WHAT WE'RE WEARING: Topshop High Waisted Trousers
I have had a kick for high waisted trousers lately and when I found this amazing Topshop version, it was too good to resist. I picked them up from a department store and they have been reappearing in my outfit rotation almost weekly.
One amazing piece is that they were 40% off but the other amazing feature is that they have an incredible fit. At the end of the day, an amazing fit is really what counts. Despite the fact that they are made of a thin polyester material, I still love them though I do intend to make my own version in wool or a wool blend to be more appropriate for the cold Minnesota winters.
There is a zipper in the front of the pants and the material extends beyond the waist upwards for a more fluid look above the waist. I love the way that it accentuates the waist while also creating a beautiful shape and being comfortable. I typically pair it with a large puffy sleeved shirt for day wear to school or the lab. This way, it is still elegant but casual enough. Finish it off with some great slip ons or mules, like these Robert Clergerie versions, and some gold accessories and it is the perfect look for day to day wear.
When I want to be a bit more formal, I pair these pants with a fitted white blouse and heals. In the cold winter months, it also looks amazing with heeled booties such as this A.P.C. brown pair. This way, my feet are protected from the cold and snow while also staying stylish and elegant walking down the street.
These pants are excellent because they transition well from winter to spring. I bought them on sale at the end of the winter season, just as the cruise and spring collections were arriving, but I have found them to be a perfect addition to my pants. For those of us that are obsessed with The Crown, they are also similar to the versions that Princess Margaret wears in the first seasons. I always thought they looked elegant yet powerful and loved the opportunity to have a pair for myself. We certainly predict that they will become a wardrobe staple!
Check out a few of our favorite versions below!