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5 Ways to Style High-Waist Jeans

When high-waisted jeans are good, they're really good.

Eternally flattering, they accentuate all the right areas, elongating your legs, holding your stomach in, making you feel polished, even on the laziest of days.

If you love the idea of them, but have no idea how to style them, don’t fear. SL are on hand to offer up five flattering ways to don the season’s coolest denim. 

 

Cover Up

Team yours with a lightweight trench or duster coat for an autumn-shower-ready ensemble that also boasts off-duty-model credentials.  

 

Add Volume

With high-waisted jeans, many women struggle with how to balance out their top half. The trick? Opt for voluminous pieces. A half tucked in menswear-inspired shirt or oversized white tee with sleeves rolled up work hard to keep you in proportion.

 

Show Some Skin

Go from desk to dinner by opting for a cross-back or low-back camisole, lace body or halterneck one-piece for a sexy but subtle way to flash the flesh, or to add a girly touch to relaxed-fit high-waisters. 

 

Smarten Up

To make the high-waisted jean work-appropriate, just look to that most coveted of wardrobe staples – the blouse – which can be neatly tucked and belted into your denim. We’re big fans of a draped or structured cross-front blouse which elevates the simplest of getups.

 

Opt For Flares

If the spray-on skinny or relaxed Mom-style high-waisters just don’t flatter your body, look to the flare. On first glance they may seem scary, but they return year after year for one simple reason – they’re very flattering. Just be sure to don yours with a block-heeled sandal or boot, worn with a simple tee for fuss-free dressing. 

 

 

 

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