3. How Not to Look Like a Five-Year-Old:
“As petites, we’ve probably all been there,” notes Elizabeth: “We see something cute at the store, and we want it. But that’s just it—it’s ‘cute.’ Do we have to leave it behind so we don’t look like we’re playing dress-up with our mom’s clothes?” Nope! The key to pulling off “cute” styles without making yourself look like a five-year-old is to balance it with opposites—what Elizabeth describes as “an outfit seesaw of sorts.” Want a few a examples? “Pair a top with short puff sleeves with a more masculine, structured vest, or pair a floral empire waist dress with a blazer, denim jacket, or leather moto jacket and add some studded booties,” Elizabeth suggests. “Let each piece of the outfit balance said outfit as a whole.”
ASOS petite dress with lace insert and button front ($47.52, asos.com), petite denim jacket ($89, thepetiteshop.com), black spike stud heel ankle boots ($43, newlook.com), Natasha Couture ‘Finger’ studded clutch ($48, shop.nordstrom.com), Anastasia Beverly Hills HydraFull lip gloss in Moi ($18, shop.nordstrom.com), blue and green silver tone pave swallow pendant necklace ($48, macys.com).