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Dressing Room Diaries: A Few New Finds At Loft

It feels like ages since I checked out Loft, so I popped in for two visits last week. I was happy to see most of the Valentine’s Day hearts gone and had fun trying on a few new finds at Loft for you. Green is very popular for spring at many retailers, and I don’t think it’s just in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.

If you’re new here, welcome! A dressing room diary is when I go into a local store for a try-on session to see what’s new and show you how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 143 lbs. I have broad shoulders with straight hips, a long torso, and long arms. I often buy one size larger on top. I tell you what sizes I am wearing to help you understand how things run.

Many of Loft’s pants come in a curvy or straight (regular) fit…plus they carry many items in petite and tall. If I’m showing something in petite, it likely also comes in reg and perhaps tall.

TEXTURED SWEATER JACKET size S / CUFFED HIGH RISE WIDE LEG CROP size 28

Large cuffs are certainly having a moment and a fun trend to try from an inexpensive brand. These pants are intended to be cropped, but this 27″ inseam is ankle length on me. They have a high rise and wide leg, so there’s a lot going on, but I think they’re a fun concept. This 28 is roomy on me, so I’d size down.

With this much volume below, I went with this slim-fit sweater jacket on top that hits just below the waist. It has a “Lady Jacket” vibe with large gold buttons and an all-over, soft textured knit. The green is fresh-looking for spring, and I’m guessing they may bring it out in other colors because it’s a great little piece.

OVERSIZED EVERYDAY SHIRT size M / HIGH-RISE STRAIGHT JEANS size 28P

I love this oversized everyday shirt in “summer green”. I’m wearing a regular, but even in petite, it’s long enough to cover your backside, making it great to wear over white jeans, slim pants, and leggings. It’ll also work as a bathing suit coverup. It runs true to size and also comes in white. It’s one of those wardrobe staples you will have for years to come.

I’m wearing it over these high-rise straight jeans in a nice mid-wash. I tend to like lighter washes as the season progresses. These have a 12 1/2″ rise in regular and a 12 1/4″ rise in petite.

LOU & GREY WINDBREAKER JACKET size S / WANDERWEAVE PANTS size S / ELBOW SLEEVE TEE size S

Here’s another green for spring. They call this “silver palm”, but it’s green to me. The color looks closer to mint on the website, but I found it closer to a pale leaf color. Lou & Grey has several pieces you can mix and match in this shade. This windbreaker is water-repellant and has a bungee cord drawstring to adjust at the bottom. It also comes in “cosmic hibiscus,” which is a bright, happy color.

I’m wearing this elbow-sleeve tee under the jacket in whisper-white, and it also comes in the same silver palm color. These pants come in 4 shades, including a match for the jacket. They’re a woven, wrinkle-resistant stretch fabric that looks more polished than sweatpants and would be perfect for travel.

TEXTURED SADDLE SLEEVE SWEATER size S regular / DEEP SPACE BLUE FAUX LEATHER PANTS size 28 regular

This textured sweater is really soft and comfy. The saddle sleeve is a nice change from the typical drop shoulder I see everywhere. I’m wearing the Peri color, and it comes in a pretty pink, deep blue, or soft white. It’s a cotton/acrylic blend that’s perfect for spring.

I’m wearing it with these faux leather pants that are incredibly soft. They come in this regular (straight) cut, curvy, petite, and tall in 6 colors. I think I’ve mentioned before that Loft makes very nice faux leather, and the price is awesome for the quality. These pieces are classic shapes that won’t go out of style any time soon.

GIRLFRIEND JEANS IN CLASSIC INDIGO DARK WASH size 29 regular / STRIPED RELAXED TEE size S / HOUNDSTOOTH CROPPED JACKET size S

Another cuffed jean look, this time, just the hem folded up. If you have very long legs, you could skip this styling…however, every pair on the rack was folded like this. I love the super dark wash of these jeans that have a hint of stretch. The rise is 10 1/2″, which is high for some people but not the super high rises I’m seeing in wider leg styles.

As an aside, I’ve been spotting more and more low-rise jeans of late, and I’m just never going there. I hated them the last time they were in style, and don’t find them flattering on anyone over 15.

This little striped T has the word Amour on the front in the same shade as the jacket. It’s 100% cotton in a short, boxy shape. This Houndstooth jacket is styled with a band at the bottom, much like a denim jacket. The classic houndstooth looks fresh and modern in this bright magenta color. It has an oversized fit with dropped shoulders, which would be great for a woman with narrow shoulders looking to add some width up top.

FRINGE TWEED JACKET size S regular / DRAPED SLEEVE SWEATER size S regular /
RIVIERA SLIM PANT size 8 regular

These are, hands down, my favorite pants at Loft. They make this Riviera pant every season in a multitude of colors. This pair is a bit large on me because I grabbed the wrong size. I usually wear a 6 regular in these pants because they tend to stretch with wear, and the petite is a hair too short for me. (They also come in tall) This season, there are seven colors, with more to come. The fabric feels like an upscale chino that’s perfect for spring right through the summer.

This little tweed jacket is the prettiest shade of blue that looks so fresh this time of year. It has more punch than a pastel but is just as soft-looking. Its cropped length is perfect to wear over wider-leg pants or jeans. Surprisingly, this is machine washable.

I styled it over this pretty little sweater in the same color. The website description of this sweater leaves me scratching my head. It references a draped sleeve, which makes zero sense because the sleeve is set in and not draped anywhere. They also call it striped, and none of the three colors are striped. I also like the pretty pistachio-like green shade that they call jade.

TIPPED RIBBED SWEATER JACKET size S

This little ribbed sweater with edge detailing has definite Chanel vibes. It has an all-over ribbed knit with gold buttons and dark piping along the front, collar, and pockets. The piping is such a dark color that I couldn’t tell if it was black or deep navy, so it would work with either. It comes in petite, but this regular length works best on my long arms and torso.

Is the wide cuff something you might try?

I’m also curious if you’ve been wearing the “lady jacket” style this year.

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