It'd be ideal to alter every piece of garment I own given my short stature.
Of course, my goal is to avoid that as much as possible and improvise the outfit itself so I don't have to. Until you find sleeveless jackets like this one and you just have to spend that extra bit on alteration because you know it will be worth it. It's white, it's simple, it's versatile; I knew I would be getting good wear out of it.
I have a thing for tailored pieces so throwing on a sleeveless jacket like this one over a bed of solids was perfect for a sharp summer look in the heat. I just had to chop three inches off the hem to avoid any awkward hem length. It was worth it.
Speaking of awkward hem length, you may have noticed my repetitive above the knee rule throughout my weekly posts.
Let me explain. When you're short and bowlegged like myself, hemlines that hit anywhere between the knee and ankle matter because it draws attention to the gap between your calves created by the bowing of the tibia. Personally, I've never been a fan of the silhouette it creates so I refrain from anything midi for the most part, in efforts to keep my proportions well balanced and my flaws discreet. After all, it's all about knowing your body type and dressing accordingly.
I threw on a wide brimmed hat to top off the simple look for a casual day in the city. I love hats because they have a way of adding a little bit of height, not to mention, they're effortless outfit completers. As a matter of fact, this outfit would not be the same without it. So while the weather was a little warm for a felt hat this particular day, it played its part and completed the look.
**Note: Denim cuffs have been rolled three times. Three inches of jacket hem length has been removed. #SHORTSCAPE