A casual combo I’ll never grow tired of is a simple striped tee + comfy pair of jeans. I admittedly have a burgeoning collection of striped tops, each with slightly different details or fit which make it suited for certain purposes. This one above has the obvious fun ruffled sleeve, and the one below is actually a tunic that’s long enough to cover the bum and wear with leggings! My Sun & Shadow jeans here are nearly sold out, but I’ve shared two other denim styles below in this post that are fairly petite-friendly, and have a similarly distressed look.
I also wanted to mention these chic Madeline lace-up heels just got fully stocked at Nordstrom! The color and suede material of these make it a great transitional shoe between Summer and Fall. These had previously sold quickly at Sole Society in the smallest sizes in “mushroom,” which is a pretty and versatile soft taupe gray shade. As mentioned in previous posts, I think quality is very nice for the price point and the heels are rather manageable and comfortable to walk in (the pointed front runs a little narrow, so try half a size up).
If you are looking for casual distressed jeans, the Thompson Tomboy is one of Vigoss’ most popular cuts, and comes back season after season in varying washes. A size 24 is a comfortable, leg-skimming fit on me and the distressing hits near my knees…woo hoo! I had a good feeling when I saw it hit slightly above the knee on the model. “Tomboy” is a good descriptor of the cut – these are not skin-tight like skinny jeans, but also not loose like boyfriend jeans. Material is 98% cotton / 2% spandex which I like in denim, and the ankle openings come cuffed but can be fully un-rolled to a 27.5″ inseam. I have them rolled up 1 additional time to fit my shorter legs. Here’s how they look from the side and back:
I also tried on another popular Vigoss denim style below, the Chelsea Skinny. These are more of a true skinny jean compared to the Thompson Tomboy pair above, and were a closer fit on me in sz 24. The material composition is the same, but I found it to be a bit thick and structured for a tighter style skinny jean (I prefer my skinnies a little softer and stretchier). They might soften up with wear and wash, though. The inseam is 27″ so most petite ladies will not need a hem job – I have them folded up here just an inch. I didn’t love these on me enough to keep, but wanted to share this quick fit review for anyone who might’ve been eying the Chelsea style!