How To Rock A High-Waist Skirt: Visible Monday

How to rock a high-waist skirt. We’re having a near-record heat/humidity index here and it’s hard to think about style, beyond “is this washable?”. But going out for lunch wearing only a cotton bandana isn’t recommended, or legal.

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So we work our closets for cool, classy outfits. This fab high-waist Haitian-print skirt is the base for a lot of sunny looks. I found it at Suzanne’s vintage shop, (where I also have my eye on this charming high-waist piece). The high waist calls for either a cropped length top or, in this case, a tucked-in tank. You just don’t want to hide the elegant waist here.

The skirt turns out to be by high-end designer Stella Jean, although neither Suzanne nor I knew it when I bought the piece. Happy surprise! The Michael Kors white linen/cotton blend blazer was a thrift find.

My new marine blue linen tank is super-breezy (and washable 😄). It’s from Etsy, and I liked it so much I ordered another in deep green. The tank has a ruffled hem, so when I wear it untucked, I go for slim midi skirts or trousers. It looks equally fresh tucked into my art skirt here, and paired with my Sofft wedge sandals.

Well, that was long enough to wear the blazer, yes? I still have a cool summery look and I’m ready for the sun, with SPF 2000+ lotion and my cotton hat.

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  1. It seems like it has been HOT HOT HOT everywhere this summer. That’s a great summer skirt; you could wear it with lots of different colours. A perfect summer outfit when you want to be comfortable and chic.

  2. Hi Patti! As always, I love your fresh looks. That high-waisted skirt is delightful with your Etsy tank.

    Please forgive the double comments if this makes its way through more than once. I’m testing things to see if I’ve solved the mystery of why I can’t post comments on WordPress sites.


    • Thank you Amber. Your photos of glaciers, ice caves and waterfalls are breathtaking! xox

    • Thanks Anne! I heard you were going to NYC as part of your adventures – wish I could’ve met you there! xox

    • Thank you Debbie. Your new jumpsuit is so fresh and fun – and you look great wearing it. xox

    • Thank you Cheryl and thanks for linking. Your new midi skirt is a wonderful piece! xox

  3. I do love a high-waisted skirt, especially one with a funky pattern like this one! You are looking fabulous, Patti! I hope things cool for you a bit soon!

    Thanks so much for hosting “Visible Monday”!

    • Thanks, my friend. Loving your colorful silk-from-Florence dress. And I saw at Mel’s blog that you and she and Shelley tore the town up! Keep up the good work! xox

  4. Love this look! That tank is a great find and perfect for your steamy temperatures. Saturated colours like that look amazing on you.

    That is another brilliant thing about that skirt, you can match so many different colours to it.

    I can’t imagine what your heat it like. It is hot here today too and I haven’t considered wearing anything other than my cut-off shorts and a tee and even then I’m only outside when I can find shade.

    Thanks for the shout-out!


    • Thanks, Suzanne. It is a favorite skirt b/c of its beauty and art!
      It gets hot in Canada?!? Kidding, I’m looking forward to a warm-weather visit there in a few weeks : > xox

    • I do love a high waisted skirt- that bright pattern is a winner. The colours would lend it self to so many different combinations- a great find.
      Stay cool if you can in your heat and humidity. Many thanks for hosting .

      • Thank you, Jill – and you stay cozy-warm! Have a lovely week ahead. xox

    • Thank you Mireille and thanks for linking up. I like your new Jambu shoes and the beautiful scenery in all your pics! xox

  5. Patti, you look incredibly elegant (and artsy!) in your outfit! The color of your tank is so beautiful, great find! Happy Summer days!

    • Thank you dear Natalia! You look so pretty and relaxed on the beach in your summery frock, xox.

    • I appreciate you coming by and sharing your great looks, Jacqui. Your floral pencil skirt is wonderful and will look good with so many other pieces! xox

    • thank you Jess, and I hope you’re having a lovely day. You look cool and gorgeous in your sundress, and I love your circular straw bag! xox

    • Thanks, Kim and thanks for linking up. I love your tonal blue look, sea and sky! xox

  6. That skirt?? It’s just fabulous Patti!! I have a crop top, and this would be the perfect time to pull it out!!

    • Thanks Jodie. You’re looking fab as ever, and thanks for all the information on buying glasses online! xox

    • Thanks Shelbee and thanks for coming over. Your polka dot halter bathing suit is fantastic xox

  7. Love your skirt, its amazing print and coolness!, and you look particularly gorgeous in this outfit, comfy and elegant!, lovely colors!

    • Thank you lovely Sra! I really like your self-made maxi sundress, perfect for these sweltering days, xox.

  8. We just had an unusual heat wave and I shied away from anything touching my waist–the more air could circulate the better. But your skirt is so beautiful, and the rich blue top works perfectly with it. You look cool and classy.

    • Good morning, TOF! thanks for your kind words, and for sharing those fabulous motos! xox

  9. I’m here! So glad your door is still open, Patti. And you are still the coolest host in town in that skirt and tank. I wondered how long the blazer would last. Hahaha!!! I needed my sun parasol today. Whew. It’s a scorcher here but probably you’d find it cool. Thanks for the party.

    • Yeah, the blazer was for screen time only, like those bikini models who frolic in the surf in January. Thanks for coming over and sharing your amazing adventures, xox.

  10. Patti, you find the coolest things! Love that Haitian-print skirt. We are just starting to warm up so I’m looking forward to some heat, but I know what you mean about humidity!
    xx Darlene

    • Thanks, Darlene. Your new LBD is elegant, and looks cool even for the hot days! xox

  11. It’s finally just starting to warm up here too Patti. The skirt is beautiful. Stay cool lovely lady xx

    • Thank you, Laurie. I enjoyed your skincare review, and as always your skin looks radiant, xox.

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