Casual Uniform // Flattering dark legging jeans

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Express coat xxs, high waist legging jeans 00 short, slouchy sweater xxs c/o, Sam Edelman boots,

I’m bummed that our holiday week with family is coming to an end, but am so grateful that we got to celebrate it with both sets of our parents! This was one of my favorite simple outfits from the week, topped with a coat borrowed from my mom and scarf borrowed from my mother in law. It’s funny when I help myself to pieces on the coat rack, they don’t recognize their own items and marvel at how they also own something “extremely similar” when they see it on me ; )

For casual outfits, these legging jeans are a staple – the higher rise and slender legs are super flattering and slimming from all angles, and you can choose short, regular, or long inseams (also available in petite). They have more stretch than regular jeans, and minimal whiskering / fading if you want a true dark blue skinny jean. Note the 26.5″ inseam on the “short” is a tad long on me and goes 1 inch past my ankles. And if you’re debating between petite or short, the petite inseam is usually about half to one inch longer than the short.

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In the dismal and gloomy wintertime, one of my favorite, more subtle ways to shine is by wearing radiant colors like winter white. I reviewed this belted wool blend coat (also in burgundy or in tweed, both on major sale) in a recent blog post while the ivory was still fully stocked, so hope a few of you were able to pick it up! I got it for my mom, who’s an inch or two taller than me and an XXS regular was perfect. As I mentioned before, the fit is very slim for regular sizing, and the sleeves hit about two inches past my wrists.

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  1. Serena Wu wrote:

    i love the way you tie your coat belts. do you have a diagram somewhere showing how you do it? i looked under “‘tips and tricks” but couldn’t find anything

    Posted 1.21.19 Reply
  2. cadeau moeder wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this post. You are looking so cute in own jeans.

    Posted 1.8.19 Reply
  3. Erica wrote:

    Jean halp!! I work in Boston as well and am perplexed by what footwear to pair with trouser pants on snowy winter days. I haven’t found any solution that will keep me from slipping and falling that doesn’t make me tuck in my pants so I look like a pirate.

    I did buy the Sam EDELMAN rain booties to pair with skirts and tights but they are not warm enough for the snowy slushy days.

    Posted 1.4.19 Reply
  4. Diana wrote:

    Those legging jeans do look super comfy!

    Posted 1.3.19 Reply
  5. Maureen wrote:

    Hehe to your mom and mom in law regarding pieces of clothing. So cute too! Love your entire look. You make cozy look so chic and this black jean leggings fit you perfectly! Happy New Year Jean and I hope you and family had a great start to the week!

    Maureen |

    Posted 1.3.19 Reply
  6. Fiona Manoon wrote:

    So bright look!
    Love this outfit!

    Posted 1.2.19 Reply
  7. Loving this look!

    Posted 1.2.19 Reply
  8. ohfrock wrote:

    Loved your outfit!! keep sharing your different looks

    Posted 12.31.18 Reply
  9. Lane wrote:

    Hi Jean, thank you for the review. I would like to try these Express jeans, but am not sure whether I should get a regular or petite pair. You said a short regular ones have shorter inseam than petite ones, but 26.5 inseam would still require hemming on me. If either case I would need to get them hemmed, which pair, between a short regular and a petite, would you recommend?
    Also, where is the scarf from? It’s very pretty!

    Posted 12.30.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Lane! The petite styles are supposed to have a rise that’s a little more proportionate for a petite frame, but to be honest I’ve ordered both short and petite express jeans before in the same exact styles to compare and could not find a difference other than the inseam length. So if you plan on getting them hemmed anyways, the half an inch should not make a difference between short or petite. With all jeans, though, I do recommend washing & drying at least once before hemming in case they shrink a little in length.

      The scarf is my mother in laws and unfortunately I couldn’t find a brand!

      Posted 12.30.18 Reply
  10. This look is super chic <3 🙂 I love how you styled it so perfectly for such a cozy look!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    Posted 12.29.18 Reply
  11. AA wrote:

    Hi Jean, do you blog full time now or do you still work your other job too?

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi! I work for myself full time.

      Posted 12.29.18 Reply
  12. May wrote:

    I couldn’t agree more. Loving wearing winter white when the days are gloomy. Loving your coat!

    May ||

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
  13. Ruth Josey wrote:

    This is a great look….in fact, I have all of the pieces for it in my closet already! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
  14. Aethel wrote:

    Thanks for featuring this coat again. I was able to order the coat in tweed today for a steal. Originally $228, it is on sale for $90 plus additional 30% off, and qualifies for free shipping. So I paid only $69!

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Such a good deal! I hope you love the coat – the black & white pattern looks like a classic.

      Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Kat wrote:

      Thank to your comment, I headed straight over to to purchase the tweed version. There was an additional 40% off clearance when I purchased it on 12/29 so my coat came out to $54 so got free shipping, too! Hope it fits!

      Posted 12.29.18 Reply
  15. Janine wrote:

    Such a chic and classic outfit! Hahah I always do this, I borrow something from my mums closet and then she goes on saying how she has something really similar and really needs to wear it more haha!
    xx Janine

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
  16. Jane Lassner wrote:

    A post showing and comparing all the different styles of jeans would be very helpful.

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jane, thanks for the suggestion! It’s too bad a lot of these styles sell out of sizes quickly and become no longer available, otherwise I would definitely do more detailed comparison posts.

      Posted 12.28.18 Reply
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  18. Tennile wrote:

    I love this outfit & I love Express. It’s one of my favorite retailers. You look amazing.

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thanks so much, Tennile! Express has really come back on my radar with more age-appropriate pieces, since when I first shopped there many many years ago!

      Posted 12.28.18 Reply
  19. So cute! Love the colour palette of your outfit, Jean. 🙂 The Express coat looks so cosy and warm! ❤️❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
  20. Young wrote:

    I’ve been looking for a pair of jean leggings. I might give these a go. Thanks for sharing!
    The Style Intermission

    Posted 12.27.18 Reply
    • Zoe wrote:

      Why have u stopped posting

      Posted 1.6.19 Reply
    • Zoe wrote:

      How come you rarely post but down to a few times a month??

      Posted 1.6.19 Reply

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