Fawning over the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale lineup? Us, too. Between home decor finds and royal-approved fashion and beauty items, our Wish List is already getting lengthy. But we don’t intend on slowing down any time soon. Our latest discovery is that there are so many petite basics on sale, which means spending less on the stuff we wear over and over again. Versatility is key, especially when options are limited thanks to your vertically-challenged frame. Here are 10 petite basics we plan to shop as soon as our Nordstrom cardholder status allows.

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1. Halogen High Waist Ponte Leggings

We’ve never met a pair of leggings that we didn’t have to cuff at the bottom—until now.

Buy It ($49; $29)

Available in sizes XXSP to XXL


2. Gibson Cozy V-Neck Tunic

We’re already thinking ahead to sweater weather, and this pullover looks like it was made for chilly Sunday mornings. But you can totally get away with wearing it to the office—we suggest pairing it with leather leggings.

Buy It ($58; $34)

Available in sizes XXSP to XXL


3. Caslon Side Snap Tunic Sweater

A simple sweater that pairs just as well with work pants as it does with comfy leggings.

Buy It ($79; $46)

Available in sizes XXSP to XXL


4. Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Straight Leg Jeans

Straight leg jeans were everywhere last fall, and we have a feeling the trend will still be going strong once the temps drop below 60. This pair features a 25” inseam, making them ideal for petites.

Buy It ($78; $50)

Available in sizes 00P to 18


5. J.Crew Schoolboy Stretch Crepe Blazer

Behold, a rare find that won’t make it look like you’re playing dress up in one of your dad’s old suit jackets thanks to its figure-skimming fit and short length.

Buy It ($198; $99)

Available in sizes 00P to 12P


6. Topshop Fred Faux Leather Biker Jacket

Even the most minimal fall wardrobe should include a leather jacket. There, we said it.

Buy It ($88; $50)

Available in sizes 0P to 14


7. Halogen Tie Back Long Sleeve Dress

The waist-defining A-line style ensures that your frame doesn’t get lost beneath this midi dress. Throw it on with a pair of ankle boots and you’re ready to head out the door.

Buy It ($99; $49)

Available in sizes XXSP to XL


8. Eileen Fisher Rib Silk & Cashmere Cardigan

OK, so this cashmere cardigan is meant to be oversized. But we recommend taking advantage of the petite sizes to avoid looking like you’re totally swimming in it.

Buy It ($298; $175)

Available in sizes Petite P to XL


9. Moonlight Dream Shorts Pajamas

Trying to find pajama pants that don’t pool at your feet when you’re under 5’3”? Basically impossible. So instead, opt for this supersoft shorts set that won’t cause any issues.

Buy It ($49; $30)

Available in sizes XXS to XL


10. Lauren Ralph Lauren Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat

A classic wool coat you can wear October through March, if you so choose.

Buy It ($340; $200)

Available in sizes 0P to 16 

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