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Styling 101: Take Me Higher

One of our favorite new trends for spring is all high-waisted everything. Waistlines are rising and they’re creating brand new proportions as they do. To get a better grasp about this exciting trend, we’re bringing you Styling 101, featuring our incredible stylist Amanda. This lovely lady styled three looks for us and is sharing expert tips on how to bring this trend into your life this spring. Enjoy!

The high-waisted trend is definitely one of my favorites this season as it’s such a nice flattering silhouette for all body types.  The idea with this trend is that the tops and bottoms come up a little higher — whether it be denim, shorts, or a cute flirty skirt — and are paired back to shorter tops that hit the top of the waistband, crop tops that show a bit of midriff, or tops that could be tucked in.  The reason I love this trend so much is that it accentuates all your curves and elongates your legs.  Also great for the butt and waist, haha!

Take me higher 1

As seen in the 1st outfit, we paired a flirty, high-waisted skirt with a bustier that can be tucked in for our Candy girl.  This look is also great paired back to a black leather jacket or oversized denim jacket for the cooler days.

Get the look: Finished In Lace Mini Skirt, Smocked Crop Top.

Take me higher

Take me higher

In outfit 2, the idea with this silhouette is all about using a shorter, boxy top or sweater that hits right at the top of your waistband. This is a great comfy look for weekends at home or when you’re out running errands.

Get the look: Free Love Shrug, Low Rise Relaxed Skinny, Alba Ankle Boot.

Take me higher

Take me higher

In outfit 3, we loved the idea of mixing a print with a graphic tee while still keeping the high-waisted silhouette.  We paired a cropped graphic tee with a leopard printed soft bottom for a bolder look.  Great for the sporty Lou girl!

Get the look: We The Free Go West Crop Top, Twisted Leopard Harem PantLina Lace Up Sandal.

Have a look at our Spring 2014 Trend Forecast!

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LamentingLizzie -January 15, 2014, 7:46AM

Hooray, this hourglass figure is happy to see the lower waistlines gone for a while. These higher lines are so much more flattering on legs. and make your waist seem small. :)

Juliette Laura -January 15, 2014, 8:54AM

OBSESSED. Flattering for every silhouette.

xo, Juliette Laura

Annejelina -January 15, 2014, 9:52AM

I love high wasted skirts, they remind me of a ballerina dancer. The harlem leopard pants in the last shot are rad!! You could wear those babies all dressed up for the weekend or even just lounging around the home. Love! <3
xoxo Annejelina

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Courtney -January 15, 2014, 12:10PM

Love these ideas!!! And that shrug… going to purchase that asap!!

The Hair Care Pro -January 15, 2014, 2:26PM

So cute!

Milka -January 15, 2014, 3:25PM

Love them all! And I have have the perfect pieces to re-create these looks, too. Yay!

Charlie -January 15, 2014, 5:52PM

The white skirt is different on FP than it is shown here. Online FP store it is embroider but here it’s not. Is it flipped inside out?

fp julia -January 15, 2014, 6:43PM

Sorry about that, it’s the Finished In Lace Mini Skirt! The link has been updated :)

Alex -January 15, 2014, 9:44PM
Mackenzie Mancuso -January 16, 2014, 2:08AM

My favorite is for sure the middle outfit. I just bought my first pair of boyfriend jeans today, and I can’t believe I didn’t own any before. They look so cute with everything!

meg -January 16, 2014, 8:39AM

I am quite partial to a high waist. It’s good for camouflaging a not so cute waistline. :)

Vicky -January 16, 2014, 1:39PM

I have a short, boxy torso so I’m just going to skip this trend haha.

Madison -January 20, 2014, 1:45PM
Kelsey -January 21, 2014, 2:08PM

In the first outfit, is the Smocked Crop Top long enough to stay tucked into the Finished In Lace Mini Skirt, without constantly having to tuck it back in? :)

Thank you!

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