Whether you’re vacationing at the beach or barbequing with friends in your backyard, the question isn’t, Can you wear shorts over 40 or 50, it’s How?
One easy way to look and feel great in shorts at any age is to loosely co-ordinate your outfit around a theme. Here are 5 fresh ways to wear shorts to look casual, stylish, and classy.
1. Style it Safari
You’ll always look polished and pulled together if you borrow from Safari style. To get the look, shop for soft, muted earth tones and neutral shades which are in keeping with this quiet, relaxed shorts look. You should have no problem finding these”Out of Africa colors” this summer. Tan, Khaki, black, olive, brown, and rust are always popular.
To create a Safari shorts outfit, start with a pair classic cuffed tan shorts. These ones have a cute modern twist- a tie front waist. Next, add a top in a soft earth tone. I like this desert pink tee with the flattering side ruching.
Finish off your shorts outfit with a great leather tote, and a pair of strappy leather sandals. These ones have an exotic touch of metallic rose gold, which fits right into the earthy feel. It’s that easy!
2. Create a Bright, Tropical Vibe
If you like wearing colorful clothes in the summer, a shorts outfit with a tropical vibe is cheery and upbeat. Start with a pair of adventurous looking cargo shorts (I like this chic, streamlined black pair).
Then, add a bright top with an exotic leaf or flower print. Accessorize with straw or rope wedge sandals, to go with the tropical island feel, and don’t forget a textured, summery tote to complete the look.
3. Try an Old Money Linen Shorts Look
Linen is a popular summer fabric because it keeps you cool, and it has a classy, laid back look and feel. To look instantly chic, pair a linen top with linen shorts.
I like these pink drawstring linen shorts because they are comfy and feminine. Add a pair of rope and leather espadrilles, a fun, round, rattan bag, and some exotic, textured earrings, and you are all set for a stylish summer.
4. Go Edgy With Snake Print
Bermuda shorts are trending this summer in a big way, but if you are concerned at all about looking a little old lady in them, (they’ve had that reputation in the past), just wear a trendy top.
This sleeveless, button-up snake print shirt is edgy and cool. Add some sexy square toe sandals (trending right now) and a fabulous soft leather bag, for a chic, urban shorts look
5. Get Preppy with a Scarf Belt for Your Shorts
For anyone who likes more of a playful, preppy look, here’s an idea. Roll up your shorts and tie a scarf around the waistband.
These shorts are unique because they come like this, with the scarf built right in. All you need to do to get this look is to add a flowy sleeveless shirt, a pair of braided sandals, and a leather crossbody bag. Brown and navy are a very sophisticated color combination that will make any shorts outfit look more grown-up and chic.
Do you have an idea for a summer shorts theme? Nautical is another one of my favorites. I love the look of a red, white and navy shorts outfit. How about you?
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