Hello! We got a very unusual cold front in Northwestern Wisconsin this past week, forcing everyone to dig out the long pants and jackets. I was really in a dilemma about what to wear to church. I wasn't scheduled to sing, so I could dress a little more casually than I normally do, but I wanted to be 'warm' in the cooler temperatures and yet still look like 'summer'. I decided on a pair of dark skinny jeans, a chiffon sleeveless shirt (with a brightly colored cardigan to keep warm) and a pair of blue striped wedges. (The cardigan and shoes were purchased last season, so I don't have links to those items). I prefer the way this outfit looks without the cardigan. I felt that when I put the cardigan on that I automatically looked ten pounds heavier. But, in the end, the cardigan won because warmth and comfort is far more important to me than fashion and beauty.
Extreme Stretch Skinny Jeans. I was in heaven! The material is so lightweight, soft, and breathable. They are very comfortable to wear, they feel like leggings...I could sleep in them! Once I found a comfortable pair of skinny jeans, I went back and bought several more pairs in different colors. I personally really like the tailored fit, they look so much more polished and dressy than regular jeans, but, I don't think they are for every body type. I'm sure some people would say no one over the age of forty should wear skinny jeans, but I would say, it's more about your shape, not your age. I've always had long, thin legs, so skinny jeans really work well for me. Now, if there was such a thing as a 'skinny top', that I would avoid with a ten foot pole....because I'm definitely NOT skinny on top! I've also heard a few people comment that skinny jeans weren't modest, and for that reason should be avoided. I can certainly understand how some women would feel that way. I usually wear a looser, longer top with my skinnies to cover up, just as I would if I were wearing leggings, so I don't feel I am being immodest at all. What are your thoughts or experiences with skinny jeans? Have you ever tried them?
I hope you enjoyed another fashion discussion for women over fifty. Have a great day! Amy