Last summer, I reported on the high-low skirt trend. At the time, I wondered how long this trend would last. I wasn’t sure that it had staying power. This summer, I was proved wrong. In one day, I witnessed Fashionistas across campus donning asymmetrical hemlines. One graduating Fashionista wore a long, red high-low dress to add a bold, diagonal line of color to her black ceremonial robe. Another grabbed a quick lunch at a local pub wearing a vibrant green high-low skirt with a white tank.
For a casual afternoon downtown, this Fashionista chose a softly patterned, dusty blue high-low dress. Paired with comfy sandals and a boho satchel, this look is the ultimate last minute summer go-to outfit. Capable of looking put together yet approachable at the same time, a high-low dress can be appropriate for any given situation. A unique element of this Fashionista’s dress that isn’t seen on all high-low pieces is a subtle wrap at the front. Coupled with a braided belt, this gives the dress a layered look that adds visual interest and a few curves.
In his fall 2013 collection, FLOTUS favorite Jason Wu incorporated multiple hemlines with a daring red top that is sheared short in the front and gives way to a billowing train in the back. Bring this kind of sartorial drama to your campus with a flouncy and studded high-low dress from Urban Outfitters. Be on trend by pairing the dress with a pair of skinny jeans to get a similar look to Jason Wu’s fall collection. To emulate this Fashionista and her wrapped look, go for this wrap dress from Nordstrom and add a belt of your choice.