I recently read an article on petite girl style and I took it to heart. I’m 5’1″ so looking taller never hurts.
In a nutshell, there are five easy things short girls can do to appear taller:
- show some ankle;
- avoid long tops and tuck your shirt in when you can;
- avoid anything knee-length. Midi or mini works best;
- always wear at least a small heel;
- Monochromatic looks create length.
Here is the article if you are interested in reading the whole thing.
For this look, I employed 3 out of 5 of these petite tips, and I must say I felt sky high. It could have just been because I loved the outfit, but I’m sure the petite tips helped.
I really love this hat (last seen here). It was too big, so I fixed it with some foam weatherproofing tape. I picked it up at the hardware store for $5.99 and it helped my hat stay on! Even in the crazy winds we were having!
Another petite problem – when hats never fit. Let me know if you want a tutorial on how I fixed my hat. I’m not exceptionally crafty so I believe anyone can do it.
These boots are actually really comfortable. I can walk miles in them without any discomfort, and that’s a must for us city girls. They go with everything and they come in other colors, too. The girl at Nordstrom told me that she wears hers to death, then buys a new pair each year. She loves them that much. So I was like “okay I’ll try them” and now I totally see what she was talking about.
My tee and jeans are both from Old Navy. They always have awesome sales!
Do you have any other tips for looking taller? People are usually surprised when I tell them how short I am, so I must be doing something right already.
Currently Sipping: Spiced Cherry Wine