Plaid Topcoat + Jeans that run short

Topshop coat (newer version) 0 petite, TDE box bagH&M skirt 0 (runs small), Persun sweater (read below), Cole Haan boots (read review of similar), Gucci belt 70 (read review; similar for less), Celine sunglasses (similar for less), Aphro fleece tights S

This outfit might be one of my favorites, featuring the timeless combo of camel and black via a chunky knit, sleek boots and some British-inspired plaid! If you’re not much of a heels person, I also love this casually with flat black loafers or chelsea boots, as shown below.

Plaid topCoat on sale

After visiting London last year, I became enamored by plaid topcoats and lucked out with this find from the British brand Topshop! See how else I’ve styled it here and here. Their 0P jackets fit me with no alterations needed, and they have a newer version in petite and regular that’s fully in stock and just got marked down in petites! Note these topcoats are medium weight (not for super cold days) and fit a little oversized. You can read reviews for the newer jacket at Nordstrom, however the petite sizing is only available at and small petite sizes always go quickly. If you’re hesitant about ordering from overseas, I’ve always gotten my orders promptly, and have received my refunds with no issues under their free returns.

Topshop also has a midi camel coat on sale in petite sizing – although the style is an intentionally long length coat, the proportions and sleeve lengths should be right for petite ladies.

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With Sam Edelman rain booties (on sale) 5 (break these in while wearing above-ankle socks)

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Jeans that run small & short

On the topic of Topshop, I wanted to point out their petite denim again for ladies who have a hard time finding jeans that fit! Their Jamie jeans are extremely slimming & flattering in my opinion, and run 1-2 sizes small at the waist and very short if you get Petite sizing. I usually wear 24 in most denim brands, but size up to 25 or sometimes 26 in Topshop. You’ll know the sizing is petite when the second number says 28, i.e. size “25 x 28.”

Note each wash and color can run a little differently, even in the same size. I tried on this washed black pair (thicker and nice quality), and this distressed black pair (more stretchy with perfectly placed knee rips), but both styles in my usual 25 x 28 were a little too snug on me at the waist. Size 25 x 28 in these styles measured 11.5″ across the waist and a very cropped 23.5″ long inseam (hits above my ankles).

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I’ve also gotten a lot of questions about this sweater, and wanted to share a few additional notes! First and foremost (and this goes with everything on Amazon), after selecting your desired size or color, pay attention to whether it says “Prime eligible” and the estimated delivery date on the right hand side. I order the majority of my items under Prime which includes free 2-day shipping and free returns, but once Amazon’s warehouse runs out of a particular size or color, that item will become “not Prime eligible” and ship direct from the brand with no free returns. Oftentimes shipping from overseas could take weeks or even months! Amazon does restock popular items at their warehouse, so you can bookmark something and wait for it to be “Prime eligible” again.

I had been looking for a chic sweater with blouson sleeves but everything I tried overwhelmed my frame. A deeper search led me to this one by a random brand, and I gave it a try after reading negative reviews about it fitting small and short. Turns out the “one size” fits me perfectly like a xxs to xs petite, and the material is a comfortable medium weight rib knit. On the downside, there’s no fabric content and care tag inside! I just hand-washed it in cold water and laid it flat on a rack to dry. Also, I ordered two colors and the khaki one ran an inch shorter than the black (note the khaki is more orange-tan, as shown in the stock photo). These cons aside, I’m very happy with the fit and unique but understated look. This sweater was Prime Eligible when I posted, but unfortunately Amazon must’ve sold out, so please note the longer shipping dates now listed for each color!

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  1. Loredana wrote:

    Hey there! I like your outfit so much! Very cool and wearable!

    Posted 1.28.19 Reply
  2. Jennie Nguyen wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    Which Celine sunglasses did you have on?

    Posted 1.25.19 Reply
  3. Young wrote:

    Love this coat, Jean! It’s so chic.

    The Style Intermission

    Posted 1.25.19 Reply
  4. Michele wrote:

    Sorry! I typoed my email in my first attempt to comment here.

    JANUARY 23, 2019 AT 6:55 PM
    Unfortunately, Jean, here’s another one. I keep seeing this post reappear on #loveloft, which tips me off.

    Posted 1.25.19 Reply
  5. Jeff Laskowski wrote:

    Nice look. I love it!

