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THIS OR THAT – WEARING SHORTS OVER 50

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a shorts outfit from Kohl's4

Today is Thursday, and I am headed to Tennessee for a hair appointment with my daughter-in-law. An added bonus for having my DIL as my hairdresser is that I get to see my parents, grandchildren, and the rest of my family who lives in Tennessee. It is a 3 1/2 hour drive, but I love making the trip every five weeks to see everyone.

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I’m going through a process of trying to lighten my hair and get it to be more silver/white instead of blonde. I’m not sure how many visits it will take to get my hair to the color I want, especially since I am trying not to go the bleached route. I used Olaplex purple shampoo the last time I was in Tennessee, and it made my hair more charcoal or ash color instead of silver/white. When I got back to Virginia and used Hair Biology Purple Shampoo, it worked much better, but I still needed more silver in my hair.

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My THIS outfit is blue and yellow, a color combination that I love and wear often. This adorable eyelet ruffle top is feminine-looking, and I love it paired with the yellow shorts. It will be a top that you can wear all spring and summer, and it looks great with jeans or shorts. I wore it with a pair of white crops, and it looked fresh and summery. I’m wearing a large, and it fits me great. The top comes in several colors and even in a couple of prints.

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Here is the view from the back so you can see the length of the top.

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The Yellow Stripe Paperbag Shorts are by Draper James RSVP from Kohl’s. I’m honestly surprised that these shorts look descent on me. I usually steer clear of a paperbag style since I hold all my weight in my stomach. The top’s drape might help to camouflage my waistline, or maybe the stripes grab my attention. For some reason, these shorts seem to work for me. I’m wearing a size medium, and they fit well.

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Did you know that suits are a big trend? What do you think about a suit with shorts instead of pants or a skirt? The Lemon Stripe Linen-Blend Blazer is a perfect match for the shorts, and the pale blue stripe is the same color as the top. You will be surprised at how often you can wear this blazer; it will look great with jeans, navy, and white. I’m wearing a large, and it fits well.

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If you’ve wanted to try a Coach handbag, now might be the time. Coach Outlet is having a Friends and Family Frenzy, so you get to take an additional 15% off their already discounted prices. Use code FRIENDS15 at checkout to get the extra savings.

This Lane Carryall is a gorgeous summery color, and it is an unexpected pop of color with most outfits. With this outfit, it blends in instead of standing out. I love the size of this handbag; it is a great medium size.

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Now, for THAT outfit. This casual outfit consists of a navy cardigan, a white tee, and a pair of Bermuda shorts in a geo print of green and yellow. I can see wearing this outfit to run errands, go out to lunch, or go shopping.

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I like this v-neck t-shirt, but I will warn you that it is thin. I’ve noticed many websites have “tissue” turtlenecks and tees; that is just a fancy way of saying that the garments are really thin. This is a Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee, and I think the whisper stands for whisper-thin. Lol! The crazy thing is, I actually like this tee and will wear it instead of the thicker ones that I own. I’m wearing a large, and the tee fits me fine.

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I made a sizing mistake on this Navy Textured Cardigan. This cardigan is too small; I wanted a larger, more relaxed fit. I like wearing my cardigans open, but they need to only leave a small portion of my shirt showing. Since this cardigan is too small for me, it keeps pulling apart and not covering enough of the tee. I’m wearing a medium, but I should have sized up to a large.

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I do like the nubby texture of the cardigan; that is a great design feature. If you’re considering the cardigan, it comes in several colors, but remember to go up one size.

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I’m interested in hearing what y’all think about these Pull-On Bermuda Geo Print Stretch Shorts. I can’t decide if I like these shorts or not. They fit well, and I like the pull-on style. The legs aren’t too tight, and I wanted to try a longer pair of shorts. The 11″ inseam is plenty long, so I don’t think that is the issue. It must be the color that is causing the problem for me, what do you think? I’m wearing a size 8, and the shorts fit me well.

