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Dressing Room Diary: Stripes and Crops from Talbots for Spring 2024

You can always count on Talbots for lots of stripes. Cropped pants have been trending for several years and they’ve always got that covered too. Here’s a try-on session featuring stripes and crops from Talbots for spring 2024.

dressing room diary is when I go into a local store for a try-on session to show you what’s new and how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 145 lbs. I have broad shoulders, straight hips, a long torso, and long arms. I often wear one size larger on top. I mention what size I’m wearing to help you understand how things run. Most Talbots garments are available in misses, petite, plus, and plus petite.

TAB SLEEVE BLAZER size 6 Reg / BOXY CREWNECK TEE size S reg / WIDE-LEG SAILOR PANTS size 6 reg

This outfit just cries out for a warm spring day. The blazer is a cotton twill blend with spandex for stretch and comfort. It also comes in white or a pretty pink carnation color. It’s sleeves have a button tab so you can fold them up and they’ll stay in place. I’m wearing it over this striped cotton tee in the same peach shade. It’s 100% cotton and has buttons at the back of the neck. The tee has a loose, boxy fit with droppped shoulders and slightly cropped length.

I’m wearing these over a pair of fun sailor pants. These have a side zipper for easy access and the front buttons are ornamental. The cotton canvas fabric is a nice substantial weight. The regular has a 25″ inseam and the petite is 22″. These are available in 4 colors.

JEGGINGS CROP IN ROSA WASH size 8P / SQUARE NECK STRIPE TEE size S reg / EYEGLASS FRAMES

What would spring be, without cropped pants? They’re more popular than ever this year in both narrow and wide legs. These crop jeggings have an inseam of 25″ in misses; 22″ in petite; 25″ in plus, and 22″ in plus petite. I styled the petite because the regular were long enough to look ‘off’ on me. It’s personal preference, but I think a slim jegging looks best when it’s shorter to showcase your ankles.

I styled them with this square neck tee that has 3/4 sleeves. The 3/4 sleeve is a nice combo with the cropped leg. It is in a very smooth, nylon fabric that will pack like a dream. This blue on blue stripe makes the top half of your body appear wider, which is great for ladies with wider hips or ones who want to add visual balance up top. It also comes in navy with white, which I like a lot.

These slim leg ankle jeans are great! I have several pair in this style that are hemmed; these have a frayed hem that’s stiched so it won’t unravel when you wash it. They also have a stiched slit at the side ankle which adds to it’s appeal. These are also available in longs in several sizes with an inseam of 28″ in misses; 30″ in long; 25 1/2″ in petite, and 28″ in plus.

COTTON BLOUSE size PL / SLIM ANKLE JEAND FLORA WASH size 8P / WATERPROOF ESPADRILLES

I’m wearing them with this lightweight cotton button-up shirt in a pretty print that reminds me of a delph china pattern. The inside of the cuffs are a blue and white stripe, which adds to it’s appeal for me because I like to cuff up my sleeves. The 100% cotton is breathable and very soft making it easy to tie at your waist or tuck in without bulkiness.

I’ve been meaning to share my espadrilles with you. They’re water shoes that I wore for beach walks in Mexico, and they’re so comfy, I just wear them for streetwear now. They come in 7 colors and are perfect for pool walking too!

SHORT SLEEVE DENIM JACKET size SP / STRIPED TEE size MP / PERFECT SHORTS size 8P

This short sleeve denim jacket intrigues me because I like classics with a twist. It has a fitted shape which would be a great third layer over so many things this spring. I love this pale wash as the weather warms up plus it also comes in white here and sunny yellow here. I’m styling a petite small but ended up buying the misses in medium because of my longer torso.

This is the same striped raglan tee I shared here. It’s a super smooth nylon that feels very elevated from cotton. I’m not sure how these will feel in blistering heat but they’ll be fabulous to travel with and look elevated right out of the suitcase.

These are Talbots perfect short’s in indigo blue. They have a 10.5″ inseam in misses and 9.5″ in petite. They’re a timeless style in stretchy cotton twill. The rise hits right at the waist and they’re knee-length. These customer favorite shorts come in 7 colors and are a staple in many women’s summer wardrobe.

STRIPED TEE size MP / PERFECT CROPS size 8P

Same tee shown above, this time I’m styling it with these perfect crops in black. These pants come in 8 colors with an inseam of 26″ in misses; 22 1/2″ in petite; 26″ in plus, and 22 1/2″ in plus petite. These would be fun with sandals but I would steer clear of a chunky sneaker which would chop your foot and make your legs look shorter.

SHORT SLEEVE DENIM JACKET size SP / LACE TRIM SHELL size MP / WIDE LEG TROUSER JEANS size 8P

These wide leg trouser jeans are in a blue and white railroad stripe fabric. I love that they’re slim through the seat and hips then drop to a wide leg that isn’t over powering. The stripe also helps to elongate the leg. I paired them with this lace trim shell that has a woven eyelet front with and knit back in a tee fabric. I wasn’t sure how I would like the top tucked in, but it works well! It was this outfit that convinced me to buy the short sleeve denim jacket :).

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