5 Classic Work Outfit Ideas

winter business casual outfits for petite women
Workwear was my focus for many years on here when I first started blogging, and while my everyday outfits are a little more causal now, I still regularly need a good business meeting outfit with a range of clients and vendors, so wanted to get back into sharing office-friendly looks again! Here are a few easy outfit formulas using closet staples that would work for a smart casual to business casual office.

1.Button up shirt + black pants + long cardigan

camel coatigan black pants work outfit

2. Chunky knit cardigan + sleek boot cut trousers

cropped cardigan petite work pants outfit

3. Sweater dress + waist belt + monochrome coat

sweater dress camel coat

Express sweater dress xxs, Edited Pieces belt xxs, AT pumps 5, Mango coat (similar in petite)

4. White shirt + striped sweater + khaki trousers

classic white shirt tan pants work outfit

Express pants 00 short (waist fits me a little loose; updated version), Everlane shirt 00, Sezane striped sweater (very similar), H&M heels (similar), TDE bag

5. Pleated or midi skirt + sweater + blazer

pleated midi skirt blazer work outfit (1)

Express skirt, Gibson blazer (similar in petite), Halogen cashmere sweater (very similar)
Ann Klein watch, Ann Taylor pumps 5, EP necklace, Sole Society tote (similar)

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Sophia Reyes wrote:

    Great ideas! I’m struggling everyday with what to wear before going to the office. I will try to buy some of these dresses that I don’t have for a change. Thanks!

    Posted 2.15.22 Reply
  2. Jenny wrote:

    Super elegant for work! Love it! Do you have any style for this upcoming Valentines day?

    Posted 2.10.22 Reply
  3. Romona wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    Will your reversible coat be restocked in the next month or so? I’ve been needing a light colored coat, but I’d much prefer to support your business.

    Posted 2.10.22 Reply
  4. Jenny wrote:

    Jean! The Anne Klein watch you linked in your previous post?? AMAZINGGGG😍

    If anyone doesn’t know what am referring to go check out her last post. She has the link (it’s less than $35 on Amazon) and I just received the first one (I ordered two) and the watch looks SO luxurious and elegant! Words don’t do it justice!

    Ty sm Jean for the awesome recommendations πŸ’—πŸ’—

    Posted 2.8.22 Reply
  5. Shanti wrote:

    Although I don’t go into an office, I volunteer during the week in a public-facing role. Have been struggling with what to wear that still looks current. Very helpful post!

    Posted 2.7.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you for the feedback Shanti, I’m so glad you found this helpful!

      Posted 2.8.22 Reply
  6. Carolina wrote:

    Hi Jean, will those camel and black slingbacks you’re wearing the first pic be released by Edited Pieces? Hugs and kisses

    Posted 2.7.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Stay tuned! πŸ™‚

      Posted 2.8.22 Reply
  7. Jenny wrote:

    Hi Jean! Please, please, pleaaase tell me those color block slingbacks are going to be a new addition to Edited Piece’s collection! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    Posted 2.7.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Yes, coming soon!

      Posted 2.8.22 Reply
  8. carolyn lassonde wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    I am so looking forward to your reversible horsebit belt to be back in stock. Any idea when that will happen? I love all of your looks today! The tde brand is new for me and I love several of their bags. Thanks for all you do for petite women!

    Posted 2.7.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Carolyn! We have another large restock coming up in early April, but possibly a small one sooner. What size are you looking for?

      Posted 2.8.22 Reply
  9. Jen wrote:

    Any shoe suggestions when you need a bit more warmth? I need to wear socks in winter!

    Posted 2.7.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Loafers or ankle boots!

      Posted 2.8.22 Reply
  10. Karen wrote:

    Hi Jean, what top are you wearing in the last pic, #5? Thank you! πŸ™‚

    Posted 2.6.22 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Karen! It’s an old Halogen cashmere crewneck sweater. Very simple but versatile for layering. I have Quince sweaters in other colors and it’s very similar in fit. Note that for lighter colored cashmere, these are thinner in weight so I always wear a skin toned bra underneath!

      Posted 2.6.22 Reply

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