A girl’s wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a trusty pair of high waisted jeans. Not only do they hide a multitude of sins and flatter every figure, but they’re also incredibly easy to style throughout the seasons. This type of trouser sits on the belly button, helping to elongate your legs while highlighting all of your best features. If you’re not sure how to wear high waisted jeans, let us help you tackle the trend. Here are five versatile looks that make the most out of these casual essentials.
LOOK 1: WRAP UP FOR WINTER
Don’t let the cold stop you from looking – and feeling – your very best. High waisted jeans are sure to keep you warm while complimenting your shape.
Choose a white long sleeved blouse and tuck it fully into your jeans to create the waist-cinching effect these jeans are famed for. Pairing a white top with black jeans results in a subtle monochrome effect that exudes class and style without looking too plain, especially if you add a chunky belt buckle to the mix.
Go for minimal detailing with the top and jeans as you want the coat to be the showstopper and the jeans just to be a sturdy foundation. The Armani Exchange Longline Aviator is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons with its super soft sheepskin cuffs and collar.
Create contrast by selecting a more vibrant bag and pop on a pair of heeled ankle boots for the perfect winter outfit.
Rob’s Top Tip: While berets are undoubtedly on trend this year, you can easily swap it for a more casual beanie. Barbour Mallory Pom Beanies all feature an adorable faux-fur pompom that’s sure to make a statement while keeping you toasty.
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LOOK 2: SPRING TO SUMMER
High waisted jeans are perfect for transitioning from spring to summer, especially when paired with a strappy cami. Lace overlays always exude feminine sophistication and add a touch of class to a simple summer outfit.
A long pendant necklace gives the overall look more detail, but go for something delicate so it doesn’t clash with the top and end up looking brash. Opt for some strappy gladiator sandals. If you like the look, but the cold is starting to creep in, simply pair this up with a contemporary black wrap coat from Ted Baker. Swap the sandals for some ankle boots to take this spring/summer look into autumn.
Rob’s Top Tip: Flowing camis tops ooze a very romantic vibe, making them perfect for dates. Change the blue denim for black, and trade the shoes for heels, to upgrade this look for date night.
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LOOK 3: COSY AND CLASSY
Big, cosy jumpers are a wardrobe essential as the weather starts to cool. Stock up on a few of your faves and you’ll be cosy yet effortlessly chic.
Pairing a knitted jumper with jeans results in the perfect ‘grab and go’ outfit for those days you snooze your alarm for too long. While a plain knit looks great, step out of your comfort zone by choosing one with extra detailing. From ribbed trims and subtle patterns to more vibrant embellishments, jumpers can really steal the show.
If the weather is a bit up and down, wear a casual striped tee under your jumper and tuck it in baggily. This way, if you get too hot you can simply wrap the knit around your shoulders or waist for a preppy – and cooling – effect. Any shoes can be worn with this versatile look, but we’d go for sleek Chelsea boots.
Rob’s Top Tip: If you’ve chosen an oversized knit, tuck a small portion of the front into your waistband but leave the back section loose. The contrasting hemlines ensure the jumper doesn’t overwhelm your figure but instead gives it structure.
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LOOK 4: SHOPPING AND SOCIALISING
The white tee and blue denim combo will always be a favourite when it comes to everyday outfits. Perfect to grab before heading out shopping, you’ll want to live in this classy but casual look.
White is universally flattering and helps repel the heat during those sweltering summer days, plus it looks amazing over a pair of high waisted jeans. Choose a top that doesn’t fall too much further down than the top of your jeans to show off your curves, rather than being swamped.
Feeling brave? Tie a small knot in your top to create an instant crop. Don’t worry about flashing too much skin either; one of the benefits of high waisted jeans is that they cover most of your midriff, so you can go for a crop top while still looking sophisticated.
Make a statement with your choice of bag. Don’t worry if you’re not into vibrant accessories, simply go for something bold to put an opulent twist on this everyday outfit. Keep this look casual with a pair of white trainers or dress it up in an instant with some high heels.
Rob’s Top Tip: Cardigans are officially back in fashion and make the perfect cover up to keep you warm during cool summer nights.
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LOOK 5: FEMININE DETAILING
Plain black jeans don’t take the attention away from key pieces, instead keeping the focus on them. Pale blush colours are all over the fashion world this year and its dreamy, romantic nature translates beautifully when worn.
Whether you use it in your accessories, your top or both, blush is the colour to embrace as we go into the New Year. Pair your high waisted jeans with a blush jumper with some fine, feminine features. The Sakarie Bow Sleeve Detail jumper by Ted Baker is absolutely stunning, with cut out sleeves and delicate bow detailing that really pulls the whole look together.
Continue the feminine vibe with a scallop edge bag in a similar shade of pink or pick up a casual black crossbody to make the jumper the main focus. Grab your favourite pair of ankle boots, a dainty necklace and you’ll be good to go.