If you follow my Facebook page, Fashion Over Fifty, you may have seen that summer denim is back, so here are a few ideas on how to carry it off. On the New York runways, "double denim" was huge. I find it a bit overkill but I take the challenge to see if I can pull it off. For some women Over Fifty, choosing an outfit of double denim might be daunting.
It's getting warmer in the U.S., so no cowboy boots or long jeans . Instead I am choosing my boyfriend jeans by AG. They are lightweight and comfortable, perfect for summer.
By the way, I hope you have figured it out by now, but never give away your denim jackets. You know that if it goes out of style, it will come back. Here, I pair the jeans with a denim shirt, (which I have had for at least 20 years). (You see, I take my own advice!) Here you see it buttoned and unbuttoned. Either look is perfect for a day of shopping or hanging out with your friends.
Underneath the denim jacket (or shirt), any fun summer blouse or T-shirt will do. I chose this bright orange T-shirt with a matching little clutch and belt to add some zip. I do have orange sandals, but too matchy-matchy isn't a great look either for women Over Fifty. The sandals I chose are by Aquazurra (my favorite brand of shoes) which I got at an unbelievable sample sale. They are a bit "Cowboy and Indian" style with the orange and brown feathers and fringed ankle straps. It adds to the "Western" feel of the double denim look!!
For another option, I chose an unexpected look. I put this off-white blazer over the double denim to dress it up!! A white blazer isn't something you would expect over a denim shirt, but it looks good, I think!! Now I look much more put together. One could wear this to lunch with friends, an art exhibit, or other casual affair where just jeans won't do it.
And so there you have it. A few more ideas on how to wear denim this summer.
Love Fashion over Fifty. I have a question: I love wearing jackets but in the summer they are to warm for me. Any suggestions? Also the two places I spend most of my time are warm to very warm and VERY casual, suggestions?
Thanks so much.
Do you like wearing jackets because they cover your arms? If so, you can bring a shawl.
Get a statement silk scarf and wrap yourself very elegantly.
Tell me why you like to wear a jacket.
Ok Wendy please help. 40th High school reunion coming up. My life has been a bit in turmoil since my daughter’s passing in January. I need an idea of what to wear! It will be casual and indoor/outdoor. Help me please?! I used to be pretty fashionable and would like to make a good impression
I am so so sorry about your daughter’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
I have been in Europe on a whirlwind tour, so I am sorry to get back to you a bit late.
Where do you live? What is your style? Give me some more details of your life and maybe I can then help you.
Warmest regards, Wendy
I just love that you put a white blazer over your denim outfit. I have a similar white blazer and I can certainly put together a very similar outfit. Thank you for the new idea!!
Please accept my apologies, I am just seeing your note to me know. Thanks for your input.
I am glad you like it. It was just one of my creative ideas that worked. They don’t all
work, but it feels great when one does.
Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Best, Wendy