I was reading FabSugar Community member JoyofShopping's post on OnSugar blog Beauty and the Budget, when I realized that she and I share a genius styling idea. She wrote: "I bought this skirt from a local thrift shop; I couldn't get over that thick, velvety corduroy! It's about 4 sizes too big for me, so I took this as an opportunity to play around with a paper bag waist." Smart. I've done the same with a black skirt I own that's two sizes too large. You can paperbag oversize jeans and trousers as well. It's a quick way to snazzy-up your style, plus it'll make the fit of your garment more flattering to your body.
Come sunshine, we'll be trying out these cute tie-waist shorties. They're a sleek alternative to denim cutoffs and look twice as nice paired with some need now sandals. I already purchased a cute linen pair from H&M's Garden Collection, but I think I also need these bright teal Victoria's Secret Fuji Silk Shorts ($50). Perfect for work and play.
I'm all for paperbags. Not all styles out there are flattering, but when they are, they can be totally enticing. During my search, I stumbled upon this Kenneth Cole New York Fold Down Waist Skirt ($60, originally $80). I thought, this is perfect for a job interview or an afterwork happy hour. The price isn't too bad, but I have a better option up my sleeve.
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Purseaholic decided to go basic and bold in orange and black. The tie on her paperbag skirt adds a nice detail to her simplified look, and her peep-toe heels are classic. Orange you glad I posted this look?
Here's what she has on:
- Tank: Talula
- Skirt: BCBG Max Azria
- Shoes: Nine West
Congrats to purseaholic!
Everyone else, submit your looks and I might feature you on FabSugar!
High-waist pants that have a gathered waistband, usually tied by a sash or belt made of the same fabric. The term originated because this new style of pant looks like the top of a paper bag. Skirts can also have the same paperbag-like detail. The moniker isn't appealing, but paperbag pants look great on tall girls who seek a comfortable androgynous look.
Get tied up with this Rag & Bone Paperbag Pant ($295).
Yes, my Fab friends, the paperbag has reached runway status. It's up to you to decide if it will achieve sidewalk fame. Between you and me, I think it will. The name may throw us off, but the cinched style, most commonly found in skirts, is rather fetching. It can even create an illusion of slimming proportions. But, I do recommend wearing heels to achieve such a refined look, like at Rag & Bone (left). Cinch it up, suck it in, presto chango paperbag princess.