I am an avid lover of anything high-waisted (if you couldn’t tell from my choice of Sky High Leggings for the American Eagle Outiftters Back-To-School campaign). If it has a high waist, count me in. That is why the Alexander Vauthier fall 2014 couture collection speaks out to me. It greatly highlights the use of high waists to flatter the figure. This trend has been around for a long time. Why do you think most mom jeans are high-waisted? Your mom probably wore them. In more recent times, this style has been used with all kinds of materials—not just denim.
There are many great things about this style. For starters, it creates the illusion of extra length in your stature. Yes, high-waisted pants make your legs look longer, making you look model-esque! Skirts and shorts with high waists are very figure flattering. They tend to accentuate the waist or make them appear smaller. The best part is that you can wear all kinds of tops with high-waisted bottoms!
Since we are looking at fall wear, I paired my high-waisted pants with a cute sweater and pair of booties. This look is rather versatile. You can wear it out with friends or simply wear it to class. My choice of a shimmery sweater was inspired by the little glitz added in each look in the Alexander Vauthier collection. When you don’t want to look entirely plain, just a little glitz will do the trick.