How to Wear High-Waisted Shorts

{Mexican scarf, Forever 21 tank, Ecote shorts, vintage necklace and bracelets, D&G sunnies and wedges.}

High-waisted shorts rock. They pack all the stuff you’d rather not hang out behind a fabric panel, making it possible to wear shirts in ways you’d shy away from in your low-slung skinnies. I found this pair of dark denim shorts with back zipper and military-esque detail at TJ Maxx a few month back for next to nothing. And I promise you won’t be able to pry me out of them this summer. I’m currently looking for a pair in black, but haven’t been able to lock down any flat-front versions. Everything has buttons—waah waah. I’m all ears if you know where I can find some. 

To rock your mom-esque shorts without looking mom-ish, boho it up with an abundance of accessories and a tucked-in tank. My favorite hippie dippy color this season is rust. 

Or, get all tied up by knotting your blouse about four buttons down. I paired both looks with high heels because I’m 5’2” and I need all the height help I can get—another bonus of the high rise. These shorts look like they are lengthening your torso and elongating your legs simultaneously. Movin’ on up. Long live the high-rise. 

{J. Crew button-up blouse, Ecote shorts, vintage bracelets, Lola James necklace, Louis Vuitton Speedy bag, no name shoes, BCBG sunnies.}