Happy Friday! A&F just kicked off a sale with at least 15% off almost everything, plus they gave me code AFJEAN for a stackable extra 15% off. When checking out their fall arrivals I was drawn to the chunky textured knits, and was so excited to see my favorite cropped jacket in a few new colors and materials!
The discount this weekend is higher on hoodies & sweatshirts, so also check out their Sunday half zip pullovers – a staple in my weekend casual wardrobe.
If you’ve followed EP for a while, you know these type of jackets have been a core part of my style for the past 15 years, so I love that they’ve had a resurgence! I’ve tried many similar styles, and the shorter petite-friendly body length of the A&F option is very hard to find elsewhere. It’s short enough to still show a little waistline on me, and the only adjustment I make is folding the sleeves under. With the stackable code, some colors are now around $100 and a great value IMO.
I’ve paired my black version with everything from jeans to trousers and included it as part of my fall capsule wardrobe. I’ve tried both the new black and white tweed and the navy blue (priced lower) as well, and think they’re great alternatives!
I also saw the wool-blend version in person – the smooth, light neutral colors are gorgeous and the fabric is a thicker outdoor jacket weight, but small sizes sadly went quickly.
Cable Knit Pullover Sweater (8 colors)
I gave this a try after reading several reviews about the length being cropped on taller customers. It’s an oversized, wide-cut loose style that feels balanced by the shorter petite-friendly length. The length hits a few inches past my natural waist, and the knit feels quite soft and cozy. I wonder if the fabrics differ by color, since a review mentioned the sweater being thin but I would consider this grey one at least medium weight.
This cardigan version has a similar feel, thickness and cozy factor as the pullover sweater above, and the cut is on-trend with an oversized wide fit with a shorter length. The Brown is a beautiful shade of taupe brown that I tend to reach for a lot in my Fall/Winter wardrobe.
The simple black mini has made a huge comeback this Fall, and I’ve been loving my black mini from Nastygal paired with sneakers to ballet flats to loafers. I just got to try on this new, fully stocked version from A&F which is very petite friendly and fitted on me in xxs. It has a unique added feature of built-in silky shorts for added coverage, and unlike a traditional skort where the shorts are visible in the backside view, this looks like a skirt from the outside all-around, and the shorts are fully hidden underneath!
I’ve featured this style dozens of times over the past year since they offer such a wide range of sizing, inseam and colors options – recent new fabrics include the lightweight Sloane and a brushed fabric.
Sizing wise, my waist measures 25″ and I’m usually between a size 24 Short and 25 Short in their pants. In general I’ve found their size 24 to be suited for a 24-25″ waist and fits snugly on me, while their size 25 seems suited for a 25-26″ waist and fits a little loose on me. Here I opted to size up, and am wearing the 25 Short for a looser fit.