Find out how to flaunt fall’s chicest trends from our Petite Fall Playbook.
The Trend: “Stand out from the crowd in bold black and white,” says Stephanie Altieri, the buyer for our Petite Women’s Shop. “This seasonless color combo can carry you year-round.”
Extra Petite blogger Jean Wang shows The Thread how to make a play on fall’s black-and-white trend from her petite point of view.
THE THREAD: Which accessories do you think help to enhance a petite frame?
JEAN WANG: With any body type, it’s all about dressing in the right proportions. I love a good, slender-heeled pump. For handbags, I like big bags as much as the next gal, but choosing a size that doesn’t overwhelm your frame is key to looking put-together. When shopping for handbags, I like to ask a friend to snap photos of it on me from the side and back, to check how the proportions work with my frame.
THE THREAD: When do you feel you’re at your most beautiful?
JEAN: There’s not a specific moment, but I started to feel my most beautiful after I was able to embrace my own body type and better understand how to dress for my proportions. Having that confidence in yourself and your body helps you feel more beautiful in any situation!