Happy Wednesday ladies! I know in the warmer months some of us love to wear shorts so I thought it was the perfect time to publish a post sharing 5 simple tips to follow when wearing shorts. Remember, if you don’t love to wear shorts then don’t and that’s ok, I always say wear what you feel most confident in and if it’s not shorts then, by all means, don’t feel like you have to wear them! However, if you want to wear shorts and love wearing them then please watch my video and check out the 5 pro tips I’ve listed on how to wear denim shorts over 40, but really any age. I promise these amazing style tips will make a huge difference!
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STEEL VS. SPLURGE:
THE SPLURGE VERSION: My white blazer is actually a Balmain blazer I got last year on crazy sale while I was in Italy for my 10 year anniversary. I know these blazers are an investment and quite expensive but the fit on these blazers is insanely good and like none other that I’ve tried on! I know this blazer is a timeless piece I’ll have in my closet for many years to come which made it well worth the investment when I considered the cost per wear. I don’t recommend paying full price for a Balmain blazer, in fact, I would check out TheRealReal.com and look at their selection of Balmain blazers because you get them for llike 60 – 70% off!! That shopping tip plus 4 others were in one of my recent blog posts and YouTube Videos titled: 5 SHOPPING TIPS TO LUXE ON A BUDGET so be sure and check that out for more shopping tips sure to save you time and money!
THE STEAL VERSION: I found this amazing blazer at Shopbop by Lioness that looks almost identical to this Balmain blazer but it’s a fraction of the price! This chic blazer is a popular jacket among a ton of other influencers because it’s that good! The fit is good and material is wrinkle free and pretty high quality! What makes this blazer look most like the Balmain blazer are the gold buttons. Remember, I talked about replacing the buttons on your blazers with gold or silver ones to make them look more expensive in this recent blog post, well you wouldn’t have to do that with this blazer because the buttons are already super luxe looking making this $88 blazer look way more expensive in person than it really is!!
Adding any of these super chic white blazers to your summer jacket collection would be a great idea, I wear my white blazer a ton in these spring and summer proving their versatility and wearability!
My denim shorts are by Agolde which is one of my favorite denim designers and they happen to make the best denim shorts EVER hands-down!!! Last year it was the Parker cut-offs by Agolde that were so popular and I think like every blogger I know owns a pair not to mention those were the best selling shorts on my blog last year. From that info alone you can bet Agolde knows what they’re doing when they design a pair of cut-offs. This year they came out with a new cut which I’m wearing in this post called the DEE short and they’re even BETTER than the PARKER!! The reason is that these shorts are even higher waisted by one inch so they make your legs look crazy long which is always a plus! Another reason is that they’re about an inch longer so they cover just a bit more of that upper thigh area which can and is a challenging area for most of us which means these shorts are super flattering!!! I went up one size in these shorts and I recommend you do too, I’m wearing a size 26.
HOW TO WEAR DENIM SHORTS OVER 40: FOLLOW THESE 5 STYLE TIPS:
1.) WEAR THEM A BIT OVER-SIZED:
There is nothing worse than when I see someone, especially a middle-aged woman, wearing shorts that are too short or too tight – one of my fashion pet-peeves! If you want to add a few pounds to your frame…then wear your shorts tight, otherwise, to look slimmer wear them slightly over-sized.
2.) MAKE SURE THEY ARE LONG ENOUGH:
Mid to upper thigh is a good rule of thumb, you want your legs to look long and slim and the mid-thigh length will do just that. I realize everyone’s different, so depending on your age and frame you might want to wear them a bit longer.
3.) PAIR THEM WITH AN OVERSIZED TOP OR JACKET:
This will create balance in your look. You don’t want everything on your body to be form-fitting, so to give the illusion of your bottom half looking slimmer opt for an over-sized button down or a chic jacket of some sort like a blazer. I always like to tuck just the front of the shirt in to accentuate my waist a bit.
4.) PAIR WITH A HEEL OR WEDGE:
Wearing a lowish heel or wedge will dress up your look and make your legs appear longer and slimmer. I almost always wear a heel or wedge (BONUS POINTS FOR A NUDE HEEL OR WEDGE) and that’s one of the reasons why. The other reason…I feel more confident and more myself when I have heels on, how about you? They really take any look to the next level!
5.) USE CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S SUPERMODEL BODY SLIMMING CREAM :
This bronzing and slimming cream is so AMAZING and it’s used by all the Victoria Secret models!! It’s like a bronzing lotion that you put on your entire body and it gives you this gorgeous bronze glow and actually has a slimming effect, need I say more?! I use it all over my legs and chest area anytime I’m wearing a v-neck top, shorts, a dress or skirt. It’s hands down the best bronzing lotion I have ever used!!
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