I did a poll on Instagram asking what topics are the most helpful, and it looks like “styling 1 piece multiple ways” and baby content are the two top contenders! While I worn on some ideas for the latter, here’s another outfit featuring this familiar belt, black turtleneck, and faux leather jacket on repeat, styled very differently than in my recent athleisure post with sneakers. See this jacket in numerous other looks including casually, with cocktail attire, with textured layers, or with an A-line skirt. I know bare legs and heels are not the most practical for some, so another way I’d wear this is with fleece lined tights and booties with a fitted stretchy ankle opening, aka “sock booties” like these below.
I also tried on this similar pleated skirt pictured at the top left that comes in numerical sizing (0, 2, 4 …) instead of letter (xs, s, m…). In comparison, the numerically sized skirt is a little shorter, and the waist fits more precisely since there are more numerical size options than letter (size 0 fits a 24″ waist). Both skirts feature stretchy elastic band waists and were comfortable. The plaid buttoned skirt I’m trying on in the top right is another petite-friendly piece I mentioned recently. Note the 0 runs much smaller than 00 petites in most American brands, and is a true mini on someone my height.
Excuse the ankle booties that don’t match, but I thought this two-toned dress was beautiful and well-made in person, despite looking quite drab online! The model seems to be wearing a size too big for her, because this dress is very fitted and runs small in the bodice and waist. A 0 was pretty snug on me, but as with many H&M dresses, the waistline hit a few inches below my natural waist so this would fit best on someone a little taller.
I get so many questions on my Celine Audrey sunglasses, I was thrilled to find this stylish “look for less” option by one of my favorite affordable sunglasses brands. This style by Quay (sold via either Quay or Amazon Prime) is a little more square in shape, but sits well up on my nose bridge, better than the Celines. My only complaint is the “Quay” text in small white font on one of the lenses, but I’m curious if it can somehow be removed.
See another outfit I love utilizing the same formula of a cropped moto jacket paired over a midi length skirt, but in a very different brighter color scheme and vibe!