Too Old for Denim Shorts

styling denim shorts

Time to rock the boat a bit with fashion. We’re talking about denim shorts. I’ve seen fashion posts popping up taking the view that denim shorties are only for the young. Well, I work hard to keep the body together, and I kind of think I’ve earned the right to go short.

What do you think?

I say…

yes mural in DUMBO

Couldn’t resist shooting in DUMBO near this mural. As for the jeans, this pair is from AG Adriano Goldschmied. The shorts have a 14″ rise, which is short, but you don’t have to go this short to embrace the trend.

summer fashion tiips

Since the shorts are kind of a statement, I simply added a white tee (shop similar from Velvet) and a bright necklace. I get so many compliments on it. I picked it up from BaubleBar at an event, I paid $35 (you are in luck–it is on sale right now for $20 here)! It comes in tons of colors, but I picked PINK!

bauble bar necklace

Finally the shoes. I picked these up in Nice on our anniversary trip. The iridescent color seems to “go” with so many things.

cool sandals

Time to find out what you’ve been wearing!

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  • These denim shorts are perfect for you. You’ve got great legs so show them off! I really like the raw edge of the tee which adds that extra chic to your outfit.


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  • Nicole if only I had legs like yours I’d be rocking denim shorts too!! Who gives a monkeys what age you are when it comes to choosing what to wear: You look fabulous, your legs look fabulous and that’s all that matters. Great necklace and sandals too…!

    Happy Monday and thanks for being a lovely host 🙂

    Catherine x

  • You look fabulous but for me I have never liked short shorts not even as a teen, I like longer shorts personally.

  • You look AMAZING in those shorts! I think denim shorts are totally appropriate for those of us over 40! I don’t wear mine as short as my 19 & 24 year old daughter’s but I do wear them a lot!!

  • They look perfect on you. Personally, I don’t think it’s the fact that the shorts are denim, it’s more that all of the shorts are TOO short this season. For mature ladies and little girls it’s hard to find an appropriate length.

  • Those denim shorts look great on you!! I don’t wear shorts much, I’m really tall so I think they don’t suit me but you made me want a pair. Love how you styled the look so effortlessly! Thanks so much for hosting:)
    Marta, xo

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  • Amy Ann

    I absolutely think you should rock those shorts! You look great! I am loving denim shorts this summer. I just added a boyfriend pair to my closet and they are fun too! Thanks for hosting.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • You are totally rocking those denim shorts! I think denim shorts are ageless and you certainly showed those naysayers! I recently rocked mine and felt fabulous.

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  • You are smokin’ on those shorts lady! Love the shoes too!

  • I LOVE my short denim shorts and I own it! I agree, I work hard to stay in shape and I’m not giving them up anytime soon! 🙂 I think mine are Citizens. You look great!

  • You rock, girl! You look absolutely chic and hot and those jorts are not too short in my opinion!!!


  • I love these shorts and the entire look is pretty cute

  • Never too old for denim shorts. And I like the casual top too.

  • You can TOTALLY pull off the short shorts look, Nicole! You look fab!

  • Love the whole look! And those shoes are just amazing!

  • ADA

    Nicole, you are most definitely NOT too old for shorts. You always look hot to me. I adore the necklace & flats by the way.

    Always a pleasure linking up, babe. Enjoy this Holiday Week!! <3 Ada.

  • Well, darling, you have my admiration! You’re wearing those shorts like a boss and you’ve styled them perfectly. I’m pretty proud of my workouts, too, but I could never, ever, wear those shorts LOL


  • Definitely not to old for shorts. I don’t like super short, but these look great on you and way to go keepin your body looking great. 🙂 I love the edgy look of this outfit.

  • You look amazing! My linked blog post discussed just this & I’m so going to buy a pair after seeing you in yours! I’ve just rebranded & renamed the blog so its goodbye to Cous Cous & Cork Wedges & hello In Mama’s Wardrobe! Andrea x

  • I say a big YES! If you have the legs, flaunt them with those denim shorts. You look great and ready for summer!

  • I love the denim shorts on you! You look amazing! Love that necklace, too, and the mural!

  • Oksana

    Love your outfit! You look young and beautiful. The necklace is gorgeous as well!

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  • I think you are completely entitled to your denim shorts! You look great and while age does factor into to how we dress, it does not have to dictate it.

    Love those shoes too – gorgeous!

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