Martie Pants

jcrew martie petite pants valentino rockstud nude

I love a good versatile ankle pant, especially one that fits without any alterations! I also greatly appreciate the range of colors these come in, so work-appropriate doesn’t have to mean boring. J.Crew bottoms have always run big on me but this particular Martie style in 00p fits like a glove, better than any ankle pant I’ve tried off the rack. I would say this style definitely runs small compared to other American brands as well as J.Crew’s other bottoms. Looking at these photos I might prefer my ankle pants to be a tad longer, so FYI those who are even a little taller than me (I’m 5 feet tall, and these have a 24″ inseam) may want to try the regular sizing.
whbm sweater outfit_petite fashion blog

My WHBM convertible sweater from this blog post quickly became a go-to piece this winter, as you guys are probably tired of seeing on Snapchat by now. It’s hard to make a thick warm sweater feel sultry, but the off-shoulder style here does just that. I wore this same outfit with the cowl neck pulled up covering my shoulders and my nude pointed flats (which now come in real leather & more colors!) for business casual meetings, and swapped the shoes and yanked down one shoulder for a speedy transition into drinks with friends. Here’s another way I’ve styled these pants warmly with a cardigan and my big scarf as a wrap:
j.crew martie ankle pants petite work outfit

H&M; polka dot cardigan (old; similar in 2 colors), ASOS wrap, Baublebar necklace 

Measurements of a 00p: 13″ across waist, 16.5″ across hips, 8.5″ rise, 24″ inseam, 5.25″ across ankle opening. 55% wool, 20% viscose, 19% poly, 6% elastane. Listed as dry clean, but I’m going to try washing gently at home and keeping out of the machine dryer for sure. Please note that as both my off-shoulder sweater and pants have wool content and are unlined, they may be itchy on sensitive skin – I also removed the inner sweater tags immediately.
cream off shoulder sweater ankle pants outfit petite
Banana Republic slim ankle pants are still my favorite for the unbeatable comfy and stretchy 4-season fabric, but these Marties are great for adding a little wool texture and pretty color into your wardrobe. I just went to check out BR’s site and saw they are phasing out the pants I have, which led to a mini panic-attack and impulse to call local stores and order 5 backup pairs. After some digging I see they actually introduced “the new Sloanfit slim ankle pant,” described as Your favorite ankle pant in figure-sculpting stretch is now even better. We redesigned the pockets and waist for a smoother front, and shortened the inseam to hit at just the right spot.” Intriguing! I did find the inseam to be a little long on the original and the waist a little loose pre-shrinking, so am super curious about the new version. Going to wait for more colors to be introduced, but please share if you’ve tried them on!
blanket scarf gray mauve winter work outfit

When you purchase through the links on this blog, I may earn a commission. Thank you for your support!

When you purchase through the links on this blog, I may earn a commission. Thank you for your support!

For Daily Posts

Loading comments...

Get the newsletter!

What updates would you like?