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3 Quick & Easy Tips for Wearing High Waisted Shorts

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One of my summer wardrobe staples is high waisted shorts. High waisted shorts are very flattering on so many figures and help to create the illusion of longer legs. Who doesn’t want to make their legs to seem miles long? Casual and carefree or dressed up these shorts can do double duty all summer.

My look is casual, simple and crisp which is perfect for laid back days. I paired my shorts with this sheer open back top that works well for warmer temperatures because the material is so breezy. Since I wanted to keep my jewelry minimal I threw on some statement earrings that really popped and completed the look. It was that easy.  

Don’t worry I included tips for how to style this summer staple to make sure you nail it every time. Check them out below and let me know your summer wardrobe staples.

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3 Tips for Wearing High Waisted Shorts

1 Wear Flesh tone sandals.

It will help to add to the illusion of longer legs.

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2 Skip the belt.

Of course, you can wear a belt but it’s not really necessary for high waisted shorts. Skipping the belt creates a really casual and carefree vibe which is great for summer.

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3 Tuck it in.

Your top that is. If you go for a longer top tuck it halfway or all the way in. Also, crop tops work great too.


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The Details
Top by Zara
Shorts by Wrangler for Urban Outfitters
Bag by Zara
Shoes by Steve Madden
Earrings by Aldo
Sunglasses by Rayban


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Basics Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet


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It’s Monday and I thought we start the week off talking about basics every woman should have in her closet.Basics are pieces that are essential to any wardrobe. They are pretty simple on their own but when paired together or accessorized become super stylish and chic. I’m going to be giving you the list of basics every woman should own. This list isn’t exhaustive by any means but I do believe these particular items are either already in your closet or could easily be added to help balance out your closet while making it more stylish. The outfit I’ve styled in these photos can really fit an array of lifestyles from the off-duty professional to the on the go mom. Let me know your thoughts or questions by leaving a comment below.

The Look: Denim by Frame Denim | White top by Asos | Clutch by Zara | Camel Coat by Reformation | Sunglasses by Nordstrom | Shoes by Steve Madden

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basic items every woman needs-12Dark Wash Denim

Of course I had to, start off with denim. I love denim because it’s comfortable, flattering, practical and stylish all in one item. Dark wash denim should be in your closet because it instantly helps to create a contrast against lighter colored pieces and for all the reasons I mentioned previously. Denim can be tricky in terms of finding the pair to fit your body type but don’t despair the perfect pair is out there. Let me know if you’d like a guide to finding the perfect pair of denim.

The pair I’m wearing is by Frame Denim and it’s flared. Flared jeans have been my favorite cut of denim lately because it makes my legs look so long and lean. I’m wearing a size 27.

basic items every woman needs-8camel coat closet basicsCamel Toned Coat

Ahh, the camel coat. If you live in an area where you’ll need to wear a coat at all during the year, invest in a camel toned one. These come in all different lengths, styles, and textures. You can choose one that matches your style and lifestyle. If you have young children who may spill things on you then I recommend not opting for the suede on I’m wearing and going for one made with a less absorbent fabric.

basic items every woman needs-10basic items every woman needs-6Long Sleeved White Top

This one is a bit obvious but I still wanted to include it. So often, I hear of incorporating a white tee as a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe. While a crisp white tee is great I beg to differ that a long sleeved white one should take precedent. Having both is ideal but if you had to choose, I’d recommend the long-sleeved white top. Personally, I think this top is more versatile, it can be worn casually as in these photos or easily transition into your work wardrobe.

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Basics Every Woman Should Have in Her ClosetLarge Clutch

I may be a bit bias when it comes to this one but for good reason.They are just always the perfect size and way to add in color. They also aren’t overbearing and won’t take away from an outfit like a full-size purse.

I have clutches in all type of colors that I wouldn’t necessarily buy a purse in. They create a space to play with color and texture that more flexible.

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