3 Work to Weekend Looks (Video)

After a year of very laid-back outfits for many of us, I’ve been getting requests on how to transition some of our comfy favorites into more polished looks, whether it’s for heading into an office again or dinner with a friend. With a few intentional swaps and a change of accessories, you can take a casual piece up a notch and get more wears out of it. Below are three pairs of stretchy, comfy pants I’ve been reaching for often, and a few ways I’d dress them up!

You can view my styling video for this post below or on Instagram!

1. Sweater Joggers (reviewed here)

taupe and white spring outfits

Casual Look Details

Dressy Look Details

I paired these knit sweater joggers with my staple drapey front shell, and added a relaxed fit blazer to dress it up. The quilted sandals make it on trend, and a convertible clutch makes this an easy look for dinner or drinks.

2. Knit Wide Leg Crops (reviewed Here)

work to weekend women's styleCasual Outfit Details

Dressy Outfit Details

On a petite frame, I like pairing wider legged cropped pants with either a mock or turtleneck top to help elongate the look. A draped midi jacket here also helps keep the outfit long and lean, and I finished with classic gold accents for some polish.

3. Faux Leather Pants (Reviewed Here)

petite faux leather pants

Casual Outfit Details

Dressy Outfit Details

Swapping a white tee for a crisp white button down is one of the easiest ways to dress up a casual look, whether it’s denim or elastic waist pants like these. I added a sweater over the shoulders for some contrasting texture, and a printed tote bag since the rest of the outfit is pretty muted.


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  1. Christina wrote:

    Love the look of those BR sweater pants! They have a petite UV sweater jogger in stock, but not in that stone color – unless “White” is really an off white?

    Posted 5.18.21 Reply
  2. Jan wrote:

    Hi Jean, thank you for including links for your Canadian readers 😊

    Posted 5.15.21 Reply
  3. Joanne wrote:

    the banana republic links dont work!

    Posted 5.14.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Joanne – do you happen to live outside of the US? I’ve found that the BR links tend to only work for US residents. I was able to also add links within the post that should work for Canadian readers

      Posted 5.14.21 Reply
  4. Yolanda wrote:

    I always shy away from the wide-legged cropped pants, but they look great on you. I’m 4’11”

    Posted 5.13.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Have you tried them with a mock-neck or turtleneck? I’m just a bit taller than you and have found that it helps balance out and elongate the wide legged cropped pants on a petite frame

      Posted 5.14.21 Reply

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