April 20, 2016

Four Ways To Make High Waist Skinny Jeans Slimming

Sydne Summer shows how to wear the high waist jean trend in seven denimWhen it comes to denim, every rise jean is in style right now from low to mid to high. Mid-rise are certainly the easiest to wear. But styled correctly, high res skinny jeans can be quite flattering. Here are four tips to keep in mind:

1. Choose jeans with some stretch.

The number one fear when wearing high-waist denim is that they’ll look like mom jeans. To avoid this, look for jeans that have a bit of stretch to them. A darker rinse also helps.

2. Trick the eye in head-to-toe color.

Monochromatic dressing, aka wearing the same color from top to bottom, is an instant slim down. Since my jeans are blue, I went with a navy color scheme. But you can do the same with white or black denim.

3. Say hi to a high neckline.

A high neck top lengthens the torso, which helps since you’re cutting off the body at the belly-button with your denim. I went with a tie-neck blouse then added a collar necklace to bring the eyes towards the upper part of my body.

4. Cut it off at the ankle.

With a high rise skinny jean, it’s most flattering to have it hit either just at the ankle or right above. Go for a cropped style, head to the tailor or simply cuff your denim like I did. To look even taller and leaner, add some height with your shoes by slipping into a heel or comfy wedge sandals.

I hope these tips help you next time you throw on a pair of high rise skinny jeans!
And if you have any style questions you want to see in upcoming Ask Sydne columns feel free to ask below…

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Top: Charming Charlie
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Jewelry: Charming Charlie
Bag: Charming Charlie
Shoes: Charming Charlie
Nails: Essie “Lounge Lover”

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  1. Maggie commented:

    I’m a big fan of high waisted jeans right now!! Great tips! I like wearing a long cardigan or blazer over high jeans tucked into a blouse. You still get length up top but keep the look 🙂

    Published 4.20.16 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Yes! Long cardis are a great idea!

      Published 4.26.16 Reply
  2. Prudence Yeo commented:

    A crop length seems to work really well for high waist skinny jeans! Thanks for all the tips!


    Published 4.21.16 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Glad you like them!

      Published 4.26.16 Reply

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