This trend has been gaining a lot of popularity in the past few years and I am 100% here for it. I was a bit hesitant in the beginning as I’m on the shorter side with short legs. I’m all torso over here. I was afraid I’d look a bit frumpy with the cut of the pants. I initially tried paper bag waisted shorts to calm my nerves over the wide legged fit of the pants. If I liked the way the shorts looked I could find a pant that would work as well. The short were a winner so I decided to go big or go home and purchase some pants. To my delight I also loved them. Keep in mind paper bag waists can be tricky to style. With the high waist being clenched and not smooth like a traditional high rise you can run into a issue on what tops look best. The clenched waist design gives the illusion of a smaller waist and lets be honest gals, who wouldn’t take that? A fitted top that can be tucked in is a great option. When trying to achieve this type of look I always turn towards body suits. They create a seamless look. This avoids looking frumpy. Next I like to wear them with cropped tops that allow a little tuck but your skin also peeks out when you raise your arm. This adds a little playfulness to the look. I prefer a looser fit trousers for everyday. Sneakers are always my go-to. When going out you can easily transition from sneakers to heels and you’re good to go. I have also branched out and purchased a cream pair for the warmer months. Skinny paper waist pants are another great option. The combination of the clenched waist and fitted pants are a clear winner. I have linked a few I have and some that have caught my eye here. Thanks for reading!