Waistlines have been moving up for several seasons, but I never really found a head-to-toe look that suited me. It took some adjustment in my mind, and in my closet, to play around with pieces until I landed on a couple of formulas I could work with.
First off, a higher waist begs for a tucked in shirt, which I’m loving lately. It instantly reads pulled together and feels fresh. It can be slim fitting like the top above or a loose blouse. They both work. The other option is a cropped silhouette. I’ve never really paid attention to them until now, thinking they would bare skin. But if the length is right and the waist is high, it’s a great combination. Now, I’m on the hunt for cropped tops to add to my closet to gain more mileage from high waist pants.
I’d love to find a dark denim pair like the ones above (from Claudie Pierlot). They’re so on point with the self belt and pleats, yes, pleats! Meanwhile, I’m happy with my Helmut Lang khakis from several seasons ago (similar here) and a Theory cropped black linen, also in white (both on sale!). And, I got lucky and just added a Dries Van Noten cuffed trouser I’ve had my eye on this season, on sale.