Styling Smart When You’re Small
Posted On June 25, 2017
When I was in Primary School teachers told me I didn’t have to wear school uniform due to my small size (cc my old blog where you can see how mini I was: Being Young and Disabled | 24 things I’ve Learned so far…) Being my stubborn self, I obviously immediately declined and tried to conform as much as possible, because that’s just the way I roll.
As I’ve grown up (age not height obvs), It’s really important to me to make sure I look smart. Not for vanity reasons but to make me feel extra confident. Now I have one particular job where I like to look relatively smart. It’s a tricky task trying to dress formal when clothes don’t naturally look the way they do on mannequins. Most smart clothes are super fitted which is a no go for me or long sleeved which doesn’t exactly work. So I thought I’d give some top tips for how I dress smart with this particular outfit.
First of all I go for more plain colours and simple styles – not too fussy. My wardrobe has a lot of white, black and grey now which I thought I would never have. But I always find that these colours look more office-y.
I make an extra effort with my make up. Depending on how much time I have on a morning but my two must haves are Eyebrows filled in and bronzer, anything else is a bonus. We all have our compulsory must do products don’t we?
I don’t follow the crowd when outfit picking, a trouser suit or shirts just isn’t going to work for me. So my latest trick is buying a one size bigger long top and using this as a dress. Put my belt on top and we’re onto a winner. This particular top was £3 for Primark, there are some perks to being small and cheaper outfits is one of them!
For my hair I always tend to have it down, I rarely have my hair up. One because one, it’s a massive effort and two I always like to bring my hair to the front of me. If I’ve got extra time I might add a few curls just to look like I’ve got my life together and get up super early every morning (spoiler alert: I don’t).
Now onto my favourite topic, you guessed it – shoes.
These are currently my favourite smart shoe from the trusty River Island. I just love the colour, not too in your face but sophisticated. Oh and let’s not ignore the incredible sparkled heel! I honestly feel like these could be sold in adult sizes too which is obvs the style goal.
Would you just look at them!
So there we have it, that’s a quick look into one of my favourite smart styles at the moment.
Please let me know if you have any other tips on looking smart, I would love to know!
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