I totally didn’t think about this until Jennifer Meyer pointed it out (such an ah-ha moment), but striped jeans are a super-easy cheat to elongate my legs. I’m 5’2″ on good days, good days meaning post-yoga, and after a long night’s sleep. Did you know sleeping makes you taller? These are tidbits only short people know. I’m going to take extra care with the skinny jeans and have their hems altered to hit just above my ankle. The Alice + Olivia pair are awesome because the kick-flare will easily hide my highest heel (read: stilts) and then I’ll be really committed to the illusion.
clockwise, l-r: BLANK DENIM PAINT STRIPED PANTS, $84.00, Shopbop; FREE PEOPLE PRINTED ANKLE SKINNY, $78.00, Free People; ALICE + OLIVIA HIGH WAIST STRIPED PANTS, $242.00, Shopbop; TORY BURCH STRIPED SKINNY JEAN, $195.00, net-a-porter.