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Saturday, 11 July 2020

Summer Shorts Outfit, over 40

Patterned shorts and Army jacket, over 40.

Another day... another pair of shorts.
It's summer after all, isn't it?

Sometimes It's think summer has abandoned us.
If the truth be told, I'm wearing a thermal base layer under here (you can see the sleeves).
It's chilly!
However, I'm also determined to tough it out in the leg department.

{It's July for goodness sake!}

I'm refusing to put the heating on (despite the chill) AND also flatly refusing to put my legs away.
I feel like a sea bird on a winters day with fluffed up feathers (my thermals) and icy legs!
Luckily, if my feet are warm my body usually follows and leather trainers with padded socks saw to that.

Patterned shorts and Army jacket, over 40.

I'm also quite liking the blue/green mix going on here.
I know it's supposed to be a fashion faux pas BUT my shorts made me do it!
The colours in the pattern were calling to me....

"Mix blue and green. Go on! You know you wanna!"


I couldn't resist.

Using an established pattern to mix colours is the safest way to do it.
Zero skill required.

Comfy trainers and a slouchy bag finished things off perfectly.

This bag is brilliant BTW!
No straps, so potentially a pain BUT it's surprisingly easy and comfortable to carry.
I've not put it down since I got it.
It seems to go with EVERYTHING.
Seriously... even my joggers!

Patterned shorts and Army jacket, over 40.

COTTON SHORTS: Unbranded... years old and second hand then!
BLUE TEE: Weekday
THERMALS (just seen): M&S. Many years old and practically worn out!
KHAKI JACKET: GAP (many many MANY years old)
LEATHER SHOES: Adidas (hand-me-downs)
BAG: ASOS
HEADBAND: Made from a scarf to hide my "please cut me!!" hair.

Patterned shorts and Army jacket, over 40.

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8 comments

  1. I love blue and green together. When I wear it together people often comment that they like it. Is it usual to be so chilly in Scotland in mid-July? Lise

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    1. Oh gosh, yes Lise!!!
      It can be cold.
      My husband remembers SNOW on his birthday in June!
      Scottish sumners are predictably unpredictable! X

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  2. oh it's cold?? I would trade with you for a day off of oppressive heat here in Northern California! I just posted my shorts outfit too...a little worried that maybe I can't pull it off anymore....plus, I don't toast my skin anymore, so the pale works against the summer vibe...but at my age? I don't care anymore... xo eva

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    1. Forget age Eva!
      Who cares about that.
      Wear what makes you feel good.
      And YES let's trade a week of Scottish summer for a week of california heat! Just one week would make us both happy! X

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  3. LOVE blue and green together, Samantha. They're both "cold" colours and I think they combine beautifully. Navy and emerald green go particularly well, as do khaki and sky blue. We needn't be constrained by weird style "rules" from the past!
    I like this shorts outfit a lot - it's got a very relaxed vibe, but edgy too.
    You're a brave soul to bare your legs in the low temperatures we've been having though! I admire your courage!
    What a dismal July it's been here in Ireland so far. I've been wearing my cardis and sweaters every day.

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  4. Fleeces, cardigans, hoodies and jumpers all the way here Juliana. We always have hope for a warm summer but it never comes does it? X

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  5. Lovely outfit and lovely color combo, despite the 'rules'. I do like green and blue together and your shorts' print prove it's a lovely combo!
    You rock your accessorizing and your bag looks really cool, no wonder you've been wearing it a lot!, it's stunning!
    Sorry that you're missing Summer, our weather is being quite 'springy' here too, very unpredictable, storms and heal included, and also heat!
    besos

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