Work outfit ideas for different dress codes

I’ve been getting more requests for workwear ideas so wanted to share a few for a range of dress codes, from business formal to smart casual. See the video below or on my Instagram reels, and FYI many of the pieces below are on sale including the beautiful cardigan jacket in my WFH look!

1. Casual

sezane leontine jumper striped sweater petite review

2. Business Casual

business casual petite workwear outfit

JCF top xxs petite, AT Azra pumps 5, Express pants, old (similar in petite), Sole Society bag (similar)

3. WFH / Zoom Ready

j.crew ella open front cardigan sweater petite review

JCrew cardigan xxs (runs big), Barefoot Dreams joggers c/o xsp (look for less in petite), AT tank (similar) xxs

4.Business Formal

business formal professional petite outfit ideas

H&M blazer (similar in petites), Ann Taylor top (old), Express skirt 00 (runs a little big), Marc Fisher heels 5 (runs narrow), Sole Society tote (similar)

5. Smart Casual

what is smart casual dress code blazer jeans

Express jeans 0 short + boyfriend blazer xxsp, Sam Edelman flats 5 (similar)


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outfits for every work dress code

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  1. Skingenity wrote:

    So chic!

    Posted 5.19.22 Reply
  2. Miracle Face wrote:


    Posted 5.18.22 Reply
  3. Kallie wrote:

    Hi Jean -these are such great ideas for work outfits! Thank you for providing this resource. I love the fit of the camel colored J. crew Juliette long sweater. Do you happen to know if they restock the XXS periodically? I keep looking for it since the XS is still pretty overwhelming on my frame.

    Posted 10.26.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      It’s one of their classic styles so I hope they will restock!

      Posted 10.29.21 Reply
  4. Elena wrote:

    Hi Jean! I’m wondering where you got the ivory scalloped tank for the Business Formal outfit you wore in the IG video–it’s different from the JCF cami shown and linked in this blog post. I’ve been hunting for a scalloped tank with wide enough straps that can be worn with or without a cardigan, appropriate for work. Would love any recommendations if that specific top is no longer available. Thank you! Love your style!

    Posted 9.10.21 Reply
  5. T wrote:

    Your style is impeccable. I’m rebuilding my wardrobe and am so happy to have found your site.

    Posted 9.3.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much for the kind words!

      Posted 9.8.21 Reply
  6. Contessa wrote:

    How do you find Sezane’s sizing for petites? I’ve been contemplating buying some pieces from there.

    Posted 9.3.21 Reply
    • Gina wrote:

      I’d like to know as well. They don’t offer any measurements, or even give size measurements of their models.

      Posted 9.6.21 Reply
      • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

        Hi Gina and Contessa, sorry for the delay in reply! This is actually the only piece I’ve ordered from Sezane so unfortunately can’t speak to the sizing on their other items. The xxs in this particular sweater is a pretty slouchy fit on me but feels intentionally oversized which I love. It is confusing as some items only start in 2 while others in 0 so I had been hesitant to order more. I did have a nice and smooth experience with shipping and returns though so will update if I try more pieces!

        Posted 9.8.21 Reply
        • Anonymous wrote:

          Hi Jean!
          What color is your sole society
          Zeda tote in this post? Also which colors of the Zeda tote do you use the most. I know they don’t sell it anymore, but I’ve seen some preowned. I have black, grey and cognac already. Was curious about your thoughts on birch, taupe, etc…Thank you!

          Posted 10.31.21 Reply
        • Anonymous wrote:

          Were there any hidden custom fees or taxes when shopping at Sezane? I have seen some comments about this online but am not sure what the policy is.

          Posted 9.5.22 Reply
          • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

            Only for orders over a certain $$ amount and it showed me the estimated customs at checkout. My orders there don’t usually exceed $200-300 so have not had any hidden taxes or fees yet.

            Posted 9.6.22

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