Adding a jean vest to shorts - fashion at 50


Early Summer Wardrobe Challenge -Ten Items/Ten Outfits
Day 10 - Skinny Jeans and Patterned Short Sleeve Top

We made it to day ten.  Thanks for sticking with me.  About half way through I started to realize that this is kind of like styling a capsule wardrobe which is something I didn't think I could ever do. The thought of being limited to so few things was not something I wanted to commit to, but I did it. 

Today I'm styling the shorts (same and on sale), the patterned short sleeve top (similar) (similar) and my denim vest (similar) (similar in plus).  I really like the way the vest adds a little something extra to the shorts.  

shorts, floral top and jean vest

This is not a combination I would normally put together because I normally think of shorts as super
casual and something that I wouldn't think to wear out, but I think the vest and espadrille slides give it enough detail that I could totally pull it off.

khaki shorts and a jean vest

The Loft shorts have proven to be versatile and the grey/green color is really a neutral, blending with navy and earth tones equally well.  The slides (same) are from Kohls and have been a pleasant surprise.  I was afraid they might end up being a bit bulky and slip off but they are quite comfortable.

jean vest and floral top with khaki shorts

This ten items = ten outfits has really been a great lesson for me in stretching how I normally think of clothes.  If you're like me, you tend to categorize your clothes either seasonally or by occasion. Having to wear a limited number of garments really causes you to use your imagination and repurpose what you have.

I'll finish off tomorrow with a recap and then I'm ready to show you a few new things that I've found for summer as well. I guess next week is soon enough.

xo, Patty

If you'd like to see all ten items I've chosen or any of the other posts in this series just click here at Early Summer Wardrobe Challenge.


  1. I loved this challenge! Mostly because I rarely have more than ten pieces at a time. I like clothes but I don't like to shop. This shows me what I can do with what I have.

  2. Patty, I am glad you are using that cute vest. I think it could be a year round item. :):)You did it girl , showed all of us a way to use a limited amount and look good everyday. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Very cute look! That patterned blouse goes with about anything... I like to wear jean vests year round.. in the winter with a turtleneck looks great and in the summer with a light knitted (long) dress. My pink shorts that I wore don't match my patterned top (yellow) so may have to pass on this one! I need to get a good pair of neutral shorts besides the jean shorts I have! Take care and hope you are enjoying your vacation. Marilyn

  4. Cute look and looks comfy I like that with love Janice

  5. What!! You wouldn't wear shorts out? I wear them all the time. Everywhere, and all year long. No one told me I shouldn't!!!
    You look darling!
    xo Kris


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