This time of the year, I’m ready for shorts and dresses. However, the weather can be flaky and days can fluctuate from warm to rainy and cool like we had this weekend in Northern California. The perfect solution is sweaters with shorts. I personally love this look.
I’m not talking the tacky cut-offs with raggedy edges and pockets sticking out -So Britney Spears ladies! Class up your shorts wardrobe and find some that are neither too short nor too tight. You don’t want them so long either..In fact a shorter length can sometimes hit at a more flattering spot on the leg than a longer short can, so try on many..
Loving the cable knit and penny loafers. Something about a sweater is just so cozy and yet the addition of shorts say Summer. It’s very East Coast where Summers in Maine and those regions can be very cool.
I’m not a huge Taylor Swift fan, but she looks very cute with these flats, little bag and sweater.
This Chanel sweater jacket looks great paired with relaxed shorts and perfect for a night out on Gwyneth Paltrow.
Kate Moss is known for wearing her cut-offs, but looks lovely in these classier shorts and cardigan.
My personal rule with shorts is always wear flats or a very low heel. There’s something about high heels and shorts that I find tacky. Pretty flat sandals or ballets are perfect. (Being over 40, I am careful where I wear shorts. I wear them at the park, beach, shopping and running about. Otherwise, I default to skirts, especially when traveling.)
I love a V-neck boyfriend or slouchier sweater paired with shorts, long necklaces and flats for day and jeweled T-strap flat sandals for night. In fact some of the best sweaters are probably in your husband’s closet right now! If not, J Crew has some great ones here and here and here. I’ve even bought them in the guys departments in smaller sizes as well.
Olivia Palermo (above and below), is the shorts queen and wears them with everything.
With a sweater and your shorts you can stay cozy, but still keep your Spring mindset!!
What do you think? Do you have any opinions on shorts? Do you think they look okay on woman over 40? Tell me what you think!