Based on your feedback, you’d love to see my Stories try-on’s make a permanent home on the blog. I’m so happy to make this happen! Every month I’ll share my top try-on’s with you in a roundup post like this. I’ll share each look/piece and write out my thoughts. You can always come back to these and reference them when you go to buy or need to do research.
Bernardo Coat xs (full outfit details here) – This coat is from December 2019, but it’s back in-stock, so I shared a try-on of it again. This is one of my favorite coats. It’s not the most flattering, but it’s functional and great for those cold windy days. If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I love Bernardo outerwear. They make some of the most flattering puffer coats of all time. Although this one isn’t petite, I don’t mind the length and it actually fits pretty well. It has a cinched waist, zippers at the bottom to help with walking, and it’s lightweight, but still warm. One thing to note – since it does have a cinched waist, when the coat is unzipped, the bottom sort of flares out a bit. I don’t mind it, but again something to note.
Abercrombie Short Puffer xs (full outfit details here) – This coat is the exact same coat as the one below, it’s just the mid-length – good weight, fleece lined, and super warm. I thought I loved the length, but once I zipped it up, since it sits right at my hips, it makes it hard to walk. But, I do need to size up, so I’m wondering if that would help. I don’t typically zip my coats, so technically I don’t think it would be an issue, but it’s just something to note. It does run small in the shoulders and arms.
Abercrombie Maxi Puffer petite xs (full outfit details here) – I tried this coat last year and didn’t end up keeping it because I have my Bernardo maxi coat, but I saw that it came in petite sizing this year. I ordered the petite xs to just try and the fit is amazing. I would even say it runs a bit snug in the shoulders, so I would size up to the petite small. This coat is their warmest coat and it really is super warm. I had a few readers DM me saying they own the coat and it’s warm enough for their cold winters. It’s lined with fleece, even in the pockets, and it has a good amount of weight to it. This is an awesome coat and at a great price.
Banana Republic Sherpa Jacket petite xs (full outfit details here) – I initially saw a short sherpa jacket like this on Helena from Brooklyn Blonde and I loved the way it looked with loungewear. This one fits amazingly and it’s warm too. I haven’t had a chance to wear it only because it’s freezing right now, but I’m hoping this will become a staple for fall/spring. I really LOVE the color, too!
Zella Joggers xxs (full outfit details here) – These are petite-friendly! I want to shout this out because Zella is one of my favorite athletic brands and their joggers are rarely petite-friendly. These are more of an athletic jogger, but super comfortable. They’re not as high-waisted as I would like, but still and very comfortable jogger option.
Zella Funnel Neck white xs, gray xxs (full outfit details here) – I’m all for turtleneck pullovers in the winter. Rather than pair my leggings and outerwear with sweaters, I reach for these turtleneck sweatshirts. I was initially drawn to these because of the ribbed detail and funnel neck. I also love that it comes in white. They do run big, though. The xxs fits me best.
A few readers shared Zella girls has a very similar option for fellow petites. I’m not sure how this one fits, but it may be worth checking out because as mentioned above, the one I’m wearing runs big.
Topshop Borg Coat petite xs (full outfit details here)- I initially ordered the Madewell sherpa shirt jacket, but that was too big. I saw this Borg jacket in petite from Topshop and immediately ordered it. It’s a bit oversized and puffy, but I love it. The shoulders and arm length fit great and it’s not overly long. I love this style with jeans and booties.