What does a 5’2” fashion editor who’s nearly maxed out her fall shopping budget before the season has even started have left on her wish list? Under-$100 finds that are universally lovable but especially suited to fellow petite people, of course! Niche, I know, but sometimes it’s nice to hone in a little, and today I felt like targeting my specific sartorial needs and budget all in one.
So what difference does it make when shopping for someone who’s much closer in height to five feet than six? I would say it’s subtle, but there are definitely some important factors to consider. For example, the always-flattering matching set is a go-to, shoes with any sort of platform are keepers, and jeans and pants tend to be a perfect balance between slim and wide so that you can still get a nice shape in without looking like they’re swallowing you whole. Of course, there are also those basics and trend pieces that are simply great for anyone, regardless of their body type, and I’ve uncovered quite a few of those today, too. To see and shop all the above and more—with the help of Zara, Nordstrom, and H&M—simply keep scrolling.
Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour