over50feeling40: Fashion Over 50: Time to Lighten Up!
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Jun 19, 2017

Fashion Over 50: Time to Lighten Up!

It is time to lighten up...my style and my attitude toward summer! I am born and raised Texan and still not a fan of the heat.  However, I know many people who love it...moved here for it...and prefer the heat to anything else.  I thought about them last Saturday as I sat at a backyard picnic with sweat running down my back...and I even dressed with light fabrics because the forecast was for a heat index of 105.





Readers know I traditionally dress in saturated colors like this and that I love to wear black!

Just to be different...I am attempting this summer to lighten up more.







Today, I selected my light gray Eileen Fisher pants, a white tunic, and added some "summer" colors in accessories.  I liked it and this is something I can do often.  I am not a fan of pastels (for me), but lighter neutrals with purposeful accessories is something I can do.




I actually grabbed this scarf recently while walking through Chicos...everything is 40% off  at the moment.

Everything.






Two of my goals right now are to lighten up a bit more this year and to make friends with summer.  I am a July lady, after all, so I should find a way to like it,  

How do you lighten up your style in the summertime....

Here are some similar selections for your consideration...


Despite the sweat...Keep Smiling!

Linking up with TURNING HEADS LINK UP





12 comments:

  1. I love the yellow on you! It looks fresh and cool, even if you are sweating. The necklace is stunning too. I'm wearing a few pastels this summer and liking the look. It's a real change from my all black wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I love yellow...and I also have loved your pastel outfits on you! It is fun to try to change things up a bit.

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  2. I am not a fan of summer or summer clothes. I live in the Midwest where, on many days, the temperature & the humidity are matching numbers. I don't wear sleeveless things & many of the summer dresses are what Stacy & Clinton referred to as the "I give up" look, very sack like. I often feel underdressed, rumpled & frumpy in the summer. I wish you well in making peace with summer. Meanwhile, I will stay indoors as much as possible & count down the days until fall.

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    1. I understand how you feel, Becky. I also end up counting down those days as well. Try a couple of sheer kimonos over your dresses or sleeveless styles...they are a fun way to feel confident.

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  3. You've done a lovely job of accessorizing your summer OOTD. I love your scarf selections. Great job. Xo Jonet

    www.FabulouslyChicOver50.com

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    1. Thanks Jonet. I really love this shade of yellow! Thanks for your comment.

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  4. This scarf is a beautiful colour and looks great on you! I've decided this summer I don't care if my arms don't look great when it's hot I will wear sleeveless! This is the body I have now and I'm going to embrace it :-)

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    1. It is so hot already...I just may be joining you, Lynn. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I LOVE that scarf I wonder if they still have any? Looks fabulous on you!!

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    1. Hi Cindy...they might have one at your local Chico's. Print the picture and take it in. I could not find one online...but perhaps they could help you track one down. I like it alot. Thanks!

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  6. I love this look! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  7. Im with you Pam! It can get hot here in the South! Love the yellow scarf and light clothes!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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