7 Casual Winter Outfits That Work Every Time For Petites

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This is the time of year that so many of us get tired of wearing our winter clothes, me included. We are just ready to move on to the next season. Also, retailers are starting to tease us with new arrivals, but it is just too cold to wear them for quite a while. Sometimes we just really need to look into our closets and see what’s there. I’m going to share seven casual winter outfits that I find work for petites (like me) every time.

See if you have these things in your closet too. If not, then you might want to consider some of the things “essentials” to have when winter rolls around again.

Before we dive into casual winter outfits that always work you might want to check out some other posts that I have written that relate to winter fashion and being petite.

7 Casual Winter Outfits – An Idea A Day

I hope this inspires you to go into your closet, check out what you have, and then make a few new outfit combinations. It’s a great time of year to take inventory, so to speak, and see if you need to replace some things while they are on sale.

Faux leggings with a sweater

Ok, I think that faux leather leggings is something that every woman wears. Now we are lucky that Spanx makes them in petite sizing. Not only do they offer the original, but now they have the pantent leather and the moto version. So if you love your leggings you now have choices. Grab a pair of boots and you are good to go.

Also if you really need to stay warm, then add a pair of fleece lined leggings to your wardrobe.

Sweater blazer/coat with column of color

A sweater blazer is a great layer in the winter. J.Crew has been making the Eloise and Juliette or similar for a while now. They aren’t as dressy as a true blazer and you can choose what type of layering you need for the day. It could be a t-shirt, a turtleneck, or a striped shirt. Probably the easiest way to wear one of these denim, all white, or all black.

I know I pull my version of this sweater blazer out from time to time and come up with so many different ways to wear it. Truly a closet classic. The other thing is that it packs beautifully for trips.

Black sweater dress

There is nothing easier than throwing on a black sweater dress with a pair of booties. Add a few accessories and you are good to go. There are so many options out there, but here are two that I really like. This dress is cashmere and the other is a wool blend. I know that neither is in petite sizing, but trust me. They work on a petite body.

Faux fur vest with sweater and jeans

Faux fur vests are one of my favorite things to wear in the winter. Since I live in the south and many days our weather is rather mild it’s really all you need. Any faux fur vest will elevate a simple sweater and jeans.

I wear this vest so much that I now have it in black and brown.

Joggers With A Cute Jacket

Who would have thought that joggers would become so popular and worn in so many different scenarios. You see the style in everything from soft fabrics to sequins. For an everyday outfit I love my Vuori joggers. These pants are so soft that you feel like you are in your PJs, but with a cute jacket or sweater blazer like I mentioned above they become a true casual pant. Just don’t put your gym sneakers on with them when you want to wear them casually. You can see me styling them a few ways in this old blog post.

Black pants and a sweater

Probably the easiest standy any of us could ever have is a great fitting pair of black pants. Or maybe two or three. I have been enjoying this super stretchy back zip pant all winter. The other pant that has been on rotation this winter is this straight leg pant that is in a four season stretch fabric. It’s not too heavy and not too light.

Comfortable, Fun Pajamas

Who doesn’t love a “PJ all day” day every once in a while to stay cozy in the winter. I think they are the best days when it’s snowy or icy out. You’ll laugh. I will get showered, fix my hair, put my makeup on and then put my pajamas on with a pair of thick sock with rubber grippers on the bottom.

PrintFresh pajamas are a recent obsession of mine. Their fun colorful prints are so unique. A friend of mine refers to them as “wearing a work of art” the patterns are so good. Good new is that you can use my code SASFORSHORT for 10% off any order from PrintFresh.

Now as for my socks, I love these merino wool socks. They are a little pricey, but once you wear a pair of them you will understand why I have several pairs. If it’s really cold, then I pull out these soft slippers with rubber grippers. See a pattern here with the grippers?


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