Supermodels may have to be 5’10″ and over, but Fashionistas certainly do not! No matter how short or tall they are, Fashionistas of all sizes are still fabulous. This week’s Fashionista may be a tad bit vertically challenged; however, her 5’1″ frame looks taller than ever with platforms that give her a few extra inches and short shorts that give her legs for days. She may be fun-sized, but she sure looks like a supermodel to me.
Name: Blake Levy
Major: Strategic Communications
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing today?
Blake Levy: I’m wearing a top from Pookie & Sebastian, paisley shorts from Zara, Steve Madden platforms, a necklace from Anthropologie, bangles from a boutique in NYC, an Hermes bracelet and a Gucci bag.
CF: At five feet, what’s your opinion on wearing heels during the day?
BL: I think it’s totally acceptable for anyone, tall or short, to wear heels during the day. Fortunately, I think being five feet makes it easier for me to get away with wearing heels during the day. However, I don’t think anyone should let their height stop them from wearing what they want.
CF: Which types of shoes do you feel are appropriate to wear during the day?
BL: In the summer, I think it’s appropriate to wear sandals or flats any day of the week. If I choose to wear a heel during the day, I wear wedges or platform sandals because they are the most comfortable to walk around in and are appropriate for the daytime.
CF: What styles do you think are essential to the wardrobe of a shorter Fashionista?
BL: Although I typically believe I can wear whatever I want, I know there are certain things that will help me appear taller than I actually am. One of those things is a pair of knee high boots. I love them because they make my legs look super long. I highly recommend them to my fellow vertically challenged Fashionistas out there.
How To: Various prints and patterns have been huge this summer. One of these prints includes paisley, which happens to look fantastic on a pair of shorts. Personally, I would choose an oversized top like this Fashionista did and tuck in just the front part of the it. In honor of the vertically challenged Fashionistas out there, let’s talk shoes. A pair of platform sandals are perfect for daytime because they’ll give you the height you want and comfort you’re looking for during a busy day. Now, I promise I didn’t forget about my tall Fashionistas out there. You guys can rock this outfit too, but you may want to try a pair of shoes with a little less height since you’re all doing just fine in that department.