If I may be so bold…
I’ve always had a soft spot for buffalo checks. But it’s been years since I’ve worn them. Being petite (5’1″), it’s easy to be overwhelmed by larger prints, especially when they’re bold or high contrast. (And most buffalo checks tend to be high contrast.)
So when I spotted this buffalo check sweater in a camel/ivory combo, I pounced. It’s from a new-to-me brand, Petite Studio. As the name indicates, they specialize in clothing for those 5’4″ and under. (The sweater is also available in Lavender.) I’m wearing the XS.
I’ve been watching brands and retailers whittle down Petite options over the last few years with no small amount of frustration. The remaining options seem to fall into either Basics or Boho. It’s exciting to find some fashionable but not-too-trendy pieces in Petite proportions! Though not everything suits my style, I’ll be keeping an eye on this brand.
Some tips for how to wear a buffalo checks or any bold or large pattern if you’re petite:
- think balance: don’t go too oversized, keep the rest of the outfit relatively simple and let the print be the focal point.
- choose a print that’s in harmony with your coloring and contrast levels.
- forget what the “rules” say. You don’t have to stick to small ditzy prints just because you’re under 5’4″.
- keep accessories in harmony…graphic prints work best with simple, clean jewelry pieces, florals will handle more ornate styles.
More from Petite Studio
This post is not sponsored, nor have I received gifted items from Petite Studio. I’m just happy to share a new resource for Petite clothing.
Would you wear buffalo check styles? Or do you prefer a more classic plaid?