Can I still wear shorts over 50?

Haha, yeah I can think I’m still young( in my head I’m stuck at 38) but I am over 50. No denying in that. And some garments I really don’t want to wear anymore. Short skirts and sleeveless tops for example. But what about shorts? Well, I don’t know. I have recently seen on the outfit pictures that my legs are really no longer smooth, so actually shorts are out of grace for me. But I always find them so easy to wear. And on the bike it’s so much more ideal than a skirt that always blows open, I always am pulling them down. But when I saw this one I thought: well, I can wear it at home! I had already written a post about shorts( then it was shorts over 40!) here. Only now it’s shorts over 50! Haha.

How do I wear my new shorts

I was asked to choose an item from this site and I choose this pink jacket. I am totally into pink this season. In all shades of pink! I’ve never been so colorful in my life as I am this season. So this jacket, and it fits perfect with my mules that I hadn’t shown you yet. And also had not worn yet. By the way, mules are so comfortable! ( I also bought three! pair of shoes last Sunday. I really have to stop shopping for a while!)These shorts lend themselves well to wear them a bit more elegant. And the navy with this soft shade of pink is very nice together, at least that is my opinion. I’m also fond of gold accents in clothes. A silver button, zipper or buckle doesn’t do it for me. I don’t like silver. So with these golden buttons on this shorts I felt easily in love. Some gold colored accesories finish the look. And my Brighton beads.shorts over 50fashion shorts over 50shorts over 50shorts over 50shorts over 50shorts over 50shorts over 50shorts over 50shorts over 50

Jacket: FashionMia c/o

Shorts: here

Mules: here*

Tee: Action(can you Dutch bloggers believe it?)

This is where I link up!


  1. May 30, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Of course we can wear shorts—whether our legs are “perfect” or not! Because I always rationalize that my legs were never perfect—so really, what’s the difference!!
    You look incredible Nancy!! And my husband and I went shoe shopping lately—and did some damage too!!

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      Hahaha, so glad I am not the only one! (About the shoes) and my legs seem to be ugly overnight

  2. May 30, 2017 / 1:34 am

    I love these shorts on you! And that pair is something I would have a hard time passing by without purchasing – especially with your lovely figure. And I agree with you that pale pink and navy blue go together brilliantly. 🙂
    xo, janea

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Thank you very much Janea!

  3. May 30, 2017 / 2:40 am

    Nancy, you look mighty fine in those shorts. You have beautiful legs! Such a cute outfit. I love the graphic tee, the soft pink jacket and the navy stripes on the shorts. Great look! – Amy

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you Amy, my legs have changed! Last year I still thought they were fine! Now I dont!

  4. May 30, 2017 / 3:00 am

    Of course you can wear shorts over 50! I love the striped pair you got! It looks great with the soft pink jacket. I love your tee, too! Looking great!

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you Andrea!

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:17 pm

      Thank you Tina!

  5. May 30, 2017 / 7:26 am

    I love the way you paired your shorts with the pink tee shirt and jacket! I think age is just a number so if you are comfortable in something…then wear it! Have a lovely day!
    xo Yvonne

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:19 pm

      I know you are right! I just thought my legs were still smooth…..

  6. May 30, 2017 / 7:49 am

    I love the outfit and you can definitely wear shorts over 50! But as I said before, you can pull anything off!

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      You make me smile!

  7. May 30, 2017 / 8:04 am

    This is a debate that has lasted for many years in fashion blogs for no girls. I’m not a shorts lover, in general, I find it hard to see them as an elegant garment, but I do not think any woman, as a matter of age, should give up a comfortable and beautiful garment. You, of course, have a nice figure and you can wear anything, so you should not have any qualms about putting them on. The look you have prepared, with a certain sailor air, is very beautiful, fresh and fun. The shirt is cute, and the shorts are very original and discreet, with a very original design. Go ahead with your shorts!

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:24 pm

      Thank you very much Josep_maria! But I never noticed that my legs are ,,old,,. And now I suddenly noticed it. I agree that shorts aren t oft that elegant, but I think these. A sailor air! That s nicely said! I like that!

      • May 30, 2017 / 12:30 pm

        I would call anything nice to your legs, but I would never call them “old”.

        • May 30, 2017 / 2:15 pm

          I know you dont! You are to nice for that! I think they are old

  8. jeapiebel
    May 30, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Leuke broek. Ik vraag mij soms ook af kan ik dat en dit nog dragen op mijn leeftijd. Nu denk ik, ik draag het gewoon. 😉

    • May 30, 2017 / 12:25 pm

      Inderdaad! Als jij je er lekker in voelt moet je dat ook gewoon doen!

  9. May 30, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Hot legs! You look great in shorts. The navy and soft pink is lovely together.

    • May 30, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you Gail!

  10. May 30, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    In high school my legs were too skinny. They were called scarecrow legs. Then in my 30 & 40’s they looked really good! and now, as you say, not so smooth young any more. But hey, its WAY too hot here in Alabama to not wear shorts, so I will continue to do so. Most of the time I have just accepted that it can’t be helped, getting older. Bleh…
    I absolutely LOVE your outfit and am now on the search for something similar. xxoo
    🙂 gwingal

    • May 30, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      Haha, that’s the right attitude! I also had always to skinny legs, I used to hide them a lot. But like you say, it’s to hot and they are to easy to wear!

  11. Kathy Lookout
    May 30, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    You look fantastic!!
    I’m 59 and a runner. My legs are far from “perfect”, but my husband always compliments me when I wear shorts. I used to wear wedges with shorts, but now I wear flats. That’s my “age” adjustment.

