Summer Get-Away Style For the 70+ Model
It’s that time again when Sherry from Petite Over 40 and the 3 of us pool our memories and photos to create a Fab Collab that spans the generations. Over this coming week we’ll share memories of summer-get-away styles from the past as well as ways we style them today.
As you may realize, each of us was born in a different decade: Charlotte is in her 70s, Nancy is in her 60s, Jodie is in her 50s, and Sherry is in her 40s. As a result, our memories offer quite a range of fashion history! We each share a photo from the past that pertains to the theme. And with that photo we then include our story and thoughts about that time or picture. Then we put on an outfit of how we’d wear it today!! Some things are similar and some are very different!!
We’ve been sharing these histories for over a year now, and it’s always amazing how certain pieces of clothing or photos can speak to us! I also love hearing stories from you my readers, about your memories of this same theme, so feel free to join in by commenting below!
Away Style Story from the Past from Charlotte
This was my first trip with this particular travel group. It was in May 2003 and we were traveling to Scotland. My roommate was a lady named Charlene who was nicknamed Char. It was funny because since I am Charlotte, we would both jump when the name Char was called.
The group was all women, and ironically we would all wear pants. Yet our Scottish tour guide was a man and he would wear his grandfather’s kilt!! So the joke was that his was the only skirt on the tour.
We had retail therapy almost every two hours on this trip, whenever we stopped for food or bathrooms. Since we were all women, we all liked to shop so we did!! And our bus driver and tour guide swore they were developing hernias from loading our luggage. Somehow the amount of luggage ended up doubling in quantity from the beginning to the end of the trip.
This photo was near Glasglow towards the end of the trip.
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: Even now, my mom would rather take pants to wear for her away style!
She chose this floral top because it’s a new one she just bought. I think it’s one of those pieces that really are good for travelling because it can be used as a jacket or a tunic! Besides it has many colors in it, and will add some fun to all of the solid colors that we tend to pack.
If you think that a button up tunic would be good for your away style too, then this one might be perfect for the summer trips!!
Then my mom added in her turquoise colored earrings and bracelet to keep with the blue theme!! The turquoise color seems to go with almost any other color, so these accessories could be fun for any trip!
I do think taking a bunch of different colored accessories is the easy way to change it up when you’re away! These items tend to be smaller and easier to pack!! Or you can be like my mother, and buy them as souvenirs when you are travelling!
These turquoise pants are a pair of ankle pants that mom & I found when we were out thrifting. She was going to lengthen them because she didn’t love the shortness. But I cajoled her into keeping them this length to add a nice variety in her closet!! I think we are getting used to the seeing the shorter lengths on everyone now, that they don’t look like “floods” as much!
Most of the time, since we travel more in the summer, you need some lightweight options for the bottom half of your body! If you aren’t comfortable with skirts or capri pants, then the ankle pants seem like the next best option! This pair comes in many different colors, or you could always opt for a print pair!
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I thought you might enjoy a round up of other tunics. They could be versatile for your away style if you think about wearing them as a bathing suit cover up also!!