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Casual And Easy From Talbots

Happy Friday ladies. My love affair with summer skirts and dresses continues… I have a very casual look today that is really versatile. Each piece is interchangeable which gives you lots of options.

This post is sponsored by Talbots and ShopStyle.

Casual outfit with denim jacket and cotton skirt from Talbots on Jennifer Connolly

This Cotton Canvas A-line Skirt from Talbots has a classic navy and white geometric print that looks fresh for summer. I love that it’s lined because as I shared here, it’s my preferred way to go in the heat. I love that Talbots lining stretches with the skirt. Some brands use non-stretch lining with a stretch garment which defeats the whole purpose of a stretchy skirt!

I am wearing an 8 petite which fits perfectly so as usual for Talbots, it runs true to size. If I wanted a bit more length I could easily wear the regular, and I would size down to the 6. I can also see this skirt dressed up with my white linen blazer and a pair of closed espadrilles for anything other than running around the suburbs.

More cotton skirts

whote tee and cotton skirt from Talbots on Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life

I’m wearing it with this summer’s go-to white tee shirt which you’ve seen me wear a lot. I’m not a fan of sheer white tees, so I love that this one is opaque yet thin enough to keep me cool.denim jacket and blue cotton skirt on Jennifer Connolly

 

I topped this with a denim jacket that’s a year-round staple in mine and many women’s wardrobes. This one has a totally classic shape and is in Talbots’ newest Vintage wash. I’m seeing a lot of lighter washes this summer which feels fresh and modern to me after so many years of dark wash.

I’m wearing a medium jacket in the regular. I considered the petite large, but I have long arms so even though I seldom wear them down, I like the extra bit of sleeve length it gives me.

More denim jackets

over 50 blogger wearing Talbots denim jacket and geo print skirt

Round handbags are such a fun look but they seldom hold much. This Circle Straw Crossbody Bag is fairly deep so it will hold all my stuff…including my sunglass case! The removable shoulder strap is a white and ink colored that coordinates with my skirt.

Jennifer Connolly styling casual outfit with denim jacket from Talbots

These sandals come in white or this Havana Tan. My matchy-matchy self would have ordinarily chosen the white, but I decided to branch out and I quite like the look. They look great with lots of my neutrals and have a more sophisticated feel to me than white.

Jennifer Connolly wearign Talbots cotton skirt and denim jacket

 

white tee and cotton skirt on Jennifer Connolly

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70 Comments

  1. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    July 20, 2020 / 6:35 pm

    I love this outfit on you! I seldom wear skirts, but this post is making me rethink that!

  2. Star
    July 19, 2020 / 11:15 am

    This outfit is perfection! The only thing that might take it up.a notch would be platform type sandals. They would kill my feet and back but would look so cute!

  3. Joan
    July 18, 2020 / 6:21 am

    I love this outfit on you! As for me, I can’t wear straight skirts. My bulky saddlebags ruin the look. As for the denim jacket, I have a dark washed denim and a light washed denim jacket. But every time I put them on with a dress or maxi skirt, I feel like they don’t quite go together. And I think it looks too casual or tom-boyish on me. Yet I love the look on others. How can I make a denim jacket look as cute on me as it does on others?

    • Jennifer
      Author
      July 18, 2020 / 6:45 am

      I have a very straight “mannish” figure so I always try to pop the back of the collar. I roll the sleeves, and usually add bracelets. Look for jackets with some shaping to it. It might take a bit for your eye to adjust to the look. Try a white or pale colored one too.

  4. Janey
    July 17, 2020 / 7:39 pm

    I just love that outfit on you, and I love love that skirt. Unfortunately in my older age I have acquired some massive veins on my legs and I am self conscious about wearing shorter skirts. I think a less extreme mermaid type skirt would suit me, but I can never find one

    • Jennifer
      Author
      July 18, 2020 / 7:13 am

      Mermaid skirts do come and go in popularity so keep your eye out and you might find some.

  5. Janet
    July 17, 2020 / 6:46 pm

    This is a winner!

  6. Cherie
    July 17, 2020 / 3:46 pm

    Jennifer, this outfit looks great on you!

  7. Kathy
    July 17, 2020 / 3:16 pm

    What a fresh and chic look! I like a look that’s a mixed combination of styles and textures, yet they work so well together. Hope your hand heals quickly.

  8. KatelynK
    July 17, 2020 / 12:25 pm

    Great look for you Jennifer. The skirt looks comfortable and fresh. Even the compression glove coordinates with your outfit.

    The sandals in the darker tone and the handbag pull the look together without being too color forward.

    The jacket is a big no here in SE Florida as temps even in the evenings range from lows in the 80s to daytimes in the mid 90s with high humidity. Maybe in January we’d have a few days where the jacket can be worn. I sure miss N. California evenings as I enjoy pulling an outfit together with jackets and blazers.

  9. Linda
    July 17, 2020 / 11:57 am

    Your outfit is a winner! I loved each piece!

    I hope your hand heals quickly! 🙏

    • Jennifer
      Author
      July 17, 2020 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks Linda. I am now on the physical therapy train to regain flexibility and prevent more scarring. They promise me it will improve but wow, does it hurt.

  10. Sharon
    July 17, 2020 / 11:27 am

    Jennifer-wow cute outfit and yes it makes you look young and stylish! The Jean jacket is a keeper. Really polishes off the look. Since I love jewelry, I would add a few silver bracelets and a long silver chain with a tigers eye pendant to tie in the color of your sandals. Thanks for always sharing your wonderful fashion ideas!!

  11. Dianne🇨🇦
    July 17, 2020 / 10:55 am

    Just a great outfit!
    I’m not wearing t shirts so much lately because of my muffin top but this look would look great with a cute white shirt.
    Love your look & your blog❣️

  12. Mary Jo
    July 17, 2020 / 10:43 am

    I like this look a lot and I have this jacket but I live in a hot country so I don’t get to use it much but I’ll keep it in mine for the cooler weather.

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