over50feeling40: Fashion Over 50: Summer Sunday Style Sweet Spot with Shorts
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Jun 18, 2017

Fashion Over 50: Summer Sunday Style Sweet Spot with Shorts

Welcome to our second Summer Sunday Style Sweet Spot (wow, that is a lot of the letter s!)  I want to thank everyone for the feedback and encouragement to continue this feature!  It is a way to say here is a great outfit and look of the week for summer...which officially begins late Tuesday!
Meet my sorority sister, Kathleen.  We re-connected recently at our reunion.  She is showing us a great way to wear shorts over 50.  This weekend we already hit a heat index well over 100 degrees...so it looks like it is going to be one of those long, hard, oppressive summers.  A walking short is the perfect way to do a confident, stylish, figure flattering short.  She chose a floral top to compliment and black leather sandals to accessorize.

I often see professional women pulling off walking shorts with suit jackets over the summer...this garment works for many occasions.

I asked Kathleen where she found these beautiful blue shorts and she said Stein Mart.







Since I need to shop for a pair of walking shorts myself, I put together these selections for you below!  There are lots of different designs and we all need to find what is best for our own body types, but they look great just about everyone!  I am glad to be inspired by Kathleen and know she is hitting the summer style sweet spot right here!  She looks cool, calm and confident.






How do you feel about wearing shorts in the summer?  Are you in or out?


Keep Smiling, Everyone!

Linking today with VISIBLE MONDAY...SHOE AND TELL LINK UP


13 comments:

  1. I like shorts with a longer length also. Kathleen looks great and very stylish!

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    1. She does, Karen! The longer length helps me to love shorts again!

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  2. Your friend looks great in that outfit! The only time I wear shorts now is to golf, but I have worn walking shorts for a business look back in the 80's and 90's. I just feel more comfortable in capris and ankle pants now.

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    1. I think I am the same way, Yvonne. I wore capris leggings to a backyard event last night. But, I want to find a flattering pair of walking shorts and see if they will help me to love summer more!

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  3. I've only worn shorts once in the last 30 years. They just don't seem my style anymore. Walking shorts are a great option and maybe I should try some!

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    1. I haven't tried these yet...but I am going to. I like the look so much, but need to get in front of a dressing room mirror! Thanks Jennifer...Happy Father's Day to your husband and son!

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  4. Kathleen looks terrific! I love those longer shorts. Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Patti..I agree...she does look terrific.

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  5. She does look fabulous. I agree that slim walking shorts are very age appropriate. They can be too warm for very hot day weather I've found but then great for evenings.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Anna. There is a brand of walking short called Slimsation which is very flattering and the material is cool on the hotter days. You might try a pair and see what you think!

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  6. I have been looking for walking shorts! Thanks for the timely post!

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Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!