After what felt like the eternal frozen winter (thanks Elsa), summer is here, and that means it’s time to break out the shorts. When it comes to shorts, I like ’em better when they’re (high) waisted. That is a reference to Tiesto’s song “Wasted” featuring Matthew Koma, which is actually a love song about high-waisted shorts.
Below, I’ll share three of my favorite ways to wear high-waisted shorts. Scroll down to see ’em all:
1. Sheerly Romantic
Sheer shirts are better than sliced bread. They’re not skin-tight, and they’re thin enough that you can walk to class without turning into a gross sweat-puddle. We’ve all been there. It’s not fun.
This particular peachy-nude blouse features puffy sleeves, so I can pretend I’m a princess. The black lace collar-esque trim around the neckline makes this shirt even cuter, and ties in with the black high-waisted shorts. To keep from going overboard with the girly sheer top and side braid, I wore black spiky sneakers. Ka-pow!
I like to call this look princess on the top, punk on the bottom.
2. Neutral Sails to Pattern Island
I love wild patterned shorts almost as much as I love sheer tops. My favorite thing to pair with these bad boys is a neutral black tank top. Black tops are foolproof when it comes to matching, spilling, or dog hair.
If your shorts have a smaller, less bold pattern, I think mixing prints would also be super-cute for summer. To keep things casual, I paired this outfit with red TOMS.
3. Off-Duty Waitress
This outfit may look a teensy bit like a waitress from a diner, or a penguin on summer break. However, I wanted to show an outfit that didn’t involve tucking your shirt in. I simply tied up the front of a white blouse. I love shirts with ties in the front. Black, white and red are my school colors, but they’re also colors I really love wearing.
Again, I went with my trusty TOMS. Shoes like these are the happy medium between beach footwear and casual chic, plus they’re perfect for summer!
How do you like to rock high-waisted shorts? Are you a crop top girl or a sheer blouse fanatic? Which of these outfits is your favorite? Tell me what you think by leaving a comment!