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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Waisted Energy

Nothing appeals to a girl’s brain more than the idea of versatility. If you give me a piece that I can wear in a variety of places and situations that’s both trendy and comfortable, I’m there. Sign me up because lord knows I’m busy, and the less energy I spend putting together my outfit, the better. I’d rather be sleeping and I know I’m not alone there.

If there’s ever been a trend that’s versatile enough to be utilized in every season, for every occasion and with any outfit, it’s high-waisted everything. High-waisted skirts, shorts and pants are the best way to make your legs look way longer than they actually are. They act as an awesome tool for optical illusion, but they also provide a subtle “canvas” so to speak, for a top you might want to showcase.

Notice how this Fashionista chose to wear her basic black high-waisted shorts with an airy chiffon button up tank. The bright floral pattern in the top stands out so much more against the stark high-waisted bottoms. She paired her look with some black caged gladiator sandals, and an assortment of metal rings. Her final touch were a pair of diamond studs and a silver ear cuff. The dainty jewelry selection made for a perfect balance of busy and subdued.

How To: Find your favorite statement piece, it can be anything from a bold necklace to an oversized kimono. Wear your statement with a basic white top and something high-waisted. For example, you might choose a bright yellow bib necklace, a white tank top and light wash, high-waisted jeggings. There are so many options at your disposal, so have fun with it!