there are many women who think they can’t wear shorts. am i right? which is due in large part with baby boomers focusing on all things wrong with their body. that’s how we were raised. we were told we had to look thin and dress thin no matter what. and it’s hard to shake a mindset formed in our early years. horizontal stripes? nope. skirts above our knees? no way. distressed jeans? absolutely not for women over 40, 50, or whatever you’ve been told. shorts? my legs are x,y, and z. and the list goes on. but i’ve always had the notion that clothes should work for you. to purchase the items you love while building a functional wardrobe. because one thing i’ve learned is that there is a powerful connection between how we look and how we feel. and if we feel good, we will step out the door in confidence. ladies, clothes have a way of making us feel good. there are so many studies to support this notion. and guess what? i happen to love shorts and plan on wearing them long after the age of 60.
so today’s ootd is all about how to wear shorts. since it’s date night, i decided on a shorts suit. a striped cabana blazer with matching shorts. while this ensemble looks fantastic when worn as a suit. each item will mix and match perfectly with my summer wardrobe. the loose fit of the blazer is perfect for those warm georgia temps that have already arrived. i popped on a gorgeous bamboo tee called dawn draper from Southcott Threads. many of you might remember the founder Amy Graham was featured on my interview series Over | Under last August. if you have not tried bamboo cotton i highly recommend you do. not only is bamboo cotton good for the environment, but it also’s soft and comfy, doesn’t pill and isn’t see through. some actually claim this is the perfect tee.
the blazer is finished with patch pockets which gives it a casual look.
shorts and summer go together like surf and sand. once those temps heat up, there’s nothing quite like a pair of stylish shorts to cool down. with so many lengths available how short is up to you.
nude block heels add subtle sophistication. style tip: the shorter my shorts or skirts, the lower the heel. it gives balance.
the dawn draper tee has lots of drapes which adds to the casual ease of this outfit.
can you believe it’s thursday? where has the week, month gone?! soon we’ll be seeing those may flowers those april showers prepared us for.