soft trench + girlfriend jeans

WHBM spring outfit trench coat boyfriend jeans
Soft drape trench xxsp + girlfriend jeans 00p c/o WHBM, Manolo pumps

Spring felt so far away with our recent onslaught of snow, but the balmy temps earlier this week has me hopeful again! Today's post is in partnership with White House Black Market showing some of my selects from their newest spring collection. For this transitional outfit I'm playing with both length and texture, pairing a long, soft piece with slightly more rugged & casual cropped bottoms. Both pieces are on the slimmer-cut side, and are shown here with no alterations. WHBM petite fashion spring outfit If you are petite but love the look of boyfriend jeans, I often suggest keeping an eye out for "girlfriend" cut denim. These usually have the slouchy, comfy feel of boyfriend jeans but in a slimmer, more feminine cut that won't overwhelm a small frame. The ones I'm wearing here can be un-cuffed to a full ankle length, or rolled up as shown for a more casual look. It's hard to tell via photos, but each of the distressed areas are reinforced with patches sewn on from the interior.
WHBM spring outfit white trench jacket
Some of my favorite details on this trench are the cropped back flap and the long back slit. The belt actually sits higher at my natural waist, allowing the bottom to flow long and freely as you walk.

Measurements of trench in xxsp: 13.5" across shoulders, 22" sleeve length, and about 40" total length. Jacket is fully-lined and of medium weight.
Measurements of jeans in 00p: 13.25" across waist, 17" across hips, 7" rise, 24" inseam when cuffed (it's how they arrive out of the package), 26.25" inseam when un-cuffed. Fit is true to size like a 24 waist in denim.
whbm spring outfit white trench coat petite boyfriend jeans
This isn't pictured but I also got to try on WHBM spring shoes, and am thrilled to share about these versatile brown platform sandals, a close dupe for my pair (posted here) from years ago. I always get questions on those and have to say the WHBM version is notably more comfortable in comparison, after a few hours of test-wearing. The all-over neutral color is great with both bare legs or pants/jeans, and the platform makes walking in heels of that height a little easier. The front toe version runs a little narrow so a 5.5 was the best fit for me.WHBM petite spring outfit girlfriend jeans sripe tee
Thank you to WHBM for partnering on this post!

57 comments:

  1. Hi Jean! Would you consider hemming the length of the trench? It looks a tad bit long on you in my opinion.

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    1. My usual inclination is to always shorten things to knee-length, but after trying on a duster-length jacket (from Misguided) recently I don't mind experimenting with lengths outside my comfort zone. Seeing the petite listing for this jacket it also hits the model a few inches past the knees

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  2. Love the trench! It looks so nice on you!

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  3. Love this...I've been wanting to try the long coat/trench style but have been scared thinking I'm not tall enough!I'm 5 3..Will definitely try one now :)

    Shenu

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  4. Your white trench is stunning!!
    xo K

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  5. Gorgeous outfit! Love the flowy trench.

    Avanti
    xxx
    Avantigarde.wordpress.com

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  6. You are pretty but the trench looks like a lab coat :/

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    1. I was sold after watching this VIDEO of the outfit! I loved the way it was tied in the back!

      https://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/product/soft-trench-coat/570167330?color=190&catId=&fromSearch=true&scPos=1-242-381

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  7. This trench is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have to order one.

    Blonde in Cashmere

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  8. Such a beautiful coat. I love the way it's structured. Pairs so nicely with the more casual outfit!

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

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  9. I love the striped breton under the coat! Such a classic look with minimal effort but always looks polished.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  10. Legion of Honor is so great for photos, I'm in love with their columns! I always see a lot of bloggers sneaking shots there - it can be a wait to get a clear shot sometimes.

    Thanks for the girlfriend jeans tip! I'm still looking for the perfect pair.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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  11. Very stylish and cool look! Gorgeous!

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  12. This is such a great simple and classic look. The trench coat is so versatile :3

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  13. White trench coat looks so fresh in winters....I love your shots especially the one in corridor...

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  14. Yes this is a rare WHBM promo. Just ordered jeans and couple other items. As always thanks for your great detail!!

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  15. Such a cute look! Love the girlfriend jeans with the fitted striped top!

    xx,
    Dolce Petite

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  16. I love your lipstick. What is it?

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  17. Love this Coat & heels :)
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  18. I wasn't familiar with the girlfriend jean until now. It looks very cute and could be worn with so many different things. I also love that trench coat!

