Friday, June 16, 2017


For as long as I can remember I always wanted to own a pair of high waisted denim shorts aka mom shorts.

The high waisted shorts have been in existence since the '70s. A lot of trends from the '70s have been making a comeback lately and like my mum would always tell me there is nothing new about fashion, we are just re-rocking pieces from way back and twitching a few things to reinvent these pieces and add a fresh/modern vibe.

This style trend has definitely outlived most trends and is not going out of style anytime soon, right?One of the many reasons why I have been longing to own one. After many futile months of trying to get one, funny how I never find any that fits me perfectly or even close perhaps I have been searching in all the wrong places*lol*. 

I was so happy when Wumi decided to gift me a pair from her online thrift store. You can check out her store here she sells really good items at affordable prices.

I have been staring at this shorts in my closet for way too long since I got them. I finally decided it was time for me to wear them out plus I needed a good excuse to show off my toothpicks aka tiny legs last weekend. I wore this to Henri Uduku SS18 Presentation.

Figuring what to wear with it was a bit of a struggle for me and after hours of going through my closet, hence the urge to write this post. I finally settled on this retro look (Hit or miss?).

Not sure what to wear with your high waisted denim shorts? Here are some basic style tips to help you out:
  • For a simple casual laid back look, you can go for a conventional approach by styling your high waisted denim shorts with a tank top or T-shirt paired with sneakers or flat sandals. 
  • For a feminine look wear with a lace shirt or blouse. Use a belt to accentuate your waistline and finish the look with a pair of wedge sandals or strappy heeled sandals.
  • Try a daring approach by pairing your high waisted denim shorts with a crop top/bralette or corset. 
  • To avoid showing too much skin. We know it's okay to show off a little bit of leg once in a while but you don't want to go overboard with this. To play safe you can wear your high-waisted shorts with a pair of tights for a more girlie look or fishnets for an edgy look.
  • Try a vintage approach by wearing your high waisted denim shorts with a vintage loose button-down blouse or shirt dress. This is my Favourite because I love my clothes loose fitted.
  •  For a boho chic look, you can pair your high waisted denim shorts with a loose fitting tank top, a kimono and a pair of chunky heeled sandals or wedge heels. 
  • You can opt for a more revealing and sexy look by showing off a tiny bit of your stomach by wearing your high waisted denim shorts with a tie front shirt. 
  • You can also tuck in your shirt to achieve a sleek and sexy look. This is seemingly a pivotal point of styling the high waisted shorts. It will show off the high waist and also maximise the longer leg effects (It makes you look smart).

High waisted shorts is a very versatile piece and perfect for summer, yeah I said summer. Let's ignore the fact that we don't have summer here in Nigeria. 
They have this playful and effortless vibe and you can pull the look off easily or with a little bit of creative styling.

The most essential thing you need when rocking them is confidence. Find a pair that works for your body time (either loose or tight fitted) and rock it.

Let the world know how great you look and feel in those shorts. Strut it!!

What do you think of this high waisted denim shorts trend?
Would you try it and how would you style your outfit?
Please share!!

Blouse- Dorothy Perkins
High waisted denim shorts- Thethriftstoreng
Floral Plimsolls- Haute.Signatures
Bucket bag- Susen
Hair- Wig by yours truly

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  1. I actually really like this look! The hair, the shorts, the shoes. Works so well!

    Kachee |

  2. I'm also a fan of high waisted denim boyfriend short. Interestingly I'm a fan of all things fashion. Thanks for sharing these insightful tips. I really love how you styled yours

  3. Yassss to giving off summer vibes. Tbh it's a struggle for us to find shorts that fit :( but this one works well for you. I see myself styling my shorts with a hint of grunge; I'm talking graphic tee, flannel shirt and yeah sneaks or flats depending on the occasion. Nice one Praise.

    1. Thanks dear.
      Grunge is so you and I bet it would look so good on you. Pls send a picture when you do style it.

  4. I love high waisted pants of all kinds, love how you styled yours and your hair!

  5. I'm really digging the blouse!its so nice. Nice post dear. It's so detailed and this look is a killer.

  6. I really love everything about this look. Lovely

  7. I love everything about this look. I live for the high waist shorts trend and i think this look is exactly what I have in mind each time...xxxx


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