Soft Jersey Drape Pants + Black Cropped Blazer

Boston style blogger, Extra Petite shares how she styles soft jersey drape pants, a double ruffle tee, and a black cropped blazer.

Express drape pants xxs petite (current version), Steve Madden sandals 5.5 (similar),
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!

black blazer olive drape pants petite Boston street style

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.

Olive drape pants

These drape 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.

Boston style blogger, Extra Petite shares how she styles soft jersey drape pants, a double ruffle tee, and a black cropped blazer.

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.

Boston style blogger olive drape pants double ruffle tee

Below, I also wanted to show how this outfit works with low, casual slide sandals (similar) 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!

Boston style blogger, Extra Petite shares how she styles soft jersey drape pants, a double ruffle tee, and a black cropped blazer.

Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.


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69 Comments

  1. Wondering the same.

    Posted 6.27.17 Reply
  2. This is very different for you but it is still perfect and put together. These pants are lovely as well!

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    Posted 6.27.17 Reply
  3. 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.

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

    Posted 6.27.17 Reply
  4. You look so cute!!! 🙂
    Loving olive lately!
    xo. Kari

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    Posted 6.27.17 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

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

    D

    Posted 6.27.17 Reply
  6. Georgiana wrote:

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

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    Posted 6.27.17 Reply
  7. Mizeats wrote:

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

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  8. Love this outfit. One of my favorites.

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Nice look. Love the edgier vibe.

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  10. 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

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  11. mybeautrip wrote:

    These olive pants are so gorgeous!
    xx

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    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  12. Unknown wrote:

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

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  13. Jeany Roge wrote:

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

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  14. 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.

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  15. Love this entire outfit but the pants deff steal the show!
    You look amazing, girl♥

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    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  16. Jean wrote:

    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.

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  17. 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..

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  18. It's so hard to find pants as a short person! Glad to know Express has these!
    x. kritsida
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    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  19. Such a chic and easy outfit ! Perfect !
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    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  20. Jean wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  21. So chic and beautiful!

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    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  22. Jean wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  23. Jean wrote:

    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.

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  24. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  25. Beautiful look, i love this blog

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    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  26. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  27. Jean wrote:

    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)

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  28. Jean wrote:

    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!).

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  29. 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!

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  30. Love this outfit!! Very versatile.

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  31. Anonymous wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    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!

    Mimi
    http://www.mimicreate.com

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  33. Jessi wrote:

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

    xoxo
    Jessi
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    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  34. 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!

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  35. Jae wrote:

    Those olive pants are right up my alley! They look so comfy.
    Jae || http://www.allthatjae.com

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  36. Anonymous wrote:

    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?

    xx
    ~ Danielle

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  37. I have these pants andblove them, they look fabulous on you.

    xo
    Pinksole

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  38. I love these pants! X
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    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  39. They're really gorgeous, love this look!

    Rebecca
    xx
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    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  40. Gorgeous outfit Jean! It looks wonderful!

    I hope you have a lovely Monday,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  41. 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 🙂

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  42. Kim wrote:

    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.

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  43. 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!

    The Lilly Mint Blog

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  44. Judy wrote:

    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?

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  45. Serena wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  46. 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

    Posted 6.26.17 Reply
  47. I love the blazer – it seems so fit so perfectly for the petite type!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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    Posted 6.25.17 Reply
  48. Doreen S wrote:

    Love the perfectly tailored look. It's perfect for the office and day to day wear too.
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    Posted 6.25.17 Reply
  49. Love the army green and black color combo!

    Liv

    http://livforstyle.net

    Posted 6.25.17 Reply
  50. Julia wrote:

    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

    Posted 6.25.17 Reply

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