Long + Lean.

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.

ashley from lsr, express flares, bb dakota white vest
Gap t-shirt // BB Dakota vest (on sale; more sizes here) // Express jeans // Victoria’s Secret shoes (similar on sale here) // BaubleBar necklace // Cuff c/o Kendra Scott // Cuff c/o Gorjana (similar here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr, express flares, bb dakota white vest
Gap t-shirt // BB Dakota vest (on sale; more sizes here) // Express jeans // Victoria’s Secret shoes (similar on sale here) // BaubleBar necklace // Cuff c/o Kendra Scott // Cuff c/o Gorjana (similar here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr, express flares, bb dakota white vest
Gap t-shirt // BB Dakota vest (on sale; more sizes here) // Express jeans // BaubleBar necklace // Cuff c/o Kendra Scott // Cuff c/o Gorjana (similar here) // H&M cage ring (similar here)
ashley from lsr, bb dakota white vest, baublebar collar necklace
Gap t-shirt // BB Dakota vest (on sale; more sizes here) // BaubleBar necklace // Cuff c/o Kendra Scott // Cuff c/o Gorjana (similar here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr, bb dakota white vest, baublebar collar necklace
Gap t-shirt // BB Dakota vest (on sale; more sizes here) // BaubleBar necklace // Cuff c/o Kendra Scott // Cuff c/o Gorjana (similar here)
ashley from lsr, express flares, bb dakota white vest
Gap t-shirt // BB Dakota vest (on sale; more sizes here) // Express jeans // Victoria’s Secret shoes (similar on sale here) // Cuff c/o Kendra Scott // Cuff c/o Gorjana (similar here)
ashley from lsr, express flares, bb dakota white vest
Gap t-shirt // BB Dakota vest (on sale; more sizes here) // Express jeans // Victoria’s Secret shoes (similar on sale here) // BaubleBar necklace // Cuff c/o Kendra Scott // Cuff c/o Gorjana (similar here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr, express flares, bb dakota white vest
Gap t-shirt // BB Dakota vest (on sale; more sizes here) // Express jeans // Victoria’s Secret shoes (similar on sale here) // BaubleBar necklace // Cuff c/o Kendra Scott // Cuff c/o Gorjana (similar here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses

Shop the look:

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.

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174 Comments

  1. I am only 5 feet and I don’t even compare myself with models just because it made me kinds sad. 😉 But I think I found the trick to make the best of my little frame. You are always amazing and love your necklace very much! 🙂

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! 🙂

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com 

  2. I always wished I was taller also! I thought I was going to be so tall and then I stopped growing at 5’2…. I totally agree with you on the flares and I’m so excited they are back for fall. This outfit looks great on you!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

  3. Such a cute look and let me tell you being tall isn’t all it’s made out to be. Think bumping your head on every airplane, high water pants, awkward dates where heels make you taller than the guy……the list goes on and on.
    Dresses & Denim

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