• Soft Jersey Drape Pants + Black Cropped Blazer

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    Express pants xxs petite (also in regular sizing), Steve Madden sandals 5.5,
    Express tee xsp c/o (similar) + cropped blazer 00p c/o, Mansur Gavriel tote, Chanel bag

    This outfit is a little different from what I usually gravitate towards, in terms of the slightly trendier silhouette and darker, moodier color scheme. I love how everything came together, though, in a look that still feels tailored and very much like my own style!

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    I’m partnering with Express petites today to share a few finds available in extended sizing like xxs / 00p (finally!), and are currently fully in stock! This might be my first time trying a peg leg-style trouser – it’s a cross between the slim ankle pants that I usually wear, and the baggy harem pants that I’ll reserve only for MC Hammer. When cut just subtlety loose in a “relaxed” fit, the result is a comfortable pair of soft pants that you’ll want to live in all day.

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    These pants are made in a stretchy, machine-washable jersey fabric that’s on the thinner side, and feels cool in the summer heat. They have an elasticized waistband that’s a touch loose on me, but as with many of my bottoms lately, a sash tie waist belt comes to the rescue. The length hits right by my ankles so won’t require hemming on fellow shorties, even with flats on (see the end of this post)! I also love how these pants are styled on the model, with a cropped black turtleneck and bomber jacket.

    Measurements: xxs petite is 13″ across the waistband when un-stretched, with a 26″ inseam.

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    This is the same double ruffle tee that I purchased in white a while back and featured in this recent post. The frill sleeves add a hint of femininity, while the black color keeps it feeling edgy. Note I’m around 5′ tall and the top is the right length on me when untucked, so the petites might be a little short on taller ladies.

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    Below, I also wanted to show how this outfit works with low, casual slide sandals (last styled here) for an afternoon of walking around town. Nick kept complimenting this look, which tells me branching out once in a while is not a bad thing!

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    Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.


    69 thoughts on “Soft Jersey Drape Pants + Black Cropped Blazer

    • Julia June 25, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      It's so nice to see some olive greens in this summer. It still feels really refreshing!

      Julia || Closet de Jules || Recent Post – Diamond Back Hawaii Travel Guide

    • Olivia DiTomaso June 25, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Love the army green and black color combo!



    • Doreen S June 25, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Love the perfectly tailored look. It's perfect for the office and day to day wear too.

    • Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog June 25, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      I love the blazer – it seems so fit so perfectly for the petite type!

      Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Sincerely Ophelia June 26, 2017 at 1:00 am

      Love the outfit. I love those type of jersey pants <3 I have a pair of comfy navy blue ones myself!

      XOXO //
      SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

    • Serena June 26, 2017 at 1:23 am

      Hi Jean, thanks for posting about this very stylish and work appropriate outfit! Can you comment on if the pants wrinkle easily? How do they look after a day of sitting? Thanks!

    • Judy June 26, 2017 at 1:42 am

      LOVE this look! Your usual style while impeccable is too feminine for my personal wardrobe but this is spot on – would love to see you step outside your comfort zone like this even more in the future 🙂

      I normally wear size 26 in most jeans e.g. J Brand, what size would you recommend for me in Express bottoms?

    • Sarah Lilly June 26, 2017 at 1:48 am

      I absolutely love the olive and black pairing, olive is one of my favourite shades to wear in winter. Those pants are beautiful and are such a flattering cut. I'd love a pair like that!

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    • Kim June 26, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Hi Jean! I love this look on you, too. I'm digging edgy right now and after a long period of being very pro colorful, I'm really loving black.

    • Maria Khalid June 26, 2017 at 2:16 am

      Ahhh love everything about this outfit! Just ordered the pants in black and olive myself, great find! Still hoping to run into you in Boston one day 🙂

    • Michael @ Mile in My Glasses June 26, 2017 at 3:45 am

      Gorgeous outfit Jean! It looks wonderful!

      I hope you have a lovely Monday,

    • Peppermint Dolly June 26, 2017 at 3:58 am

      They're really gorgeous, love this look!


    • Neeltje | Thoughts in Style June 26, 2017 at 5:06 am

      I love these pants! X

    • Rachelle Pinksole June 26, 2017 at 5:57 am

      I have these pants andblove them, they look fabulous on you.


    • Anonymous June 26, 2017 at 6:21 am

      Hi Jean,

      I'm currently loving this trendier pant silhouette. I'm a little over 5'4" — would the petite work for me or should I go with the regular length?

      ~ Danielle

    • Jae June 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Those olive pants are right up my alley! They look so comfy.
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    • Erin | Rosewood Runway June 26, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Such a sophisticated look! I am forever looking for pants that will be cool enough during my walk to work, but still polished/conservative enough once I get to the office. These sound like they might work!

    • Jessi June 26, 2017 at 10:07 am

      You are so cute! Those pants look awesome on you. Love the olive color!


