The leaves are changing and the air is getting crisp meaning fall is officially here and it is time to create some nostalgic family memories! Grab a pumpkin spice latte and start planning out your fall social calendar with cozy and festive family activities. Whether you're going to visit a pumpkin patch, a fall festival, or just have a cozy night in with your loved ones, you want to look your best and feel comfortable. But how do you dress to impress when you're petite and the weather is chilly? Don't worry, I've got you covered with some tips and inspiration to find the perfect Pinterest-worthy fall look for your family activity of choice.

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Fall Festival

​​A fall festival is a great way to celebrate the season with your community, whether it's a craft fair, a carnival, or a harvest festival. You'll want to get into the fall spirit by dressing up a bit more and showing some personality. A fitted sweater dress is an excellent option to show off your petite frame. For a more casual vibe, opt for a looser ruffled style paired with your favorite booties!

For a perfect petite length to wear with taller boots, find a dress that hits right above your knee. If it is an extra chilly fall day, layer your look with a jacket or cardigan for extra warmth and coverage. Fall-inspired prints like plaid, floral, or animal print are an excellent option to show off your autumn style and spirit!

Pumpkin Patch

Nothing says fall like getting lost in a corn maze and picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve and decorate. A plaid shirt is a classic choice! For the best fit with this button-down, opt for a petite style that will be the perfect length to pair with a tank or tee and jeans or leggings. Add some booties or tennis shoes and a hat or beanie for extra style and warmth. If it's still warm where you live you can always tie it around your waist to keep those fall vibes.

Why choose a petite shirt? The sleeves and the length will fall just right on your petite proportions. If you want to rock this look to your local pumpkin patch and are still on the hunt for the perfect plaid top, make sure to schedule your next Short Story chapter!

Apple Picking

One of the most fun and delicious activities of fall is apple picking. For this outing, you want to wear something fun, festive, and casual. Cropped sweaters are an excellent choice for a petite frame as they help to balance proportions. By hitting at the natural waistline or just above it, they create the illusion of length, perfect for us petites.

If you choose a slightly longer option, tuck it into your jeans or leave your sweater out loose. If there is a chill in the air layer with a puffer vest for some extra warmth as well as texture and style. A pair of sneakers or boots will keep your feet comfortable as you walk around the orchard. Don't forget to bring a basket or a tote bag to store your apples!

Family Photo Shoot

A family photo shoot is a special occasion to capture some memories and create keepsakes with your loved ones. After you book the perfect photographer, a good idea is to pick a color scheme that works well for your location and family. Then you can mix and match different pieces and textures that fit within that scheme. If you need ideas on how to pose as a petite with your family, reference our Group Photo Tips for Petites post!

You'll want to wear something flattering and timeless like a classic sweater dress or jeans and a blouse. It's important that your outfit doesn't overwhelm your petite frame so choose streamlined pieces vs. chunky and oversized pieces. Style your partner with a coordinating outfit and if you have children, matching outfits are always cute. Have fun planning this and don't forget to wear some smiles and hold poses that show off your unique personality and love!

Family Night

Sometimes a family night at home is the most cozy and relaxing way to spend some quality time after a long week. Whether you are having dinner, playing games, carving pumpkins, or popping popcorn and watching a movie, you’ll want to wear something that's comfy, cute, and casual.

A good option is joggers paired with a graphic tee showing your style and humor. Finding your perfect length is a must! Short Story offers different inseam lengths to accommodate your petite frame that won't be too long and bunch at your ankles. You can add on some outerwear like a puffer vest or jacket to add flair to your outfit. Slip on some slippers for the ultimate cozy family night look!

Are you excited to wear fall fashion and pumpkin spice everything? Have fun expressing your personality by choosing warm rich hues matching the changing leaves of the season. And most importantly, spend time with those you love and cherish every second!

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