Do you wonder how to wear denim shorts over 40, or if you even should? Jean shorts are a summer staple for me, so I’m going to show you one of my favorite ways to wear them. Outfit details linked at the end of this post.
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How to Style Denim Shorts Over 40
Invest in a Good Pair of Jean Shorts
I always start building an outfit by selecting the most important thing I want to wear that day. Sometimes its shoes, or certain jewelry, or a handbag. This time it was my favorite jean shorts so I grabbed them first.
You can absolutely wear denim shorts over 40. Don’t let anybody tell you you can’t. However, the style and fit is important. Don’t skimp on this.
High rise or mid rise shorts are flattering styles for most over 40 bodies. The length depends on your comfort level, whether or not you enjoy showing your legs and are comfortable doing so (a fake tan helps!).
If you’re petite you usually can get away with a shorter inseam. And if you’re tall you may need to add a couple of inches.
I’ve invested in good quality shorts with a nice flattering cut. Here, I’ve paired these with a tank top and kimono that are budget friendly. I’m also wearing my investment accessories, because they help elevate the look of any outfit.
Add a Tank
I knew I wanted to have a cool outfit for the hot New Orleans summer weather, so I grabbed a V-neck tank top.
Add a Layer
I layered on this cute floral kimono for a light weight layer. This is a nice look to stay cool in the summer while wearing jean shorts and showing a little little leg while still having enough coverage.
I always pair shorter length shorts with flat sandals or tennis shoes. Here I wore my go-to tan Tory Burch Miller sandals. These go with everything and I highly recommend grabbing these if you don’t already own a pair!
I wear my Louis Vuitton Artsy a lot – it’s one of my favorite handbags. It holds a lot, and even though it’s honestly not the most comfortable to carry for long periods of time, I just love the way it looks.
For daytime, I wear minimal makeup. The gloss I’m wearing is City Beauty Plumping Lip Gloss in Pink Nude.
Other Ways to Style Denim Shorts Over 40
Add a Billowy Top
An alternative to wearing jean shorts with a tank and kimono is to pair them with a three-quarter or long sleeve billowy boho romantic style blouse like this one:
Wear a Wedge Heel
You could also dress up the look of a jean shorts outfit with a cute wedge heel. This tie-up espadrille wedge is so cute, not too tall, and would look adorable with jean shorts:
You Know How to Wear Denim Shorts Over 40
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re too old to wear jean shorts. You most certainly can wear denim shorts over 40 – you just need to wear the most flattering style for your shape and what makes you feel comfortable while balancing the proportions on top!
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