Shoe Swap // Olive, black + stripes

cap toe pumps classic shoes for work

Banana Republic pumps sz 5, maxi trench xxs petite (old; factory version), striped tee xxs, black jeans reviewed here, sunglasses reviewed here

Lately I keep finding myself reaching for flat shoes and long jackets, which may seem counterintuitive for someone petite! A few tips for making this combo work are to make sure the long piece is either well-tailored (no sloppy sleeves or too wide shoulders) or drapes fluidly, and to keep the rest of the outfit sleek like with a higher neckline and fitted bottoms. I heard from so many of you recently who prefer practical sneakers to heels, so wanted to show both shoe options again here for an athleisure vs. dressier look! With the sneakers, I’d definitely swap out the smaller handbag for a roomy black or patterned tote.

athleisure casual outfit ideas with sneakers

I’m excited to be partnering with Banana Republic this year to share a series of posts styled with their seasonal collections. They’re having 40% off almost everything this weekend, discount applied in cart! My favorite piece of this outfit has to be these pointed cap toe pumps. I missed out on a similar pair about a decade ago and still have regrets, which speaks to how timeless this look is! They’re fully in stock right now starting in sz 5, which I don’t think will last especially at the sale price. Fit feels true to size and comfortable for the height given the thicker heels. I also own a navy pair of the Madison block heel pumps from several years ago, and was pleased to see Banana Republic actually improved the design a bit with added cushioning at the arch.

If you’re looking for a staple top that isn’t quite short or long sleeved, this ribbed top is stretchy and fitted, made with a knit materiel that’s thicker than the average tee. This maxi trench (current version) features a more dramatic duster length available in petites sizing, and is a transitional piece that’s easy to throw on to elevate a jeans + tee outfit. The medium weight material drapes well and has a woven texture, with a lining throughout the top half of the jacket and sleeves only.

the daily edited box bag marc cross dupe
olive green trench coat boston blogger
quay after hours sunglasses extra petite blog
Thank you to Banana Republic for partnering on this post.


16 thoughts on “Shoe Swap // Olive, black + stripes

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog February 17, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Ultimate colour combination for winter! Love the coat so much, Jean! 🙂 ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Janine February 17, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Great outfit! I am obsessed with that olive colored trench coat. And those heels look like amazing Chanel dupes, no?
    Xx Janine

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia February 17, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Love ♥️that olive trench coat and the stripes top paired together. Very lovely as always!

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Elizabeth T. February 18, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Absolutely in love with this coat <3 🙂 Sooo sophisticated!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Mireia February 18, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Stripes are always my favorite!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Reply Maureen February 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I don’t own a trench coat and love this olive one you featured. It’s such a unique color and very different from the khaki colored trench. Cute look!

    Maureen |

  • Reply Logan February 20, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Oh my gosh, I’m literally swooning over this outfit! That trench coat is the perfect color for spring!

    xo Logan

  • Reply Abi February 20, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Love the shoes and the seamless transition to sneakers

  • Reply Maria February 20, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    I love how you paired your outfit with that trench coat. That trench coat is to die for.

    xo, Maria

  • Reply May February 21, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Love Banana Republic! I was seriously eyeing the trench but in the pink color.

    May ||

    • Reply peg March 13, 2019 at 7:05 am

      thank you for shuswap. After years of nursing I cannot wear heels. I appreciate you showing alternatives very instructional. I’ve had a lot more confidence wearing and picking clothes

  • Reply Amara Cyrus February 22, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Love the coat and bag! Great styling!

  • Reply Jae February 22, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    This is such a timeless look! Love the color olive with the stripes!

  • Reply Nicole February 27, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Love this outfit! The colors are perfect and I cannot say no to stripes :).

    • Reply Caity March 25, 2019 at 8:35 am

      I super appreciate the shoe swap! I almost always wear flats and it’s useful to have examples of how things look particularly for petites. Thank you!

  • Reply Emily March 1, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I love your outfits! Can you do more posts with flat shoes/sneakers?

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