The stylistic ease of the high-waisted skirt is reason enough to celebrate this trend. For our money, we like this look best with a top tucked in and accessorized with a belt. Other than that, the trend is yours to customize. If you're in a 1940's, secretarty mode, take a cue from Katie Holmes who selected a creamy blouse and fishnet stockings for an LA event. Ashley Olsen went for a more body-conscious, 80's impression (a little Herve Leger, a little Spring 2007 Proenza), while Mischa Barton paired her high-waisted skirt with a concert tee and fringed jacket for a luxe hippie look. While not for the wide-of-hip, the striped skirt and skinny red belt Jenny Lewis wore to a Jovovich-Hawk collection viewing was one of our favorite looks for its simple modernity.
There are loads high-waisted skirts online right now. Shopbop.com has longer options from Rebecca Taylor ($190) and minis from Mara Hoffman ($176). For a very high-waisted pencil skirt, look for Robert Rodriguez's take on the trend ($275, ronherman.com).
Photo of Katie, courtesy of www.x17online.com