Friday, 6 July 2012

Lookbook: The High-Waisted Empire

I never realized how many diverse styles and outfit high waisted shorts could create. From pairing it with a bandeau, tank top, tshirt and blazer, high waisted shorts could be the go-to item for this summer. A new trend (new to me at least) seems to be the one to two inches of exposed tummy between top and short and while this exposed-tummy-trend looks great on a maxi skirt, high waisted shorts can also be quite the chic choice.

Benefits of the high waisted empire:
A smoother silhouette
Emphasized waist indent
Longer legs/Legs for days
A chic look with shorts!

Streetwear Society Beige Shorts     
Basic White Tank
HnM Jacket
CallitSpring Necklace
India Boutique Ring
GoJane Boots

High waisted shorts tanked and blazered. High waisted shorts seem to be a comfy and trendy outfit this summer. While allowing you to wear shorts for summer the high waisted angle allows for a chic and fashionable look. Accessorizing the shorts with a colourful pair of pumps, brightly coloured nails, drooping necklaces and a detailed jacket can definitely dress up the outfit. Whereas pairing them with boots or booties and a neon crop shirt can create a comfy dressed-down look still suitable for a casual night out.

 Streetwear Society Beige Shorts
Ardene Neon Crop Tee
CallitSpring Booties
Even more fun can happen with pairing high waisted shorts with a bright bold coloured bandeau. Dress it up with pumps or heeled gladiators or dress it down with gladiator flats. Photograph and model credit for the picture below go to @naomicamrey.

Wilfred Bandeau
Wilfred Free White Shorts
Little Burgundy Brown Gladiators
WAKE Necklace
Ray Ban Sunglasses

A more loose fitting high waisted look provides for a super-comfy look that you can wear out. These army green shorts come full loaded with comfortable and tie waist band and pockets! Pair it with a short top - patterned or solid and you're good to go. Cobalt nail polish and platform wedged booties were the chosen finishing touch. *Confession for a looser look purchase a pair of shorts a couple (or more) sizes larger than you would normally take, as was done by mistake below, but turned out quite well/comfy.

 g21 Crop Tee
g21 Army Green Shorts
CallitSpring Platform Wedge Booties
Innisfree Cobalt Nailpolish

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