The Perfect Shirt

I was lucky enough to collaborate with Ann Taylor again to choose my favorite petite items from their fall collection. There were so many amazing things it was almost impossible to pick! I like to snag a few new staples at the beginning of each season that I can layer, mix and match and wear non-stop. Each classic piece in this outfit serves that exact purpose.

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

I grabbed these faux-leather leggings because they looked so luxe on the rack. The slim fit and tapered ankle complemented my petite frame and gave me the freedom to play with proportion and wear something looser on top. To pull off a “shootie”—a shoe + bootie—there should always be a small sliver of skin between where your pant ends and your shoe begins. These petite leggings were the perfect length to pull that off.

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

This white shirt was a no-brainer. I’d been searching for a classic button-down and loved the collar. I also picked this blouse because it’s longer than most, so it makes me appear taller instead of cutting me off. I knew I wanted to wear something billowy on top, so the slim leggings were essential to balance my look. If you’re petite, always offset something loose with something fitted to avoid overwhelming your frame.

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

Few things are more classic than a black chain-strap bag. I chose this tote because the size was ideal. It’s large enough but doesn’t take over my entire outfit.

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

These earrings fit the modern, minimalistic look I was aiming for. The pearl in the middle is adorable, but the triangle shape adds just the right amount of edge.

Ann Taylor oversized blouse, faux-leather leggings, triangle studs, mini pebbled signature tote and peeptoe shooties.

360° Studs

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs

Earrings this season are twice as nice everywhere I look. In a welcomed change-up, fashion is moving forward with studs that look just as gorgeous from the back as they do from the front. The pearl stud above is a prime example. It caught my eye because one pearl being larger than the other creates such a cool contrast (and you can wear the big pearl in the front or in the back).

Earrings that look great from every angle would be the perfect finishing touch to a fall’s classic messy topknot or sleek low ponytail. There are endless options to choose from, so check out more similar styles below!

Golden

This Topshop striped A-line dress is perfection. It combines the ideal amount of structure and pattern, and the tailored short sleeve is adorable. The ASOS tan booties bottom left are also on my fall wish list. I’m obsessed with the color and the ’60s mod vibe they have about them. A sleek boot like this is a staple piece that can instantly upgrade your look (they’d make even the simplest T-shirt and skinnies feel polished).

As a side note, if you’re searching for a new fall statement necklace, the standout top right is currently on sale. Just click each item directly to shop and enjoy your weekend!

A.J. Morgan 'Sinclair' 54mm Sunglasses J.Crew Mixed Resin Medallion Necklace Topshop Stripe A-Line Dress ASOS 'Excite Me' Ankle Boot Oliveve Cobra-Embossed 'Queenie' Clutch Image Map