How to Rock the High-Low Trend
Take your style to the next level with high-low hemlines. The meet-up between a maxi and a mini has created a new look that shows your stems but keeps you covered. The high-low hemline adds length to your body and shows off curves. For a more subtle high-low look, choose pieces that are slightly askew rather than extremely cut. Three versions of the high-low trend—a high-low blouse, dress, and skirt—are essential pieces to get you started. We’ll show you how to wear them!
Sleek and Rocker Chic
Try the high-low trend on top with a sheer sleeveless blouse paired with a pair of leather shorts or a slim-fitting bottom. Accessorize with a textured metal cuff and add a pop of color with a leather clutch and printed peep-toe pumps. A semi-sheer high-low blouse wears well in the heat of day and extends its tails into the night for a chic look. The ruffles on this high-low top add texture and dimension without making you look bulky. Pair your high-low blouse with faux leather shorts or a pair of slim-fitting cropped pants to offset the loose fabric of the blouse. Show off your stems in a printed pump. You can get away with a bold floral pattern in small doses and a shoe is the perfect place to play with prints. A bright-colored leather clutch adds a pop of color. The classic lines of a red clutch will ensure you can carry it for years to come. Finish your emsemble off with some bling. The simple silver cuff bracelet is a great way to add some sparkle.
Down-to-Earth and Flirty
If you're not really feeling the mini in the morning, change it up with a high-low dress that shows off your legs without baring it all. It’s just right for a laid-back day of shopping or catching up with the girls. Pair a summer dress with a denim vest, buckled belt, and strappy wedge sandals. Keep your look casual with a cotton dress and add in color with a handbag and accessories. For a more dressed-up version, try a white high-low dress that can easily transition from a day at the park to a night on the town. Top your look with a cropped denim vest. This summer jacket will stave off the chill in the early morning hours and still be wearable in the afternoon sun. Elongate your legs with a strappy wedge sandal. Play with a bit of color on the feet and pair it with a matching shoulder bag. A chain-link shoulder bag adds a touch of elegance to your casual day look and a more edgy look if you decide to carry the look into night time festivities. Wrap your waist with a buckled belt to accent your middle and to break up the head-to-shin white.
Sugar and Spice
Incorporate the high-low trend in your wardrobe with a floral high-low skirt. This flirty piece keeps your look sweet with a bit of a bite topped by a metallic tank top and a rock-inspired bootie. Store your stuff in a large slouchy clutch to finish your sweet and spicy look. Try a printed skirt for a more playful look. If you'd like to keep the look a little more low-key, opt for a solid summer color. Pair your high-low skirt with a metallic tank top to toughen up your sweet skirt. The shimmery metallic fabric plays well with a fun floral print and adds an edge to your look. We’re all about the ankle boots this summer. Give your look a punch with a rocker-inspired bootie with a touch of sparkle on the heel. Every girl needs a large bag to pack away her goodies. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Try a large clutch in a fun color and an animal inspired print.