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Reader Request: Styling High Waists

How to wear high waist skirts and how to wear high waist pants

Laura e-mailed me this request:

I think it would be great if you could write about the high-waist trend (i.e. what types of tops to wear to balance a high waisted skirt, how to balance high waisted pants). I just can’t seem to figure it out without it looking strange, and I assume others feel the same way. I guess hip huggers have just been in style too long!

Since high-waisted bottoms bring the perceived waistline upward, each woman will need to consider how that impacts her proportions. Women with larger busts and long or short torsos may find that high waistlines emphasize these features. Some will love that, some will hate it, some will be neutral … but it’s worth noting. High waists also mean that a defined break in your outfit hits higher on your body than usual, which means that shoulder span, hairstyle, and jewelry should be considered. All three are going to be closer than usual to your waistband, so giant shoulders, hair, or jewels may feel like too much. read more

Balancing Earrings with Hairstyles

Shown above are my favorite earrings from Infrared Studios. They’re big monsters, as you can see, and I’ve worn them tons since I nabbed them back in November of 2010. The earrings are quite visible in both photos, but it’s a trick. A trick, I tell you! If I hadn’t jammed my hair behind my ear for the photo on the left, you’d hardly have known I was wearing earrings at all.

See? In the outfit shot from that day, you can just barely see some curved metal objects peeking through the hair curtains. These earrings played a very different role in my accessorization life back when I had longer locks. read more