STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Praise to the High Waisted

If it’s high waisted, chances are I’ll love it. So, in the spirit of this Fashionista, in her darling red sailor button shorts, I am going to write a personal ode to the style. For starters, there are a few key proponents of the trend. First, J.Crew capitalizes on their preppy history and has been selling out of colorful high waisted shorts and pants for decades. This spring season the brand sent an array of high waisted styles down the runway, my favorite being a yellow short with a ruffle at the waist. Second, blogger Haneli Mustaparta is an enthusiast, patron and advocate of the style as she writes, wears and styles it. Plus, no one can pull off printed high waisted pants like she does this vintage pair (an image that recently graced the glossy pages of Marie Claire). Finally, for constant feed follow Tommy Ton as he shoots stylish Aussies in Sydney during Fashion Week. So far, monochromatic high waisted pantsuits and skirts hiked above belly buttons seem to be cropping up (please note: shark T and ruched yellow skirt, perfection no?). Now that you have an eye out for the style, I hope that you will be noticing how fabulous they look on the streets that you frequent.

Remember, the high waist is not limited to shorts or pants. Skirts, like this American Apparel one, have been sitting above women’s hips for decades now (looking finished with a belt across the top seem). 1940s inspired high waisted bathing suits have also been making their way back onto the scene. Anthropologie offers a variety of prints and micro styles.

Since you are now in the market to solidify the high waisted trend in your own closet, start looking on Shopbop where you can find this Bird by Juicy Couture pair as well as other versions of the style and Urban Outfitters for a range of reasonably priced variations. Please embrace and enjoy a new attachment to high waisted bottoms!

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