Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fashion Over Fifty: Top Summer Essentials

Hello!  For this week's Fashion Over Fifty lets talk about what to wear in the summer when your over fifty and it's HOT outside.  I recently had a conversation with a woman who is in her seventies,  who said that she struggles with what to wear in the summer because she doesn't like to show her arms.  Well, we all have some body part we like to hide no matter what our age, but the list of body parts we like to hide seems to get longer as we age!   For me, I'm always trying to diminish the size of my upper arms,  and hide my stomach.  My legs, though thin, are covered with bruises and red marks, so I don't like to show those either;  but I will if temperatures soar.

My top summer essentials for staying cool, comfortable, and still 'hide' my imperfections, are knit dresses and maxi skirts.  The outfit below I wore on the Fourth of July.  I bought the dress last year from the Joe Fresh line sold at J. C. Penney.  It is a sleeveless, knit jumper that is very cool and comfortable.  Because I like to hide my upper arms and it was too warm to wear a jacket, I wore a white jeweled tee shirt from Old Navy underneath.  On other occasions, I have worn this same dress with a jean jacket, and on very hot days, with a tank top underneath.

 I love how it is totally fashionable to wear tennis shoes with dresses these days. You know me, I'm all about comfort:  especially on my feet!   Because it was a patriotic holiday, I chose these Keds red tennis shoes (also from J.C. Penney) to wear,  but I also love how they add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral ensemble.
 Even though the shoes have laces they slip on and off quite easily.
 The embellishments on the tee shirt are very subtle.  They sparkle, but because they are white jewels, they blend in with the shirt.  I like just the hint of glamour the jewels add to the tee.
So what about you?  What are your top summer essentials for staying cool and comfortable in hot weather?  I'd love to hear from you!

And if you love old churches like I do, here is a full picture of this beautiful Catholic church in downtown Eau Claire where these pictures were taken.  GORGEOUS!

Have a great day!  Amy
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  1. You always look so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the red tennis shoes, you look cool, happy and relaxed. Fab outfit!


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