Whether you like to spend a little or a lot on your summer wardrobe, there are some looks that withstand the test of time, and you can wear them from year to year. One of these looks is an easy pair of wide leg lightweight print pants with a crisp white camp shirt. This style is perfect for women over 40 and for all ages. Truthfully, anyone from 20 to 100 can rock it! It kind of makes it easier to invest in a gorgeous pair of summer pants, now doesn’t it? You can get a lot of cost-per-wear out of this classic summer look. Here’s how to style this cool summer print pants look high or low.
Cool Summer Print Pants
Style this look starting with the summer print pants. Here are a few tips. 1. If a print or color speaks to you, than those may be the pants for you. It can be a large or small print, pastel or bold colored. But take a closer look at the details. 2. A loose wide leg style works on almost everyone, but make sure they flatter your figure. If they are too full, like some Palazzo pants, they may not be as slimming as those that skim the legs. Look for a medium wide leg pair that lays relatively flat at the waist, without too many gathers. 3. Find long pants that cover your feet. They are a classic length that can be styled with many different shoes and sandals, from flats to platforms.
If these details check out, then that’s the pair of printed pants to purchase! This gorgeous cool blue ikat print pair from Figue Saanchi certainly caught my eye and would be totally worth the investment of $450 (especially since I can wear them until I’m 100). However, you can get a similar look for a lot less with these La Blanca Two Cool Pants for $59.40.
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The White Camp Shirt
A loose fitting short sleeve or cap sleeve white camp shirt is a summer staple. This look is easier to wear than a tank and the loose fit is more comfortable for hot summer days and evenings. You can tuck it in, tie it in front, or wear it tucked casually in the front and left out in the back. This beautiful silk shirt from Lafayette 148 New York shirt for $448 would be stunning to wear with the wide leg pants for a dressier summer look, such as for cocktails or a dinner party. But this Madewell Central Blouse can work well for any occasion and is only $65.
Straw Slide Sandals
Straw and raffia sandals are on trend once again, and will always be stylish. These Christian Louboutin Ecu Wedge Slide Sandals are show stoppers and can carry off any look from this one to denim jeans. If you covet these sandals, they are well worth the price of $795 because you will wear them many times and for years to come. However, you can get away with a simple straw platform slide like this Coconuts by Matisse pair for only $34.95!
Straw Tote Bag
A smaller straw tote will take you from day to evening! Look for a tote that isn’t too huge that you can tuck under your arm. This shimmery Flora Bella Lampione Abaca Shoulder Tote Bag is extra special with its metallic tonal print and well worth its $245 price tag. Of course you can find plenty of cute straw totes for less like this one by Sea & Grass from Nordstrom Rack for only $59.97.
Oversize Drop Earrings
One piece of jewelry is all you really need in the summer. A bold pop of color is a fun way to go! These drool-worthy Ippolita Polished Rock Candy earrings in a cool turquoise are statement-making! They are also $950 but are worth every penny. You can get a colorful look for much less ($68 to be exact) with these Vince Camuto Oval Stone Drop Earrings.
Shop Summer Print Pants High or Low
HIGH PRICE LOOK: Total $2880
Figue Saanchi Pants, $450
LOW PRICE LOOK: $287.32
La Blanca Two Cool Pants, were $99, now $59.40
You can decide whether to go high or low with this light, breezy and cool print pants look for summer. Or you can mix it up! That’s the key to high low styling. Even if you switch out one piece for a high or low price item, you can save a bundle!
You may like to read more of Carol’s styling tips for women over 40 like How To Style The Bermuda Jean Shorts Trend When You’re Over 40 and How to Wear The Newest Pleats Trend When You Are Over 40.
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