High Waisted Skirts

As the weather gets warmer it is time to make sure that you have a few great staple skirts in your closet.  Since vintage style elements have become so popular in fashion this season high waisted skirts are making a comeback.  Typical high waisted skirts are simple pencil skirts which is a great look.  However, this season high waisted skirts can be found in a variety of different skirt styles from pencil skirts to A line skirts or even peasant skirts.  Each skirt has a different look and function so whatever style fits best with your wardrobe consider the high waisted skirt as a way to spice up basic pieces with a vintage twist.

First consider the Lija Skirt by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This skirt features an elastic waist that depending on your body type hits at or just above your natural waist.  In black, a classic color that works with just about everything, this skirt is also jersey cotton which makes it the ultimate casual summer skirt.  We love the look of the flared A Line on this skirt and the raw edge on the hem as added distinctive elements.

Probably the most popular high waisted skirt style is the straight pencil skirt.  Of course a great pencil skirt is really a staple for your summer wardrobe.  They are perfect to wear to the office and in the right fabrics are great all around casual skirts too. Personally, my favorite summer skirt are cotton pencil skirts with a touch of lycra to give it just the right amount of cling.  The Sintia Pencil Skirt also by Velvet by Graham and Spencer is a great pencil skirt that also falls above the natural waist.  This skirt looks great dressed up and works with flip flops too.  This skirt is available at Vintage Fringe in black or grey.

With a completely different look, the peasant skirt can also be a good high waisted alternative.  Frequently many peasant skirts tend to fall at the hips or ride lower at the waist, but the Hilton skirt by Velvet by Graham and Spencer features a waist line that can be worn folded over for a lower waist line look or unfolded to create that high waisted look.  The ultimate comfort skirt, peasant skirts are huge this season.   This skirt is available at Vintage Fringe in black and Rootbeer.  I am in love with the Rootbeer smokey brown color for the Hilton skirt!

As you can see, high waisted skirts are far more than simple pencil skirts and can be worked into your closet in a variety of ways.  High waisted skirts don’t have to be one of those unattainable fashion trends, as you can find great ways to layer them into your summer wardrobe and even branch into different more casual looks than you would typically think of for high waisted skirts.  We love being able to find them in great variations of basic colors that are easy to blend into your wardrobe and give you lots of options for pairing with your favorite tops or tanks.

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