How To Wear High Waisted Jeans – 20 Outfit Ideas

Written by Pratima Ati

First, there were high waisted jeans, and then came the low-waisted ones (which were a big fad); but thank god, it was just a phase. And now, high-waisted jeans are back on the racks. This time around, they came in myriad shapes, sizes, and variants. From boyfriend and bell-bottoms to mommy and distressed, high-waisted jeans are at an all-time high. I shied away from these for the longest time, but these are my favorite now. And I’m curvy too, mind you! So, if you are a little confused on how to style them and looking for some style inspiration, you’ll find them right here.

20 Best Outfit Ideas For High Waisted Jeans

1. Ripped High Waisted Jeans With A Bodysuit And Kimono

Ripped and high-waisted jeans; yes, if you have not tried this yet – you should. It amps up your style instantly. If you have a party to attend, throw in a sequin bodysuit and a kimono. An outfit that is well put-together can slay any occasion. Pair this with a sleek body bag and platform heels.

2. With A Crop-Top Style Sweatshirt

We all love our crop tops and assume that they go with something low-waisted, but do try it with high-waisted skinny jeans. Grey colored ones are a big hit, so get one of those and try the monochrome look.

3. With A Hoodie Sweater And Suede Boots

Our winter closets are full of hoodies, sweaters, etc., so pair one of them with a simple pair of black jeans and sweater, and finish the look with suede boots. You can wear this to office too if they do not have a strict dress code.

4. Printed High Waisted Jeans With A Chunky Fur Sweater

These printed denims are incredibly cute, aren’t they? Tuck in a bold colored tank and doll up in a candy pink colored chunky fur sweater. It makes me want to go to a unicorn island, if one exists.

5. With A Leather Jacket And Scarf

Tank tops are functional pieces of clothing in both winters and summers alike. Wear one of those with high-waisted jeans, and top it up with a leather jacket, scarf, and a pair of knee-high boots if your jeans are skinny. Ankle lengths look great too. It does not matter if you are curvy or thin, just try this.

6. With A Plain White T-Shirt, Tucked In

Just wear it with your regular plain white or black V-neck T-shirts for an everyday chic look.

7. With A Caption T-Shirt And Bold Color Long Sweater

Wear your regular colored tank tops or T-shirts, and add a bold colored sweater. Color block your accessories too. Cute outfit to beat your Monday blues.

8. With A Turtle Neck Sweater Or Top

Turtleneck tucked into a high-waisted skinny or boyfriend jeans looks is so on point. Add a puffy sleeveless jacket to spruce up this look.

9. With A Black Ruffle Top

Have a party to attend? Ditch those one-piece dresses or pencil skirts for your ripped high waisted jeans and a fancy ruffle top that gives you a party look instantly. Don’t forget to pull up those red pumps though.

10. With A Backless Top

If you think about it, backless tops look better with high waisted jeans. This is probably because those jeans elevate your booty more than your regular jeans do, thus amping up the overall outfit.

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11. With A Bralette And Plaid Shirt

Plaid shirts have come and conquered, and I’m sure there’s one in your closet. And, of course, the bralettes that are our new found muse. So, wear a bralette over your boyfriend jeans and put on your converse shoes. You can either wear your plaid shirt on top or tie it at your waist for a tomboyish look. Another variation of this is white high waisted jeans with a white crop top and a denim shirt.

12. With A Plunge V-Neck Floral Blouse

To pull this matured yet stylish look off, go for a darker shade of denim and club it with leather boots. You can also add a casual blazer.

13. With A Loose Formal Coat And Red Sweater

Get some heads to turn by flaunting a skinny pair of high waisted, faded denim; a red sweater; and a loose camel colored formal blazer. Finish this with a pair of ankle length red boots and strut around looking no less than a diva.

14. With A Race Back Or Deep Neck Tank Or Crop Top

Like we already discussed, deep necked bold colored tanks are the most natural choices for high waisted jeans. You can tuck them in or layer them with just about anything that suits your mood. Tie your hair up in a bandana, put on some Ray-Ban shades, and flaunt red lips.

15. With An Off-Shoulder Shirt

Off-shoulder and cold shoulder shirts with high waisted boyfriend style jeans can never go wrong.

16. With An Animal Print Top

Are you an animal print person? If your closet is filled with all kinds of prints, then you are going to love this. These look great with high-waisted jeans. If you don’t trust me, check this look out.

17. With A Button Down Shirt And A Jute Jacket

Button down shirts, when tucked in, look great with high waisted jeans. The next time you have an informal meeting, event or a luncheon, try it out and wear it with a jute or a checkered woolen jacket. You will come across as someone who knows her fashion game.

18. With A Bell Sleeved Stripe Shirt

Give your outfit a little twist with this fleek striped shirt with bell sleeves and skinny high waisted jeans. Wear stilettos or at least platforms to keep up with the sexiness of the ensemble.

19. High Waisted Bootcut Jeans With A Crop Top

Yes, like I said, high waisted jeans come in all cuts, shapes, and variants. And, here’s yet another option for you, especially if you are a fan of the Southern or cowboy dressing style.

20. Red High Waisted Jeans With A Stripe Shirt

Bold colors for tops is one thing, but wearing it on the bottom takes everything to the next level. Plus, you don’t have to be an Instagram model to do this. Just get those red-colored high-waisted denims already.

Even with all of this, if you are still not sure of how to style your high-waisted jeans, just tuck it all in – it will never fail you. Do you still have questions or styling tips? Let us know by leaving a line in the comments section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Difference between high rise and high waisted jeans?

High-rise and high-waisted jeans are practically the same thing. While high-rise is a word commonly used to describe men’s jeans, we use the word high waisted jeans for women’s jeans.

How to cut high waisted jeans into shorts?

Pick a pair of your used and well-fitted high-waisted jeans, and mark the length you want the short to be as short as. With tailor scissors, cut the extra length off the denim. Always mark it in a way that you have space for errors. You can make them distressed or frayed to add definition and funk. Sew the ends for a neat finish. High-waisted shorts are quite easily the sexiest looking shorts you can wear.

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After working in Marketing and Business Development for a few years, Pratima Ati jumped ship to pursue two things she loved – fashion and writing. She’s now a full-time Fashion & Lifestyle writer and has never looked back ever since. She sleeps early, reads often, and when she can't, she finally gives a closure to all the characters living in her drafts. Sometimes, they pass off as poetry too! That, and her training in Indian classical music and playing (learning) the veena keep her sane, civil, and bearable.