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These Slingback Wedge Shoes are by TOMS, a brand known for giving back to the community. The natural hemp color and braided jute wrap make these shoes perfect for spring and summer. The platform is smaller than most I’ve ordered at 1,” and the wedge heel is 3 3/4″. These shoes will go with anything, and I can’t wait to wear them with shorts, crops, dresses, and slacks. I’m wearing my usual size 9, and the fit is perfect.

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Now, let’s talk about the Coach Lori Shoulder Bag. I love the chalk color, and I think it is great for spring and summer. However, this one didn’t come from the Coach Outlet, and it is more on the expensive side. I’ll link to some similar ones at a slightly better price point.

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The jewelry that I’m wearing for this look is Danielle Convertible Link Earrings in Mother of Pearl and the Beaded Elaina Stretch Bracelet. In the yellow and blue look, I’m wearing 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Drop Earrings in Blue Lapis, an 18 Kt. Gold Cross Necklace, a David Yurman Cable Loop Bracelet, and one strand from the Davis Necklace.

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72 Comments

  1. Tanya-Your hair color is very pretty. I have always liked your hairstyle, as well. I like all the outfits today. But I noticed your pretty lipcolor and wonder if you would share what it is. Thanks!

  2. Jayne Finkbohner says:

    Love the yellow shorts/jacket combo. This outfit looks super cute yet dressy enough for fun date night or lunch with girlfriends. You look amazing in both.

  3. Lori Feld says:

    Both outfits are great on you but I particularly love the yellow shorts “suit”. Also love your haircut and the direction you are going with the color! My DIL also does my hair.

  4. I love both outfits on you!!!!!

  5. Kathie Gilmore says:

    I’m closer to 70 and have tried to go with my natural hair color but I get too washed out. So I’m back to adding the blonde to my hair.
    Love both outfits but I think This would be more for me. You look amazing in both outfits. I’m just a little too short for Bermuda shorts.
    You look sooo good. I know you have shared your weight loss plan earlier but I haven’t been able to find it. I need to get those winter pounds off. Could you please share the program or company you followed?

  6. I love both, but This is just different enough that it would be my first choice. I think the suit option is super cute and very stylish. I like the long shorts, but carry most of my weight in my hips, so the long shorts don’t fit me right. You, however look great in both options. 💗

  7. Both outfits are adorable and look great on you. I like the This one because it is unexpected and fresh. The That outfit is classic.

  8. Oh boy…this is a tough one, but I think the “THIS” outfit is the winner in my book. I love that it has a blazer that matches and the colors are so pretty together and springy/summery. The “THAT” outfit isn’t as fun because of the navy sweater. I’m think I’m going for lighter colors for the season!
    I love your hair color. The silvery blond is very pretty!

  9. I have a casual retail job, so I wear shorts and flats just about every day. I always choose bermudas or shorts just above the knee. I also make sure that my top is long enough to be appropriate!

  10. I like THIS. Both outfits look good, but I’d put That white t-shirt with This. I just don’t like the feel of the length of Bermuda shorts. The striped blazer is perfect!

  11. You look great in everything!

  12. I like the first one better. I’m just not a fan of bermuda shorts on my short legs!

  13. I like This! You look fabulous in this outfit! The shorts are very cute and look great with the blue top. Love the jacket, too.

  14. I like the This outfit. It is very cute!

  15. Ok, of course both outfits look great on u! Howeeeeeeeever, I 100% LOVE the “THAT” outfit! Gurl, those Geo shorts & cardi …….LOVE!

  16. I like both outfits but personally I’d get more wear from the second. I do love that blazer though!

  17. I like That. I like the length of the bermuda shorts and the cute sweater with it.

  18. I love your THAT outfit! I do also agree that both outfits are very flattering on you.

  19. While I’m generally a fan of Bermuda shorts not usually a fan of shorts with a blazer and would usually choose navy over yellow, I strongly prefer the first outfit you modeled. It’s looks fresh and modern. Thanks for showing us some choices from Kohls!

