Spring Favorite Find: Faux leather ankle pants

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Ann Taylor pants xxs petite (another great one in camel) c/o, staple tank xxsp, sneakers 5 (my review)

It’s been quite a week, friends – thank you to those of you who were part of the convo here and here on a topic that hits close to home for many of us in the AAPI community. I want to continue using this space to spread awareness and amplify others’ voices, while still sharing the little everyday things that inspire and bring me joy.

With the weather starting to perk up, I’ve been loving my usual soft neutrals again after a season of dark colors and combat boots! This fresh take on faux leather pants was love at first try-on for me. My full outfit is on sale as part of Ann Taylor’s 40% off promo right now, amongst a few other picks!

1. Faux leather ankle pants

One of my favorite AT finds from their recent collections – these are such a stylish alternative to regular faux leather leggings. They pair easily with flat sandals, heels or sneakers, and help me feel chic as a busy mama of 2 while being comfortable. I’d also wear it with a simple black turtleneck or something like this flutter sleeve black tee!

Fit: These have a fairly straight, slightly tapered ankle length leg with a durable, wide elastic waistband and comfy pockets. The material has weight to it and is not thin. My usual petite xxs at AT is a comfortable fit on me at ~5 feet 97lb.

This is another faux leather pant I was eyeing for the rich camel color, but the full length may be best suited for someone an inch or two taller than me unless you get them hemmed!

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Ann Taylor pants xxs petite (2 colors) c/o, drape jersey tank xxsp, Azra pumps 5, rope necklace

2. Mixed jersey tank

First got one of these a few years ago! Looks basic in photos but I LOVE it as a layering staple under blazers, cardigans or worn alone with shorts & pants. The sleeveless top is made of a stretchy, comfy jersey knit but has an additional top layer in the front only that’s drapey to the touch.

Fit: TTS. the cut is more body skimming and not fitted.

3. Paperbag belted shorts

Classic high rise belted shorts in 3 neutral colors. Fit is TTS and I love how elongating these are due to the rise and slightly flowy cut of the shorts!

4. Azra pumps

Hands down my favorite classic suede pump under $100 with a flattering, sculpted silhouette. I’ve accumulated a few colors over the years – see the Black on me here and Posh Camel here. I have on an old color in this. posts.

5. Tweedy sweater jacket $49 (originally $130)

This is a fun, thick and fluffy textured knit sweater jacket with a little Chanel-esque vibe. Fit is TTS and the sleeves are actually nice and slim on me, with stretch.

Thank you to Ann Taylor for partnering on this post!


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  1. Emily Tiberio wrote:

    I have the faux leather pants in black and I find them hard to wear because the waistband slides around a lot! Have you experienced that/found any solutions?

    Posted 10.19.21 Reply
  2. Helen C wrote:

    You have a lovely, inspiring blog. Those faux leather trousers look very stylish, and suit you well. Have a great week! 🙂 xx


    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  3. deri ceket wrote:

    The color of the trousers is just like I was looking for

    Posted 4.9.21 Reply
  4. Alice wrote:

    Could you link those camel color leather pants again? The current link goes to shorts!

    Posted 3.28.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Alice, sorry about that – this link should work!

      Posted 3.29.21 Reply
  5. May wrote:

    Do you think those pants would get hot? I only wonder because I feel like faux leather doesn’t breathe very well.


    Posted 3.23.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi May, they’re a sturdy weight so if you live in a hot or humid climate these will be hot.

      Posted 3.31.21 Reply
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    I wish 40% applied to Canadian buyers 🙁 love those Ann Taylor pants!

    Posted 3.21.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      What a bummer! I know it’s frustrating when many retailers don’t offer the same discounts for different countries

      Posted 3.31.21 Reply
  7. Neeltje wrote:

    Ah I love how they are beige!

    Posted 3.21.21 Reply
  8. Elizabeth Hannon wrote:

    I’m glad that President Biden and Vice President Harris flew to Atlanta today to offer America’s condolences on the tragic loss of eight innocent lives, to meet with AAPI leaders and to acknowledge the deep-seated racism that infects some in this country. I join our nation’s leaders in offering heartfelt condolences and my pledge to name and confront racism. No one should have to live in fear for their physical and emotional safety, and that of their loved ones. Through your vivid writing, I’ve come to know, a little bit, your beautiful children, your brothers, your parents and your delightful grandparents. I wish you and your family the best.

    Posted 3.20.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Elizabeth, I appreciate your note and am sending my best to you and your family as well!

      Posted 3.31.21 Reply
  9. Briana wrote:

    I need those pants!

    Posted 3.19.21 Reply

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