“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant,” the late Yves Saint Laurent once said. “They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.”
Owning a great pair of jeans takes all the effort out of pulling together an outfit. If you have jeans that fit like a glove, with a considered cut, flattering shape and perfect length, then little else is needed to complete your look. Even throwing on a simple crisp white t-shirt will suffice.
A style-maker in a league of their own, high-waisted jeans might just be the essential you didn’t realise that your wardrobe was missing. Here’s why: with a silhouette that is statement making, polished, put together, and figure flattering all at once, this staple can be reworked, with new style reinvention repeatedly based on how you wear them. And if you fear that they will become this instant trend and be gone faster than “tiny bag charms,” you’re underestimating just how versatile they really are.
To give you the right idea, they work on a variety of body types and everyone’s personal styles may vary, sometimes drastically, but they’ve found common ground with the same waist-defining trousers.
You can make the look your own anyway you decide. It is all about customising the material to fit what works best and looks best on you.
Denim is a fabric that tends to get along with everyone. When fitted correctly, it passes no unflattering or creasing judgments, act as biased in a wave of pompous attitudes in the storm of endless trends, but once you’ve found the ultimate pair of timeless iconic jeans, they’ll be your loyal campion for life and stick with you through thick and thin.
Unlike other fabrics, wear will only make them look even better, and despite originating purely as a utilitarian fabric with function trumping its form, denim has since proven to be the very boss of fabrics, mastering the epic skills of being both reliable, versatile, and genderless.
The best stylish advice and trick? Find the style that works best for you, treat them with care, and they’ll serve you well for years. Aftercare is key to extending the shelf-life of your denim. Always wash denim inside out and never tumble dry.
Shopping for the perfect pair if high-waisted jeans? Below I have shared my 6 favourites.
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Deep pocked black high-waisted skinny jeans
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High-rise dark denim jeggings
Which of these high-waisted jeans are your ultimate favourite?
Written by Heather Noire