Warm weather casual looks have always been a challenge for me.
I am much more comfortable in my jacket and jeans with a tank combo but when the temperatures climb I must create a cooler look to work with my figure challenges.
I had never tried any of the Tribal brand items until Connie sent me a pair of white pull-on jeans earlier this year. I have worn those at least once a week ever since! Those pants are so comfortable, and the fit and length are perfect for me. These crop pants from Tribal are just as comfortable.
The kick pleat detail on the back of the leg is so creative!
Wearing these wedge sandals from Dillard's a couple of years ago helped to visually elongate the chopped off look that crop pants sometimes give my short lower legs. These stop at the point that my leg starts to get slimmer rather than on the widest part of my calf. That detail is always important to me when I wear any dress or cropped pants. Never stop a hem at your least favorite part!
This look would also be great for the woman who has a pear shape. The zipper pocket details of the shirt lift the eye up and if tucked in, would define the smaller waist of the pear shape. The black pants with simple lines are very flattering, and the dark color on the bottom formula is perfect for the pear shape.
Because I have an inverted triangle shape with a wide waistline, I rarely tuck in a top. This hemline is slightly lower in the back which makes it very flattering for me as well. The fabric is whisper lightweight so I can wear it even when our hot weather arrives.
The old clutch bag I found years ago at T.J.Maxx brought in the fun pop of red I really like with black and white. The coin bracelet was supplied by French Kande.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.