It’s been a blustery few days here in Boston, so get ready for a few coat reviews coming your way! Ann Taylor is always one of my go-to’s for tailored outerwear in both petite & regular sizing, and they’re having a major sale with 40% off + extra 10% off using code FRIENDS (US only; ends 11/11)!
There’s something so fresh about a cream jacket in the winter, but if that’s not for you this coat also comes in a lower-maintenance dark plaid. Please note I only found this coat to try on in an XS petite (1 size up from what I typically wear at Ann Taylor), and can tell that an XXS petite would be a perfect fit so stick to your usual size!
Ann Taylor’s winter white coat last November sold out super fast in petite sizes, so here’s another classic option if you missed out! You can wear the collar open like I have it, or buttoned up for a higher neckline. To keep makeup from getting on the collar of coats, I usually wear mock or turtleneck tops underneath, or use a lightweight scarf as a buffer with lower neckline tops. I was so excited to see AT came out with a camel coat as well but then zoomed in and it’s a nubbly knit texture rather than smooth, so my classic camel coat hunt for you guys continues on…
In a beautiful dark teal, available in petite & regular. I haven’t tried this new one on yet, but reviewed last year’s version (pictured below) in this blog post. The updated one appears to be in a similar wool blend material, with a longer midi length and a deeper teal green color.
Ann Taylor belted wrap coat (maternity-friendly)
I’ve blogged this old favorite wrap coat tons of times (see more pics on me here) but here is an actual photo of this year’s version! The soft grey herringbone is very pretty in person – subtle enough to appear solid grey from afar, but adds a nice touch of detail closer up. This coat is actually on double sale this weekend because all three colors are temporarily marked down plus the additional 40% off + 10% off!
a few more sale items worth checking out
1. Work-to-weekend petite blouses that can be paired with trousers, jeans, or skirts. Most of AT’s tops drape nicely and are machine washable!
2. Plaid sweater poncho – trying on in XS/S petite and it’s a weighty, warm material in a generous fit. Here’s how it looks untucked vs half tucked in the front. If you’re looking for a solid camel colored poncho, check out their new arrival ribbed poncho in both petite & regular.
3. Windowpane knit skirt (originally reviewed here) – No alterations needed for extra petite ladies who usually find AT skirts too big at the waist. I’m getting a lot of questions on this and how there is no green color online, but there is only 1 color option and it’s called “winter lake navy” oddly enough! In person I thought it definitely looks more dark green than navy.
5. Petite blazers – two recommendations. First, their Newbury blazer in a textured winter white. This one has a shrunken fit which I love on petite ladies. It runs a little shorter than their other blazer styles with bracelet length sleeves. Secondly, for a longer option this Hutton tweed blazer is a heavier, warm blazer jacket that’s still flattering on petite ladies.
6. Shoes! The best work pumps at a reasonable price. I haven’t tried on their sock bootie (linked below), but these are usually a good option for narrow ankles since the shafts are knit and stretchy and should run slimmer than regular booties. I get a lot of question on what boots to wear under pants in the winter, and sock booties are usually the solution due to the more fitted shaft that won’t stick out from underneath!