In this transitional time from the first nips of autumn to deep winter, the weather can be unpredictable to say the least. The pieces you can invest in now will work hard in your wardrobe over the coming months. Often it’s worth spending a little more on key items; with winter layering a must, you’re getting your money’s worth in cost per wear.
We want to show you how to style these petite pieces now, and later.
1. Culotte trousers
Whilst the mild weather continues, wear these culottes with a smart jumper as seen on The Petite Noob. The wider leg cut balances out a heavier top half, while the higher waistline slims. Later, add black tights and heeled ankle boots.
2. Linen vest trench
The long length of this jacket streamlines the silhouette beautifully, adding height. Buy now and wear as shown, with blue petite jeans and a striped top. When it gets colder swap the heels for boots. A co-ordinating scarf, hat and glove set in winter hues of black, grey and browns will finish the look.
3. Long sleeve patterned dress
Your narrowest part is nipped in by the waistline of this petite dress, while the skater style skirt flatteringly skims the hips. For winter weekends, nail layering by wearing a check blazer over, letting the shirt collars peek out. Adding tights and knee high boots will keep your legs warm.
4. Wrap asymmetric skirt
For workwear now, pair this skirt with a smart shirt or thin jumper. The pencil line silhouette is a winner for most petite body types, the asymmetric cut adds a fashionable touch. Later, throw on a tan biker jacket to keep warm. Match the jacket’s hues with suede boots and a brown bag.
5. Drape dress
This petite dresses’ long sleeves flatter, while the draping and looser fit conceals many women’s problem area – the midriff. Alternatively, highlight the waist with a statement belt. Wear now with nude tights, heels and a blazer. As the weather turns, style it up with thick black tights, black boots and a sleek tailored coat.
6. Poplin shirt