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Under the Radar Ways to Style Jeans Over 50

Today Jennifer (A Well Styled Life) and I invited our friend Brenda from 1010 Park Place to join us for our Monthly Over 50 Style Edit. Let’s face it we are all wearing jeans much more than we ever did pre-covid. How can we elevate our everyday jeans look? Today I am talking about How to Make an Under the Radar Ways to Style Jeans Over 50

Under the Radar Ways to Style Jeans over 50

If you have been reading my blog long you know for me it is all about the importance of accessories in fashion and in the home to create a collected look interesting look. I know skinny jeans are supposedly out, but they still seem to be everywhere. In this post I have styled a pair of skinny jeans with numerous tops.

Here I am wearing a great shirt from Banana Republic (very impressed with their new line), with simple slim jeans,, items from my Native American Jewelry Collection, and (my Libeco throw) that I have often worn as a shawl.

cindy hattersley in ordinary jeans , br shirt and libeco throw with native american jewelry

In this photo I am wearing the shirt with the same jeans, Artemis design co loafers, and my favorite crossbody bag.

cindy hattersley wearing a banana repuclic utility/safari shirt

I love this Anthro Denim Duster. You could wear it on it’s own, with white leggings for summer or as I have here with a red tee, bright colored recycled paper bead bracelets , silver native American bangles and Artemis Design Slippers. It’s all about the accessories.

cindy hattersley in anthro denim duster

This lavender striped shirt is also from Anthro. I dressed it up with an old scarf, some Native American bangles and Artemis Design Co slippers.

cindy hattersley in anthro lavender stripe shirt

I love Banana Repuclic’s new branding. When I walked in the store and spotted this scarf, I loved it! Here I am wearing it with my favorite no iron shirt from Chicos, jewelry from my Native American collection, and velvet birdies.

cindy hattersley in banana republic scarf and chicos shirt

Here I am wearing a great white shirt from Banana Republic. This shirt is very similar to one of my favorites from Artful Home the Planet Artists Smock. I dressed it up with a necklace from Parham and Company, earrings from Federico Jimenez, and slides from Artemis Design Company.

cindy hattersley in banana republic white shirt

This Banana Republic Shirt dress could be worn as a dress or as a duster over a pair of jeans as I have done here.

cindy hattersley in banana republic safari shirtdress


There are so many ways to style denim. Can you think of any item in your wardrobe that is more versatile? Thank you for reading Under the Radar Ways to Style Jeans Over 50. You might also enjoy Wide Leg Pants for Women Over 50. Now let’s pop over and visit Jennifer and Brenda for their ideas.



Reader Interactions


  1. Marcia Rayne says

    Great post! Love the way you belt scarves! So much inspiration! I am a jeans and blazer girl and I am always looking for a new third layer.
    Can’t wait until we see how you give your new home your “Cindy” touch!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Marcia

      I love scarves and think they can look like an expensive jacket when belted. I will be sharing progress as we go along. Courtyard first!

  2. Cyndy Taylor says

    This was one of your best posts ever! Yes, I want to wear jeans almost every day but don’t want to look too casual. Your shoe collection is spectacular and is a sure way to elevate jeans. I need to go shoe shopping! Love the scarf tied inside the collar and the broach at the collar, especially with the collar turned up. All great ideas! I’m anxious to shop my closet and see what I can put together! Thanks!
    I so appreciated the recent face lift post. Invaluable information as I contemplate having one. Thanks!
    You’re the best!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Cyndy
      I love love love jeans. I think Covid has made them more acceptable when dressed up! Email me anytime if you have any more questions about the facelift. I don’t want to belabor it here on the blog

  3. Karen B. says

    I’ve learned so much from your fashion episodes. I love jeans dressed up with great tops, scarves, and jewelry. Thanks for always inspiring me.

  4. Mary Ann says

    I’m am a jeans gal through and through. They are just always my go to, Loved seeing what you paired with them to elevate the look. Thanks for the inspiration as always!!

  5. Katherine says

    You always look great in how you put your clothes and jewelry together. I also like how you don’t overdo the accessories.

  6. Vicki Oearson says

    Hi Cindy,
    Can you tell me which BR Shirt you’re wearing? Is there a link?
    I’m not finding it when I Google BR.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Vicki

      If you scroll down the page it will say shop my jeans looks and the shirt is the third item over! Thank you!

  7. Heidi says

    Hi Cindy
    You always look amazing and I admire your style so much! I have a million pairs of jeans and seem to wear them almost every day now. But I’m branching out for spring!! Khakis or linen instead…
    Xo Heidi

  8. Sandra Sallin says

    Jeans? Jeans? You think I can fit into my jeans after 2 years in jogging pants. I’m terrified to try them on. You knowck it out of the park with your style. Love it allQ! Great looks.

  9. Rita says

    Love the looks especially the up turned collar but do you find you end up with make up on the collar? How to avoid it?

  10. Kathy Chandler says

    I love how you can take great accessories to elevate a look and make everyday jeans look special! I still love and wear my skinny jeans.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Kathy

      I do too. I love the newer styles but when wearing a longer top or jacket it is hard to beat the skinny!

  11. Janet says

    Love the way you always complete the look with jewelry and scarves, something I often skipped in the past but trying to mend my ways, (The Artists Smock Shirt from Artful Home is also my favorite!)

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Janet

      The older I get the more important I realize accessories are in fashion and the home. They really give any look our own personality!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Arlene

      My jeans are very old gap. The BR ones that I linked are almost identical and actually better looking!

  12. Jennifer says

    You look amazing! As always your styling knocks it out of the park. Banana is really killing it thee days. I learn something new from you every month! Thanks for showing us how.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Jennifer

      Likewise!! I love your finds this month and your reminders about posture!! So important!!

  13. Dottie says

    Cindy, I LOVE, LOVE your style! If I could throw everything in my closet away, I would want you to be my stylist! Cheers!

  14. 1010Parkplace says

    Cindy, My thanks to you and Jennifer for asking me to join you today. You are our role model for how to wear great accessories and the difference they can make in something as simple as blue jeans and a white shirt. I love all of your examples. xoxox, Brenda

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