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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Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.


28 thoughts on “Casual Uniform // Flattering dark legging jeans

  • Reply Young December 27, 2018 at 11:56 pm

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

    • Reply Zoe January 6, 2019 at 1:07 am

      Why have u stopped posting

    • Reply Zoe January 6, 2019 at 1:09 am

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

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 28, 2018 at 1:41 am

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

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Tennile December 28, 2018 at 2:08 am

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

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite December 28, 2018 at 11:58 pm

      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!

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia December 28, 2018 at 6:35 am
  • Reply Jane Lassner December 28, 2018 at 7:30 am

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

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite December 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm

      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.

  • Reply Janine December 28, 2018 at 8:57 am

    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

  • Reply Aethel December 28, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    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!

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite December 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm

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

    • Reply Kat December 29, 2018 at 3:44 am

      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!

  • Reply Ruth Josey December 28, 2018 at 2:21 pm

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

  • Reply May December 28, 2018 at 2:35 pm

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

    May ||

  • Reply AA December 28, 2018 at 8:19 pm

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

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite December 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

      Hi! I work for myself full time.

  • Reply Elizabeth T. December 29, 2018 at 4:50 pm

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

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Lane December 30, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    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!

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite December 30, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      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!

  • Reply ohfrock December 31, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Loved your outfit!! keep sharing your different looks

  • Reply Alexa Johnson January 2, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Loving this look!

  • Reply Fiona Manoon January 2, 2019 at 7:08 am

    So bright look!
    Love this outfit!

  • Reply Maureen January 3, 2019 at 6:46 am

    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 |

  • Reply Diana January 3, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Those legging jeans do look super comfy!

  • Reply Erica January 4, 2019 at 9:14 am

    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.

  • Reply cadeau moeder January 8, 2019 at 9:21 am

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

  • Reply Serena Wu January 21, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    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

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