Wearing tailored shorts, over 40 | Checked shorts and a chunky knit

Wearing shorts in Autumn/Winter

Tailored shorts and chunky brogues

You may remember this post when I tried to take my own photographs….Oh dear. Not a great success!
So today (in the fleeting moments between showers) I took my own photographs, and some of them are actually okay.
Not perfect, but okay…and that is progress!

I used my new remote control.
Which arrived a few days ago, and I have been trying to figure out how to use it.
I have since realised that my remote has a 2 second delay option, which would have allowed me to hide it from my photographs.

You can see it in every shot hahahaha.
Everyday is a school day!

wearing tailored shorts over 40 checked

After styling a pair of over-the-knee boots with a knitted dress (see that post here) I was encouraged to try some shorts with my OTK boots…check out the comments at the bottom of the post!

So, inspired, I went shopping for these fab tailored checked shorts.
I found them (new with the tags) on Ebay. Oh, I do love a bargain!

They are so chic and smart and I really did have every intention to pair them with my over-the-knee boots, as suggested.

However, as I was putting this outfit together, I realised that I just can’t dress for anyone else.
Even if it is a stylish woman, who I admire, making a great suggestion. I am incapable of doing it.
I always just do my own thing.
So contrary to my intentions, I did not even get the boots on my feet!

I paired these beautiful wool shorts with some equally lovely wool tights.
If you have never tried wool tights (as an adult anyway) these modern ones are nothing like the baggy and itchy tights of old.
Who remembers the dreaded baggy knees, wrinkled ankles and low slung crotch?
Thankfully the modern wool tights feel fantastic on the leg and are cosy too!

wearing tailored shorts over 40 checked
wearing tailored shorts over 40 checked

So, instead of the OTK boots I reached for my chunky heeled brogues.
See how I wore them here, here and here.…Brogues are such a versatile shoe.
These ones give the perfect amount of height and are comfortable to wear.
Please excuse my lack of shoes in the top two photographs…there is a {slightly} better one below!

wearing tailored shorts over 40 checked

I bought this cute necklace from Ebay (again!), you can find loads of unusual pieces of jewellery online…and not just from Ebay.
Have a look if you enjoy the unexpected.
Of course it is not ‘fine’ jewellery, but pieces like this are much more my style anyway.
I am not really a “traditional” person. Diamonds ARE beautiful but I am not swooning over them at the jeweler’s window.
I love interesting items that are a little different from the norm.

I thought that my chunky jumper (last styled here, with sky-high ankle boots) was the perfect partner for these shorts.
I love the colour, so rich and warm. I wore my chiffon blouse under it, to add a softness to the look.
See this blouse styled here with a pinafore dress.
The blouse is so soft and sheer that is does it’s own thing. The collar has a mind of its own!

I added my Leopard Beret and a checked tote bag, adding a bit more interest (and a couple of extra patterns for good measure) finishing things off perfectly.
In case you were wondering about a coat a coat or jacket. I wore my Camel coat over this outfit (See it Here and Here).
My Chunky knit was a bit of a snug fit but I got away with it (just)!

Will you be wearing shorts this winter?
Would you have worn the OTK boots with this outfit?
Please let me know in the comments….I love to read your comments!

Tights:Levante Wool tights
Blouse: French Connection (Similar)
Jumper:La Redoute, on sale now!
Shorts: Jigsaw, I got mine on ebay (these are nice)
Necklace: Ebay (this is her cool page on etsy)
Shoes: Clarks (Similar…budget, Similar…spend, but not too much!)
Hat: Topshop (similar)
Bag: Chaps (similar)

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