How To Wear Shorts In Your 40's

 


Being a certain age does not mean you have to stop wearing specific styles because in your mind you think they’re no longer appropriate.

 

Let’s discuss some myths about shorts: Shorts do not only work for younger women. Shorts are not considered casual, or leisure wear only. And lastly, not all shorts have to be extremely short and exposing.

 

If you’re struggling with whether shorts are appropriate for you to wear or not,  They are.  Embrace them.

 

To look and feel your best in shorts, you want to (1) find the best style that flatters your figure (check out my blog here that will help you narrow this down) and (2) learn how to coordinate your outfits with the right pieces that will create a polished and put together look.

 

Here are a few examples and outfit samples included in my summer eBooks:

 

#1: Trendy Summer Look

Polish up a casual pair of shorts with a more formal but summery top and for more coverage add a layer.  Styling a trendy item; such as this yellow vest requires pieces that will help offset this garment to tone it down and balance out a statement necklace, on-trend shoe, and printed bag.

 

 

Transition this outfit to night by swapping out the espadrilles for a pair of heels and dressier bag. 

 


If you need help with pulling off a trendy summer style without feeling too trendy and need stylish outfit ideas - check out this eBook.  The links to shop these outfits with alternative styles are also included.

 

#2: Classic & On-Trend Summer Look


              Pair a basic printed tank with a tailored short and printed flats for a simple, casual and stylish look.  

 

If a fitted top and shorts alone feels like you’re showing off too much skin, add a lightweight layer to your look and roll up the sleeves.

      
  For help with pulling off a classic look with an on-trend feel with outfit ideas for the entire season - check out this eBook, here.  Be able to shop these outfits and get the complete guide to 100 classic and on-trend summer outfits.              
            

#3: Classic Summer Look

 

Opt for a bermuda style; it’ll give you more coverage and has a longer hemline.  Add on a loose fitting top and lightweight summer layer (optional).  With this particular outfit combination - a shorter layer will help proportionately balance out the top, bermuda shorts, and flats.

 

Lose the layer, add a heel and pop of color for a night out.


Learn how to pull off a stylish classic look and shop these outfits in this summer eBook, here.


        Instead of ruling out shorts altogether, learn how to make them work for you.  For different ways of styling shorts throughout summer, check out my collection of summer eBooks: here.

 

 

updating your summer wardrobe: