This is a new type of post that will appear occasionally to fill you in on new trends and such that are suprisingly appropriate for petites.
This time, it's about the denim shirtdress. At first glance, it just looks like a basic guy's denim shirt. But with the right accesories, it can make you look chic-casual.
Just as Vanessa Hudgens (only 5'1!) did, don't forget to belt the shirt, especially if it actually is a guy's shirt. Nothing wrong with borrowing your BF's clothes, but make sure they actually make you look like a female. One way to do this is by carving out a waist with a belt. Some petites are not very curvy, and a belt really helps create curves.
As far as shoes go, either go for simple leather sandals for a boho look or try peep-toe booties for a more edgy style.
And of course, don't neglect the jewelry--make sure it goes with the whole vibe you're trying to exude.