50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO DRESS UP A TEE-SHIRT | FASHION OVER 40This has been one of “those” days. You know the kind of day that I am talking about; the kind where you should have stayed in bed with the covers pulled up over your head. It must have been catching because my daughter called from Alaska, and she was having the same type of day. How do you overcome days like this? I can’t put my finger on where things got off to a bad start, but it was like I had a dark cloud following me around all day long. You know that I am a half-full kind of girl, so I will keep looking for the sun to come out, or at least a rainbow to peek through the clouds.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO DRESS UP A TEE-SHIRT | FASHION OVER 40A blog reader made a comment the other day that she wore tee-shirts of Friday, but felt like they were sloppy and unprofessional. She is correct in her thinking, at least for the most part, because a tee-shirt is very casual. A professional setting is pretty far from casual, so you do not see many tee-shirts worn there. The exception would be if the shirt was a solid, and then you could wear a blazer over it which would make the look dressier.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO DRESS UP A TEE-SHIRT | FASHION OVER 40I don’t own a lot of tee-shirts. I bought this one back in the earlier part of spring because I loved the whimsical cow and the colors in the top. I don’t consider this to be professional, but it is not sloppy. The difference is that the top is a fitted look. When a top is fitted, it looks nicer, and you actually look thinner too. Looking thinner is always better in my book. I like the raglan sleeves on this top for a little added color, but it is the print that drew me to the top. The top is part of the artist collection from Luckybird Clothing Company. This is the same company that my top was from (here) that I wore earlier this week.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO DRESS UP A TEE-SHIRT | FASHION OVER 40I chose to wear turquoise with my look. I wanted to bring out the blues in the top, and adding jewelry to a tee-shirt will elevate the look. Jewelry has a knack for dressing almost anything up a notch or two. I just got my Remington earrings. They are textured silver hoops with marbled turquoise accent beads that dangle. They are a medium size at a 2.25″ drop. If I don’t wear anything, I at least try to wear a pair of earrings. They draw attention to your face. My dainty cross cuff was purchased at the same time as my earrings, but I can’t find it on the website. They must have sold out for a while, and I can see why. This cuff is really lightweight and cute, so be sure to check back later to get yours.
50 IS NOT OLD | HOW TO DRESS UP A TEE-SHIRT | FASHION OVER 40My top is fitted enough, but if it was too large on me, then I would tie a knot in the side to make it appear more fitted. This is a great trick anytime you have a shirt that is in a boxy cut. I have even seen people use the clear hairbands to hold the knot in place if you can’t tie one yourself. The cuffed jeans that I am wearing are from the Loft Outlet. I like how they have a tiny bit of distressing, without having large holes or hanging threads. This is the best of both worlds, or what I refer to as “the baby bear” style. Not too hot and not too cold, but just right. (exert from the three bears) Here is the link to the jeans which are under 30.00! And, another way to dress up a tee-shirt outfit, is by wearing a fashionable pair of shoes. These leopard print shoes are an old pair that I have had for years. They are by Isaac Mizrahi, but I am going to see if I can find a few more for you to see.


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16 Comments

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks, Janet. Every day is a new day filled full of possibilities.

  1. Thanks so much for the T-shirt help! Even on casual days I want to look smart and put together. I love the shoes! And I agree jewelry helps! You are so sweet! I received my samples yesterday and used them last night. Ooh la la! I like it so far. I will order my 60 day challenge skin care soon. Thanks again!!

    • Tania Reply

      Leslie, we all have days that we don’t want to feel overly dressed or elegant. Some days are meant for relaxing and a tee with jeans is perfect. You can dress the look up as much as you want, and I am glad that my tips helped you. I am thrilled that you liked the samples! I can’t wait for you to start the 60-day challenge!!!

  2. Bev Ridenhour Reply

    I love the t-shirt!! The cow is adorable. Did you size up for the t-shirt or does it run true to size?

    • Tania Reply

      Bev, the top I am wearing is a medium. I wouldn’t have minded it being a little bigger, but it fit fine.

  3. Merri Lynn Reply

    Love the shirt! And you are so funny – “If I don’t wear anything, I at least wear a pair of earrings” Bet that’s an interesting day!! 😉

    • Tania Reply

      Merri Lynn, you made me laugh!!! I didn’t notice my phrasing, that would have been interesting, to say the least.😱

  4. Love the turquoise earrings and the cow T-shirt is adorable. Two of my favorite colors – turquoise and pink!! You are so right – you don’t have to wear a lot of jewelry to add pizazz to a simple outfit. Statement earrings and some lipstick and you are good to go!!

    • Tania Reply

      I love wearing those two colors together, it feels so summery.

  5. Cheerful outfit. You just make me smile. I wouldn’t wear that around my family because being southern macho men who tease a lot, they would moo me all day. LOL I love those beautiful colors and with your coloring, you look fabulous.

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