Now, I’m not usually a big LOFT shopper. I think most of their stuff is great for work but obviously I don’t work in a traditional work environment so I don’t really need any of that stuff. I also feel like I’ve happened to come across their selection at times where I didn’t see anything I liked–very hit or miss–so this particular retailer is not usually top of mind for me.
BUT as I was perusing, to my surprise, I loved SO MANY THINGS. I went on stories and asked, “GUYS. Should I be shopping at LOFT more?! Have I been living under a rock!?”
72% of you said YES–and many of you who said no said you would still be interested in seeing my picks ?So…here we are!
Positives of LOFT:
SO many of you raved about their selection of items that are perfect for the office, yet cute enough to wear outside of work. It’s also fantastic that they sell both petite and plus sizes, and that their items are on-trend but not trendy, so you don’t feel like they go out of style.
Your knocks on LOFT:
I heard a lot of mixed things about quality, especially in regards to pants–saying they bag out. Bummer! But I have heard good things from you about their Ponte Pants, so I think it’s kind of a trial and error sort of thing and may depend on the style.
A note about LOFT’ quality:
I heard a lot of feedback saying their stuff doesn’t hold up in the wash, BUT–big tip–I think a big part of this probably has to do with how you’re washing your clothes. I agree that it’s not say, Everlane quality, but we all know that already! The stuff I have bought from LOFT isn’t any lower quality than say, Topshop or Zara–so I think this has more to do with proper care vs. quality.
Blouses, sweaters, and dainty dresses should be always be hand washed in cold or warm water (It’s really easy to do in the sink–just let them soak–or throw them all in the bathub ?) Or, if you’re short on time, you can also wash them on the most gentle cycle possible, in a lingerie bag. Then, hang them or lay them flat to dry on a towel. Also, just wash things as little as possible–not after every wear. Washing them wears them out and ruins them, so only wash your stuff if it’s truly dirty. This should help your clothes (LOFT or not) last longer! Read my laundry post on how to stop ruining all your clothes right here!
Okay, that all being said, here are some really cute picks that I LOVED from LOFT’s new arrivals! They are all super versatile, you can wear them for work or outside of work, now and well into spring! Plus, tops and sweaters are all 40% off! I’m curious to know what you think–which of these items would you like to see me style?
LOFT New Arrivals – My Picks: (Many on sale!)
This might be my favorite thing on the whole list. I don’t have a lot of button-front cardigans and I’ve been looking to add more to my wardrobe. They’re cute layered, they’re cute all by themselves buttoned up! I absolutely love this one. You can wear it with jeans or wear it with work pants to the office! 40% off!
Every so often, I stumble upon a universally flattering dress on tons of different shapes and sizes that is perfect for all occasions (in and outside of the office) and seasons.
This dress is one of them! It’s so cute, and you can layer a collared shirt or turtleneck under it right now for colder months! (See how to do that in this post!)
I am a sucker for a good bow top, and like pretty much everything at LOFT, it’s perfect for work, but something you’ll wear a ton outside of work too. I love that it’s a light chambray–which mixes up the texture!
Wear it with: a skirt or ponte pants for the office, a pair of white jeans and a trench coat for a springy weekend look, or a skirt and OTK boots!
LOFT has a lot of really adorable sweaters right now that are perfect for spring. (I.E. You can wear them now because it’s still cold, but you can FEEL like you’re out of your winter wardrobe slump!) I particularly love this one for it’s pretty intricate details–comes in more colors, too! 40% off!
I always advocate traveling with a wrap! They come in so handy on airplanes, trains, you can ball them up and use them as a pillow, they make a casual outfit look more polished–it’s hard to beat this price! 30% off!
Midi dresses are SO wonderful–you never have to worry about flashing someone when you bend over, a gust of wind coming up at an inopportune moment–you get the picture.
This one is casual, but so easy to dress up. Wear it now with booties (tights optional) and wear it later with your favorite heels, flats, or classic sneakers! There are infinite ways you can wear this one.
I will say this about LOFT mini skirts–I very much appreciate that they are short enough to not look frumpy, but just long enough to get away with wearing them to places like the office, lunch with grandma, etc. Those are hard to find!
This is one of them. I fell in LOVE with the leopard print, and while yes, it’s a little louder than a typical “statement” piece–but that doesn’t mean it’s not super versatile.
Wear it outside of work with OTK boots, your favorite heels, and a moto jacket!
I couldn’t NOT include the on-sale striped turtleneck–because who couldn’t use another one in their reserves? I love how this one is ribbed, so it’s a little different than a turtleneck t-shirt! 40% off!
This blouse looks like it could be from Sezane or Anthropologie–I absolutely love how beautiful and feminine it is! Definitely something you’ll wear throughout the spring and summer, but you can totally wear it now with a leather or suede jacket thrown over the top, and your favorite neutral booties! 40% off!
I MEAN? I want this red skirt immediately so I can wear it with sweet ballet flats and feel like Madeline. Or something. It’s a statement while being classic and preppy at the same time. It will look LOVELY with a trench coat for spring!
Another amazing work dress that looks 600x more expensive than it is. I’ve been really into tweed lately. And by lately, I mean I haven’t really purchased anything tweed yet, but yesterday I decided that I really wanted to. ?This is the perfect piece for now and later. Get some inspiration in this post “How to wear a shift dress” for how to wear it tons of ways!
Similar to the sweater above, but a little bit different! I love it in white–it’s a staple you’ll wear over and over again through spring, and for years to come. Another versatile piece that you can wear for work and with jeans, shorts, skirts, etc! 40% off!
I am in love with this easy sweater coat! First of all, it’s reversible, and second, you can wear it with literally everything. Keep it on the back of your chair at work, wear it when you travel, wear it to brunch with leggings and sneakers, wear it to yoga–whatever! It instantly polishes up your outfit, and is way more chic than a sweatshirt! 40% off!