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Looking Chic Over 50 This Summer: The Dos and Don'ts of Wearing Shorts and Jeans



Over 50? Time to put your summer wardrobe away? Not so fast! Just because you’re no longer on the prowl for dates doesn’t mean you can’t rock the latest trends and look chic while doing it. In fact, this time of year is great because there are no rules to what constitutes appropriate fashion; whether you’re dressed up or dressed down, as long as you feel great in your look, that’s all that matters! Here are some tips on how to look chic over 50 this summer if you want to wear shorts and jeans.

Do Pick Colors That Work With Your Skin Tone


One easy way to look chic over 50 is to focus on choosing colors that work well with your skin tone. A great summer color for many women over 50 is a rich jewel tone. If you have warm undertones in your skin, go for a warmer jewel tone like coral or ruby. If you have cool undertones, opt for a cooler jewel tone like sapphire or amethyst. You can also never go wrong with a classic white sundress or skirt. Avoid shorter skirts or dresses as they will make you appear shorter than you are. T-shirts are another great item to wear this summer! There are so many new trends out there right now, but avoid anything too tight and be sure not to wear too much black as it can make you appear older than you are. Look for new styles that flatter your body type and personality. If you are petite, try wearing shorter hemlines as this will help make you appear taller. Consider looking at more fitted items because more tailored clothing can slim down the appearance of wide hips. An example would be the new trend of flared jeans which tend to fit a bit tighter around the waist but flare out from the knee down giving them an hourglass shape.

Do Pick Denim Styles That Work with Your Body Type


No matter what your age, you can wear denim and look great—as long as you pick the right styles. If you're over 50, look for higher-waisted jeans that will help slim your tummy, or choose a pair of cropped jeans if you want to show off your legs. And don't forget about a classic sundress! A denim sundress is perfect for a summer day. You can find one in any style and color. Pair it with a T shirt, espadrilles, and aviator sunglasses for an easy look. Choose Denim Styles That Work with Your Body Type: No matter what your age, you can wear denim and look great—as long as you pick the right styles. If you're over 50, look for higher-waisted jeans that will help slim your tummy, or choose a pair of cropped jeans if you want to show off your legs. And don't forget about a classic sundress! A denim sundress is perfect for a summer day. You can find one in any style and color. Pair it with a T shirt, espadrilles, and aviator sunglasses for an easy look. Remember to make sure they are stretchy enough to give you room. But if you prefer something else then try shorts or pants made from softer fabrics like cotton or linen. If you need extra support under the bustline go for skirts made from lighter weight fabrics such as polyester or silk.

Do Dress Up Shoes With Casual Looks


A great pair of shoes can really elevate a casual look. And when it comes to dressing chic over 50, it's all about the details. So don't be afraid to pair your shorts or jeans with dressier shoes, like a pair of heeled sandals or wedges. Just make sure they're comfortable enough to walk in! Don't Wear Skinny Jeans In Hot Weather: While some people say you should wear what makes you feel good, that might not apply when it's hot outside. Pairing tight jeans with layers will only trap heat inside and make you sweat more than necessary.
Don't Forget Layers When Shopping For Denim Clothes: If you are heading out shopping for denim clothes this summer, don't forget to bring along layers (sweatshirt, jacket) because most denim stores have little air conditioning. You'll also want to try on many different types of styles before deciding which ones work best for you. Finally, buy new jean jackets as well as t-shirts to layer under your jeans when it's colder outside.

Don't Leave Your Feet Bare


If you're over 50, chances are you've developed some age-related issues with your feet, such as bunions, calluses, or hammertoes. Wearing shoes that leave your feet bare will only exacerbate these problems. Instead, opt for closed-toe shoes or sandals with arch support. Wear sunscreen on the topsof your feet to prevent them from burning when exposed to the sun. Consider foot care products like athlete's foot cream, corn pads, and heel cups if necessary. When wearing open-toe shoes, it may be helpful to put a bandaid or a piece of moleskin around your big toe to protect it from rubbing against the shoe. Protect your toes from blisters by wearing socks with the toes cut out or blister guards over top of the socks. Alternatively, choose long slippers so your toes don't touch the ground at all. Take care not to make any cuts in the backs of your heels (known as heel fissures) by avoiding flip-flops, high heels, and uneven surfaces such as cobblestone streets. Always wear cushioned insoles inside your shoes to help distribute pressure evenly across both arches.

Do Go for Print Mixes


The easiest way to look chic is to mix prints. It can be as simple as pairing a floral top with a gingham bottom, or a paisley dress with a striped cardigan. Not only does this add interest to your outfit, but it also shows that you're not afraid to take risks. The key is to keep the colors complimentary so that they all go together. One exception for this rule would be contrasting colors like black and white, navy and yellow, or red and green. These are great because they make the eye move around the room instead of staying in one place. If there's too much going on at once, try breaking up the different color schemes by wearing them separately. For example, if you have an aqua skirt and lime green shirt, wear the skirt with an orange belt and matching sandals, then wear the shirt with purple capris and brown wedges. The more contrast you create between your pieces, the more visually interesting it will be. Another thing to consider when mixing prints is sizing. A tighter print should always be paired with something looser such as a blouse or chiffon skirt. Oversized tops can work well when paired with tight bottoms (such as leggings) since these don't give away any unwanted bulges!

Don't Wear Fringe


Many women over 50 love the look of fringe, but it's important to avoid this trend if you want to look chic. Fringe can be overwhelming and add too much volume to your look, which is why it's best to steer clear. If you're set on wearing fringe, opt for a more subtle style like a beaded necklace or earrings. You'll also need to keep your hair away from your face as well so that it doesn't take away from the look. One way to do this is by securing a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Or if you're feeling adventurous, try out some side swept bangs paired with voluminous curls! Keep your makeup natural and use a nude lip color to finish off the look.
Don't Wear Dressy Clothing in Casual Settings: When you wear dressy clothing in casual settings, it makes you seem older than you are - even if you are an elegant woman over 50. It may not seem like there's anything wrong with looking classy in sneakers and jeans, but people will think differently about your age when they see what kind of clothes you're wearing! There's nothing wrong with switching up your wardrobe and embracing new trends, but make sure that you're keeping your everyday outfits casual. Pairing sporty attire with loafers or flats will make people think of you as someone who isn't afraid to embrace her age.

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