“No store is safe from me,” is my favorite response to inquires of where I shop. It’s an annoyingly cheeky response, I know, but it’s a friendly way to efficiently explain that I shop anywhere and everywhere. One of the many stores people don’t guess I frequent is Talbots. Like most stores, there is always something there I need for one of my clients, usually due to their flattering fits. Also, like other stores, you absolutely cannot shop Talbots blind, so allow me to direct you to the right pieces, especially now that they have launched their T by Talbots line, Talbots’ take on the current obsession with athleisure.
Denim Jegging Ankle Jean
You will be seeing me wearing these high waisted skinny jeans in an upcoming shoot. I adore the fit. The stretch creates a delicious comfort feel and the silhouette is very sexy.
Sizing Note: These pants run very big. I usual wear a 29 waist jean and a size 6 pant, but in this jegging I wear a size 2.
Crocheted Straw Pineapple Bag
This Crocheted Straw Pineapple Bag is adorable. Enough said.
T by Talbots Woven Roll-Cuff Crop
These Woven Roll-Cuff Crop pant in faded sage basically stole my heart and is now one of my most recommended casual-pant-that-is-not-skinny pants. It doesn’t look amazing on the model, but trust me it is actually flattering for a non-skinny pant if you have slender ankles, and it is insanely comfortable. The fabric is light as a feather, stretchy and lays beautifully on the body. Pair it with sandals for the most flattering look, and feel free to take in the legs for a less wide look.
Sizing Note: It is supposed to sit high on the hips (on, or close to, your natural waist) and it runs large. As a size 4-6 woman, I wear an extra small.
T by Talbots Essential Terry Short
Now, I know, you know, I would much rather you dress up than climb into another one of your gym outfits that never make it to the gym, but there is a time and place for the comfy wear and I will absolutely work with you on this. This Essential Terry cloth short is an example of that. These shorts are insanely soft and comfortable, AND they are actually flattering. Pair with them a super chic Tee, tucked in or tied up of course, and I am sold.
Sizing Note: Runs big. As a 4-6 woman, I wear an extra small.
T by Talbots Stripe Fringed-Hem Top
I love this super soft Stripe Fringed-Hem Top to go over leggings and skinny jeans.
Sizing Note: If you want that length for leggings, go for your usual size, but if you want it to fit more like a shirt and less like a tunic, go for a size down than your normal sizing. I went with a small.
T by Talbots Everyday Cropped Legging
These Everyday Cropped Leggings in navy are fabulously comfortable and slimming. The fabric is thick enough to hide any leg “texture”, and the center seam with little back ‘carrot’ slit declares it chic.
Sizing Note: These leggings run big. As a size 4-6, I wear an extra small.
Straw Envelope Crossbody Bag
T by Talbots Mid-Length Everyday Knit Skort
My clients are always asking for casual or athletic skirts and I can finally recommend one. This Mid-Length Everyday Knit Skort is freakishly comfortable, flattering and useful. While most athletic skirts specialize in muffin top, this skirt smooths the waist. I now completely understand why people want to wear “athletic” skirts.
Sizing Note: This skirt runs more true to size, but still on the large side. As a size 4-6 woman, I could wear a size small or extra small. I would also hem the skirt for a more flattering look, but I know some of my clients prefer the length.
This Flounce-Sleeve Shirt is one of the best white collared shirts right now. (Second place goes to the ‘Bashina’ stretch poplin shirt by Boss). It is, of course, comfortable and flattering, Talbots specialty, and it incorporates the trendy ruffle sleeve in such a timeless and comfortable manner.
Sizing Note: Runs mostly true to size. As a size 4-6 woman, I wear a size 4 in this shirt.
Crocheted Paper Straw Tote
This Crocheted Paper Straw Tote is perfect. I love the light weight feel. I love the richness of the navy blue. And I love that the faux leather straps do not look nor feel cheap.
Talbots provided me with a gift card in order to test out the T by Talbots line.
Great review, Vanessa! Super items for end of summer purchases, classic and cute. Thanks for the super Talbots update!
Hi Pat! I thought you would like it! What was your favorite one?