Eye on Fashion: A Teen’s Perspective // Hi-low

Perhaps you’ve noticed the recent fashion trend of “hi-low” pieces. This style, which is characteristic of a piece of clothing being cut shorter in the front than the back, comes in a wide variety of clothing, including shirts, dresses and skirts. The hi-low cut of clothing is super versatile and, as they work well in both day and night outfits, hi-low pieces of clothing are great for those of us on a budget.

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Shirts and Sweaters: Hi-low shirts are generally blouses or graphic tees and tanks. For an easy “casually stylish” summer look, pair a shirt with shorts and brightly-colored statement jewelry.


Skirts & Dresses: Hi-low skirts and dresses are flattering on almost every body type, as they elongate your legs. These skirts are dramatic and eye-catching, not to mention that they’re the “perfect tease” (showing just enough leg to be fun and flirty, but not an immodest amount). Generally the rule is to wear tight-fitting shirts with billowy skirts, but enough cute blouses can be paired with hi-low skirts to make them an exception to this rule (just make sure that the shirt isn’t so baggy that your figure isn’t lost as a result).


Hi-low skirts and VERY versatile! Wear a hi-low skirt with a graphic tee and sandals for hanging out with friends, or with heels and a blouse for a girly semi-formal outfit.

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