Work Outfits for Different Dress Codes Pt. 2

I can’t thank you guys enough for all the encouragement and support already for Edited Pieces! There’s still so much to do before we’re ready to launch, and I’m excited to share more about the items and the process behind everything as that day gets closer.

For today’s post, I got such great feedback on my last video on work outfits for different dress codes that I wanted to do another installment with fall looks. You can scroll down to see the video or check it out on Instagram. I know many offices moved toward “smart casual” this year, and some are allowing jeans where they previously haven’t, so let me know what your dress codes are like and any requests!

Business Formal

An easy formula: Plaid blazer + neutral light sweater + ankle trousers + skinny belt

fall business formal outfit

Ann Taylor blazer 00p c/o (another classic plaid one), Quince cashmere sweater xs, Express pants (similar), Gucci belt 7o (my review), Marc Fisher heels 5, runs narrow, Goyard tote

Business Creative

An easy formula: a more style-forward top (like strong shoulder tee) + pull on pants + slingbacks or mules

business casual outfit for fall

Loft top xxs petite (similar), pull on pants xxs p, Ann Taylor heels 5, Mansur Gavriel tote (similar), headband

Work from Home

An easy formula: Favorite tee + sweater over shoulders + cozy jogger pants

petite jogger pants

Business Casual

An easy formula: Draped top that covers the shoulders + knit pencil skirt + monochromatic belt and bag

business casual outfits for fall

EP skirt, AT top xxs, MANOLO PUMPS 35.5 (look for less), H&M belt (old; similar), bag (old; similar)
Smart Casual

An easy formula: Striped button down shirt tucked in with a wrap twist + grey jeans + pointed flats

smart casual outfits for fall

J.Crew shirt 00 (my review), Everlane jeans 24 ankle (very similar), Sam Edelman flats (similar).


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womens workwear for fall

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  1. Valeri Pighini wrote:

    Jean. I love the way you styled the J Crew shirt in this post. I bought a blouse in S Korea recently and did the same thing with the crossover and tucking it in. It looked so sharp.

    Posted 8.1.23 Reply
  2. Lael wrote:

    please keep posting.

    Posted 9.26.22 Reply
  3. Zane wrote:

    Ah, so beautiful!! I wish I could wear heels to work, but I can’t due to my spine and knee problems. This 27 years old 5’0 lady right here loves to take your ideas but adjust the footwear. People always compliment me! It does not matter how short you are as long as you look good dressed and confident. It took me A LONG time to learn that you do not have to be 5’6 to look beatiful, and your blog helped me along the way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Posted 11.21.21 Reply
    • Valeri Pighini wrote:

      Years ago: I was changing into my work clothes at the gym, which was located where I worked at the time. A lady I was changing next to said that my style reminded her of the Extra Petite blog. When I looked at the site, I was so pleased to see someone as petite as I am, looking so chic. I’ve been a huge fan ever since.

      Posted 8.1.23 Reply
  4. Cherie wrote:

    Thank you for posting about this – so helpful for some style inspo when we’re working in all different ways these days. Loved the Insta reel as well.

    Posted 9.27.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thanks so much Cherie, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Posted 10.5.21 Reply
  5. Lucinda wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    Could you link where you got that beautiful mirror? Thanks! Love your style and the looks in the blog post!

    Posted 9.25.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Lucinda, unfortunately I don’t have a link to share as the mirror was a HomeGoods find a few years ago

      Posted 10.5.21 Reply
  6. Shayna wrote:

    Love the work from home inspo! A reminder you can still look great and be camera ready while being comfortable!

    Posted 9.23.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Absolutely, all about the balance of presentable and comfy!

      Posted 10.5.21 Reply
  7. Mel wrote:

    Love the wrap twist tucked in button down idea. How do you do this? Is the shirt buttoned or unbuttoned? How do you get it to stay like that?

    Posted 9.23.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you! I left a couple of the bottom buttons undone and simply crossed the two sides of the shirt as I tucked it in

      Posted 10.5.21 Reply
  8. April Barnes wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    Did I just see an ‘EP’ skirt??? So exciting and it looks fantastic! Love the fit and color, will be ordering that for sure!

    Posted 9.23.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      🙂 stay tuned!!

      Posted 10.5.21 Reply
  9. Vicki wrote:

    Love this post! I can use these ideas in one week since my work responsibilities change daily. Thanks!

    Posted 9.23.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Vicki!

      Posted 10.5.21 Reply
  10. Jen wrote:

    Such cute ways of business attire!

    Posted 9.23.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you 🙂

      Posted 10.5.21 Reply
  11. Shanti wrote:

    Super helpful post! This is just what I needed to help me breathe new life into my current “business casual” pieces and pick up some items to update them so I am not stuck in a rut. Getting dressed can be daunting and having a Lookbook like this definitely helps.

    Posted 9.22.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      So glad you found this helpful, Shanti!

      Posted 10.5.21 Reply

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