When the day calls for dressing in a casual summer look, I am at a bit of a loss. Dressing for dinner or a special event is much easier for me.
Without a jacket, I feel underdressed, but when the temperatures exceed ninety degrees, I am forced to look for a suitable alternative.
Considering the casual nature of this look, I am wearing minimal makeup and a simple watch with one small ring. Too many accessories and bold makeup would seem out of place.
I have always loved the classic summer color combination of white with khaki, but khaki pants have always been a challenge for me to get right. The secret to my success with these is not too tight with a straight leg and not too close to the color of my skin.
The whisper lightweight white tunic is old from J.Jill. The lightweight khaki pull-on wide waistband pants are so comfortable on hot days. They are by Lior Paris from ShopMyFairLady.com.
The sandals are old by Born Shoes. I appreciate that they are the same color as my pants to help my legs look longer.
You will rarely see me carry a crossbody bag. The reason is that when worn, as shown above, a lot of unwanted attention is directed right to the girls. That strap pulled between your breasts by the weight of a bag hanging at your side or slightly behind you is like a beacon saying "Look how big my chest is!".
I bought this little crossbody bag to wear on very casual days when I just need keys, cards, and a lip balm and I want to keep my hands free. I am always careful to make sure it rests on the front of my hip so that the strap is not pulled tight. This bag is from White House|Black Market.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
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