HOW TO WEAR SHORTS OVER 40: SHARING 7 CHIC TIPS AND 6 LOOKS

So Heather wearing a black cardigan dress and denim shorts by Agolde

With summer quickly approaching I thought it was the perfect time to share some chic short outfits plus some amazing style tips you should keep in mind when wearing them.  Shorts can tend to look a bit too casual and even a little frumpy if you’re not careful, so if you want to look and feel FABULOUS the next time you wear a pair of shorts then you’ve come to right place.  I believe that no matter what your age you deserve to look and feel like the best version of yourself proving style knows no age.  So don’t think for a second that just because you’re a certain age you can’t wear shorts. It’s all about how you style them and what you pair them with that will make all the difference.  If that sounds good to you then keep scrolling for some serious summer outfit inspo along with some game-changing style tips on how to style shorts over 40. Rest assured they’re all guaranteed to elevate all of your summer looks styled with shorts this season.

 

PS: MAKE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST BECAUSE THE LAST TIP IS MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE TIP AND INVOLVES MY PERSONAL FAVORITE SUMMER BEAUTY PRODUCT OF ALL TIME!  Can you guess what it is!?

 

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7 TIPS WHEN WEARING SHORTS:

1. BALANCE IS KEY:

Since your legs will be showing when wearing shorts, make sure to balance the look by covering up your arms and the top portion of your body. I love chic cardigan options like this one, however, you can also wear an oversized long sleeve top, jacket, or sweater depending on the weather and the occasion. I think this look is so much more age-appropriate with shorts instead of wearing a skin tight top.

Dallas fashion blogger wearing a neutral sweater tank and denim shorts

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2. WHEN IN DOUBT SIZE UP:

I always size up at least one size in shorts because I don’t want them too tight, short, or uncomfortable. Sizing up in shorts just ensures you that your outfit will be age appropriate yet chic and effortless, too! If you’re looking for a couple pairs of denim shorts to add to your summer collection, I highly recommend sizing up at least one size.

 

AGOLDE DEE SHORTS:

These infamous blue and black Agolde denim shorts are featured in this post in all looks. They are my all-time favorite shorts thanks to the slightly longer length and high waist making them super flattering and very age appropriate. They do run a bit big, so instead of sizing up, take your regular size. I’m wearing a 25.

 

Dallas fashion blogger wearing a blue blazer and denim shorts by Agolde

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3. ADD A THIRD LAYER:

This tip is probably my very favorite because I love wearing denim shorts like this. As I’ve said many times before, I believe adding a third layer is a sure fire way to add edge and class to any outfit you have on. In particular, a timeless blazer is my current personal favorite 3rd layer to add at the moment. It completely elevates an otherwise casual look.

 

Style blogger wearing a white ruched shirt and denim shorts

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4. ALWAYS PAIR WITH FLATS OR A LOW HEEL:

Wearing flats, sneakers or a low heel (around 3″) will make your spring and summer shorts outfit even more age appropriate. I truly believe that wearing heels or pumps with shorts just makes it look like you’re trying too hard and trying to run with the younger crowd. I love pairing my denim shorts with these flat studded sandals by Steve Madden that just so happen to be under $100.

 

Dallas fashion blogger wearing a cream cut out sweater and black denim shorts

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5. ADDING ACCESSORIES IS KEY:

I’ve always been a huge believer in accessories and will say it time and time again – adding accessories is key to any outfit you’re wearing. For example, a belt, layered necklaces or even a fun summer hat can take an otherwise average look with shorts to the next level.

 

Dallas fashion blogger wearing a white denim jacket and a blue tank

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Dallas fashion blogger wearing a white button down shirt and a black bikini top with denim shorts

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6. WEAR DENIM SHORTS AS A SWIMSUIT COVER-UP:

There’s nothing more chic than wearing your cut offs to the pool, the beach, or the lake as a coverup! You can even dress them up like I did here with this gorgeous black bikini and my favorite accessories. Since the Agolde shorts I’m featuring in this look are a bit shorter, I don’t think I’d wear these out to eat, however, they make for a great coverup in the summer!

 

Dallas blogger So Heather a black top and black denim shorts for summer

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7. ALWAYS USE THIS SUMMER BEAUTY PRODUCT:

I am so obsessed with this CHARLOTTE TILBURY SUPER MODEL BODY that makes your legs looks gorgeous! Every time I wear shorts, I apply this lotion on my legs because it gives them the most beautiful and most luxurious bronzing sheen effect. In fact, Charlotte Tilbury uses this on all the supermodels in the Victoria Secret fashion shows because it’s just that good! I highly recommend this nourishing lotion because it’s great to have on hand for summer vacations and pool days.

 

 

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by today, I truly appreciate all of you!

XOXO, HEATHER

 

 

 

HOW TO STYLE SHORTS OVER 40

My mission is to empower women to look and feel confident. I hope through the different looks I create that I am able to inspire YOU to express yourself in a way that makes YOU feel good – on the inside and on the out. If you wear what you love and what you feel your best in your confidence will shine through and that is the best accessory a woman can wear! Every woman deserves to look and feel like the best versions of themselves, no matter what their age!

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