The Paper Bag Waist Pant is one that’s been around for a few seasons, but one that many shy away from because it can be tricky to wear. To be considered a ‘paper bag waist,’ the pant needs to be high-waisted, gathered, and cinched at the waist. You don’t want to hide the cinched waist since it makes your waist appear two sizes smaller, so it’s best to tuck in your top or wear something fitted and cropped. Will you try the paper bag waist pant this summer?

on Kelsey::
Top: J.Crew
Necklace: BaubleBar
Shorts: Lush
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Shoes: Halogen
on Erica::
Shorts: LC Lauren Conrad // see similar
Sunglasses: Mossimo
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff // see similar
Shoes: BP // see similar


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