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 opulent 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 a 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.
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 a 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 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 in 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, 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.
I’m always on the lookout for Stylish women to feature. Be sure to add the #fabulousafter40 HASHTAG to your Instagram posts so I can find you easily!