There are many traditions surround the ritual Swapping of the Wardrobes at the beginning of each season. We make a list, we check it twice. We make a few additions here
. Then, those of us who stand tall at 5-foot-3 and under take a trip to the tailor to chop all the hems and shorten every sleeve. We're as eager to layer up as the next person, but the stakes are much higher when bundling up in knits can easily mean being overpowered by them. But, what if we could skip alterations altogether? This year, we can. Because we value instant gratification, we found the best petite-sized and cleverly cropped staples, from coats to sweater dresses, shorties can wear straight off the rack (and love all season long).