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YOU’LL LOVE THESE CASUAL STYLES TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a casual style of t-shirt and jean shorts with platform sandals

 

Summer is here, and I’ve been trying to dress more casually. However, I wanted a few grab-and-go outfits that I knew were comfortable, so I checked out a few brands that are my favorites when shopping with Nordstrom.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a casual style striped t-shirt and pink twill shorts with platform sandals

 

You’ve heard me mention before that I use filters when I am shopping at Nordstrom. I filter by size, price, category, and brands. My favorite brands can all be found in one spot, and here is how you find those. First, go to nordtrom.com and click on women at the top of the page. Then, click on Nordstrom made in the categories to the left.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a casual style striped navy and white t-shirt and olive shorts with platform sandals

 

That is a real-time-saver; I used to go and type each brand by hand until I stumbled across that trick. Lol! I still shop several brands that aren’t in this category, but these are the ones that I shop most often.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black ruched dress with black sunglasses and white sandals

 

Since I wanted to show you a lot of casual and comfortable styles, I thought that I would take the photos in a casual setting. But, of course, heat is a big factor in my decisions on what to wear since I want to stay as cool as possible during the summer months. So, let’s get to the fun stuff…here are four outfits that I know you will love.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a casual style of a v-neck t-shirt and jean shorts with platform sandals

 

The first outfit is a classic run-around town outfit. You can go to the store, run after the kids, or go to a cookout in this type of outfit. The cuffed denim boyfriend shorts are the perfect length (5″), and they remind me of shorts that I wore when I was younger.

They have a touch of distressing, just enough to make them soft and comfortable. The boyfriend style is a relaxed fit, and they recommend sizing down for these shorts. I ordered a size 29 instead of my usual size 30, and they fit great. Ordering a smaller size always makes me nervous, but it worked out fine this time.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a casual style of ringed t-shirt and jean shorts with platform sandals

 

The v-neck t-shirt with blue edging around the neck and sleeves gives the tee a cute and unique detail. But, the softness of this t-shirt is what you will love. The top has a sporty and retro vibe, and since I am retro myself, I am obsessed with this t-shirt. I am wearing a large, but I could have sized down to a medium for a slimmer fit.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a casual style striped t-shirt tank and pink twill shorts with platform sandals

 

This striped muscle tank looks great with the pink twill shorts, but it also looks great with jeans, white pants, or navy. I also love adding a denim jacket to the look for times when there is a chill in the air. Tying the jacket around your waist is a great way to keep it handy when the weather is warm.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a casual style striped tank and pink twill shorts with platform sandals

 

These twill roll cuff shorts are by the same brand as the denim shorts. Once you find a brand that you know and love, you get familiar with the quality and the sizing of their clothing. These shorts have a 5 1/2″ inseam and front slant pockets. The shorts come in a whole slew of colors, but this pink color stood out to me.

I ordered my usual size 10 in these shorts, and they felt tight through the waist. They fit everywhere else fine, but the stomach area is where I carry most of my weight. After a few minutes, they loosened up and were comfortable. I feel like they run true to size.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a casual style striped navy and white t-shirt and olive twill shorts with platform sandals

 

If a tank is not your style, you will love this navy and white striped tee, and you can still wear it with all of the options as the striped tank above. Blue and white is a classic color combination that I wear a lot, and it would be perfect for a 4th of July celebration event. Here are some other options for adding this color combination to your wardrobe.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a casual style striped short sleeve t-shirt and olive twill shorts with platform sandals

 

I love the color olive, but it doesn’t look great against my skin, so I don’t have many items in this color. However, these cotton twill shorts are a great way to add this color to my wardrobe without it being next to my face.

The shorts have a 5 1/2″ inseam and front slant pockets. I love the way these shorts look, and the fit is great also. I am wearing my usual size 10, and the shorts run true to size.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black ruched dress with black sunglasses on her head and white sandals

 

This sporty knit dress might be my favorite of all of these outfits. I was a little hesitant when ordering the dress, but I am so glad that I got out of my comfort zone and took the plunge. This is such a comfortable dress, and the ruching is so flattering! The dress is so versatile; you can wear it dress dressed up or casually. I am wearing a large in the dress.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black ruched dress

 

Look at this stunning detail. Of course, you can tie the dress higher if you want, but I love this length.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is standing by a swimming pool wearing a black ruched dress with black sunglasses and white sandals

 

These black sunglasses add some GLAM! They offer 100% UV protection as well as style. Also, the price is incredibly affordable at $15.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black ruched dress with black sunglasses on her head and platform sandals

 

I styled the dress with two pairs of shoes today. The first photo was taken with a pair of square-toed ivory sandals, and this photo is with platform sandals. The slide sandals are incredibly comfortable with the Tenley flatform footbed. I am wearing my usual size 9 in both shoes, and the fit is perfect.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black ruched dress with black sunglasses in her hand and white sandals

 

Everything I’m wearing today can be purchased at Nordstrom, and with their free shipping and free returns, it is super convenient. I love trying on clothing in the privacy of my home, but I hate paying for shipping and returns. That is just one reason I love shopping at Nordstrom; it never costs me anything to try new clothing styles. Nordstrom also offers BOPUS (Buy Online Pick Up in Store) and contactless curbside pickup options.

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  1. dianeh820 wrote:

    Everything is very current and hip! Thank you for keeping me informed!

    Posted 6.22.21 Reply
  2. Rhonda wrote:

    All the outfits look great on you! Very becoming!

    Posted 6.19.21 Reply
  3. LANE wrote:

    The denim shorts and white tee with blue trim look cute on you. The reviews on the Nordstrom site for both of these are terrible and consistent. I find that a lot when I go to purchase items you recommend. It’s great to point out the positive things about an outfit, but it’d be more helpful to receive an honest opinion (maybe it is your honest opinion). How can every single reviewer have the same opinion, but you don’t even mention it? I’m not trying to be mean, far from it. I really appreciate what you do. Everything can’t fit great, everything isn’t the perfect length, sometimes shirts are thin, sometimes shorts grow with wear, etc.

    Posted 6.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lane, I am honest in my opinions. If I don’t like an item, it never makes it to the blog. Why would I bother to take photos of something that I don’t like and then write a post telling everyone how I don’t like the item. And, as far as reviewers go, I read reviews also, but I only read them to check out sizes. I’ve found that a lot of HAPPY reviewers don’t bother to leave comments, and UNHAPPY reviewers can’t wait to spread their negativity around. And, BTW, I do say when a shirt is thin and that you might want to wear a camisole under it. If you read this post, I think that you will see me say that:
      https://50isnotold.com/deciding-what-to-wear-so-i-love-the-way-i-look/

      Posted 6.19.21 Reply
  4. Maribeth Conklin wrote:

    Hello
    I don’t see anything new on this post? Its the same as yesterday.

    Posted 6.19.21 Reply
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