today! I love her new and improved blog and her style, so I figured I would
talk about one of my all time favorite pieces to style: high-waisted shorts.
They are so versatile and they flatter your body to automatically give you that
small waist and curvy bottom-half as it goes outward from your waist.
(and counting) that I like to wear as often as possible. I have the most fun
creating outfits with them. I own a
black pair with bows in the front pockets from Forever 21 for less than 11
dollars (it was on sale but I can’t remember the price), a cream-colored,
mom-style pair of Gap shorts from a local thrift store for 2 dollars, some
cut-off Levi’s I recently made from my dad’s old jeans, and a navy blue pair
that I got from Goodwill for 4 dollars (but recently gave away because it was
too small on me).
make the most out of your outfits!
- Layer! Wear
tights, long socks, boots, and layer tops/sweaters on top! I have lots of fun
layering with my black high-waisted shorts, and when it’s cold I pair them with
tights, booties, scarves, and peacoats! (In a California winter you can get
away with wearing shorts, haha.)
- Show off
them legs! On the other hand, these kinds of shorts can make anyone’s legs
look good! Just make sure that they’re not too tight on your thighs or it can
actually make your legs look bigger than they are. Try to have a little room
for your thighs. When it comes to shoes, you can wear anything with
them—sandals, flats, wedges, boots—the shortness of the shorts and how high it
is on your body allows all these shoes to work for you.
Tops! I’ve really been getting into the trend of crop tops, but I will only
wear them with high-waisted shorts out of modesty and a not-so-fit tummy, haha.
If you are the same way, high-waisted shorts are the perfect way to try them
out without showing your entire mid-section.
- Don’t let your butt hang out!
Honestly, no matter what kind of shorts you are wearing this is a no-no. Even though it may get a guy’s
attention (or whatever attention you’re looking for), it just isn’t attractive.
It just makes you look sloppy because you can’t get shorts that cover up a
little bit. High-waisted shorts are already mostly shorter than your average
pair, so don’t get so they become underwear for you.
careful how your shorts fit around your stomach. I’ll be honest, I’ve
gained a little weight in my tummy area so I would have to be careful how much
I eat when I used to wear my blue Goodwill shorts, otherwise they got really
tight and really uncomfortable. You want to avoid that as much as possible!
- Wear what
makes you feel good! Unless you have mom-style shorts that actually make
your bottom half look bigger like my
last pair, most tops will go with any pair of shorts you may have. Trial and
error always goes a long way. See what you like and what makes you feel
good, because that’s the most important part!