we like breaking fashion rules over here on the blog. we’re not afraid to try new things—some work, and some don’t. however, we’re committed to not putting ourself in a fashion box. in that spirit, we’re talking the three most controversial summer fashion items for women over the age of 50. these are the items that create, well, “buzz”—both good and bad. granted, these items aren’t for everyone, and that’s fine. but if you find yourself wanting to give them a try and integrate them into your wardrobe, today’s post for you. it’s our goal to show you that you can in fact break fashion rules and still look good doing it!
i have my opens in a new window linen striped drawstring shorts (similar opens in a new windowhere) back in action today for a casual, cool outfit. perfect for lounging and taking care of things at home. today i am pairing my shorts with a opens in a new windowcrewneck and a opens in a new windowlinen cardigan. both are lightweight and so comfortable.
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seaside chic is today’s theme. opens in a new windowgirlfriend denim shorts from opens in a new windowTalbots paired with this oh-so-soft opens in a new windowbuttondown from opens in a new windowAnthropologie. a very subtle pink and blue tie-dye pattern gives this collared shirt a casual, beachy feel. completing this seaside look is a woven self-tie belt with an arrow pattern and neon pink border. this one is sold out but the opens in a new windowpink version of it is still available. the soft pale pink of the button up matches all too perfectly with my pink suede slide sandals (old, similar opens in a new windowhere, opens in a new windowhere).
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today’s outfit is all about casual comfort. favorite outfits are like comfort food to me and y’all know i love a graphic tee! a few weeks ago, i wrote about how to style a graphic tee. this graphic tee (old opens in a new windowsimilar here) sets the stage with its pink elephants. but i like to elevate my look by pairing it with something like a blazer or cardigan. so today i couldn’t resist pairing it with a navy sweater blazer (old opens in a new windowsimilar here) with pink piping. straight leg jeans (old opens in a new windowsimilar here) are perfect for a relaxed look and feel. opens in a new windowsneakers complete my casual outfit today, but you could pair this outfit with opens in a new windowloafers, opens in a new windowballet flats…it’s a very versatile outfit.
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although the country is slowly starting to open back up, we’re still spending a lot, if not the majority of our time at home. and there’s nothing wrong with wearing blue jeans, tees, and sneakers. believe me; i’m reaching for that combination a lot more these days. last week, we opens in a new windowrevisited jeans after months of athleisure wear. today, we’re going to build on that post and talk five ways to elevate your blue jeans into a timeless and classic look. we’re gonna start with my base outfit below and build five new ones from it by addition, subtraction, and slight modification.
we preach it all the time here on the blog: opens in a new windowanimal print is a neutral that can be paired with other neutrals for great visual effect. today, i pulled together this opens in a new windowsleeveless animal print tunic and these opens in a new windowslim ankle pants. they’re both from opens in a new windowChicos. (i’m loving their summer line this year!) animal print is fun. it’s exciting. and it puts a little pep in my step. if you’re looking for a little mid-week pick-me-up, then add some to your wardrobe.
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i tend not to wear jeans during the summer. it gets hot here in Athens, which means i gravitate towards opens in a new windowdresses, opens in a new windowshorts, and opens in a new windowskirts. but i couldn’t resist this pair of opens in a new windowskinny cropped jeans from opens in a new windowAnn Taylor. they’re chic, modern, and oh so comfortable. i love opens in a new windowwhite denim, and as my regular readers know, i’m not shy about wearing it all year round. but if there’s ever a time to wear white jeans, it’s during the summer. what to pair with my jeans? a opens in a new windowblack blouse of course. i’m keeping it neutral today—a little more subdued than our opens in a new windowbold and bright outfit from yesterday for sure. you can’t go wrong with black and white. neutral mixing always works. but even more than that, white denim is just so darn flexible—it’s the perfect neutral base to build your OOTD on.