Well, spring has sprung and now we’re heading into summer. I am always in my own personal summer, so dressing for the heat is an issue. I do have a few ideas to help with this dilemma. Wear 100% cotton whenever you can. I look for tee shirts with a short sleeve, not sleeveless, and a bit of embellishment on the v neck front. Just because it’s a tee doesn’t mean it can’t be classy and fashionable (don’t borrow your husband’s or son’s – or anyone’s). I have always found lots of these types of tees in thrift stores, Ross for Less, TJ Max and small boutiques.
Also this summer we have a trend toward some air conditioning! The return of the skirt! I love the popular maxi skirts and dresses. Also, how wonderful that any skirt length is acceptable now – no more rules and regs about how to wear one. It’s a very liberating time for Boomers to dress appropriately and still look terrific. I will say, however, that mini-skirts are not flattering on most women over 40 – baggy or knobby knees, spider veins, liver spots – all those fabulous things need not be shown!
Pedal pushers have made a comeback as well. Just below the knee.
Capris – very stylish – about 2-3 inches below the knee.
Cropped pants – just above or at mid calf.
Ankle pants – just above the ankle.
And the old standby – full length pants below the ankle.
Make this your “hottest” summer ever – wear lots of color in either the tops or bottoms. Bright colored pants are all the rage this year. Combine bright colors; get a “pop” of color in a handbag, shoes, scarf or belt.
Take a little time to dress – you’ll have fun, and you’ll feel and look fabulous.
Here’s to a bloomin’ summer!
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