Elegant pleated blouse + lightweight ankle pants

express white pants office outfit

I shared this look in a recent e-newsletter, and hope those interested were able to snag their size in time! The tailored ankle pant has always been a key piece in my wardrobe, since it looks great with either flats or heels. For a petite figure, I look for a higher rise paired with an ankle grazing length, and fluid-feeling fabric that drapes nicely.

These pants from Express are super lightweight and breezy without being too thin, and I love that the cream color has beige lined pockets that don’t show through! You can pair it with an elevated blouse like I have on or a button up shirt (as seen here) for work, or I love how they look with a strappy camisole for a dressed up pairing. I tried this pant on in both Short and Petite and the fit was nearly identical! They also make these in a curvy cut in multiple inseam lengths for ladies with a higher waist to hip ratio.

petite spring work outfit

The details on this satin blouse are just lovely closer up, from the tiny pindot texture throughout to the array of draping pleats along the neckline. This top also looks elegant tucked into a skirt or high rise white jeans.

Express petite work trousers

I shared this outfit last month, but wanted to share it again because the padded shoulder tee was just restocked in new colors and my high rise jeans are currently 25% off!

petite padded shoulder tee shirt

Lightweight PADDED SHOULDER TEE xxs – stocked in new colors!, HIGH RISE JEANS 0 Petite (same fit as 0 short), Sandals 6, SIMILAR belt, SUNGLASSES // Outfit originally from this post

petite spring business work outfit ideas

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  1. skylotus wrote:

    can you share where your pearl studs are from?

    Posted 5.2.21 Reply
  2. May wrote:

    Love these pants! Always love your workwear post. So sad that they don’t have my size though :(. Hoping they restock soon.


    Posted 4.28.21 Reply
  3. Ella Wynn wrote:

    Would like to know how can I place an order please for the blue top and skirt. Thanks

    Posted 4.28.21 Reply

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