    • Anonymous June 26, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Hi Jean,

      I really like this outfit and I think that it suits for you! 🙂 My favourite piece is the pant, of course. Have a lovely day!


    • Anonymous June 26, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Thank you for another great outfit Jean, I've been looking for this type of pant! I'm curious, would you wear it to work? I work in a business/business-casual office and don't like to wear blazers, so my normal ensemble consists of ankle pants or skirts and blouses. How would you style a sash belt pant so it is office appropriate? Thanks!

    • Haintso Rakouth June 26, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Love this outfit!! Very versatile.

    • Surfcitygal June 26, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Great outfit! Is that a med-large double flap Chanel handbag? I just ordered a jumbo double flap from Trendlee in lambskin. Have you ever done a review on these bags? Thanks!

    • Jean June 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Serena! So the pants are a polyester / spandex blend and have a more fluid "slinky" feel, if that makes sense. It feels very different from cotton, and is not a material that wrinkles easily (from my experience so far!).

    • Jean June 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Hi Judy, thanks for the feedback! Hmm … so Express sizing can vary quite a bit, but for these pants in particular, I just measured the xxs petite and the waistband is 13" across when lying flat and un-stretched. It stretches another inch or two comfortably. The inseam on these are 26" so if that's too short for you, maybe try regular sizing (but I would definitely go down to xxs with regular sizing, since reg usually runs bigger than petites)

    • Jean June 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks Kim! I think I need to venture out to more colors next! Been stuck in my neutrals rut : )

    • The Pink Pineapple June 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Beautiful look, i love this blog

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    • Jean June 26, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Maria ~ I hope you love the pants! Boston is a small town…I'm sure we'll get to cross paths! : )

    • Jean June 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Hi Danielle! So I just measured the petite and they are about 26" at the inseam for xxsp, and probably increase slightly as the waist sizes go up. Since you're over 4" taller than me, I'd probably recommend the regular sizing! I find their regular waist sizing to run bigger than petites though, so maybe size down on the waist if you're in between two sizes.

    • Jean June 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Hi there! Personally I think these might be a little too trendy for a professional office given the slouchier silhouette. I picture them more at more creative business fields like advertising, etc. I could be wrong, though!

    • Ewa Macherowska June 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      So chic and beautiful!


    • Jean June 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Hi there – yes I've done several Chanel handbag reviews back in my archives : ) You can also go to my YouTube channel (user: extrapetiteblog) for my review videos!

    • afrenchgirlsthoughts June 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Such a chic and easy outfit ! Perfect !

    • Kritsida Adisakkitti June 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      It's so hard to find pants as a short person! Glad to know Express has these!
      x. kritsida

    • Annika Berggren June 26, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Hi! I love this look, but I have a question. My measurements are 30-24-34 and I was wondering if I'd go with the XXS Petite in those pants or not..

    • Jean June 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Hi Annika! I included the measurements up above … the waist of the xxs petite measures 13" across, so will be loose at your nautural waist (may fit better lower near your hips). I have the same waist measurement as you and I used the sash belt to tighten up the waist area.

    • Pamela Gonzalez June 26, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Love this entire outfit but the pants deff steal the show!
      You look amazing, girl♥


    • The Short (dis)Order Cook June 26, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      I love those pants. I'm wondering how they would look on a more voluptuous petite. When you're size is 10P and not 00P, jersey can cling to lumps and bumps.

    • Jeany Roge June 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      Such an amazing outfit and I'm so in love with your pants!
      xx, Jeany from http://www.vogueetvoyage.com

    • Unknown June 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      I am wondering how the butt looks, as I feel like these kind of pants make your derrière look non existent.

    • mybeautrip June 26, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      These olive pants are so gorgeous!


    • Kaitlin Schubert June 26, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      So cute! I own a similar pair from Express in white and I'm so obsessed. Such a classy style!

      xo, Katie
      Willow and White

    • Anonymous June 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Nice look. Love the edgier vibe.

    • Amanda Warren June 26, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Love this outfit. One of my favorites.

    • Mizeats June 26, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      This look is unbelievably gorgeous, Jean! I love it so much! You look so chic and sophisticated!

    • Georgiana June 27, 2017 at 9:34 am

      I love how you styled the dark colours together. The dark green trousers are very chic!

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    • Anonymous June 27, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Hi Jean! Thank you for this! Have a fabulous week xx


    • Karina Jacques June 27, 2017 at 11:43 am

      You look so cute!!! 🙂
      Loving olive lately!
      xo. Kari


    • Helen Veyna June 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      I love this outfit! You look so classy in it! I actually have a very similar pair of pants, so I love the inspiration on how to style them. Although, I'm going to look into maybe getting this pair as well because I love the length.

      Sweet Helen Grace

    • Daneisha Smith June 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      This is very different for you but it is still perfect and put together. These pants are lovely as well!


    • orange blossom June 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Wondering the same.

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