The Simple Rule for Wearing These "Tricky" Shorts

Summer has officially arrived, and sunnier days mean ditching layers and opting for styles that can withstand the heat instead. One item that always comes back into rotation this time of the year are shorts, and this season, we can’t help but notice that high-waisted shorts are the go-to style among the fashion set. The ubiquitous style can sometimes be challenging to style, but we observed one rule that makes wearing them pretty foolproof.

When combing through photos of stylish fashion girls wearing the trend, we noticed an important secret they all stick to—and it’s pretty simple. The trick is to make sure high-waisted shorts have an A-line silhouette, or to size up if you’re wearing a fitted style like denim shorts, making sure they hit at the slimmest part of your upper thigh. This forces the shorts to hit at a narrow part of the thigh, giving the illusion of longer, leaner legs.

Keep reading to see how fashion girls style their high-waisted shorts following this simple rule, and then shop our favorite pieces from Moussy, Staud, Isabel Marant, and more.