I think this is a great outfit. I don’t think I have seen a pair of high-waisted shorts worn this well. She has the combination in these shorts that I find make them flattering. One, they are a light to medium wash. I see this trend as an ode to the past so a lighter wash definitely works better. The other is that she wore it casually with just a sweater and sandals. I think high-waisted shorts in denim should never be dressed up. I find it to look awkward when it is.