If you’re still undecided about whether shorts after 40 are right for you, then take a look at the photos of these 40+ Instagrammers.
By dressing up shorts, these gals have created cute summer outfits that are stylish and appropriate. Have a peek, and let me know how you feel about shorts for women over 40.
Julie, a Scottish blogger, looks classy and elegant in her soft, flowy shorts in this rich wine color. Her tiered, cream blouse and leather tassel necklace are stunning, and help to create a nice balance. I love this look because it’s so feminine, almost like wearing a skirt. This is a great casual outfit even into early fall when it’s often still quite hot out.
Helen is CPA by day, lifestyle blogger by night and one of my Styleblazers. Her perky yellow striped shorts, with a row of buttons at the pockets, have a classic nautical look. Helen plays up the sailor vibe by wearing a boatneck top and carrying a structured over the shoulder bag. White gladiator sandals add a modern twist.
Alicia is a 40+ blogger who writes about style/clean beauty/travel/decor/gluten & nut free food. Her take on shorts? Alicia is right at home in a cute chambray romper. Lots of gold jewelry, some cute wedges, and this gorgeous designer handbag add a lot of polish to this casual daytime look.
Here’s another version of the all- in-one shorts look. Lesley is a Fashion Blogger/singer/actress who looks like a pretty pin-up girl in this darling pastel romper. She’s showing off a lot of leg (and why not? She looks fab!) but it’s balanced nicely by her higher neckline and short sleeves. Lesley’s soft, sand-colored bag and pink silk scarf add tons of sophistication. Space age silver sandals make this outfit modern.
Sheli is a Strawberry blonde who says she likes to have fun with her wardrobe. This summer she’s playing around with an all black romper and sexy lace up heels. Rompers are popular with gals our age because the all one color top and bottom is slimming and a black romper is especially slimming. Great for before supper cocktails by the water.
Good, old denim shorts are still a popular choice in summer. Nina, a blogger who celebrates the mature woman and midlife challenges and triumphs keeps her look crisp and classic in rolled up jean shorts, a striped top and white cropped jacket.
If you prefer longer shorts, here’s a classic look for running around in. Renata is a Polish/English 40+ lifestyle blogger who starts every day with a smile and promotes classy & feminine looks and positive thinking. Pinstripes, a fedora and driving loafers make pull the look together and her emerald tote gives this outfit an energetic punch.
There’s nothing as fresh and lovely as white shorts in summer. Take a look at how blogger Ann Krembs wear hers. Ann likes her clothes to have a sporty twist so she’s combined white frayed cotton shorts with this fabulous 3/4 length sleeve, netted top. Summery and a little sexy too!
The Utilitarian look has been big the last couple of years. Heather, a Dallas style blogger and denim lover with boho chic focus, has found a way to make it her own. She paired this cool khaki romper with suede wedges, a leather over the shoulder bag, a touch of fine jewelry and fabulous aviator sunglasses. Don’t miss my interview with this Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer.
Speaking of boho, meet Michelle, another 40+ blogger who has styled her denim jeans with a 70’s vibe. Her flowy white peasant blouse, ethnic inspired bag, strappy leather flats and leather braided belt all come together to create a free spirit feel. And that Fedora …..well it makes the whole look very Jennifer Aniston, don’t you think?
Sleek and elegant with a carefree touch is the way I’d describe this shorts look. Valeria is a Polish stylist who likes to put together looks without spending a lot of money. The heels are dressy, but the longer shorts and clean look balance things out and make this outfit sophisticated. A touch of fringe ( her bag) adds a fun note.
Linen is a great summer fabric and looks so light and airy with these pretty print shorts and canvas shoes. Regina, an Instagrammer from Salzburg, has done a great job creating a summer look that is casual and relaxed.
Finally, here’s Jane, a British personal stylist & fashion blogger and a Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer. Cuffed navy shorts paired with a gauzy summer off the shoulder and studded sandals are a modern combination. Her cute fedora gives a tomboy twist to this feminine look.
Have you worn shorts this summer? Let me know.