Several of you have requested more office outfits, so I’m excited to share some transitional looks as we slowly ease into spring. This outfit is simple (I topped it off with a gray wool wrap coat), but each seemingly basic component stands out to me in some way, whether it’s little feminine details or an impeccable fit.
Tailored slim Pants (no waist gap!!)
I first raved about these J.Crew Cameron pants in an email newsletter last year (subscribe here!). If you often have trouble with pants gapping at the waist, definitely give this style a try. I always either alter my pants at the waistband, shrink them in the dryer, or use a belt to hoist them up … so buttoning up this pair with no waist gap off the rack was a hallelujah moment! The only downside is they are almost always excluded from sale.
Based on reviews, it seems to be the general consensus that the Cameron high rise sizing runs about 1 size small. I took my usual 00 petite but in hindsight could’ve sized up, especially as the hip area is snug getting on and off. Compared to my other fave BR Sloan pants, the J.Crew Camerons run noticeably smaller throughout (I always have to shrink the Sloans in the dryer first). Also in comparison, the material on the Cameron has more 4-way stretch, the rise is higher, and the pant legs are more tailored and fitted down to the ankle.
Striped Blazer with pearls
This stripes + pearls blazer couldn’t be more up my alley, made of a weightier knit fabric adorned with faux pearls. The jacket has some stretch to it (it’s also wrinkle-resistant, good for traveling) with a full lining, and the front pockets are functional. It’s a classic piece that would look equally chic paired with boyfriend jeans or a pencil skirt. Fit-wise, this runs true to size for Ann Taylor. My usual size 00 petite has a little room on me, enough to layer a long sleeve sweater under.
Measurements of pants in sz 00 petite: 12.5″ across the waist, 16″ across the hips, 9″ rise, 24″ inseam. For fit reference, my waist & hip measurements are 24″ and 32″ around, respectively.
I’m quickly outgrowing these pants, otherwise I’d be getting them in every color! Just ordered a BellaBand hoping to extend the wear of my favorite jeans and pants. Currently, a rubber band is doing the trick holding these up at the un-zipped waist ; )