How to style: Basic Button Down White Shirt

One of my favorite items in my closet is a simple white button down shirt. It offers versatility like no other item of clothing. It wears extremely well across all seasons and can be dressed up or down. It pairs amazingly with shorts, jeans and even skirts. Here are some of my favorite looks that I will be using as inspiration for upcoming posts! Stay tuned & Happy Sunday!

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OOTD: Floral Prints

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For a fun  night out I opted for a very printed floral romper. It was out of my comfort zone to wear that much print on one piece, but as soon as I put it on, I loved it!  The bright combination of colors and patterns is what brought me to this romper. It was very important for me accessorise accordingly as the romper is the only key item that should grab attention. I paired it with a like-colored purse and neutral black shoes. This romper is very figure hugging and it fits in all the right places! As it falls into the short side, it makes my legs look so much longer and I love it! As for the shoes, I am in love with this pair from New Look! Be on the look out as I will be wearing them quite frequently!   Boohoo is one of our favorite online stores because it offers quality items for very good prices and they ship to the USA! Check them out!

Romper: Boohoo/Shoes: New Look (similar style)/Purse: Zara/Watch: DKNY

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The Petite Diaries: Boyfriend Jeans

Today on The Petite Diaries, we will be talking about styling boyfriend jeans specifically for petite women. Boyfriend Jeans can look a little daunting at first  but with the right amount of fabric and styling, we too can rock the boyfriend jeans. I used to be afraid of the trend, although I spent countless hours pinning looks on Pinterest trying to find the right style for me . After much research and venturing out to different retailers, I found my pair! Although I need to alter it for sizing ( It’s a very loose fitting size 1 ), I believe the lenght, color, and distressing is perfect. I have used it and styled it with cardigans and form fitting tops as well as paired it up with heels and wedges. I will be showing you soon how I have styled them! In the meantime I wanted to give you some inspiration on the best ways to style boyfriend jeans for petite gals!

This post can be found in Spanish over at EgoModa!

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 When it comes to style, a slim cut boyfriend jean is the best bet for a petite frame. Another tip that works and I have used, buy some jeans one size up and/or  a pair of your size that are slim but loose fitting and those could pass as boyfriend jeans as well!

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 When it comes to cuffing your jeans, make sure they are cuffed as narrowly as possible. Add feminine statements like heels, necklaces, a bold bag or bright lips to keep it girly!

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What is your favorite way to style Boyfriend Jeans?

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Petite Celebs: Eva Longoria

In our pint-sized world, inspiration usually comes from our taller sisters. We tend to follow the trends that sometimes may not be meant for us. Insert petite celebrities. Googling a bit to prepare this post, I was amazed by the amount of celebrities who join the 5’4 and under ranks! Eva Longoria fits the mould perfectly!  Her style is very much inspiration worthy. It is  timeless, effortless and fun and even better, she is LATINA!  It shows us how we can also rock any style as long as it is proportionate and adequate to our body type!

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Here’s some Eva Longoria inspiration for your nights of Pinterest binge-scrolling!

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Eva’s effortless Day look is one I love. Her pops of colors and prints combined with solid colors do not overpower her frame.

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I love monochromatic looks and these go perfectly with her height and skin tone. I want to believe we are similar in both categories, therefore I am trying out these looks ASAP! Notice how Eva uses nude shoes, which help elongate her legs and figure. That is a very good tip for all petite girls! Use shoes in a shade complimentary to your skin color to create the illusion of longer legs!

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These evening gowns are EVERYTHING! Goes to show you that with the right tailoring, any dress can look gorgeous on a petite dress. Solid colors are a petite girls best friend because they create continuity on the frame.

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I love how Eva uses to very tricky trends and absolutely rocks them. Boyfriend Jeans and midi skirts can be tricky to style. The key lies in the right fit and length. By using a fitted top with the boyfriend jeans and a fitted  top and blazer with the midi skirt, her figure is not lost and her height is not shortened.

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Of course I had to include my favorite print, the stripes.. I am in love with both skirts and how beautiful they look on her!

Don’t forget to check out the first post of  The Petite Diaries, where I share some styling tips for us petite gals!

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The Petite Diaries: Look Taller

Hey guys! Today I am introducing a brand new series on the blog called The Petite Diaries. I am a petite girl, and ever since I started focusing my attention on fashion and styling I have noticed a pretty big gap on petite styling tips and clothing. Although now different stores have started bringing out collections specifically geared towards petite women, they still have a long way to go. Most of the clothes might be tailored for petite women, but the models sure aren’t petite. Get your act together stores!

On today’s post, I am bringing you 5 tips on how to visually appear taller and how to make clothes more appropriate for us gals shorter than 5’4. I hope you enjoy this series! Please keep the suggestions rolling in as I love to share experiences!

1. Neckline: Petite girls should choose V necks or rounded necklines as they make the torso appear longer.

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2. Proportion: When it comes to skirts, petite girls should go opposites; either short-short or long maxi-dresses. Midi skirts are tricky to style for petite figures but not impossible, and about that we will talk in a later post. Hemlines should be kept above the knee. With maxi dresses or skirts make sure to wear high heels or wedges as flats could make you appear smaller.

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3. High waisted pants, skirts or shorts are an absolute must in a petite gals closet. If this type of cut is flattering for you then go for it and embrace it. I love this particular style because it enhances my waistline and makes my legs appear much longer!

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4. Avoid boxy cut blouses and pieces with too much fabric. Personally, I am attracted to these boxy pieces because they are very comfortable and if styled correctly, a petite girl can pull them off. The key is to pair them up with a skinny belt or form hugging pants or skirts to preserve our figure and not let it get lost in the fabric.

5. The tailor is your best friend! Most stores mass produce pieces geared towards a standard height. These pieces might fit us in size but may not be proportionate to our height. A tailor can help you achieve the perfect fit and even more, he can make it just for you! I know I love my tailor!

What are your tips on looking taller? Stay tuned for more tips and Outfits for petite girls!

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