Tall Fashionistas, Turn Your Fashion Week Frustration into Style Inspiration

When you love fashion, but fashion doesn’t love you back….

That’s how I feel when when fashion week rolls around every February and September.

It’s an exciting time for designers and clothes lovers, like myself. My excitement is tempered by the fact that most of the clothes are not even considerations for me to wear because my 5’9″ height is outside of the height designers produce for.

Here’s the good news, tall fashionistas: While we may not have our pick at many of the clothes off-the-rack, we can still source plenty of inspiration for our everyday styling.

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Brandon Maxwell

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It’s Time to Embrace Wearing Vertical Stripes On Long Legs

Wearing vertical stripes as a tall woman is a fashion “no no” because the stripes accentuate your height. Have you heard that? I have and, honestly, that doesn’t sound like a bad thing to me. In fact, I love looking and being tall. Plus, I like stripes so I’m going to wear them.

The older I get, the more I embrace what I’m naturally drawn to, completely letting go of these pie in the sky “rules” that never really existed to begin with. So – to my ladies with long legs – embrace vertical strips. That may take some getting used to, but here are tips for wear them and do so confidently.
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