What to Wear With Gray Jeans

Q. I recently purchased a pair of high waist gray denim jeans and have been trying to figure out what top would look good with this style.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I did see the recent issue of Elle which had a photo shoot with jeans of this kind but they showed a tank top and it is still cold where I live.

-High Waisted

A. High-waisted pants require a slim fitting top to tuck into the jeans to create a long lean look from shoulder to foot.  You can layer a short jacket or sweater or, to still keep the illusion of length, you can add a long thin knit cardigan worn open and loose.

Tuck in a slim top:

Soda Blu Short Sleeve TurtleneckRegatta boatneckVelvet Jovitas Top

1. Soda Blu Short Sleeve Turtleneck, $58 at tobi.com

2. Regatta boatneck, $34 at jcrew.com

3. Velvet Jovitas Top, $75 at tobi.com

Layer one of these over your tucked in top:

Camilla sweater jacket12th Street by Cynthia Vincent Cambazola Professor CardiganTokidoki TD Cable Knit Sweater

4. Camilla sweater jacket, $128 at jcrew.com

5. 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent Cambazola Professor Cardigan, $399 at bluebee.com

6. Tokidoki TD Cable Knit Sweater, $132 at tobi.com

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