Confession: I’m 5’5 and pretty bitter about it. I’ve always wanted to be just a bit taller– from my high school days on the volleyball court to today when I watch models come down the catwalk, making anything look amazing on their tall frames. However, the road for short girls is paved with tricks to look longer and leaner. Take a pair of flared denim (which are in for fall in a major way) and a wedged sandal: instant legs for days. A simple tee with a longline vest layered over the top has an additional lengthening effect. (You may have spotted this look last week on my Instagram. Hello, Casual Friday!) Fun gold accessories in the form of a cool collar necklace and a cuff with coral accents gave this jeans-and-a-tee basic outfit a bit of oomph.
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I’ll take all the lengthening I can get– another reason I’m pleasantly surprised flared denim is back with a vengeance. Pair those puppies with a pump or a wedge, and boom! Instant Tall Girl effect.