Flattering Fall Trousers + Chunky Knits

faux suede trouser pants

Ann Taylor pants 00P, H&M $25 sweater xs, Polene bag c/o, SARAH FLINT PUMPS 35.5 c/o (SARAHFLINT-JEAN50 for $50 off), Thierry Lasry sunglasses (similar)

It’s been a little quiet on here lately, between getting Edited Pieces ready for launch, the little ones being perpetually sick, and trying to help my dear grandparents from afar. I’ve missed blogging and hope to get back into the swing of things soon!

Today’s look is a simple one but made me feel chic and polished, thanks to the soft color combo and the amazing fit of these pants. Some of my most pinned looks from over the years feature long trousers, but finding good ones that fit off-the-rack has been next to impossible (I’ve altered nearly every pair in my closet)! I was thrilled to find this pair, and just hope they’ll come out with more fabrics and colors for future seasons!

Here’s how I’d style these pants simply for a warmer weather look:

faux suede petite trousers

Side Zip Trousers (regular, petite, curvy or regular fit)

These are so very flattering, thanks to the elongating seam down the middle, the leg-skimming cut, and a perfect high rise that actually fits. AT pants usually run big for me at the waist, so I was elated to zip these up with no waist gap (thus I would say these run small for the brand, and other reviewers seem to agree). The material has a brushed texture to it and feels luxurious for fall and winter (on the subtle side and doesn’t scream suede), and definitely works for spring too. The fabric is medium weight with a little stretch, so is comfortable with nice drape. Pants like this are usually much too long on me, but the 28″ inseam here works well even with lower or mid height heels. Can’t recommend these enough!

Size 00 Petite measures: 12.25″ across the waist, 9.5″ rise, and 28″ inseam.

petite faux leather ankle pants

AT faux leather pant 00P c/o, mock neck shell xxsP c/o, Everlane sneaker 5 (left), Azra pumps 5 (right)

Faux Leather Ankle Pants

Ann Taylor had a pant like this a while back that I’ve loved, so I wanted to share their updated version! These are a very chic alternative to denim and surprisingly easy to wear and pair. The material is medium-thicker weight and warm, and I’ve worn mine with the wide hem either full length or folded up (which I do with flats or sneakers). The waist on these is a tad loose on me compared to the straight leg trousers above.

You can see a few of the ways I styled my older pair here and here.

Chunky Knit Sweater

I hope a few of you were able to pick up this color when I first shared it here! I originally got this sweater years ago in a different color, and it must be a popular one as H&M keeps bringing it back.

The price of this sweater is a very good value for the weight and extra thick chunky knit. The length is on the shorter size for regular sizing, which I like for wearing either half-tucked or tucked into my bra band. See my older sweater on me here paired with jeans and boots for a casual fall outfit and here for a more bundled up winter look. The yarn blend is not particularly soft out of the package, but from experience it does break in a bit with wear. If you like the neckline of this sweater but prefer something lighter and less chunky, I also tried this funnel neck sweater from AT and it’s worth checking out!

Ann Taylor petite fall workwear H&M chunky knit sweater petite review Ann Taylor faux suede trousers petite review

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  1. EP Follower wrote:

    Hi there,

    Is your Polene Bag in this post the Chalk color or Taupe?

    Posted 11.29.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      This is the taupe color!

      Posted 11.30.21 Reply
  2. Ibtissam wrote:

    Thank you for sharing your grandparents’ love story. This must not be an easy situation for you at all, and love is so strong that it’s just beautiful to witness.
    Thank you for sharing an amazing outfit, even when your heart must not have been that fully into it ♥

    Posted 10.20.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you for your kind words xx

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  3. Just wanted to send you some support. I’m so sorry about your grandparents’s situation, dementia is a terrible thief. And about the little ones being sick, as well, I know how hard that is. Much ❣️

    Posted 10.17.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      It’s wonderful to hear from you! Thank you for your kind note, I’m so appreciative of your support xx

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  4. GG wrote:

    Hi Jean, thanks for sharing about your grandparents. Their love for each other is so touching, and I am glad your grandmother was safely found. I am also very close with my own grandfather (I call him AhGong) and am looking forward to when I can visit him and relatives in Taiwan again.

    Sending you and your family lots of love. Please take care of yourself as well!

    Posted 10.16.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you! Yes, we’re also very much looking forward to when we can visit with our loved ones who live farther away xx

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  5. Christina Lee wrote:

    So sorry to hear about what your grandparents are going through! Wish your family much patience, safety, and continued love during this time ❤️

    Posted 10.16.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Christina xx

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  6. Kat wrote:

    How did you tuck in your sweater without looking bumpy inside pants?

    Posted 10.16.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Kat, I just shared a video tutorial on my favorite ways to tuck in a sweater! This outfit is included in that post showing the ‘bra band tuck’

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  7. Tara wrote:

    I’ve been eyeing this Polene bag for a while now. It’s so pretty with this outfit. Do you find it comfortable to carry?

    Posted 10.16.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you! It is comfortable to carry and it also comes with a cross body strap as an alternative option

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply

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