11 Ways to Rock Your High-Waist Jeans Without Feeling Totally '80s
High-waisted jeans have survived about a dozen different iterations, from '70s-style flares to "mom jeans" and both of their revivals. Now, while higher rises are in, fashion girls are hardly wearing them like they used to. Instead of glamazon flared legs, the silhouette is straighter and cropped and cooler than the pairs you'll remember from your favorite '80s and '90s sitcoms. The trick is finding a rise that hits you just right, flatters your bum, and pairs well with all your other contemporary staples year-round. And not to worry, these shouldn't sit at your ribcage, but rather hug you right below the belly button, cinching you right at your natural waist and thus helping to create an hourglass shape.
Still, if the thought of actually pulling on a pair is enough to send you into a styling-induced frenzy, we're breaking down 11 easy ways to wear them with the help of a few influencers who have the look down pat. Read on for the inspiration.