I'm 5'2" and Eyeing These Under-$100 Zara, Nordstrom, and H&M Finds for Fall


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What does a 5’2” fashion editor who’s nearly maxed out her fall shopping budget before the season has even started have left on her wish list? Under-$100 finds that are universally lovable but especially suited to fellow petite people, of course! Niche, I know, but sometimes it’s nice to hone in a little, and today I felt like targeting my specific sartorial needs and budget all in one. 

So what difference does it make when shopping for someone who’s much closer in height to five feet than six? I would say it’s subtle, but there are definitely some important factors to consider. For example, the always-flattering matching set is a go-to, shoes with any sort of platform are keepers, and jeans and pants tend to be a perfect balance between slim and wide so that you can still get a nice shape in without looking like they’re swallowing you whole. Of course, there are also those basics and trend pieces that are simply great for anyone, regardless of their body type, and I've uncovered quite a few of those today, too. To see and shop all the above and more—with the help of Zara, Nordstrom, and H&M—simply keep scrolling. 




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Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.