Our Daily Uniform Just Got Brighter….

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LOFT reached out, asking if I’d take a look at their early Spring line-up which is chock full of brights, stripes and florals.

Since my normal mode lately has black, gray and a pop of navy-when-I’m-crazy….I turned to my friend Linzi for help.  Linz and I recently cleaned out her entire closet (coming soon!), and it’s packed full of bright colors, gorgeous patterns, and allllll the stripes.

I knew she’d flip for LOFT’s Spring line.  And besides, there’s not a lot of arm-twisting involved for a kid-free shopping date and coffee, amiright?

Here are a few fool-proof outfit combos we loved….

Layers of Stripes + Bright Florals

Remember when mixing prints (stripes and florals) was considered…wild?  Now?  I call it a classic – like red lips and white tshirts. Like peanut butter and jelly.  Like two moms without kids and a coffee shop.

ALWAYS GOOD.

We piled on some soft sweater jackets (LOFT does these so well), and ended up with a perfect daily uniform for these strangely mild temps.

True to form, I was still a little bit cold, and Linz was boiling.  Ah, March.  I mean January.

Outfit Details – Linzi

sweater moto: Lou and Gray Zip Moto Jacket (size small for reference) – Such a good cardigan upgrade.

striped shirt: LOFT Textured Striped Top (size XS for reference) – Linzi and I are both obsessed with this top.  It has a swingy shape, and is made from a slightly nubby fabric that smooths over lumps and bumps (but isn’t itchy).  Has a cool back-zipper detail at the top.

jeans:  Modern Frayed Cuff Straight Leg Jeans (size 28P for reference) – we were pretty happy with Linz’s bum in these jeans.

accessories: LOFT Round Sunglasses (in red), LOFT Block Floral Scarf

Outfit Details – Me

sweater jacket: LOFT Fringe Sweater Jacket (xs for reference) – like Chanel, baby.  Like Chanel. (But seriously I live for a good sweater jacket.)

striped sweater: LOFT Stripe Banded Sweater (wearing a medium for reference) – this thing is very soft and cozy.  The color I’m wearing is almost completely sold out, but there’s a red that’s gorgeous.  I like it a little oversized…the extra slouch and length also makes it cute with faux-leather leggings.

jeans: LOFT Modern Patchwork Skinny Jeans (size 24 for reference) – love the wash and patch detail on these.  The 24 was tight, but there’s a decent amount of stretch.

accessories: LOFT Abstract Tulip Scarf

 

Brights and More Brights

I took a page from Linzi’s book and mixed brights with….more brights.  For some reason, the sum total of this approach felt easier than my usual OH HI.  I’M WEARING THIS ONE BRIGHT THING BECAUSE MY BLACK TURTLENECK IS DIRTY.  DON’T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO ME.

 

Have you seen the Instagram Husbands spoof?  I was trying to demonstrate for Linz…

Outfit Details – Linzi

bright tee: LOFT Puff Sleeve Swing Top (size XS for reference) – This unassuming little tee is so freaking perfect.  We adore the forgiving shape and the little puff-sleeve details.

jeans:  Modern Frayed Cuff Straight Leg Jeans (size 28P for reference) – we were pretty happy with Linz’s bum in these jeans.

accessories: LOFT Round Sunglasses (in red), LOFT Block Floral Scarf

Outfit Details – Me

bright sweater:  LOFT Shoulder Button Sweater (xs for reference) – I’ve had my eye on this one ever since Scotti brought it to our attention as one of her weekly picks.  Scotti was right:  it’s fantastic.  The color was gorgeous on both of our skin tones, and we both liked the cut.

jeans: LOFT Modern Patchwork Skinny Jeans (size 24 for reference) – love the wash and patch detail on these.  The 24 was tight, but there’s a decent amount of stretch.

accessories:LOFT Block Floral Scarf

 

Shop Our LOFT Favorites

Gang, a bunch of new arrivals (including many of the pieces we’re wearing) are currently 40% off!  Just for the sake of a little shopping enabling  (who doesn’t need a bout of retail therapy after a long week?)….here are our current favorites from LOFT.  A few caught my eye online, but many of these pieces Linzi and I actually tried on.  Enjoy!

 

xo,

Shana

photo credits:  Redfield Photography

A huge thank you to LOFT for sponsoring this post!  Linzi and I both had a blast working on this one.  As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own (or in this case, Linzi’s too).  And readers, thank you for your continued support.  It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.

 

Here’s to girlfriends who make you laugh until you cry. xx