The top of the jeans influence what top you should wear with it whereas the bottom of the jeans influence the shoes you should wear with it. For this post, the bottom of the jeans aren't considered.
Perfect with cropped tops and jumpers, the high waist band hides your midriff if you're not that confident with showing your belly. An important thing to know about high waist jeans is that YOU MUST WEAR THE SIZE THAT FITS YOU! Seriously, if they're too tight, get a bigger size. You avoid getting those fat-roll-like bumps on the front of the jeans when they're too tight. It might be a size or two bigger than usual but not everyone has the expected body shape that companies want you to have. If you have a pretty straight body shape like I do, it's expected. I have a pair of high waist leggings and they're a size bigger than the rest of my clothing.
The opposite to high waist jeans, these go well with long tops and jumpers. If you're more confident with your body, a regular top is a good match to show off those little glimpses of your midriff. Unlike high-waist jeans, you get a much more relaxed look and, let's face it, they're also more comfortable. You can definitely eat more without feeling them getting tight...
I usually match my ones with a loose shirt. Going for the laid back look is my thing.
That's all for now! Stay beautiful x