STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Happy And High-Waisted

Style Advice of the Week

In order to get out of an outfit rut, sometimes our choice in waist line needs switched up. Far too often I find myself forgetting that high-waisted pants even exist. I have become so numbed by the skinny jean norm, that I forget what other options are out there. Walking around campus, I always see this Fashionista wearing high-waisted shorts, pants, skirts… you name it, she has it in an high-waisted version. High-waisted pants (or high-waisted anything, for that matter) offer a simple and easy way of escaping the same boring routine.

This Fashionista chose to don black high-waisted skinny jeans, paired with several pastel pieces. Her outfit is very minimalist and is made of fairly simple pieces. Her light blue jean jacket is paired with a concert T-shirt. While it cannot be seen in the picture, she restyled the concert T-shirt from being a regular boxy T-shirt to a edgy tank by chopping off the sleeves. She continued the variation of pastel pieces by wearing gray-blue platform wedge sneakers. The pastel blue shades sprinkled throughout her outfit, paired against the dark contrast of her black high-waisted jeans makes for a minimalist yet edgy outfit.

To create this look for yourself, anything high-waisted is a must. High-waisted jeans like this Fashionista’s can be purchased from Charlotte Russe, where a variety of styles and colors can be chosen from to tailor to anyone’s personal style needs. In terms of a concert T-shirt, any T-shirt with a cool graphic will work to re-create this Fashionistas outfit; I personally love the aesthetics and simple graphics of Grouplove band shirts. To complete the look, Urban Outfitters sells an almost identical pair of platform wedge sneakers to the shoes worn by this Fashionista.

While this Fashionista is wearing high-waisted skinny jeans, the high-waisted trend is not limited to jeans alone. High-waisted shorts and skirts are a great option for when the weather is hotter. The highlight of wearing high-waisted items is that they are easily integrated into your closet, and are a classic piece which can be worn several seasons from now. Don’t forget the magic a higher waistline can do for an outfit. Escape the same routine, and pull yourself out of an outfit rut all by simply changing where your waistline falls.


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