Sunday, July 3, 2011

Living the High Life

Once summer comes around and the sun starts shining, there are more opportunities to show off some leg and give them some much needed color after being covered up for so long! High-waisted sailor shorts are a great option to turn to if you aren't in the mood to wear a dress or skirt. Unlike skirts, shorts give you a sense of comfort knowing you don't have to tug down on them every five seconds, or have to worry about them flipping up after they catch a breeze. Plus the high-waisted feature of these shorts creates the illusion of a higher waistline, therefore making your legs look super long! Depending on the fabric, these shorts can go from day to night, especially if you pair them with a dressier top! Definitely love versatile pieces that can be worn for many different occasions!

High-Waisted Shorts on Celebrities

Casual Day Outfit

Liv Tyler

Dressy Evening Outfit

AnnaLynn McCord

High-Waisted Short Options


Cuffed Sailor Short $15.80 (Forever 21)

2 1/2" Sailor Short $19.99 (Rue 21)


Top Deck Shorts $44.99 (Modcloth)

Compass Points Shorts $68.00 (Anthropologie)


Juicy Couture Bedford Sailor Short $128.00 (Zappos Couture)

Milly Cotton-Jacquard Sailor Shorts $215.00 (Net-A-Porter)

Top Options

Stripe Pocket Sleeveless Casual Top $12.99 (Papaya Clothing)

To keep with the nautical theme of the high-waisted sailor shorts, pair them with a striped tank or top in the same color family for a more tomboyish look. Toughen up the look with a denim vest, or create a classic look with a black blazer.

Classic Woven Shirt $18.90 (Forever 21)

Tuck a classic white button-up top into the shorts for a polished and fresh look! Since the white color goes with virtually everything, you can pair it with a pair of denim shorts for day, and a pair of silk high-waisted sailor shorts for evening.

Sparkle & Fade Tube Top $34.00 (Urban Outfitters)

For an evening look, pair the shorts with a fitted tube or bustier top to create a sleek feminine silhouette. You can top off the look with a cropped cardigan, blazer, or short sleeved bolero. Add some heels and you're ready to go!

From TRTD's Closet

I had been eyeing these shorts for a while and I finally added them to my closet today! Luckily they were on sale, so I didn't feel too guilty after purchasing them.

Shorts: Aritzia $45.00

Anchor details on buttons to keep up with the nautical theme!

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