Fashion Over 50: Summer Sunday Style Sweet Spot with Shorts

Welcome to our second Summer Sunday Style Sweet Spot (wow, that is a lot of the letter s!)  I want to thank everyone for the feedback and encouragement to continue this feature!  It is a way to say here is a great outfit and look of the week for summer…which officially begins late Tuesday!

Meet my sorority sister, Kathleen.  We re-connected recently at our reunion.  She is showing us a great way to wear shorts over 50.  This weekend we already hit a heat index well over 100 degrees…so it looks like it is going to be one of those long, hard, oppressive summers.  A walking short is the perfect way to do a confident, stylish, figure flattering short.  She chose a floral top to compliment and black leather sandals to accessorize.

I often see professional women pulling off walking shorts with suit jackets over the summer…this garment works for many occasions.

I asked Kathleen where she found these beautiful blue shorts and she said Stein Mart.

Since I need to shop for a pair of walking shorts myself, I put together these selections for you below!  There are lots of different designs and we all need to find what is best for our own body types, but they look great just about everyone!  I am glad to be inspired by Kathleen and know she is hitting the summer style sweet spot right here!  She looks cool, calm and confident.

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How do you feel about wearing shorts in the summer?  Are you in or out?

Keep Smiling, Everyone!



  1. Your friend looks great in that outfit! The only time I wear shorts now is to golf, but I have worn walking shorts for a business look back in the 80's and 90's. I just feel more comfortable in capris and ankle pants now.

  2. I think I am the same way, Yvonne. I wore capris leggings to a backyard event last night. But, I want to find a flattering pair of walking shorts and see if they will help me to love summer more!

  3. I haven't tried these yet…but I am going to. I like the look so much, but need to get in front of a dressing room mirror! Thanks Jennifer…Happy Father's Day to your husband and son!

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Anna. There is a brand of walking short called Slimsation which is very flattering and the material is cool on the hotter days. You might try a pair and see what you think!

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