I recently partnered with Ann Taylor on an IG video, and know from feedback that many of you still prefer photos to carefully look through the details! Per usual I also like to include additional info on the fit, fabrics and any adjustments that I made in a longer blog post format. I personally tend to gravitate towards creams and camels, but also like to mix it up with a punch of color (love a vibrant long coat), so wanted to show some Fall options for both neutral and color lovers!
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In regular & petite sizing
Last year I shared this same cut of pant (see on me here) in a suede-like fabric and they were an instant reader favorite! The rise and silhouette is elongating and flattering, and the latest twill fabric is a sturdy weight with comfortable stretch. They come in several colors and fabrics and the petite inseam works well on me with a mid-high heel. One of the reviews mentioned sizing down but I found these to run TTS for Ann Taylor, if you’re familiar with their pants fit. I did also try the “pearl blush” but the lighter color in this fabric type accentuated my lower belly, so I prefer the darker colors!
In petite & regular sizing
A classic pant that you can wear all 4 seasons. These come in tan and black but also fun colors like orchid. For fit reference, I’m about 25″ around the waist and the 00P still. had a little room on me there. They’re cut loosely through the thighs and taper in a bit toward the ankle. The petite sizing has a 25″ inseam which hits full length on me (right below the ankle) at 5 ft. tall. Personally I have been liking above the ankle so I used iron on hemming tape and made them 1 inch shorter (pictured below). I need to press the iron over the hemming tape longer than the instructions say to, but it does work!
Shirred blouse (5 colors)
AT is my go-to for their drape blouses and this one is a nice middle ground of fabric that has a little structure but still drapes. It has feminine little details like shirring along the shoulders and a subtly puffed sleeves.
This is AT’s coat of the season that they made in several colors and fabrics. The “almondine” color is a longer, fluffier mohair style fabric and the “summer orchid” is made of a finer, shorter haired texture. I found this to run a little big and is cut straighter through the torso rather than a slim fitted style, with the sleeves hitting about an inch below my wrist bone. I folded them under a bit in these photos to let the sweater sleeves show through, but the full length sleeves work fine on someone my height.