  20. I cannot choose this time! They both look great in you. You can really see your weight loss in them both. Very cute!

  21. I think the longer shorts don’t work well. The yellow outfit and the length of the shorts are way better

  22. Love the bermuda shorts and they look great on you. I have been wearing bermudas instead if capris the last few years as I like the “shorter” length.

  23. I love color combo of the “This” outfit. However, the shorts may be too short for me, but with your cute legs…perfect! Have you tried skorts? I love a cute skort, my now go-to summer outfit, in lieu of shorts.

  24. Yes to the yellow suit outfit. Adorable. Not a fan of Bermudas—I guess because my legs are so short I never consider wearing them. And, I am disappointed in retailers who are on this “tissue” trend. Translates to cheap and see through, which I do not like paying for.

  25. I really like both outfits on you. But I like the bermuda outfit best. Thanks for the reasonably priced selections. Have a safe trip.

  26. I really like both outfits and I love those Bermuda shorts. I think both outfits would look really cute with white tennis shoes like all the younger women are wearing with everything including their casual dresses.

  27. Both outfits look good on you but I like the “That” outfit the best. It is very slimming and I like the contrast of the colors in the shorts with the navy cardigan. The TOMS wedges you’re wearing are on sale at Nordstrom. I used a gift card (refund) and only paid $10 for them! 😁

  28. Love the Bermuda shorts on you. They look great. I need a shorter version. Have not shopped for shorts yet this season. But prefer a 7 inch inseam. I’m not sure about the tissue t’s. That’s very thin. Soon it will be too hot to wear a cardigan so might as well wear a tank. Would love to see more shorts!

  29. Definitely the “that” outfit. I love cardigans. I like the Bermuda shorts but I think I would like them better if they were capris. As I get older I like to cover up my knees.

  30. I absolutely love your sense of style! I sure do wish we could just go shopping together so you could help me find my best looks!

  31. Ann Dietrick says:

    I like both of these outfits. The first one I would wear on vacation and the second one I would wear on a regular basis. I like the length of the second pair.
    Love all your posts!

  32. As always, you look great in both outfits! I liked the yellow and blue, and really liked it with the jacket. I’m still on the fence about all these ruffles this year, but I love suits with shorts! My pick though is definitely the navy cardigan and shorts outfit! Love the length of the shorts- just right! Thanks for all your posts! I’ve told 3 friends about you and now we all watch for your outfits each day!

  33. Ellen Franzen says:

    When does the weight loss plan start again?

    1. Signups reopen today and the program starts up again on Monday.

  34. Outfit #2…..like the length of the Bermuda shorts

  35. Both outfits are really cute on you. I think you might like the longer shorts if they were 9 or 10” inseam instead of 11. I like slim Bermuda shorts w/wedge sandals-but I don’t think I’ve purchased them quite so long.

  36. Shelly Jennings says:

    I love both outfits but that yellow looks beautiful on you!

  37. I like both outfits. Love the look of the first one with the blazer jacket. The bermuda shorts I love also. The more coverage the better. Looks so cute with the cardigan.

  38. Definitely This outfit! That outfit is ok, but This pops. Reminds me outfits I had about 30 years 25+ years ago and lived them!

  39. I choose the THAT outfit, it’s very classic and well put together. I love the Draper James shorts and blazer but I’m not a fan of ruffles on women of a certain age. Congrats on your weight loss, you look great!

  40. Both looks are great! The Bermuda shorts look much better fitted on you than the model on their website. They should use your pics instead!

  41. Deborah Evers says:

    I love the longer shorts. I definitely feel more comfortable with this length.

  42. I liked the THIS outfit better! I love the look of the suit set!

  43. I love your first look. The yellow and blue combo is so flattering and you look so slim!!

  44. I think both outfits look great on you! Loved that you showed Bermudas instead of telling us (as so many bloggers seem to do) that we “need” to wear shorter shorts. I’m nearly 70 and my legs are NOT attractive any more and I would rather never wear shorts but I live in Texas! So I’m careful with fit and proportion and good colors for me and self tanner. THANKS for keeping it real for us “going on 70” gurls!

