CROPPED TOP WHEN YOU’RE OVER 50

CROPPED TOP WHEN YOU’RE OVER 50

What about a cropped about when you’re over 50?

All season I see those nice sets of skirts with a cropped top. Every time I thought again: what fun, but I’m not going to wear that anyway. I am over 50 and I do not really have a six pack anymore (although I still have it on the side of my stomach…. a bit). But …. when the Zara sale started I saw this skirt and I thought that one top would look great on it and that was this cropped top. Since they were both reduced in price, I thought, well if it really doesn’t look good at all I can always give it away. And how special, by the way, that I once find something in the sale that I like and that it also fits.

I thought if I wear this set and I pull the skirt a little higher and pull the sweater well down, you will not see so much exposed and then it is okay. Coincidentally my dear blog friend Shelbee also wrote a post about a cropped top. I think that women over a certain age increasingly wearing what they want. What a revolution! A while ago I showed you this outfit and so this season I am completely in pink and red tones. Very crazy because I never loved red but the combination of pink and red I find really beautiful. Always loved that combination. I can remember as a child I looked into the magazines of self-make fashion from my mother and that I particularly liked a red skirt and pink top together. But that was not done back then, yes that is a very long time ago, just like blue and green. You just didn’t wear it like that.

Cropped top over 50

And here we are, 40 years later wearing a red skirt and a pink top. A cropped top. I also bought a solid pink top that I would love to wear on this beautiful skirt. The skirt has beautiful pleats on the side and wears very nice. I don’t believe that I have ever bought anything so beautiful that was on sale. I don’t like the sale at all. Because if I would have liked an item,  it would have hung in my closet already. And the top I had seen before, but I always thought, neh, we should not do that anymore. But I have to say that the older I am, or maybe it is because of blogging, that I increasingly wear what I like without disturbing  whether something is still appropriate. I have also sometimes talked about my ugly arms, but on the other hand, I think more and more often: I am not twenty anymore, does that mean that I can’t wear nice blouses anymore? No ladies, just wear what you feel comfortable in. But there is nothing wrong with looking critically in the mirror, and do you like what you see? Then step into the world with self-confidence!cropped topcropped topcropped topcropped topcropped topcropped topcropped top

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  1. July 31, 2018 / 1:59 am

    Nancy you look amazing in this cropped top and skirt! I love the colors but the fit is fantastic! You have the perfect body to wear this!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Nancy
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Thanks Kellyann!

  2. July 31, 2018 / 6:27 am

    I think you look fantastic Nancy! xx

    • Nancy
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thank you very much!

    • Nancy
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Haha, no they really are old arms!

  3. July 31, 2018 / 9:34 am

    You look fabulous in these colours which I think you should wear more often! As long as you are comfortable you should wear what you like!
    xo Yvonne
    https://www.aproposh.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      July 31, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thank you Yvonne! I feel more and more comfortable in these colors!

  4. July 31, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Wat een leuke outfit. En nee, ik durf dat niet met mijn dikke pens. Na het aftrainen ben ik echt mega dik geworden op mijn buik. Voel mij nu net een Piggy.

    Ik vind het supertof dat jij buiten de lijntjes kleurt.

    https://www.yustsome.nl

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      Mega dik! Toe nou s ff. Je ziet er geweldig uit!

  5. Jodie
    July 31, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    This is absolutely stunning Nancy!! And why is it any different than wearing a bikini?? It’s all about being confident, and you look incredible!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you very much! I am growing more and more reading all these fabulous comments!

  6. July 31, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    a) you look amazing!

    b) I think I’ve said this here before, but I ADORE clashing red and pink!

    c) we need to stop thinking of our chronological age and just consider our…mental/emotional/lifestyle(?) age when considering what clothing is suitable for us! Only we can say what’s right for us at any given time. I dressed like a 40-year-old in my twenties cuz that’s what felt right to me at the time. And I think I sometimes dress like a 20-something now that I’m in my late 50s – but it’s what feels right to me! So, SOCIAL MORES BE DAMNED! Crop that top! Bare that midriff! Burn that bra! Or, you know, whatever floats your boat 🙂

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:55 pm

      Hahaha, hey but didn’t we burn that already in the 70 s??? hahaha, well I didn’t! I didn’t even have to wear them back then!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks Tina!

  7. July 31, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    Nancy, I literally want to jump up and down and applaud you! You look so amazing in this outfit. Sexy, sassy, self-confident, sparkling, and sizzling hot, my friend! Love, love, love! And thanks so much for the shout-out! I am showing off my tummy again today and just did another photo shoot baring my belly! Plus I have an underwear review coming soon as well….I am getting more and more daring and bold in my old age, that’s for sure! You rock, my friend!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Yes you are! Daring! And that is fantastic! Because you are such a role model. Don’t know if that is the correct word. Inspiring is!

