High-waisted shorts are clearly a must-have in every person’s wardrobe. You can wear them casually—say, on a brunch date with your friends, for a quick stroll around the park, or on an errands trip. Or, you could opt to dress up a trusty pair, perhaps by throwing on a blazer or a coat to make it more polished and put-together.
Regardless of the way you choose to style a pair of high-waisted shorts, one thing’s for sure: They’ll look good on everyone. In fact, anything with a high waist cinches the midsection and flatters just about every kind of body type. High-waisted shorts can also elongate the look of your legs since they start higher up on the body than mid or low waist shorts. Last but not the least, they're the perfect thing to pair with crop tops!
Below, we list ten fresh, casual ways to style high-waisted shorts as seen on local celebrities and influencers. High-waisted shorts won't be going out of fashion any time soon, so make sure to stock up on super wearable outfit ideas. Take look!
How to wear high-waisted shorts like a celebrity
1. Lovi Poe
Lovi Poe styled a sultry blush super-cropped polo with these dixie shorts. Her style tip: Balance out a basic top with unique details elsewhere on the outfit. Those metal-rimmed holes trailing along the sides of her shorts give it an unmistakable Y2K edge. A gold bracelet finishes off the look. All in all, Lovi's proof that high-waisted shorts are effortlessly cool.
2. Rhian Ramos
This outfit screams "chill"—Rhian Ramos is basically in pajamas, but better. She teamed a striped polo with a plain white bralette and white denim shorts, which, by the way, are hard a wardrobe basic. She donned a pair of classic white sneakers to match. The minimalist accessories totally tie everything together.
3. Angelina Cruz
This sky blue floral bustier totally complements Angelina Cruz's light wash shorts. What makes this outfit even cuter is the denim bucket hat with pretty cocktails painted on it! This monochromatic look is denim done right.
4. Rhea Bue
Looking fresh with a flower tucked behind her ear, Rhea Bue wore a checkerboard knit top and denim shorts with a distressed hem. She's also making a case for mixing metals: She accessorized with a pair of silver hoops and kept things simple with a gold bracelet on her wrist.
5. Ida Anduyan
We're in love with the chic, minimalist tandem of flare shorts and a bralette. Here, Ida Anduyan's carrying an off-white circular tote bag that matches the hue of her top. She accessorized with a puka shell necklace, which adds a hint of fun to the monochromatic ensemble. And, of course, there's no ignoring her pillowy beige Yeezy slides.
6. Leila Alcasid
You can never go wrong with a black tee and a pair of paperbag shorts. Leila Alcasid's take on a basic, easy-to-put-together outfit is an Anna Sui black graphic t-shirt with floral prints and soft denim shorts. It looks so comfy!
7. Rei Germar
Rei Germar knows that the periwinkle stripes on her square-neck cropped tank top look cohesive with her light lavender shorts. This “girl next door” look's enhanced by square huggies—such a sweet touch!
8. Sarah Lahbati
Sarah Lahbati sported her sunnies—which totally make her look like one of those cool girls in Hollywood films—with gold jewelry for her Switzerland trip. That linen emerald button-up look so effortlessly chic, and the shorts with frayed edges definitely spice up the ensemble!
9. Toni Sia
Toni Sia is no stranger to basics. She donned a seaweed green crocheted tote, a cream cropped tank, and asymmetrical denim bermuda shorts. FYI, this criss-cross button style is acutally pretty popular at the moment!
10. Vina Guerrero
Vina Guerrero flaunts a simple white blouse with flowy sleeves! The gold accessories and chain on her pale bag complement the brown tones of the look. The top brings out the sand-colored shorts, which she cinched with a caramel belt. So cute!
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