For me, denim jeans with no stretch are a no-go.
Ankle boots tend to make my legs look short.
And body-con skirts aren’t doing me any favors—
It’s all true.
That’s OK though because fashion gives us a lot of options, like the high-waisted shorts trend.
I count myself lucky that high-waisted shorts are back in style and they look like they’re here to stay.
Get ready for more thrifting blogs, cause I’m finding some great thrift store fashion in LA.
Girls with my body shape can wear the hell out of high-waisted shorts–
And it’s because this is one trend that actually works better for our body type than for any other.
After all, the reason that runway fashion models are so tall and gangly is because their body type is the most versatile when it comes to unforgiving trends (like these.)
For the rest of us mere mortals, the key to dressing well and developing a unique sense of style is first knowing your body type.
High-waisted shorts (and skirts and pants for that matter) break up the outfit at the waist, which for me is the narrowest part of my torso.
This draws the eye to that point and suggests a slimmer figure than, say, a baggy t-shirt.
With high-waisted shorts in particular, I also get to show a lot of leg which is a huge plus—
Now I look taller too!
I was in a rush to try on these cute khaki high-waisted shorts as soon as I found them at the thrift store.
I have a few other high-waisted shorts but it’s not always easy to find a pair that fit my small waist and my not-so-small backside.
It’s a luck of the draw, especially when thrifting.
But I lucked out:
They’re comfortable and durable with a nice stretch.
I also thought the neutral color would be fun to work with, so I decided to throw together a few outfits to demonstrate the versatility of khaki high-waisted shorts.
specs and the city
Black Ankle Boots
Limited Edition Denim Crossbody c/o Kipling
Reflective Blue Lennon Sunglasses
x CRAP LIFE x
Michael Kors Black Chunky Heel
Heavenly Couture Black Brimmed Hat
Foster Grant Reflective Pink Sunglasses
crochet beach day
Chinese Laundry Knee-High Gladiator Heels
late to class
Black Lace Bralette
Dickies Fuchsia Backpack
Strappy Gladiator Sandals
Reflective Yellow Cat-Eye Sunglasses