Lace Duster & Fringe Sandals: Ageless Style Link Up

lace duster, fringe sandals, denim boyfriend shorts

Today is the second monthly installment of The Ageless Style Link Up…

THE STORY

…Myself and eight other lovely ladies have again joined fashion forces, and this time we bring you our favorite summer looks. Just like last month, our styles run the gamut from casual (guess who?) to dressy with a little something for everyone in between. Be sure to scroll down and link up what you’re currently wearing…we can’t wait to see!

And isn’t that what personal style is all about? It’s a way to express ourselves outwardly to the world; I think everyone has a bare bones style, their go-to look if you will. But fashion gives us the chance to change our persona from day to day if the mood strikes us. It gives us a temporary way to change up who we are if we so desire and to share a little piece of the not so obvious aspects of our personalities that we don’t necessarily allow out to play on a daily basis.

THE OUTFIT

How sweet is this lace duster? Guess what? I actually found it in the random swimsuit coverup/kimonos in the accessories section at JCPenney. Sometimes you stumble upon the coolest things in places that you wouldn’t think to look. I wore this outfit to school a week or so ago on a dress down day. I was determined to find a way to sneak in my distressed (actually they’re so beat they are no longer distressed, more like distraught) denim boyfriend shorts at work. Ya, that’s the rebellious 12 year old that resides in my brain. What better way to do it than camouflage them under a pretty tunic top and lace duster? This is the same tunic that I’ve worn as a dress with an extender under it. Gotta love the versatility of it. The fringe sandals I scored last year at Payless finished off the look.

THE TIP

Try looking at pieces in your closet in new ways. Have a long top that you love? Throw a skirt extender underneath and you have a dress. Or by the same token, layer a dress over skinny jeans or leggings and you have an entirely different look. Turn a swimsuit cover up into a layer over a top and shorts like I did today. I’ve even been known to pull a maxi skirt up over the girls, throw a sweater over top and voila! A whole new skirt. Point is, just because a piece is meant to be one thing that doesn’t mean that it can’t be something else entirely.

THE LINK UPS

Check out the weekly link ups I participate in for even more fashion and style ideas…

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Duster: JCPenney (Similar);  Top: Free People;  Shorts: Levis (Similar);  Sandals: Payless (Similar)

 

And now for the Ageless Style Link Up! Be sure to join us the first Tuesday of the month and link up your most recent posts…

Ageless June 1 Ageless June 2 Ageless June 3

LINK UP GUIDELINES

  • Have fun and make some new friends! Please visit at least 2 other links.
  • Please link to your actual post and not your blog’s homepage.
  • Please link back to the Ageless Style Link Up in your linked post.
  • Please follow each of your hosts on at least one social media channel via the links below.

Ana ~ Mrs. American Made bloglovin, instagram, pinterest, twitter, facebook

Alice ~ Happiness at Mid-Life bloglovin, instagram, pinterest, twitter, facebook

Carrie ~ A Lovely Little Wardrobebloglovin, instagram, pinterest, twitter, facebook

Daenel ~ Living Outside the Stacks blog, instagram, pinterest, twitter

Debbie ~ Fashion Fairy Dust bloglovin, instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter

Jennie ~ A Pocketful of Polka Dots blog, bloglovin, instagram, pinterest, twitter

Nicole ~ High Latitude Style blog, pinterest, twitter,facebook, google, instagram, bloglovin

Shelly ~ The Queen in Between instagram, bloglovin, pinterest,

Tania ~ 50 Is Not Old blog, facebook, pinterest, instagram, twitter, bloglovin

Yvonne ~ Funky Forty blog, twitter, facebook.com, bloglovin, instagram, pinterest

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17 Comments

  1. 06.7.2016 / 2:25 am

    You do Boho style so well Debbie! Looking fabulous in this style. Thank you for hosting x

    • debbies
      06.7.2016 / 9:35 am

      Thank you Laurie! Thanks so much for joining the link up! 🙂

  2. 06.7.2016 / 5:45 am

    These pieces are so pretty together!

  3. 06.7.2016 / 11:03 am

    That duster is perfect for the summer—it looks lightweight, yet I always need some sort of covering in the stores!!
    Tell me Debbie—am I totally missing it? I can’t find a place to sign up for an email? I’m probably just looking with my old lady eyes—help me out!!
    jodie
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  4. 06.7.2016 / 3:08 pm

    Super cute post Debbie. My Mum just bought me a cute bikini throw over top that I am now also going to wear over shorts…wait for it …hehe.

    Have a fab week.
    Yvonne xx
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  5. 06.8.2016 / 11:56 am

    this duster is gorgeous!! so perfect for summer!

    cute & little
    kileen

  6. 06.8.2016 / 10:28 pm

    Seriously fabulous! I’m all for layering and remixing and using things for another purpose, that’s what makes being a girl fun. I have a long maxi cardi that I need to figure out how to style, I’m going to borrow your ideas.
    Daenel T. recently posted…A Summer Look ~ Ageless Style LinkupMy Profile

  7. 06.15.2016 / 10:48 am

    such a fun boho style! love this look 😀