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20 Over Fifty Fashion Essentials for Summer

One of my favorite online resources, Artful Home, is having 15% off now through June 30th. They have such a great selection of art to wear clothes (some can be pricey) so every little bit helps. I am crazy about the Cabana Tunic but just can’t bring myself to spend the $$$$. I personally purchased the Trovata striped shirt from Juxtaposition and the Kork-ease sandals from Nordstrom.  I LOVE these sandals.  My legs are a bit chunky so most of these ankle sandals are not flattering on me.  These hit at the narrowest part of the ankle and are super comfortable.  I am a huge fan. 

clockwise from left JCrew Embroidered Tunic, Cabana Tunic Artful Home, Nordstrom Off The Shoulder , Lands End Cocoon Tunic, Madewell Eyelet Mix Top, Korkease Adriana Nordstrom, Juxtaposition Striped Dress Shirt

Check out the new Canvas Line from Lands End.  Most of their clothes have always been a little granny for my taste so this new line is cut a bit slimmer and is a little more fashion forward. You can find out more about that here.

 I am loving white now that my hair is gray so here are some of my favorite white shirts and tunics.  One can’t have too many right? In Style picked the Lands End shirtdress as a favorite.  I plan to order one.

clockwise from left slands end canvas shirt dress, Last Call Jethro racerback dress, etsy buffalo horn link necklace, nordstom top shop tie front tunic, nordstrom fit flop banda sandal, cut loose drop shoulder tee fawbushs, planet signature shirt Art to Wear

One can never have too much chambray, right? I orderd the Madewell Shirtdress (I will wear it as a tunic over white leggings) and I plan to order the kork-ease sandals  . I own the cut loose tee (order down they run big) and it is a favorite. I find most of the current tees are too thin for my taste.  This brand has the same look but more substantial.  I chose a couple of off the shoulder tops.  “Supposedly” we should show off the shoulder area as it is universally becoming no matter what your age.  Read about that here.

clockwise from left madewell denim shirtdress, j crew matchstick jean, madewell holepunch tote, madewell chambray shirt, free people off the shoulder shirt, kork-ease catriona sandal,

What are you adding to your summer wardrobe?  Do you have a “comfort” shoe brand that you like that is fashion forward but still comfortable? I would love to hear about it!

Reader Interactions


  1. Sandy says

    Right with you. Black, White, grey and chambray! Love all your choices. I find that Artful Home can be a bit pricey. But love their stuff. I've wear everything you choose!

  2. Lisa Bayne Astor says

    Cindy – Thanks so much for posting about…my closet! You have really hit all the sweet spots of great-looking easy dressing. And I'm totally onboard about Kork-ease. They have really updated their styles this season and I have a new pair of sandals that I could wear 24/7. I'd love o talk to you about Artful Home.

  3. Cindy says

    No you aren't trying to hard you are trying to be fashionable without looking like a granny!! I think I like the tucked in front and back out…hides the derrier!!

  4. Karen says

    Ohhh, I'm always so excited to see your fashion posts. Thankfully, the items you share with us are always right up my alley. I love the sleeveless, black shirt (although I probably should avoid sleeveless, it's sometimes too hot to care what my arms look like! haha). Also, have you done the "tucked in shirt in the front, with the back left out?" look. I always love the casual vibe it sets but wonder if at my age I'd be looking like I'm trying too hard. 🙂

  5. Leslie Harris says

    Cindy I didn't know you were going to do a post on the colors in my closet. Thanks :)On good days I consider my style classic–on other days I wonder if I'm boring hahaha But hey, it's all about being comfortable in your own skin and wearing what makes us feel good! great post my friend.

    • Cindy says

      HA!! Hmmmm I do wonder the same thing! I try to wear other colors but I always go back to black, white, gray and denim…BORING!!

  6. La Contessa says

    AEROSOLE……………..outlet in NAPA.Prices are GOOD and it is hit or MISS but I SWEAR TO YOU THE COMFORT IS THERE!BEATS CHANEL by MILES…………………also a store in Emeryville!I get the catalog……….XX

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