I was at recently at LOFT returning the Petra navy pumps (unfortunately the sz 5s were too narrow for the front of my feet), and was pleasantly surprised to find these cute tweed separates. You can wear them together for a business formal suit (maybe with a skinny belt over the jacket to define the waistline), or each piece is versatile on its own for business casual or just plain casual wear. I know the two worn together are on the “mature” side, so I’d love to see the black & white marled knit paired with an edgier material like leather, or more relaxed denim. The tweed material is of thin/medium weight, soft, and stretchy. It feels comfortable like a sweater, and the best part is that both pieces may fit smaller-framed ladies with no alterations needed. They’re currently both full price, but I wanted to share while all sizes are in stock.
The jacket has a zipper closure (I like that it’s hidden by a placket) and a slight flared bottom style, but the peplum isnt so defined that it’s too trendy. I think it’d look better more snug, but the fit was not bad on me as-is. I almost always have trouble with jacket sleeves being too wide, but these fit decently. The skirt is a lower-rise style with a wide black elastic grosgrain ribbon waistband. This exposed style waistband is more casual, but can be covered by the bottom of a sweater or blouse if you don’t like it. LOFT bottoms usually don’t fit me without alterations, but this piece works because it’s stretchy all-around and probably designed to be more snug.
Both pieces are 80% cotton/20% polyester and unlined. The price point is great for a mostly cotton suit set that fits right off the rack, but would be even better if a promo comes along!