Street wear is making a comeback, or rather did it really go out of style to begin with? What is street wear?

Well some would say it’s a style of somewhat more casual clothing. Dating back to the 1980s, often associated with hip hop and skating culture, and is characterized by loose-fitting and more natural materials.

So as a petite woman, most would say they’d rather stay away from loose fitting boyish clothing because it doesn’t do much for their figures or show off their assets. Oftentimes, street wear clothes are designed for taller and larger body types, and if we're being honest men’s sizes! Which can make it difficult for petite women to find pieces that fit well.

In the fashion industry, petite typically refers to women who are 5'3" and under, with a smaller frame and proportions, so as we all know, there are numerous challenges for petite women when it comes to street wear is finding clothes that fit properly.

To overcome this challenge, it is important to let go of the notion of petite sizes only, just try things on to see what goes together, you may be surprised!

When in doubt just size down! For example a “go to” street wear fit is a baggy graphic tee.  The look is to be oversized so just get a medium in a tee that you normally would be an extra small in for that oversized look.

Or my personal fav,  men’s tees get a small and it’ll fit you oversized. If you are normally an extra small for example,  it should fit you like a women’s medium.  Pair that with some leggings or biker shorts and some sneakers.  These days Nike dunk lows are in but you can never go wrong with a pair of classic vans.

The key is to make things work for your size, and what I love about street wear style is that the point is to be oversized! It is a safe bet for petite women because nothing is actually supposed to be tailored to fit perfectly.  It’s a more relaxed style choice.

In addition to finding clothing that fits properly, petite women can also play with proportions when it comes to street wear. For example, pairing an oversized sweatshirt with fitted leggings can create a balanced look that flatters a petite frame. Wearing high-waisted pants or shorts can also create the illusion of longer legs.

Accessories can also play a big role in street wear style for petite women. For example, adding a baseball cap or beanie can add some edge to an outfit, while a statement necklace or earrings can dress it up.

And of course, sneakers are a must for any street wear look. Whether you opt for classic Converse or trendy Adidas, the right pair of shoes can make all the difference in your outfit. Nowadays, if you look carefully, you will find sneakers with an inbuilt, hidden 2-3cm platform for additional height!

It's time to put the stereotype to rest that only tall people can rock a pair of basketball sneakers. As a smaller woman, you have just as much right to rock a pair of these stylish and comfortable shoes as anyone else. In fact, there are a few key reasons why smaller women should embrace the basketball sneaker trend.

First and foremost, basketball sneakers are incredibly comfortable. Whether you're running errands or hitting the gym, these shoes will keep your feet feeling happy and supported all day long. And let's be real, comfort is always a win in our book.

But comfort isn't the only reason to love basketball sneakers. These shoes also have a cool, laid-back style that can add some edge to any outfit. Pair them with leggings and a sweatshirt for a casual, sporty vibe, or dress them up with a skirt and a button-down for a more polished look. The possibilities are endless.

And don't let the "basketball" label fool you – these sneakers can work for any activity. Whether you're hitting the court or the club, these shoes will have you covered. Plus, with so many brands and styles to choose from, you're sure to find a pair that fits your personal style.  So don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and give basketball sneakers a try.

As a smaller woman, you have just as much right to rock a pair of these stylish and comfortable shoes as anyone else. Embrace your inner athlete and give them a go – your feet (and your style game) will thank you.

Overall, the key for petite women in street wear is to have fun with your style and find pieces that fit your body type and personal style. Don't be afraid to experiment with different proportions and accessories, and remember that street wear is all about being relaxed and comfortable.

With a little bit of creativity, you can create stylish streetwear looks that work for your body type and make you feel confident and chic.