Long gone are the days of the itty bitty bottoms we were all so fond of a few summers ago. You know what I’m talking about – the skimpy, just barely covering your cheeks shorts that used to give your parents heart palpitations. We all had them, and as much as we loved them then, looking back I think we can all agree that we’ve moved on to bigger (literally) and better things.
Enter, the high-waisted short – a bottom that not only covers more, but is also more flattering to a wider array of body types than our old friend, the booty short. Wouldn’t Mom and Dad be proud? High-waisted shorts eliminate our arch nemesis, the muffin top, and put the slimmest part of our midsection on display, allowing us to feel confident, sexy and appropriately concealed for any summer occasion.
This bubbly Fashionista flaunts her black DIY high-waisted shorts with the bottoms’ most widely worn pairing – the crop top. Both fitted and loose crop tops are such popular companions of the high-waisted short because they often begin right where the short ends, allowing the complimentary fit of the bottom to be fully appreciated. Here, this Fashionista has chosen a bright floral patterned crop top that ties in the back of her shorts while also adding a pop of color to the outfit. In addition to the floral top and delicate lace-lined back pocket of the bottoms, the distressed wear of the shorts adds an edgy flair to her girly look. By topping off her outfit with some silver accessories and a pair of strappy metallic sandals, this Fashionista has put together a style that exudes just the right amount of attitude and femininity.
How To: High-waisted shorts are one of the most flattering pieces you can go for this summer, so don’t be afraid to experiment! Try a distressed pair like this Fashionista, or mix it up and test out a pair with some color or lace detail. Whichever pair you choose, don’t forget to match it with your favorite cropped tee or tank to make the ultimate summer outfit.