Despite being on the shorter side, I always end up buying things without thinking and then dumping them into my “take to the tailor” pile. Unfortunately, many of those items do not end up making it to the tailor and sitting in the corner of my closet. On a mission to shop more consciously, I’ve been making the effort to try on and carefully choose the basics I bring into my closet. It’s been a struggle, especially with specific basics like jeans and trousers. Since they’re just prominent parts of one’s wardrobe, it can be difficult when they don’t fit the way you see them on the model.
As a fashion editor, I have the ability to test and try out many products, so I thought I’d share which pieces and brands have served me and my 5’3″ self well. If you’re on the hunt for petite friendly basics, keep scrolling for a list of items you won’t want to return.