Monthly Archives: March 2022
Boho Chic Outfit for Spring
This white flowy top helps create the perfect boho chic outfit for spring! To create boho chic outfits, I look for loose and flowy clothing in natural tones and/or fun patterns. This loose and flowy white top with earth tone embroidered print details on the shoulders is absolutely perfect. For spring, I’m pairing it with a looser pair of light blue jeans with a tapered ankle. For summer, a pair of faded black denim shorts will keep with the boho vibe for warmer weather.
To complete your boho chic style, add in leather or suede flat sandals or booties. I love the straps and stud embelishments on this pair. Colorful and bold accessories will help complete your look. I chose a few of my crystal bead bracelets in colors that complimented the embroidery details in the top. All together it creates the effortless and relaxed look perfect for your next weekend.
Sizing Notes: Jeans are ankle length which is perfect on my petite height. The fit is TTS, but these are a button fly which doesn’t have as much give in the waistline. I would consider sizing up if in between sizes. These sandals I chose my true size because I preferred the snugger fit of the straps.
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SPRING WEAR EVERYWHERE DRESS
I hope you found some fabulous dress picks in last week’s post! I have a few fun dresses coming in this season, and my first one I call the spring wear everywhere dress. Why? Because as the name says, you can style this dress to be worn just about everywhere!
WEEKDAY DRESSY (office, church, etc) : Add on a neutral loafer or classic heel. Layer with a navy blazer or cardigan for cooler weather.
A quick shoe change and possible layer add on can take this dress wherever you need to go this season. I’m wearing this dress in an XS Petite. The petite length is perfect on my 5’3 height. Also, I’m so excited for these heels! I tried to buy a similar pair last summer that was ALWAYS sold out. Lucky for me, because this pair is just as cute and a fraction of the price. I opted to go up half a size for a little bit more length on the shoe.
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The dress game is strong this Spring season! I found so many cute dresses that I decided they needed their own post. I found over 30 spring dresses for all of your dressing up needs including casual days and cocktail party days. I found all the lengths from mini to midi to maxi. I found all the floral prints and beautiful spring colors. After this post you will be brunch ready, work ready, and if you make it to the end, wedding season ready.
Keep on scrolling to fill all of your Spring dress needs!
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MY TOP TIP FOR STYLING STRAIGHT LEG JEANS
You may have heard rumors that skinny jeans are out. Umm I’m not packing mine away anytime soon, but I am loving the wide variety of styles coming out this season. If you are looking for to venture out of your skinny jeans, a slim straight leg jean like these is a great transitional jean. After years of wearing and styling for the skinny jean look, you may feel these new styles are a little too loose, maybe not as figure flattering. I think with a straight leg or mom jean fit, you really need to try a few different brands and styles out to find the perfect fit for your body type. A jean with a less tapered leg like the slim straight can look more flattering on certain body types than a skinny jean.
Being petite, I know that proportions play a big role in my outfit. I usually opt to pair looser bottoms with fitted tops, and skinny jeans work with both fitted and flowy which is why I like them so much. But if looser styles are taking over the jean aisle, I’m going to need to find a styling trick that doesn’t make me look shorter or frumpy, and I feel like I found it. My top tip for styling straight leg jeans, find a way to define your waist.
My top two ways to do this are shorter tops and banded waist tops. I found two tops that fit this style and are also a little more loose and flowy, so you can see how it helps your outfit not look too baggy. The pink cropped sweater creates a clear line for my waist. The cropped look brings this line a little bit highter to my more natural waist line. This allows my legs to look longer and the loose jean fit to not look as loose. This works best with a high waist jean.
My second way to define the waist is to find a top with a banded waist like this black top (previously seen here and currently on sale!). The smock waist band pulls in and defines wear the waist line sits, so you see loose on top and loose bottom, but you have something in the middle breaking up the two parts and cinching in a waist line. This does not need to be super tight or anything, just something to break up the looser fits.
With my petite height I also like adding in a neutral heel or classic pump to also help create an elongated look with my leg. It’s one of my go to petite styling tricks. Grab a pair of straight leg jeans, and give these styling tips a try.
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