Creative ways to get waisted.
Take one fabulous pair of shorts and be inspired to give them five different style makeovers.

Feb 13, 2014 08:11
by Georgia Leaker

High waisted shorts don’t appear to be going anywhere, anytime too soon, but they can be a right pain to style: to tuck or not to tuck? Are these ankle boots just a bit too much? Can I get away with a longer jacket or does a crop one do these shorts better justice?

If you've asked these questions in front of the mirror yourself, then ended up tucking in a basic tee and slipping into ballet flats for a chic, albeit boring look, we hope you can inspire you to shape things up!

High waisted shorts are just as versatile as standard shorts and should be treated as such, plus they’re generally more flattering, as they skim over your hips and sit on a smaller part of your waist, creating curves. In the cooler month, you might try styling too with tights, ankle boots and a jacket.

We’ve chosen a pair of our favourite high waisted shorts for this season, a versatile silk pair in peach from Sass & Bide and styled them in five different ways to suit all your summertime needs, from the beach to the shops to the bars. There’s now no excuse to wear that white t-shirt yet again.

How do you style your high waisted shorts?


Pina coloda 

Hightide Sandals, Gorman $199 | I like Pina Colada top, Gorman, $129 | Cloud Tote, Chief Red, $64 | Super Duper Strength Crazy Tort Sunglasses, Karen Walker, $349 | Nature of Happiness Shorts, Sass & Bide, $190


Anchor Necklace, Deer Ruby, $49 |  Noddy, Le Specs, $49.95 |  Man Style T, Zimmerman, $85 |  Wide Belt, Zimmerman, $120 | Nature of Happiness Shorts, Sass & Bide, $190

Shiny Night

Slash Sleeve Pocket Shirt, Willow, $395 | The Maya Fragrance Sunglasses, We Are Handsome, $319 | Mania Mania Lunar Necklace, Zimmerman, $260 | Nature of Happiness Shorts, Sass & Bide, $190

Gold it up! 

Combed Tee, Alice McCall, $161.10 | The Macho Man wallet, Sass & Bide, $250 | Ikaria Sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals, Life with Bird, $160 | Lemon Lizard Cuff, Rachel Ruddick, $230 | Nature of Happiness Shorts, Sass & Bide, $190

Lace works

Timeless Lace Top, Bluejuice, $49.95 | Jeremy Scott Mickey Mouse Sunglasses, One Teaspoon, $90 | Black Beauty Necklace, $39 | Mini Duffle, Gorman, $349 | Nature of Happiness Shorts, Sass & Bide, $190

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