How to Wear High-Waisted Jeans - A 2022 Style Guide

Posted by Ana Velez on

High waisted jeans, in any cut, are a must have when it comes to stylish and comfy jeans! They are just so flattering and create a fabulous silhouette. They hide any sort of imperfection around your waist that you think you may have and they elongate your legs which provides a visual slimming effect. However, there are many different styles of high waisted jeans which may leave you wondering how to style them. No worries, girl! Here is a list of the most popular cuts of high waisted jeans and how to style them for different occasions and universally flattering looks.

High Waisted Flare Jeans

What’s better than a trendy pair of flare jeans? A trendy pair of high waisted flares, of course! A well fitting pair of high waisted flare jeans can really take an outfit to the next level. They are just so flattering and create such a nice, well balanced silhouette. You can easily style a pair of dark wash high waisted flares with a chic blouse for a casual Friday at the office, a white pair of flares with a fitted bodysuit for brunch with your friends, or light/medium wash high waist flares with a basic tank with a flowy kimono for a dramatic boho look!

High Waisted Boyfriend Jeans

High waisted boyfriend jeans are such a staple, in my opinion! They are so relaxed and laid back! These types of jeans are perfect because they are just so flattering on every body type. These types of boyfriend jeans are going to style perfectly for a fun weekend look. For a sassy look, style these high waisted boyfriend jeans with a sleek bodysuit and strappy heels, but for that casual, laid back look style them with a front tucked in graphic tee and white sneakers or booties. 

High Waisted Skinny Jeans

You can’t get more classic than a pair of skinny jeans! But, if I had my preference, they would also be high waisted! A pair of sleek dark wash high waisted skinny jeans can easily be dressed up for a more sophisticated look with a crisp white shirt or blouse, layered with a chic blazer, and finished off with a sassy pair of heels . A pair of distressed high waisted skinnies can also be dressed down with sneakers and a classic striped t-shirt.

High Waisted Mom Jeans

High waisted mom jeans are such a vibe! They may be named after a vintage style but the modern twist is perfection! They are so comfy and right on trend. You can easily style these jeans with a classic white tee and sneakers for an effortlessly chic look. Maybe you are looking for a more edgy look. All you need for this look is a sassy crop top, a pair of acid wash high waisted mom jeans, ankle boots, and a black leather jacket. 

High Waisted Bell-Bottom Jeans

High Waisted Ripped Jeans

High waisted distressed jeans are an easy way to create a very comfy yet very trendy look. You can style these high waisted jeans with anything from winter sweaters and booties to summer tanks and sandals! They also come in all sorts of dark, light, and black washes for you to choose from. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with a pair in every shade! You never know what mood you’ll be in and variety is the spice of life!

High Waisted Shorts

Once spring and summer hit you are going to be looking more towards shorts than jeans. So, it’s a good thing there are just as many high waisted shorts to choose from out there! There are the classic high waisted jeans shorts with edgy distressing or a preppy rolled cuff. These are such a staple in a summer wardrobe. You can easily pair these with your favorite graphic tees or light tanks for the perfect everyday summer outfit. But maybe you need a cute pair of “dressy” shorts. There are so many high waisted paperbag shorts in all sorts of colors, fabrics, and prints! You can style these with light and flowy blouses for a very put together chic, summer look!



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