These 7 High-Waisted-Shorts Outfits Convinced Me to Take a Break From My Dresses

This may sound counterintuitive, but my lazy-day outfit happens to be a dress. It's a simple throw-on-and-go formula that never steers me wrong, and I always look polished and put-together. So lately, on days that I really want to make a statement and get dressed up, I love finding new ways to style my collection of high-waisted shorts.

Last season during fashion week, I was assigned the role of scouring the Paris runways for new trends. Lo and behold, it seemed that all designers were in agreement that shorts were having a comeback. Styling them for the fall/winter collections included leg warmers, thigh-high boots, and tights.

While the weather is still warm, I'll be taking full advantage and getting my shorts collection ready for a long fall ahead. Keep scrolling to check out the seven high-waisted-shorts outfits that are currently at the top of my saved folder.

My favorite article of clothing, besides high-waisted shorts, is a triangle bikini. So seeing these two pieces come together in one look is a real treat. I'm packing a pair of shorts like these into every suitcase so I can wear them with swimwear all summer long.

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There's a reason why every Who What Wear editor loves this shirt.

Fashion-person sandals, if I do say so myself.



Nothing gives "model off duty" more than denim shorts and a leather blazer. I'll start wearing this outfit now and well into the fall.

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A wardrobe staple you should already own.



The coastal-grandmother trend is no joke, and high-waisted shorts paired with a striped sweater is required if you want to match the aesthetic. This will be one of my go-to office looks this year.

If you want to get the Parisian look, tweed shorts are a must. While we love the classics, statement shorts make styling everything in your wardrobe way more fun.

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I'm convinced this is the greatest button-down ever, so I just bought it in white.

Belting your shorts can give them a whole new look.

The cool-girl vibe that I've been searching for can be found in this streetwear-inspired look. It's all about the accessories and tonal styling.

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When you think you have enough white tank tops, you buy this striped iteration.



If I had to pick one look to explore European cities in, it would be this one. Comfortable and effortless, all of my favorite basics have come together in one place.

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Layers galore will come from having this tank top in your closet.



Did someone say beach day? This look is giving just the right amount of minimalist vibes.

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When people ask me about bucket hats, I turn their attention to this style.

These are so unique. I'm here for them.