How to Wear Feminine High-Waist Shorts Like Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is known for a certain kind of preppy and feminine-chic style. Among her must-haves are high-waist shorts. And boy does she love short shorts that show off her gorgeous gams! In fact, she loves them so much that they’re usually part of her concert wardrobe.

Two of our favorite looks from her concerts were these outfits below that feature a pair of black leather high-waist shorts and a pair of high-waist red shorts that were styled quite perfectly in accordance to Taylor’s signature look. The best thing about these outfits is the fact that you can easily recreate them for yourself this season. We’re here to help you every step of the way!

taylor-swift-concertTaylor Swift performing live at the Met Life Stadium as part of her Red tour in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on July 13, 2013

Our first stop is this rather posh ensemble consisting of a pair of black leather high-waist shorts that she wore with a white button-down top and a pair of red oxfords. It’s a good thing that Taylor has the body for this pair of leather shorts because they fit like a second skin.


Check out our picks of black leather high-waist shorts below as well as a white top and red oxfords that you can wear to cap off your Taylor Swift–inspired ensemble.

Midnight Rocker Shorts in Black, $52
High-Waisted Faux Leather Shorts in Black, $14.30
BLANKNYC Vegan Leather Shorts in Coachella, $92

Space Between Blouse in White, $48
BP. “Caden” Oxfords in Burgundy Suede, $39.96

Considering that Taylor’s tour and new album is titled Red, it’s just appropriate for her to wear hot red high-waist shorts. This time around, she went for a more casual and rather summer-ready look by matching the shorts with a striped tee and a pair of Keds sneakers.


Feel free to browse through our picks of red high-waist shorts that are perfect for day wear this summer. You can complete the look with a striped tee and comfy Keds sneakers.

Alice + Olivia “Butterfly” Shorts in Cherry, $93.50
Follow Me Shorts in Red, $42
High-Waisted Shorts in Red, $25.40

Vince Camuto Stripe Bandage Top in Rich Black, $79
Keds “Taylor Swift RED” Champion Sneakers in Red, $49.95

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