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{outfit} How to Wear High Waisted Jeans in Summer

  Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,,,,, 
Living in New England we have quite the range of Summer temperatures so it's not out of the ordinary to wear jeans in Summer.  It's not as hard as you think to wear high waisted jeans in summer so today I'm sharing two ways it can be done! Good American, an inclusive sizing clothing store, has a ton of different high waisted jean options. They have everything from clean to distressed all the way to waxed and embellished options.

Wear a bodysuit - The foundation of this look is a bodysuit. You can get them printed, solid, tank, short sleeve, anything your heart desires! What's great about wearing a bodysuit with high waisted jeans is you get to show off how high the jeans go rather than covering them up with a top. That's not a bad thing, but if you want to really highlight the jeans, this is the simplest way!

Thin layers are also really helpful in Summer. Here I wore my high waisted jeans with a super thin silk button up blouse that I tied at the waist so it would accentuate the jeans.  Since this particular blouse was long-sleeved I rolled them up to keep cool in the warmer weather. I was even able to get away with this top in the heat of Florida.

Crop tops and lightweight sweater tanks are another great way to show off high-waisted jeans. You can see how I've worn a crop top with high waisted jeans in this post from my vacation in Greece and in a light weight sweater here.

Normally people associate high waisted jeans with sweaters and Winter. But you really can wear them all year round if you style them right. I find that in Summer I want to wear lighter wash jeans or really thin fabric jeans. These Everlane jeans I'm wearing are on the thicker side but the light wash keeps them Summery. You also don't have to show off how high the waist actually goes. You could wear a silky dress over the jeans or a really lightweight cardigan. The sky is the limit! Just remember - keep it simple, keep it light and have fun!

How would you wear high waisted jeans in Summer?!

Leopard Print Blouse: Equipment "Sophie", Bodysuit: Who What Wear x Target, Jeans: Everlane high-rise skinny jean in mid-blue, Suede Mules: BCBGeneration 'Beverly' c/o Clinton Crossing, Bag: Dark Purple Chloé Faye (eBay), Ammonite Necklace: Geoclassics, Sunglasses: Gucci

*This post was made in partnership with Nakturnal.

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  1. I think you definitely made these high waisted jeans work for summer - they look perfect for the season and I love the blouse you paired them with, it's such a nice colour.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. This is the perfect way to showcase the jeans!! What a wonderful look!!

  3. You look lovely in these jeans, I love the shirt knotted over the top! :)

    Much too humid for jeans in summer here sadly - I tend to keep them for winter and cooler days in spring / autumn.

    Hope you are having a nice start to your week! It's so cold here, we had the coldest day in 4 years recently! Definitely jeans and layers weather, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  4. Even though denim is so hard in the summer, I also love a good high waist in the summer. Especially since my legs are so short and sometimes shorts can look a little weird on me

  5. I love high waisted jeans, in the summer I usually pull them off with a cute tank top tucked in!

  6. I love all of these looks! Very Rachel from Friends in my opinion!

  7. Even in the summer jeans are never a bad idea to wear, they're always in style. You definitely make them work for the season.

  8. High-waisted is for sure my favorite Jean style in the summer, though I love distressed too! I think I just love jeans =)

  9. I love this look. Also very good point about keeping layers thin in the summer. Easiest way to stop from sweating through your clothes lol. Great high waisted jeans!

  10. Those Good American jeans look amazing! I'm definitely buying one for myself soon too!

  11. I need a pair of Good American jeans for sure! I also love the idea of body suits all year round because they are easy to wear can can be layered easily if needed!

  12. Oh wow M, those jeans fit so well ! I am still looking for a pair that does not make me look like a homeless gnome.


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