Post by IHB Contributor, Sophia Smith
High waisted shorts are not new in the world of fashion: just snoop through your mother’s closet and you’ll find pieces that are listed as today’s latest fashion trends.
Up until the nineties, hip-hugging cuts were extremely popular and came in many different styles. Why should you embrace them? They make your legs go on forever, they enhance your curves, they mask your love handles, they’re not hard to pull off (no matter what your body shape is), and they are affordable!
Here are five ways you can incorporate them into your outfit, for an incredible look.
SLEEK BUSINESS STYLE
Shorts can indeed be office appropriate, but you have to be savvy when coming up with your outfit: otherwise, you risk looking tacky and getting some judging looks from your colleagues. The key here is choosing the right materials, avoiding tight-fitting models, and mixing them with business items that will give you a professional look.
Boohoo: Alice Smart Casual Shorts – $20.00
Try the black or pastel pink shorts that are just the right length and are suitable because they’re loose-fit. Combine with a simple white blouse and a black business jacket. Finish up your look with nice pointy flats within the same color range as your shorts and a black structured bag. Accessorise with simple pearl earrings and style your hair into a tight chignon bun.
CHIC AT YOUR FRIENDS WEDDING
Gone are the days when you were obligated to wear a dress to formal occasions. High waisted shorts can be equally feminine and even more eye-catching.
Here’s how you can pull off the perfect and timeless red-black-white outfit for your friend’s wedding.
Leonisa No Zip High Waist Cincher – $40.00
Try the beautiful asymmetric white wrap shorts that has a chic golden eyelet detail on the left side. Combine it with a well-fitted sleeveless turtleneck for a sophisticated look and a black jacket on top. To enhance your waist and flatten your tummy, wear shapewear underneath so that you’re left with a nice bodyline: you’ll be hearing the “have you been working out” question in no time, plus your posture will leave a better impression.
Finish your look with red patent leather heels and a red clutch purse. Red lipstick, red nails and a confident attitude are a must for this look!
WEEKEND GIRLS NIGHT OUT
For a sexy night out with your girlfriends, show off those legs in the faux leather black shorts and try out the edgy look. Combine it with a vivid patterned colourful shirt and make sure to tuck it in. Choose a monochromatic jacket that matches it and finish your look with high heels with straps and a shoulder bag – both in the same colour as your jacket.
Style your hair in messy waves and make sure to put on a bold dark lipstick. As for the accessories, stick with statement earrings, or opt for multiple bracelets.
ROMANTIC DATE NIGHT
For a romantic date, go for a softer look. Choose the tribal printed viscose shorts and combine it with a casual black blouse. This wonderful print will ensure you a boho-chic style: add a brown or black floppy hat and put on some brown gladiators: you’ll be left with an incredibly chic look.
A simple brown cross-body purse will do the trick. Style your hair in a messy bun or go for the loose curls.
CASUAL DAY IN THE CITY
For a relaxed day in the town, opt for the striped high waisted shorts and wear them with a grey crop top and a light cloak on the top. Wear lace-up espadrilles with red details and a black straw hat for a casual look on the point. Accessorise with silver jewellery and add a pair of fashionable sunglasses for a dash of coolness.
The Iconic Jimi Shorts – $82.00
These are just some of the ideas how you can pull off the high waisted shorts. They truly give you endless possibilities: enjoy experimenting!
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She has a great passion for DIY projects and latest fashion trends. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.