How to Wear It
Consider Your Body Type
High-waisted pants look best if you've been called "leggy" at some point in your life. Petites should avoid at all costs! You can pull off maxiskirts and dresses (just don't let the hems drag).
One at a Time
Unless you're tall and slim, it's challenging to wear something billowing on top and bottom (remember, these are genetically blessed professional models). Instead, choose one piece. At left, we're showing skirt-top combos to demonstrate the full effect, but you might pair the tops with jeans, or the skirts with a tank.
A leather, braided, or macramé belt, or a tied sash, helps define your waist in a free-flowing outfit.
Blouse, Topshop, $80. Skirt, Milly, $595. Belt, Unnur. Right: Blouse, Chico's, $79. Skirt, Rebecca Taylor, $525. Belt, Banana Republic.