Happy Wednesday ladies. I popped into my local Loft yesterday to see what’s new. The racks and shelves are looking rather bare which is reflective of the changes happening in retail shopping. Brands are stocking less on the floor so we’ll need to rely more heavily on what we can find online. I hope these dressing room diaries will help to make your choices easier. Today I’m sharing spring fashion from Loft.
If you’re new here, a dressing room diary is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″, and weigh around 136 pounds. I have wide shoulders, straight hips, and have very few curves. My arms and torso are long so I often wear a larger size on the top than the bottom.
I fluctuate between wearing petite and regular sizes so I can get the fit I desire. My hair gets trashed during this try-on, and the lighting is dim but you’ll get a good idea of what things look like.
BTW, a reader asked how I handle ‘hat hair’ when I go inside. My response was that I just leave my hat on. Well on this day, I had to take it off to photograph these outfits so here is my hair flattened by a day under a hat:)
I started off in these high-rise skinny jeans which fit like a dream. They’re one of Loft’s most popular jeans and come in multiple washes and lengths. You can also get them as crops, with a chewed hem, distressed finish, mid-rise, or a button fly. I’m wearing the dark indigo wash with a high-rise. These are available in straight or curvy fit in regular or petite length. I’m wearing a 27 regular which is pretty darn snug in the waist so they fit TTS.
This leopard print Tee is a beautiful blue sea glass color. I just love this shade and the V-neckline is my favorite shape. It’s 100% cotton, machine washable, and sized XXS-XL. I’m wearing a small which fits perfectly so it runs TTS.
The textured V-neck cardigan is a chunky knit that’s cotton so it’s lightweight. It comes in regular or petite in 3 colors. I’m wearing black in a small regular, which is pretty roomy. It’s sized XXS – XXL. Because it’s already cropped, I would stay away from the petite with my long torso.
I’m not a huge fan of style rules but the above outfit is the perfect example of a fashion don’t. Everything I’m wearing is cut large which makes me look shapeless and larger all over. The chinos have a straight full leg.
These pants would look better with a slimmer top.
This bulky sweatshirt would look better with leggings or with skinny jeans.
The oversized cardigan needs both a slimmer cut top and bottom.
The pants are one size too large for me but even if they weren’t, they need a top that fits closer to the body so you can see some of your silhouette. Each piece is nice but worn together. they’re not flattering on me.
These are the same high-rise skinny jean I wore above, but this pair is 28 petite. The fit is very similar through the hips and thighs and they’re more comfortable through the waist. Most importantly, they’re about an inch and a half shorter so they end above my ankle.
Loft makes a lot of these poncho sweaters which are super comfy and hide a multitude of sins. Since I love stripe everything, I couldn’t resist this one in navy and white. It’s available in several other colors in regular or petite, sized XXS-XL. It’s a thigh-length sweater so it’s not meant to be close to the body. I’m wearing a small in the regular which makes it even more oversized.
This relaxed V-neck cardigan is super soft and comfy. It’s available in five soft colors, sized regular, petite, and plus in XXS-XXL. I’m wearing the off-white in petite medium but I’m pretty sure I could’ve worn a small because it’s pretty roomy. Like many sweaters this year, this is shorter and hits just a bit below the waist to coordinate with the higher-rise and wider leg pants and jeans.
These flowy pants are a Loft best seller. The lightweight fabric is perfect for spring into summer. Their pull-on silhouette makes them something easy to reach for when you’re lounging at home or running errands. They’re a petite pants sized XXS-L. I’m wearing a petite small which fits perfectly so they run TTS.
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This is the same cotton twill pant I showed above which is also one size too large for me. I am wearing a six regular so the 4 would have been perfect and I like the length of the regular. They come in straight or curvy fit, and regular or petite size sized 00-18…in 6 colors. They hug the hip and thigh with a straight leg and are totally classic. The high rise sits right at the waist making them a total classic.
This little cherry print split neck shell is cheery and perfect for spring. It’s a polyester weave in the front and a rayon knit in the back making it super comfy to wear. It’s sized XXS – XL, I am wearing a small.
I topped it all off with this open ribbed cardigan in a soft pink to pick up the print in the cherries. This is sized in regular or petite XXS-XL and available in 5 colors. I’m wearing a small regular and would not go with petite for this because I like the extra length.
These are the same style of jeans but the lighting is altering the color. The pair on the left is 28 petite and the pair on the right is a 27 regular. Ankle-length pants can be worn anywhere in the vicinity of your ankles so you get to choose your favorite. My eye is slowly getting used to seeing ankle pants sit above my ankle which is beginning to feel more modern.
Do you like your ankles to show or be covered?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.