    Polly
    http://gemsandjoy.com

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  19. Love the coat. Its absolutely gorgeous! Are the sleeves long on you? Is the waist very fitted? I am 5' 41/2" 32-25-35. Not sure if Regular XXS or PXS would be a better fit. I have long arms.

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    1. Hi! I posted the sleeve measurements within the post so please check against your jackets. The waist is not fitted - it's completely open due to the flowing design.

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  20. Hi there! I typically go up one pant size compared to what you get mainly because I like to wash and dry my bottoms and they shrink. But I'm actually the same size and build as you so if I DIDN'T dry and shrink my bottoms then I would get the same size. For these jeans do you recommend me getting the same size or going up one size? Thank you!!

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    1. I rarely dry my jeans in the machine dryer unless they are skinny jeans that are in need of a shrinking back to size. If we are the same size then I'd suggest the 24 / 00 petite and to keep them out of the dryer.

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  21. What striped shirt are you wearing here? I tried to look on your blog but didn't locate it. Thanks!

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    1. Hi! I borrowed it from a friend, Kelly, who write the blog Alterations Needed. I think it is a very old Ann Taylor tee.

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  22. The trench coats fits perfectly. I'm obsessed with distressed jeans and I'm glad you paired it with the trench coat for a balance of elegance and casual!

    -Mei
    Pieces of Mei

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  23. Jean, I bought the same trench from WHBM earlier this week but used their 30% off entire purchase coupon ( 25338 ) … which also includes free shipping! It's so soft! I bought the white flared trousers to match! It's a killer outfit!

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    1. That sounds so chic together! Thank you so much for sharing the code...I hadn't seen that one, but if it works, I hope others will be able to get a price adjustment!

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    2. Perfect. Thank you so very much, Jean! You have truly been such an inspiration and so very helpful. :)

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  24. I went to WHBM today to get those jeans after seeing your post. I only own 1 or 2 pieces from there, as they are really expensive for me. I got them in my normal Ann Taylor/Loft jean size. I wanted to go up a size because they were too tight and not at all the slightly slouchy look I was looking for, but the girls in the store recommended that I stick with that size because the jeans are going to loosen up as I wear them; in fact, they said they have already had several people exchange them for a smaller size. I'm hoping they're right because they were a bit uncomfortable in the store! Just wanted to share that tip with anyone else here thinking of getting them. Also, the discount is happening in stores, too.

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    1. That is really strange because I've worn mine several days now (and machine washed, but air dried) and they have not stretched out on me at all!

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  25. As above, I'd also like to know about the striped shirt.

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    1. It belongs to my friend Kelly of Alterations Needed - I think it is an old Ann Taylor shirt!

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  26. Hello Jean,

    Nice to meet you :) I can't believe you are under 5 feet, you look so much taller in your pics. I am also under 5 feet, and I can't wait to read your blog for more inspiration on how to pick the outfit!!! You look gorgeous :)

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    1. Nice to e-meet you as well! Thank you for the kind words : )

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  27. I love this look! I would be terrified I'd get a white coat sooo dirty though!

    Ashley Lauren

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  28. This white trench is so stunning!
    xx

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  29. Smart and simple outfit. I would wear this everyday! You look amazing in those heels


    Shannon
    xx

    www.shannontreho.blogspot.mx

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  30. This outfit is gorgeous and the location is beautiful!!
    xo Alessia

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  31. Love the jeans! Great tip about trying girlfriend denim too. I have very skinny legs and I've always found boyfriend jeans to be way too baggy. Do you mind sharing where the striped tee is from? It works so perfectly with this outfit. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kavitha! It's borrowed from a friend - I think it's an Ann Taylor shirt from years ago. You will definitely have to give "girlfriend" jeans a try!

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  32. Love this outfit. You look stunning! :)

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  33. Loving that white coat on you! The color and fit are both really great!

    Lifestyle by Joules

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  34. Love that white trench coat on you. So chic!

    xoxo
    Sharan
    www.MyGoldenBeauty.com

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  35. Love love love this white trench! It looks so good with those jeans!

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

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  36. I love the fit of the jeans. That white trench coat looks amazing.

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  37. Beautiful!!!
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  38. Beautiful!!!
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  39. Hi there! Are your pumps pink or nude? I'm trying to decide whether I should get this pair of light pink flat sandals, but I have no idea what I could match it with besides white and pastel pink, which isn't really in my wardrobe, and wondering if it would make my Asian skin look washed out.

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  40. hey jean i was wondering what the size of the jeans your wearing are a 00 or 0 or a 1? in petite

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