As someone who grew up on Buzzfeed skits and food testing videos, I’ve always loved Quinta Brunson (I’m still saying “Oh, he got moneyyy” to this day). But it wasn’t until Abbot Elementary that she was catapulted into major stardom. While she’s been praised as a writing genius, she’s also has become sort of a fashion icon—especially for petite gals.
For context: Brunson is 4’11”. As part of the short squad myself (I’m 5’0” on a good day), finding someone with impeccable style that happens to be my height is rare. In the past few years, the 33-year-old powerhouse has provided tons of style inspo for us shorties, and her impact isn’t something she takes for granted. “I think most people know I’m a very short girl, [I’m] 4 foot 11, and as a short girl you rule yourself out of things like Fashion Week, or fashion in general,” she told Harper Bazaar. “So it’s really cool to be invited and part of me feels like I have a civic duty now to show up for the small girls at the things I get invited to.”
Below, five style lessons any petite woman can learn from Brunson (with an assist from her stylist Bryon Javar).