Tall Drink of Water: Simple Outfit & Layering Tips From An Expert Petite

I don’t know about the weather where you live, but we had 60 degree weather yesterday! It was NUTS!

Since the weather is so unpredictable, I layered it up in some of my favorite simple pieces. So let’s talk about layering and putting together an outfit that screams “I give a crap.”

Blue Sweater LayeringOUTFIT DETAILS:

SWEATER c/o | DENIM | JACKET | BAG | SIMILAR HAT | BOOTS, OPTION for $22 | EARRINGS (via Rocksbox use code RoxanneBFF28 for a free month)

Blue Sweater Layering Blue Sweater Layering Blue Sweater Layering Blue Sweater Layering Blue Sweater Layering Blue Sweater Layering Blue Sweater LayeringOUTFIT DETAILS:

SWEATER c/o | DENIM | JACKET | BAG | SIMILAR HAT | BOOTS, OPTION for $22 | EARRINGS (via Rocksbox use code RoxanneBFF28 for a free month)

First, let’s talk about simple pieces you probably have in your closet. A cozy cable knit sweater that fits you perfectly. Check! Denim that you can still breathe in after eating a delicious brunch. Check! Mix together, whirl in a couple of accessories, like a hat and earrings, or an insanely cool necklace and a classic bag (love this one) and you have yourself one hell of an outfit.

The tough part is mastering the basics in your particular size. For some of my jeans, I like to cuff them instead of getting them altered. If you do it right, the cuff looks purposeful and stylish. I always cuff a little bit more than I think I should then it ends up looking perfect.

Try the half tuck with you sweaters. Tucking isn’t just for t-shirts! A good half tuck makes a sweater look and feel more fitted than it actually is, and brings more attention to your waist. This is especially important with more voluminous sweaters. No one wants to look like a blob.

Speaking of which, tired of feeling like a marshmallow filled with marshmallows when you try to layer? One of my secrets is to pick a more structured piece to go on top, like a jacket or blazer (obsessed with the one in this post). It will smooth out any lumpiness from a sweater or flannel. (this is why I don’t really like to layer sweaters on top of flannels or button downs. It feels too lumpy!)

Then roll up the top layer’s sleeves a bit so the bottom layer is peeking out in the wrist area. I didn’t do that here because I’m a doofus, but I usually do. It breaks up the look and creates purposeful layering.

Finally add a shoe with a pointy toe or a block heel. Not only will you look taller, but you will feel taller and more elongated.

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–Roxanne

Currently sipping: Coconut Water

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14 Responses to Tall Drink of Water: Simple Outfit & Layering Tips From An Expert Petite

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  4. This is such a cute and cozy look! I love the cable knit sweater on you, and these are such great tips!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

  5. You look awesome. Love this cozy outfit. My kinda look 😉

    http://www.michellespaige.com

  6. Erin says:

    I was just thinking about how people decide cuff width the other day; It’s a game of proportions. I’m still searching for denim that you can still breathe in after eating a delicious brunch.

  7. Sierra says:

    Loving this look! Layers are perfect for those tricky days. Unfortunately I think layering for me will be on hold until the spring. We’re all bundled up over here. Beautifully Candid

  8. Alissa says:

    Great tips! I need them since I’m in the short club, too. I love how you paired the bright hat with everything!

    Alissa
    NaturallyMeBlog.com

  9. Susan Rahamim says:

    Great tips on layering that I never knew – now I know why i look like a blob in layers!- makes sense! All the colors you put together are the same tone and look fab together too!

  10. Rachel Spross says:

    Love love the navy/burgundy color combo! You look so cozy, yet still put-together.

    xoxo, Rachel
    http://thetrendytomboy.com

  11. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says:

    I need a new cable knit sweater, I love the color of yours with blue, especially with that burgundy hat! I am envious of your 60 degree weather, it is 5 degrees here! SO cold!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  12. Dor Raha says:

    That’s a sneaky smart suggestion to make an outer layer out of a structurally more person-shaped jacked or blazer. Hah, brilliant! Also that blazer from the other post is the bee’s knees