High waisted shorts are an interesting phenomenon of which I tend to go back and forth on. Sometimes I think they look great, and really highlight the half-tucked in look that I absolutely love. And you really can't go wrong when wearing them over tights for a fall-time look. Other times I think they look like the wearer is trying too hard and the pairing with another piece causes the high waist effect to backfire. Here are some samples of the good.
(photos collected from weheartit, left-my-heart-in-paris, pinterest, atlantic-pacific, and by e.hunt)