For the imperfect Fashion lover.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

What to wear in a British Heatwave, emergency shorts!

HEATWAVE....yes you heard right!

Wearing shorts over 40

It is actually HOT here...I mean really, genuinely warm.
I know some of you lovely people are used to the hot (and hotter) weather but this has come as a bit of a shock to my system.
As I am normally a 'thermals' kind of girl I had to go out  to the shops and buy a pair of shorts.

Shorts are normally very difficult for me to wear. I feel slightly uncomfortable baring my skinny legs and knobbly knees and can feel really frumpy in them. I think they make my body look distorted. So I went for the brightest pair in the distract the eye upwards (this is my kind of twisted logic). Never hide behind black, just dazzle the viewer with colour or pattern...or both! Maybe they won't notice my imperfections??

Bright coral/pink shorts and a floral top were toned down (a little) by an old denim jacket and some neutral flat sandals.

My hayfever is bad today, so my eyes look like they have been turned inside-out....this is an unfortunate symptom of summer but I still took off my sunglasses for the photographs, added some lipgloss and a smile.
Always hope for the best.

I have to admit that wearing shorts felt really good...very free and cool.

Shorts over 40
Vest top: Joules
Jacket: Boden
Shorts: Fat face
Sandals: Vertbaudet
Necklaces: Various (layered)
Brooch: Pia
Bracelets: Various (layered)

Neutral Sandals

Shorts over 40



  1. Coral is such a wonderful color for the summer and you can never go wrong with a denim jacket - brava!

    1. Thank you Antionette. Coral is normally a colour I avoid, but I don't know why! I think I might grow to like it. X

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  2. I would just like to say that no one would look at this fabulous picture and think you look distorted....we are our own worst critic!!! So really what I meant to say is this outfit looks fantastic! You have such great legs....of course, you should wear shorts! Yeah summer!! jodie

    1. Thank you Jodie, you are very kind. I hope we get some more short-worthy weather. I could happily get used to it! X

  3. Fabulous coral shorts and they are perfect with your floral top! The addition of your denim jacket truly elevates the whole look.

    1. Thank you J.Elle. I hope to get to wear them again soon.... The rain is back here though! X

  4. Thank you J.Elle. I hope to get to wear them again soon.... The rain is back here though! X


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