Many of us over-40 women (and over-60 women, like me) are loathe to wear shorts, no matter the temperature. I have uttered these words more than once, even though I mostly use body-positive talk: “I hate my knees.” I’ve heard other women say it too, even the 30-somethings. Bah, humbug to that. Knees are kind of funny-looking on most of us, but they serve a great mission, and they deserve their day in the sun.
If you get any kind of summer where you live, I am encouraging you to find shorts and short skirts that you like, and bare those legs. Only about 3% of all women in the world have shapes like models, and even their knees get the photo-shop treatment. Trust the gorgeous women of Visible Monday to inspire and demonstrate that shorts can be for anyone who wants them:
Go luxe with leather: Nicole of High Latitude Style chose rich-looking black leather shorts (OK leather isn’t lightweight, but Nicole lives in Alaska). She makes a chic outfit by adding a half-tucked chambray shirt, bandana, and fab platform sandals.
Go for it with short-shorts: Jill of Doused in Pink looks terrific in true short-shorts with a scalloped hem. This is a true height-of-summer look, and so fresh. Jill keeps it simple with a flowy white top, delicate necklace, and bracelet.
Do capris count? I say yes! La Senora of Senora Allnut looks delightful on a warm day, with flared capris. If you really, truly want to cover your knees, capris are a good option. Love her printed bag and funky sandals too.
Try flowy shorts that fit like a skirt: Joi of In My Joi chose shorts with a looser silhouette, and double denim, and looks fashion-forward. The floral topper and clutch add a dressier feel, and how about those pink earrings?
Here’s some shorts and extras that make the heat more chic:
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