Since I know some of you are headed back to an office for the first time in a while, I wanted to share a few work outfits for this transitional time between summer and fall! If you’re still in the midst of a heat wave, just leave off the top layer until you’re at work getting blasted by that notoriously cold office AC. Each of these looks start with a simple base of my camel pants + a white top, plus pieces that I’d include in a workwear capsule wardrobe. You can also swap in flats or mules to dress down almost any of these outfits!
A ubiquitous piece but the right cut, fit and material can be so hard to find! This particular one isn’t perfect but has been the one I reach the most for ever since I got it last year. It needs occasional steaming, but I love the lightweight feel, and the relaxed yet not too boxy fit. I wear this at least once a week whether it’s with denim cutoffs, half tucked into my Levi’s, or knotted over a dress. I’ve also shown it both tucked and untucked here for these office-friendly outfits!
Classic, Petite & Tall inseams, sizes 00 – 12 in 5 neutral colors
The J.Crew Cameron pants have been one of my go-tos for years in the ankle pants category. They have much less of a waist gap on me compared to most other brands, and the smooth material and tailored cut feels nice quality. See a few of the ways I’ve styled them over the years. To dress these down a bit, pair with ballet flats and an untucked button down shirt like shown above!
Regular & Petite sizing in 3+ colors
A slightly longer, more relaxed blazer is a great addition to a business casual wardrobe and can easily be taken from work to weekend paired with slim jeans or even a dressy pair of shorts. I shared my review of this Express blazer in this post, but it’s a thicker ponte-like material and the xxs petite fits well on me though is a tad bit at the shoulders. This just became available online in a white color for petites, and I heard there’s a similar camel one that might be arriving in petite sizes soon!
This has made regular appearances on the blog for years so needs no writeup, but I wanted to share a couple alternatives if you want something knitted with a different shape! J.Crew factory has a more fitted sweater blazer that is now available in Petites, and J.Crew regular has a longer Juliette drape cardigan jacket that I’ve been eying, as well as an extra long one that would be a duster length on petites.