Ok, so maybe not one of the ‘standard’ body shapes but dressing for a petite body has its own set of do’s and don’ts…. plus I promised my sister-in-law that I would write this for you, so Kirsty, this is for you
If you are tiny in stature, then most of the rules for your body shape still apply (click here to work out which shape you are) but there are few extra tips and tricks that can make you feel 10 feet tall! (sorry, couldn’t help myself).
So what does exactly does ‘petite’ mean? Well to me it usually it means you are slightly lacking in the height department (5ft 3… 5ft 4 sound familiar?) and usually you are a size 4, 6 or 8 – BUT you can be quite petite in stature and a slightly larger size too…. the same rules apply.
Here are some familiar faces you might recognize that fall into the petite category!
The Olsen twins, Kylie Minogue and Kourtney Kardashian are all petite beauties – but there are still curves involved!
Essentials are… well, an essential part of anyone’s wardrobe (wow, we’re off to a good start today!) but when I look at all those blog posts and magazine articles about “The Wardrobe Essentials” not many of them actually live in my wardrobe, and if they do, they don’t actually get many outings.
The more I thought about it, the more there were other pieces in my wardrobe that have become my “essentials”, things you wouldn’t always think you would get great cost-per-wear from, but I really do!
So here are my 5 wardrobe essentials you NEVER knew you needed!
I love me a good trend (did I mentioned I’m addicted to statement pants? Ad.Dic.Ted… remember this?). Peplums, neon and floral prints have also all made their way into my wardrobe already this Spring…. BUT there is also something to say for classic style. A well cut blazer, a pretty, girly frock and an amazing pair of heels are ALWAYS welcome in my style books and are often the first things I recommend my clients have in their wardrobe.
The age-old question….
If you were born in the late 70′s / early 80′s you will remember neon the first time around….. STOP! (collaborate and listen…. sorry, couldn’t help myself) Please don’t run screaming from your computer screen…. it’s ok! Neon is back in fashion.
No more scrunchies, or bike shorts attached to skirts (K. Smith you KNOW what I am talking about!), this time neon is making a statement mostly on our nails, our feet or around our wrists – but don’t let me stop you wearing it in full force if you are game!
As always, Pinterest is a constant source of fashion inspiration… thank you Pinterest
Short and sweet (explains both this post, and apparently my attention span for 7-day challenges). Yesterday and today were both sight-seeing adventures around Auckland city and beyond with the family so to be fair, shoe choices (and time to right blog posts about said shoe choices) were limited… but I gave it a go!
A trip to the north-west and the black beaches of Piha – I wasn’t really cheating wearing different Converse shoes was I? Well if I was, I saved the day by changing my shoes to head to dinner and a visit to the in-laws.
This second pair of shoes was a result of my shoe-shopping expedition with mum on Thursday night. Because clearly I don’t have enough pairs of loafers (read the original post here) I needed to secure another pair…. but they are different from the three I already have ok Mum?!
Two for the price of one! The flats are my newest purchase from Rubi shoes (available in store and online now for $34.95), the Converse cost my $10 at the Roselle Markets in Sydney – they have never been worn. Bargain!