How to style paper bag waist jeans

 

So, you’ve finally decided to buy a pair of paperbag waist jeans or pants – now how do you wear them? Exactly what I was thinking when mine arrived in the mail… Here are two different ways to embrace the paperbag waist trend.

Lace polka dot puff sleeve ruched top, Ross; paperbag waist jeans, Shein; bow flats, also, Shein; Betsey Johnson bow bag, old, Marshall’s; heart sunglasses, Marshall’s.

Look 1: Wear them with a cropped top. Since the waist is pretty high and ruffled, a crop top is the easiest way to style paperbag waist jeans. I’m not big on the super short cropped tops, but this was a longer crop top and still worked well with the waistband of these pants.

Look 2:

Tuck your shirt in. Make sure you have a top long enough to tuck in, but maybe not toooo long or you’ll have a lot of tucking to do and possibly end up with a shirt line across your backside.

You could also try them with a tie front tee, a tucked in top with a blazer over top, or a button down top tucked into the waist.

Wear them with heels or flats, sneakers or booties.

Dressed up or dressed down.

They can be made work ready or weekend ready, or even date night ready.

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Styling a basic tee for fall

Continuing on last weeks theme this week – styling a basic tee for fall. With motivation from tees compliments of Mott and Bow. (All opinions are my own.) This look is definitely an early fall look, as I’ll be ditching the shorts altogether when the weather gets really cold. But, as most of us realize by now, motivation is hard to find this year, so take it from wherever you can and just go with it.

Mott & Bow fitted crew tee shirt, c/o; jean shorts, old; Navy blue duster cardigan, a gift; Sole Society gray combat boots, gifted, more boots here. Cat ear Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Marshall’s, old; Hair scrunchie, Marshall’s; Interlocking circle necklace and earrings, Kohl’s, old.

So, we tried to take off on a little adventure to the gorge last weekend. We didn’t just try, off we went. Only to get out there and discover a lot of the parking lots were closed to most of the falls. Some had signs saying it was due to the fires. We weren’t sure if it was the current fires over in Clackamas County or the Big Fire that swept through the gorge a couple of years ago.

However, we did get out at Latourell Falls, and you can go to the falls, but the other hiking paths are closed. Bridal veil falls was open, but overflow parking was closed so we couldn’t find anywhere to park. Multnomah Falls parking lot off the Columbia Historic Highway was closed, however, you can still park at the one off the freeway. Horsetail Falls parking lot was closed. I was starting to get so bummed, I dubbed this The Year Of No Fun Whatsoever.

And also, don’t go chasing waterfalls. Really. Don’t. They’re all closed. Technically, if you can see them without going on any hiking trails, they’re still there for you to see as you drive by. But that’s it. Keep your arms and legs in the vehicle at all times. It’s not safe to get out and look around this year. There’s Covid and murder hornets and fires with lots of ash out there.

As it’s rained a bit more this past week, maybe you can go hike to them at this time. But now you’ll probably slide off the trails. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

The good news is, my Mott  & Bow tee was not only comfy, but also good for an ‘attempting to have an adventure’  sort of look. I paired it with a long duster cardigan – they’re coming back! – and combat boots for an attempt to be warm in the shade and cool in the sunshine. Exactly what the changing season calls for.

As usual, thank you for stopping by. May your week be filled with sunshine – but no raging fires.

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