Who wears short shorts?…. Do you wear short shorts? …..Well likely not if you want to look classy and age appropriate over 40. The Spring runways showcased very short shorts worn with matching jackets- like a suit – hard to imagine on a grown-up gal in her 40′s, 50′s or beyond.
These playful shorts are best left to to your daughter or niece, however, this doesn’t mean you have to forgo shorts altogether. Designers were also showing Bermuda shorts- slouchy ones, sometimes like the ones in the middle with floral prints or more streamlined with jackets or matching tops. Now that works. Take a look at what we have put together below.
Since retailers understand that many women over 40 wouldn’t be caught dead in short shorts you’ll find a lot more Bermuda shorts in the stores. They’re super chic and far more wearable and appropriate.
We started off ptting together this outfit by choosing a bold fuchsia pair of Bermuda shorts that have a nice long lean line and are a comfortable length. Then, because florals are all the fashion, we added this pretty, feminine crew neck sweatshirt, but you could just as easily wear a lighter top of some kind.
Ballet flats would also work with a look like this, but you may prefer sandals in the summer. This pair is a neutral gold shade, so they’ll go nicely with much of your wardrobe. We liked the detail on the strap which looks almost floral and picks up on the floral pattern of the sweater.
If you have a black bag, do this outfit justice and shelve it. It’s best to retire your winter bag during the spring and summer seasons and pick up something fun and fresh. This gorgeous Michael Kors bag dubbed “tender shoots” by Pantone, the world leader in color prediction, is very hip and refreshing. It’s these kind of details, like a current bag, that are going to make you look modern and updated.
Also, don’t you love that watch? The slim straps says elegant while the color says fun. Just what you want to communicate to look Fabulous After 40.
Will you be buying Bermuda shorts this spring. How will you wear them? Send a photo of you wearing your purchase to [email protected]