    • May 30, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      Or sandals! I still love wedges though, they are so easy to wear!

      • Kathy Lookout
        May 30, 2017 / 7:43 pm

        Oh yes sandals is what I meant.
        My 25 year old daughter made me think tall sandals were maybe inappropriate at my age. What are your thoughts about heel heights with shorts or even skirts that are a bit shorter?

        • May 30, 2017 / 7:58 pm

          I think the mules, with or without heels, and wedges or better yet, espadrilles with wedges!

  12. May 30, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog, Nancy! I too still think of myself as a girl while I’m over 50! Although I never wear shorts myself, I quite like the nautical shorts you’re wearing and of course only gold buttons will do! Oh, and we have Action here in Belgium too … xxx

    • May 30, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you! Isn t it just a great store! Especially for garden stuff! And sometimes a great tee!

  13. May 30, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Go girl. I still wear shorts, on the beach, and I am well into my 60s. I’ve seen girls of 20 with worse legs than either of ours wearing what they like so let’s not worry about age and just go for some #positiveageing girls! It’s just a matter of finding the best ones at the right length and yours look gorgeous Nancy, along with those fab legs! Suzi (Alternative Ageing) x

    • May 30, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you Suzuki! I agree on younger girls and legs!

  14. Julie
    May 30, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    I’m 62 and still wear shorts! Even denim shorts! My legs are far from perfect, but they could be worse

    • May 30, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Way to go Julie!

  15. May 30, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Oh, I like these navy striped shorts, Nancy! I also commend you for doing a bit of pattern mixing here. 🙂 I plan on wearing shorts for many, many years to come. You have nice legs, so I wouldn’t let anything stand in my way if I were you.

    • May 30, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Yes yes, I am getting used to pattern mixing!

  16. May 30, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    You look fantastic! I would wear this too! Especially when I have that great legs at 50.

    • May 30, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Oh come on , if somebody has a killerbody it s you!

    • May 30, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you Gemma!

  17. May 30, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Je kunt het hebben hoor wij laten leeftijd toch niet leading zijn. Golden girls rock! 🙂

    • May 30, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Ik kan t zelf niet beter zeggen!

  18. May 30, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I’m a beauty rebel, born to be me Over 60 and rocking it. Of course I had to try shorts, those tiny sexy ones and that’s one thing I actually stopped at. I decided to pick my battles wisely

    • May 30, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Ha ha, good on you!

  19. May 30, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I am totally into pink regardless of season, and this pink blazer a perfectly chic and feminine topper for these shorts. I think the shorts look great on you, and I’m always one to support wearing whatever you please regardless of age, size, or shape!


    • May 30, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you very much dear Liz!

  20. May 30, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Met zulke benen moet je gewoon iedere dag shorts dragen!! Mooie broek ook.

    • May 30, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Ha ha, nou dankjewel hoor!

  21. May 30, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Nancy, you are rocking these shorts. You can definitely wear them. The navy and pink make a great colour combination. I can’t wait to see your new shoes.

    • May 30, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Me neither!thank you!

  22. May 30, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Yes, you can!!!
    You look fabulous in these shorts, and I love the stripes with the graph tee.
    navy and pink are a favorite combo!
    I am so glad I am not the only one buying shoes!
    You look really great!
    xx, Elle

    • May 31, 2017 / 8:20 am

      Thank you Elle! I am really bad on buying shoes! I hardly never buy one pair at the time, always see so many great shoes! Sigh….it s an addiction!!

  23. May 31, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Leuk dat je slippers bij je jasje matchen 😉

    • May 31, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Ik ben wel van het matchen

  24. May 31, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    You have great legs Nancy! I love the striped shorts with the pink jacket and mules. Three pairs of shoes in one day…that’s a good effort, I salute you 😉

    Emma xxx

    • May 31, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Ha ha ha, no it’s way to much! And I already bought four pair this season. It’s getting out of control

  25. May 31, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    you look amazing in those shorts. i won’t wear them anymore, except at the beach or lake, but i think like you said, wear what you want and what makes you feel good!

    • May 31, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      I’m not sure I’ll be wearing them in public, like you say, on the beach or on holiday. Thank you for your comment!

    • May 31, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you Elise!

  26. June 1, 2017 / 8:35 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! En hell yeah, als je er zo uit ziet als jij kun je shorts dragen tot je 100ste. Super leuke look en ook weer heel leuk gestyled, liefs Josine

    • June 1, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Ha ha, jou reactie maakt me vrolijk! Dankjewel hoor!

    • June 1, 2017 / 1:27 pm

      ……..echt niet

  27. June 1, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    You can def. wear shorts! This striped shorts number looks adorable on you!


    • June 1, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you Carrie!

  28. June 1, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Nancy, you have got the legs for shorts! I’d would definitely keep them up front during the summer months! I especially love the way you’ve styled them. So pretty and unexpected with the soft pink mules and cropped jacket. Lovely!


    • June 1, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you very much!

  29. June 4, 2017 / 11:24 am

    My first instinct would be: no. Ut then I saw your photo and you really look lovely in them. Nothing weird about i, just looking lovely and natural. So I say: oh yes, please do. I might even buy this fun shorts myself (over 60 haha).
    Oh no, I shouldn’t spend anymore eithe… Rats!

    • June 4, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Ha ha ha, I’ll bet that thought is forgotten in a week or two! At least I think it will be with me!

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