  8. July 31, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    I have been dipping into cropped tops lately too and I am not over 50 but close to 40 and my stomach isn’t as flat as yours either lol. You look fabulous though and have a fantastic body Nancy so keep wearing outfits like this. I love red on you always, especially paired with hot pink. Stunning outfit!

    Welcome join my Tuesdays monthly linkup. It is the last Tuesday of every month, also join my Thursday Moda every week and share your beautiful style, Thanks!! =)) Ada.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you very much Ada!

  9. July 31, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    Love pink and red together! The long skirt with the cropped sweater has a 1940’s vibe, that really appeals…

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      Thanks Liz!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you very much!

  10. August 1, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    It looks really, really good Nancy. As a teacher cropped tops are an absolute no-go for me (in the classroom that is) and I also prefer my pupils not to see me wear one elsewhere, so I prefer investing in other type of tops. That said I love the fact that many women do not let their age define their choice of clothes. I think age appropriate is less important than occasion appropriate. Love, Lieske

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:46 pm

      I agree with that Lieske!

  11. August 1, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I think it looks fantastic and age doesn’t come into it. You look elegant as always x #BloggerClubUK

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you very much!

  12. Sharon Elsie
    August 1, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    The skirt fabric is wonderful with a good weight to it and enough spandex to make it fit comfortably.

    Sharon Elsie | http://www.diva-in-me.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      It is.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you Jess!

  13. August 1, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    You look fantastically beautiful! I think if I looked like you, I’d wear cropped tops regularly. I really like the angled hem on your skirt!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you very much Kim!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you!

  14. August 1, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    Wow you look fantastic Nancy! You have a very trim waist so why not wear a cropped top? I bought some long shorts in the Zara sale which had a matching cropped blouse, but I didn’t order it because I never wear cropped tops. But then I thought again, added it my basket and just left it there. I went back today and it’s sold out… you snooze you loose! Lesson learned!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Haha, that happens to me all the time!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Thanks Jessica!

  15. Lorna
    August 2, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Nancy I think you nailed it! I agree that women can wear what they want, as long as it looks good, why not? If I have a body like yours when I am 50, I will be wearing it too! You look amazing!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      Haha, thanks!

  16. August 2, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Love this look, Nancy. I adore red and your skirt is beautiful 🙂 What a great top too. Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop 🙂

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you Claire!

  17. Sheila (of Ephemera)
    August 2, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    Nancy, you look absolutely stunning in this outfit! I love pink and red together – I say, if it’s found in nature, it will look good in an outfit! Brava to you for wearing a cropped top and for supporting the “wear what you want” motto! You’re an excellent role model for women who don’t quite dare. Also, great arms!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Haha, well thank you very much dear!

  18. August 3, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Your crop top looks amazing. It looks fun and flirty and still modest. Im 49 and I just purchased a couple crop tops myself. I do not have the six pack but then again, Im not 24. Im still trying to get the nerve up to wear them out. Maybe when i’m at the beach. You have just inspired me .
    Lisa

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      Oh that is great! You have to show them us!

  19. August 5, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    Big cheers for this look, Nancy! You have a great-looking middle and I love these colors together. Keep on rocking, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 1:53 pm

      Thanks Patti.

  20. August 6, 2018 / 8:37 am

    I’m 42 and still wear crop tops. You look gorgeous. I adore red & pink—I also really like orange & pink 🙂
    I don’t like to be limited at all by age appropriate rules. Leaves out too many cool and edgy items I want to wear and you end up looking matronly—–and that’s just not my fashion pov.

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 6, 2018 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you very much!

  21. August 6, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    You’ve definitely got the figure for that top. My tummy would be all over the place. I think age doesn’t define what we wear at all. Personality does and for some figure may (in my case I wouldn’t wear a cropped top for instance. )
    Thanks for joining the linkup

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 11:24 am

      Thanks Anna, I still feel a bit weird wearing it outside though.

  22. August 7, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    If I can like this post a million times I would! You are a total badass wearing this outfit and I don’t find one thing wrong with it. It looks classy, appropriate and so stylish!! Fashion is all about having fun and trying things we normally wouldn’t. There are so many things to be serious about in our life, fashion shouldn’t be one 😉

    xo
    Mel

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 12:30 pm

      Thank you very much dear! I appreciate your comment!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 8, 2018 / 12:24 pm

      Great combination right!

  23. August 8, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Bravo! You look amazing my friend. So pleased to see you in this outfit – although I have to admit I’m very envious of your figure. Thanks for linking up on #chicandstylish Jacqui Mummabstylish

  24. August 9, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Nancy that cropped top is so cute and you rocking it lady! Thanks for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo~ Megan

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 10, 2018 / 11:19 am

      Thanks Megan!

  25. August 11, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Je bent weer even stylish als altijd! Jij krijgt het telkens voor elkaar om een mooie classy look te maken. Cropped tops for the whole world!

    • Nancy
      Author
      August 12, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Haha, dankjewel! Leuk dat je reageert!

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