  45. You look fabulous in both outfits, and I like both blue tops on you. I love everything about these outfits. Nothing frumpy about either, crispy, summery, stylish, win win!

  46. I’m looking forward to seeing your hair. I have naturally white silver hair and really don’t like it very much. I really want to see your hair style for some ideas. I have a hair appointment next week.
    Also I like both short outfits. Either pair of shorts look nice or n you.

  47. The second outfit was my favorite on you ❤️

  48. Both outfits are nice looking and look good on you. I like the Bermuda shorts as I’m 5’7, short waist and long legs…at 61 and in decent shape it’s hard to find shorts I like…..we are near the beach in Maryland and it’s a very casual vibe in the summer, so enjoy all of the versatility you show. Thank you.

  49. Dana Otterson says:

    You look good in both outfits. But I really loved the second one with the bermuda shorts and cardigan. I thought it looked really great on you and it looks very comfortable.

  50. Love both outfits you always look stylish

  51. I loved both outfits. They were totally different in style but don’t we women do that regularly!!!! Love love the linen blazer!!

  52. Susan Dingmore says:

    “That” for sure! The bermudas are classic, especially with a navy sweater. I love this look—it’s one of my “go to’s”.
    The yellow stripe is cute and you look great in it, but too trendy for me, then again, I’m an old school classic kinda girl! All the best!

  53. Laurie Harris says:

    Both of those outfits look great on you. I’m still on the fence on Bermuda shorts for myself. I have a pair and feel like the legs are too wide for my scrawny legs, lol

  54. I liked both outfits and would wear either one depending on the event. I would wear more of a heal with the first one because I’m 5’5 and I would need the height to carry off the matching blazer and shorts. I’m with you on the blue cardigan. I like mine a little bigger for more coverage. Love the length of the shorts. I cover as much of my legs as possible!😂

  55. Kathy Hayles says:

    I really like the second outfit. It looks more polished. I like the length of the shorts on the second outfit.

  56. Both outfits are darling, but I prefer THIS. The yellow is so fresh and fun. You look great in both outfits. Fun post today!!! Safe travels to TN

  57. My choice would be “that” as I prefer the longer shorts combined with a t-shirt and cardigan. The yellow suit looks very pretty on you but my skin tone does not allow me to wear shades of yellow or orange.

  58. I like both outfits on you. I recently moved to the South and will be adding shorts to my wardrobe. You might try shortening the second pair of shorts by about 1” to see if that would make a difference, but they look great as is too!

  59. Both outfits looked great on you. I don’t see me wearing the 1st outfit, it was a little too put together. The 2nd outfit was right on the money. Not everyone can wear Bermudas but those looked great with the cardigan. I would have changed the shoes though. The suit needed the heels. The Bermuda looked good with heels buy also would have looked good with the flat brown sandals.

  60. Definitely prefer THIS outfit but THAT is OK. The THIS outfit is more useful w the jacket and the cookies are more vibrant. The THAT outfit is more subtle and has muted colors and, as you said. That is what bothered you abt the outfit. I agree. However, the shorts can be eirn w a number of ither colors. I think you look best in THIS.

  61. The first outfit is my favorite. I love the blazer with shorts look. It’s an on trend look for going out to lunch or brunch in warm weather. Also, I do like that textured navy blue sweater in the second post. Like you I’m down to texture in clothes. It’s fun seeing your new hairstyle evolve.

  62. I like both outfits. Are trying to grow your grey hair out?

  63. I like both outfits but the one with the cardigan is my favorite . I am 62 and I wear shorts still!

  64. Kelly brooks says:

    Love love the second outfit everything about it.

  65. like both outfits you, would love to be able to wear yellow and this might work since it is lighter. did order from Coach outlet after your last post waiting on my new bag.

  66. Maribeth Conklin says:

    I love the That look. I am much more comfortable in longer shorts. Love the tee shirt and cardigan as well.

  67. Yes, I do wear shorts (7-9 inch inseam). When the weather is 100+ for days on end shorts a must for this girl.

  68. Elizabeth says:

    Cute outfits especially the suit!