To my mind, a pair of well-fitted high waisted jeans is an essential in every woman’s wardrobe. For a very long time, I resisted this trend because I was not sure how to style these beauties without erring on the dreaded path of “mom jeans” however once I tried them on for the first time, I wondered how I had ever done without. I am well aware that high waisted pants can be intimidating, which is why I have put together a list of dos and don’ts for styling them. I guarantee that once you give them a chance, you will love them as much as I do!
Do not buy the first pair of high waisted jeans you find.
When it comes to rocking high waisted jeans, fit is absolutely everything. That is why you should not pick up the first pair of pants you see, but try on a few to ensure that you get the best fit for your body. Experiment with every style on the spectrum from skinny pants to flared jeans until you find the one that works for you. Your jeans should never be too tight or too baggy, but should make for comfortable wearing.
Do wear them with crop tops.
High waisted jeans pair really, really well with crop tops because the two pieces balance each other out perfectly, making for a modest and sophisticated ensemble. Crop tops are definitely the showstoppers of the summer but you can take them into fall as well by wearing your favourite crop top with a pair of high waisted jeans and a cute sweater.
Do not go over-the-top with the rest of your look.
Because high waisted jeans are such a powerful fashion statement in their own right, it is always a good idea to keep the rest of your outfit as uncluttered as possible. Feel free to accessorize as you would, but avoid adding excessive embellishments that tend to be distracting and take away from your look.
Do show off your waist.
This style of jeans is a great way to accentuate your waist and make it look slimmer. To narrow down the middle section of your body, add a belt to your outfit. If you already have a thin waist, opt for a brightly coloured belt. If you want to slim your waist down further, sport a darker coloured belt instead. Ladies, please remember that your belt should always be threaded through the loops, not worn above them, for a seamless look.
Do not be afraid of colour.
Once you are comfortable sporting a higher waistline, break the barriers with coloured jeans and mix things up. When I am feeling uninspired, I always turn to my bright red high waisted jeans for some fashionable fun.
Do wear them to work.
Provided your dress code allows it, high waisted jeans look really smart and crisp in the office. I definitely prefer them to any other style of jeans when it comes to work wear. Pair a pair of black jeans with a tucked-in white shirt and throw on a blazer for an easy, put-together look. The trick is to always tuck your blouse or shirt in. Finish off your look with a pair of ballet flats or pumps and you are good to go!