The Real Truth about Shorts: Ageless Style Linkup

Hi Everyone,

How many times have you read advice about how long or short your shorts are meant to be after a certain age? Well forget all of that! Keep on reading to find out the real truth about the shorts you should be wearing for summer 2017!

As it’s the first Tuesday of the month let me introduce this months Linkup. This month the topic is of course shorts. 10 ladies showcase their version of shorts in their ageless style. It’s always exciting to see what each of them come up with. We never share photos beforehand so it’s a complete surprise to us all. I love the fact that we all come up with something so different and end up inspiring each other in new fashion directions.

The linkup is at the end of this post so make sure you stay tuned 😉

The Real Truth about Shorts: Ageless Style Linkup


I’m going to charge right into this and tell you the real truth about the right shorts has nothing to do with length! It’s all about Style.

The trend for the right style of shorts has moved along from the very short ripped jeans style. Whilst you can still wear them they are last year! 2017 sees a whole new era of sophistication enter into the realm of shorts.

2017 Summer shorts need to have the following characteristics:
  1. Higher waisted
  2. The ability to be dressed either up or down – the shoes ad bag tell the direction
  3. Many have a tie waist
  4. Made out of fabric other than denim
  5. (optional tip) Skorts are HOT

It’s basically up to your shoes and bag to decide where your shorts are going.

What I’m wearing:


Here are your hosts for the Ageless Style Linkup


Diane@ Fashion on the 4th Floor

Yvonne@ FunkyForty

Jennie@ A Pocketful of Polka Dots

Debbie@ Fashion Fairy Dust

Ana@ Mrs. American Made

Nicole@ High Latitude Style

Shelley@ The Queen In Between

Daenel @Living Outside The Stacks

Jill @ Doused in Pink

Paula @ Dimples on my What

Please do join the linkup party too!

You can join even if you don’t have a blog but do have Instagram.

Rules are simple,
  • Link back to the Ageless Style Link Up in your linked post.
  • Link to your post and not your homepage.
  • Please visit 2 other links.
  • Be sure to follow me on PinterestBloglovinInstagramTwitter and Facebook.
  • Add your link below.


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Treat yourself to Summer 2017 Shorts Today!



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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. i love shorts and when they are stylish and not ripped I even now being 80 would wear them. xxx

    1. Thanks so much Shelly – I am actually really short waisted too so I have to be careful not to wear things as high as normal people – otherwise my waist is by my boobs – eek 😉
      So the tip is to wear above the hips but a little lower than high waist. xoxo

  2. Beautiful chambray shorts, Yvonne! I really like the looser fit and high waist style. They look perfect with your crisp, white shirt.

  3. How cute are those shorts? They kind of have a skirt feel to them, which I adore. Great look and wonderful tips for styling and choosing cuts.

  4. What a great, light-hearted post! I love the shorts…would you share the brand and style name? Thank you!

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