In the fashion world, trends are as common as breathing, so it should come as no surprise that there is always something new you must try. While high-waist shorts have been in vogue before, they made a return in the last few years to great fanfare. One of the key things to remember with high-waist shorts is that the shoes you choose to wear can make or break their style presentation.
Among the most stylish and fashion-forward shoes of the moment, booties have a way of instantly bringing any outfit or garment to life, and high-waist shorts are no exception. It's a fierce style marriage between an ankle boot and a pump, with amazing results. Open-toe, lace-up, buckled, slingback and caged are just some of the design choices of booties, and they all compliment a pair of high-waist shorts very well. Quick tip: For a more dressy look to your shorts, try booties in suede or with tassels.
Ahh, a pump, the LBD of the shoe world, is definitely a fabulous choice when you want to up the style quotient of your high-waist shorts to maximum levels. To list all of the different types of pumps would be an endless task, as there are so many to choose from. However, to give you some idea of which pumps will lend a fashionable compliment to your high-waist shorts, there are a few you should keep in mind. Round toe, platforms, peep-toe and slingback are all good choices to ensure that your high-waist shorts are red-carpet-ready.
A preppy, understated way to style your high-waist shorts is to pair them with a pair of adorable oxfords, which happen to be one of the hottest shoe styles of the last few seasons. With their pointed toes and lace-up design, they are equally stylish, comfortable and functional. You can choose to wear them bare-legged, with tights or cute socks in knee- or ankle-length. What an oxford brings to a pair of high-waist shorts is that they don't compete for attention but are stylish enough to enhance the overall appearance.
Flirty, feminine and incredibly cute, ballet flats are a lovely way to add a huge dose of style to any garment without the often uncomfortable process of wearing high heels. Aside from comfort, one of the best things about a ballet flat is that it's the best way to personalize your look by incorporating elements of your personality through your choice of shoe color, design and style. In a funny way ballet flats -- although they're casual, low-heeled shoes -- have a way of dressing up garments, especially traditionally casual ones like shorts.