My Style // High-Waisted Denim

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They say you can judge the economy by the rise and fall of the current season’s hemlines.  If the same is true for waistlines, then I would say things are going to be looking up!  I’m not afraid to admit that in high school I owned denim so low that the zipper became some sort of superfluous accessory to the jean.  Now that the pendulum has swung in the other direction, I can’t imagine ever going back.  Mid and high-rise denim is popping up all over the place, from the Gap to these James Jeans and everything in between.

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My love for this new high-rise runs deep.  My abs have taken a (hopefully) brief leave of absence in wake of the human they produced and they feel so much better when snugly buttoned into denim as opposed to spilling out of it.  I also love that the rise accentuates the skinniest part of your waist in a way low-rise denim can’t.  Most of all, after years of low-slung jeans, I love how fresh this style feels.

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So how do you wear it?  You can tuck in a simple tank or tee or opt for a shorter style shirt.  Not ready to show off your new high rise?  Then style them as you would any other pair of jeans and no one will be the wiser.

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Tank, Old Navy / Jeans, James Jeans / Heels, Call It Spring / Bag, Old Navy /

Photography by Mary Costa

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  1. lookin’ fab jen!
    can’t believe those jeans are old navy…what a score!

    • Catherine

      08/27/2014

      They’re James Jeans! They’re the best, soooo comfortable!! <3 You look great, Jen!

  2. cool and chic…love those shoes Jen!!!

  3. Love the look, effortlessly chic! 🙂