Short Girl Long Jacket is a personal style diary that aims to inspire petite (and not only) women to dress fearlessly.
Inspired by the Cake song Short Skirt Long Jacket, I try to take on the attitude described in the song: smart, sexy, and confident – regardless of size.
Being petite has its challenges. It can be hard to find clothes that fit right and there seem to be a million rules about what we can and can’t wear. I believe that petites can pull off a lot more than they think – it’s just about finding the right fit. I share my styling tips that work for petite frames (I’m 160cm/5’2).
We live in a society that tells us that bigger is better, but I don’t agree. You don’t have to be as tall as a supermodel to be beautiful or successful. Your height shouldn’t restrict you from anything (except for that really high shelf).
I think that clothing is much more than just what we wear – it has a strong impact on our mood and the way we carry ourselves. I also believe that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look good. I put an emphasis on affordable fashion and restyling pieces already in your wardrobe.
My name is Maria. I’m based in Vancouver, but you can also see my travels here. I live with my boyfriend and our dog Lady. I’ve been working in the fashion industry for over 5 years and studied fashion merchandising before that. In addition to Short Girl Long Jacket, I’m a visual merchandiser and the fashion contributor for Aliholic.