I’ve always loved being on the short side. Shortness automagically makes you cute, and it’s something a little unique, especially when you’re hardly over 5′. As much as I love my height, though, I don’t want to make myself look any shorter than I actually am. Ever since I started blogging, I’ve picked up a few style rules for myself. I don’t always follow them–and I don’t think you should, either!–but they’re great guidelines for picking out outfits that make me feel confident and get away with rounding up my height to 5’1″!
- My skirts are usually cut above the knee. Nothing makes your legs look longer than showing them off! I’m always at the tailor getting skirts taken up a few inches to land in just the right place. While I do love midi skirts, I have short, muscular legs, so I tend to wear them a little less frequently.
- All my pants, shorts, and skirts are high-waisted. Defining your waist is an easy way to make your legs look longer. Better yet? Tuck in or knot your shirts or wear a belt for even more definition!
- Most of my clothes are fitted. I seldom wear things that don’t have definition–nearly all my dresses have nipped-in waists, my pants are all skinny, and almost every one of my tops is cut close to my body. The less fabric, the better. Of course, I have exceptions, like my huge, fuzzy cardigans for winter!
What about you? Do you have your own personal style rules?