Quiz: How Should You Style High-Waisted Shorts This Summer?

High waist = high fashion. Find your perfect take on this trend.

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High-waisted shorts have been rising in popularity for a few summers now, and it’s easy to see why: They’re comfortable, figure-flattering, and instantly make an outfit look more intentional. 

Such a trendy and versatile piece can be styled in a ton of different ways. If you’re having trouble matching them to your personal style, or you just want to shake things up a bit, take the quiz below to find out how you should wear high-waisted shorts this summer!


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Products: Kimono | Bralette | Shorts | Sunglasses | Lipstick | Flats

For a breezy boho style, start with a pair of distressed or destroyed denim cutoffs. Pair them with a black bralette (cute strappy detailing is a bonus!) and throw a flowy floral kimono on top for coverage and style. Round sunglasses and a mauve lip will bring out your inner boho queen. Black understated flats will keep you comfy without throwing your outfit over the top.


Products: Shorts | Top | Socks | Lipstick | Cap | Sneakers

This sporty outfit is comfortable and easy to wear anywhere. Start with medium to dark wash shorts. A cropped baseball tee will look summery and minimalist, but a regular length tee tucked into the shorts looks just as fab. Tall sporty socks and high-top sneakers will help your outfit stand out, and a baseball cap or snapback will keep the theme going. Add a red lip for another pop of color and some girly flair.


Products: Top | Sunglasses | Choker | Shorts | Sandals | Lip gloss

This style throwback looks even better now than it did over a decade ago. A halter top in a bold floral print will look awesome paired with light wash denim cutoffs. Gladiator sandals are comfortable and look totally bad-ass, so pick up a pair of those at your next opportunity. Chokers are the perfect callback to the ’90s, and aviators will never go out of style. Finish off the outfit with sparkly gloss like you would have back in middle school. Okay, maybe not exactly like that (we aren’t using a Lancome Juicy Tube), but you get the idea.


Products: Bodysuit | Hat | Shorts | Necklace | Oxfords

This style is easy and has a sophisticated, feminine flair. A black bodysuit under a colorful pair of high-waisted shorts will stay put all day while creating a nice silhouette. A big sunhat will keep harmful rays out of your face, and a long necklace will look perfect against the low neckline of the bodysuit. Cut-out oxfords are great for looking sophisticated but fun.

What do you think?

Do you have a favorite pair of high-waisted shorts? How do you style them? Let us know in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “Quiz: How Should You Style High-Waisted Shorts This Summer?”

  1. Thanks for letting me know, guys! Something is weird with Playbuzz – none of their quizzes are working on our site. We’re working on fixing it now but you can click here to take the quiz in the meantime: http://www.playbuzz.com/sydneybranom10/how-should-you-style-high-waisted-shorts-this-summer

  2. Most of these aren’t really high-waisted shorts, they’re just basically normal, mid-rise shorts as they don’t even cover the bellybutton, and definitely don’t sit on someone’s natural waistline. “High-waisted shorts” is just a trendy term clothing brands like to call their products, even if they don’t fit the criteria, and sometimes it’s hard to find one which is actually high-rise :/ but anyways I like the outfits ^^


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