too large so I look pretty swamped by this outfit;) To be honest, this tunic would never flatter my shape because it makes my shoulders look huge. My body shape looks much slimmer when you can see some waist definition.
This icy blue ruana is a mix of the prettiest, soft ethereal colors. The wall color is really throwing its colors off here, but if you have soft summer coloring, this is perfect for you. I’m wearing it over a white shirt but think it would prettier with a soft gray top like this or this front tie one. These jeggings are a gorgeous soft gray. I’m wearing 8 regular which are too long.
This cardigan is more like a knit blazer and super comfy. I’m wearing a zero in regular on the left and a 1 petite on the right.
I prefer the regular length jacket on me and here’s why. The button and pockets hit the same point on my body in both jackets. The difference in length is the amount of jacket fabric below the pocket flaps. It’s shorter on the petite which makes the petite jacket look boxier on me with my broad shoulders. Yes, these are infinitesimal details but I am persnickety:)
The textured yarn is a cool combo of purple, ivory, pink and navy. I predict this will sell out as fast as the pink and white version did last summer. It’ll dress up or down and looks fabulous with jeans. On the right, I’m also wearing the grey jeggings in 8 petite which fits me perfectly.
The white twist neckline top is also from Chico’s but for the life of me, I can’t find a link for you.
If you have cool, muted personal coloring like me, this collection was made for you. Have you shopped Chico’s lately?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.