Peplum top and jeans for summer - fashion at 50


It looks like summer is here according to the outdoor thermometer, whether we're ready for it or not. The temperatures around here have jumped by ten degrees in the last couple of days and the real heat won't be here until this weekend.  I have a feeling this is where the rubber meets the road as far as looking stylish and fashionable as the mercury rises.

charcoal peplum and blue jeans

Today I'm styling a charcoal peplum t-shirt from Loft (same).  I've shared the same top in white
before and really like the style and fit but I'm not sure I'm crazy about this color on me.  Maybe it's just the dark, loose fitting jeans (similar) I'm wearing with it but I'm not loving it.  I think I'll try it with a light bottom next time and see how I feel about it then.

I do like how the leopard flats (similar) and charm necklace (similar) I'm wearing with it look, so it's not a total wash out.

charcoal peplum

That is such a good lesson, not every outfit is going to be a winner.  Sometimes you feel so-so about what you're wearing and that's okay.  They're only clothes.  The day I take all of this too seriously or any other outward form of creativity is the day it's time to check my priorities.

Our creative outlets are supposed to be fun.  Don't you agree?  I was afraid when I started posting every day that it would be come more like a job and less like fun but so far it's the best of both worlds and I feel very fortunate.

charcoal peplum and blue jeans

I've joined a group of (younger) fashion bloggers for a summer shorts collaboration tomorrow.  I am going to bravely post an outfit featuring shorts representing the over 50 bunch...yikes!  Actually, now that I've found a couple of pairs that I don't hate, I can see myself wearing shorts more and more this summer as the temperatures rise.  I think my family is having a harder time adjusting to it than me.  Ha!  Ha!

charcoal top and blue jeans

Just a reminder, I sent out the wardrobe list for my "Early Summer Style Challenge" to email subscribers this morning but there's still time for you to join in.  Just sign up to receive Lemon Lane Style posts by in your inbox and I'll send the worksheet out to you right away.  Then starting next week we can be summer styling together.  Trust me, it will be fun!

xo, Patty

I styled this same top in white on my simple summer style post.

I'm joining Jo-Lynne Shane today for her fashion link up...


  1. Adorable! Sharing on Facebook today.

  2. Patty,
    I'm lovin' the charcoal peplum top, dear friend!
    I agree, though, I think it would appear stunning with pale pink, coral or white capri pants!
    Thank you for continuing this Fashion Series!
    I'll be doing some "boutique" shopping on vacation this Summer. . .
    and I'm taking some of the wardrobe ideas with me!

  3. patty, Oh girl, I love those shoes. I have to get me pair. I wear a lot of grey color things. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. I tried to get to the wardrobe challenge PDF and it said it can't be found. ???? Not sure I can join the challenge but would like to see what the challenges are! Thanks...


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