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  6. This coat is soo chic and gorgeous <3 🙂 I love how you styled it with those boots!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  7. Jae wrote:

    Great looks! I haven’t tried Amazon fashion and heard great things about it! Jae

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  8. Kim wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    You mentioned that the Topshop jamie jeans in the 25×28 did not fit you. Did you try sizing up to 26×28? Did that fit you better? I’m in similar size as you and I’ve never tried their jamie jeans before. So I want to give them a try.


    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Kim, I haven’t had a chance to exchange them yet but at least for those styles, I think a 26 would be perfect. But pre-pregnancy I fit the 25 well so if you have a 24″ waist, go for that size. If your waist is a little bigger like 24.5″ or you want more breathing room, I suggest the 26.

      Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  9. Mireia wrote:

    Love this outfit so much!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  10. Cara wrote:

    Hi! I was wondering if you had any recommendations for petite maternity jeans. Thanks!!

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Cara, LOFT has some great maternity jeans and bottoms! I found them to run smaller than their non-maternity petite bottoms though. If you type Maternity jeans into the search box on my blog you can see my reviews.

      Also, designer brands like jbrand make select popular styles in maternity as well! You can find some on SHopbop.

      Posted 1.24.19 Reply
      • Anonymous wrote:

        Thank you !

        Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  11. I love your plaid coat Jean! Such great style as always!

    I hope you have a great Thursday!

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  12. Rena wrote:

    My plaid coat is from Mango and I bought it a few years ago. This coat belongs still to the favourite coats in my closet. You look wonderful elegant in your look!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  13. Such a great outfit combo – love it!

    Rebecca |

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  14. I love the products in Topshop’s Petite range! The plaid coat is super cute. I’ll be on a lookout to see if I can find it in stores here in Hong Kong! 🙂 Although, I still think their jeans are a tad bit too big for me… but nothing a little tailoring can’t fix. 🙂 Thanks for the post the reviews, Jean! 😀 ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  15. janine wrote:

    That outfit really is super cute and you always manage to look so pulled together! I don’t fall into the petite category height-wise, however, I do adore Topshop especially for their jeans and coats! The coats often are a bit more pricey, but they seriously look and feel of such good quality and the jeans are just the best on the high street in my opinion!
    xx Janine

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
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  17. May wrote:

    Been trying to find a good plaid coat forever. This one is definitely a contender and the fact that it comes in a petite size is even better!

    May ||

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  18. Helen wrote:

    I love that plaid coat! It’s the perfect length and looks so chic! And thank you for your recommendation for petite-friendly jeans. I’ll have to check them out!


    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  19. j wrote:

    Hey Jean, I’ve been following you for a long time now and love your blog. 🙂 I was wondering out of curiosity if your shoe size increased permanently after giving birth? Did you have to buy all new shoes?

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Aw thanks, J! My shoe size did not change after giving birth, but it’s different from person to person. None of my friends had their feet permanently change sizes post-pregnancy but I did hear from a few readers who had that issue.

      Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  20. JJ wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    Can you do a review on wallets please? I really need some recommendation for a good wallet. You have great style as always.

    Thank you!

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi! I don’t like to carry that much with me in terms of cards, so have small zippered ones from LV and Prada in either the coated canvas or saffiano leather (I like both for durability, especially for something that needs to sustain daily wear and tear like a wallet) but actually use a little Talbots keychain wallet a lot as well.

      Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  21. Clarice wrote:

    Thank you so much for this post, I was just looking for a petite plaid coat to try! Love the versatility of this classic outfit.

    Posted 1.24.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Glad you loved it, Clarice! It’s hard to find these type of jackets in petite sizing!

      Posted 1.24.19 Reply
  22. Hilda wrote:

    Love your style!! Do you have any advice on breastfeeding friendly outfits? Finding it so hard to keep them stylish. Would love to hear your opinion on which brands are best

    Posted 1.23.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, Hilda! I don’t like to be limited to nursing specific wear so wear my H&M nursing tanks under almost everything. I nursed in this outfit for example, by lifting up the sweater and unclipping the nursing tank underneath. H&M and ASOS have some stylish nursing-specific pieces, Amazon has some interesting ones like tops and sweatshirts that zip open at the bust, and I also look for button-down or wrap style pieces in general from my usual favorite brands since those work well for breastfeeding!

      Posted 1.23.19 Reply

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