Yesterday I stopped by the Talbots showroom for a sneak peek of their Spring/Summer collection. Based on past collections, I knew it was going to be good, but this was honestly my favorite yet.
Talbots’ designer Chris Jackson walked me through the collection, explaining the inspiration and reasoning behind each delivery. February’s capsule began with the sourcing of some amazing batik ikats and their brilliant indigo hues and grew from there with the addition of mulberry purples, royal blues, and grounding neutrals.
February’s color palette
March is all about pattern play - isn’t that ombre polka dot dress to die for?
Black grounded florals mix in nicely with March’s optic black and white. Chris explained that patterned pants, while perfectly on trend at this moment, have been part of the Talbots DNA since their founding in 1947.
Then we move into my favorite month - May. The Talbots design team must’ve known it was my birthday month, because this delivery was made for me. It was inspired by the beauty of the Greek Isles - the shimmering blues of the Mediterranean sea and the stark white of the stucco buildings.
This color palette on such easy shapes is the perfect way to welcome summer. I must have that chic orange and pink dress, which comes in a navy and white colorway, too.
In June, we’re in the thick of summer, and the Talbots designers channeled the subjects of Slim Aarons’ photographs for a mix of eyelet, candy colored florals, and tons of tunics that could easily be worn poolside or off to the office. Guipure lace makes a big statement in soft shades of pear green and cotton candy pink - that delicious pencil skirt is a ladylike way to do the Christopher Kane neon lace that I was pining over last spring, so it’s made it on my wish list along with these ballet flats.
These paisley palazzo pants are a showstopper - I could totally see The Glamourai rocking them with some killer heels!
Talbots spring and summer collections totally hit the nail on the head. If only we could just skip winter and fast forward to sunshine so I could shop this collection sooner!
*Editor’s note: A previous version of this post mislabeled February’s delivery as April.