Style Over 70: What to Wear to the Museum
Our idea of what to wear to the museum is perfect for the super hot days or even summer rainy days. Even if the weather is perfect outside, having some indoor activities can be a good mix to add to the agenda!
Quote of the day: “You cannot fix a problem that you refuse to acknowledge.” Margaret Heffernan
Of course, our goal is to be stylish while being comfortable and dressed appropriately. What do I mean by appropriately? I don’t mean following the fashion rules per se or trying to blend into our surroundings. I mean thinking about the best way to look amazing yet able to enjoy the day.
There’s nothing worse than being too hot, cold, or uncomfortable when you’re out exploring.
Skort: Lands End-thrifted~~Cardigan: Karen Scott~~ Top: Chicos~~ Shoes: Yes We Vibe~~ Bracelet:
Audra Styles c/o~~ Purse: Target
Lesley and What to Wear to the Museum
We really did visit a museum this day, and you’ll get to see some of the photos from the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Charlotte’s outfit post.
I’ll let Lesley give you her description for what to wear to the museum.
“Since we would be sitting in the car for several hours I went with a modest and cool skort (of course). A simple tee shirt that is side tucked to make it a bit more stylish. Of course a sweater is included in case we encountered cold buildings. My Shoes are YES WE VIBE sneakers which I have several pairs of in my closet. I find them colorful, fun and most of all COMFORTABLE which is important today since we will be walking a lot.
I’m using a backpack instead of my usual cross-body purse since it has more room but still gives me that hands-free convenience. I wanted to keep my outfit simple and not fussy or requiring adjustments constantly. Wearing a necklace gives a bit of bling, but is not heavy or hot. I almost call this my summer uniform, easy peasy.“
More details below about the pieces, yet the entire look was inspired by……can you guess?
Skorts vs Skirts
Skorts definitely prove themselves useful when you want to look a tad dressier yet may not want to have a “Marilyn Monroe” moment. Our trip for the day included a long drive to this museum; therefore, Lesley was using her noggin to make sure she’d be comfy yet stylish.
Lesley has quite a few skorts in her collection and wears them often. You saw a different one recently when we discussed what to wear on a city vacation. In a way, this look is basically the same idea.
Even for casual days, nothing says stylish than adding an accessory or two. Lesley’s even layering her two necklaces.
The bright-colored cardigan is that just-in-case piece. You never know how cold the museums or restaurants will be, so we are good boy scouts. (My husband’s motto, “It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.”)
Insider tip: If your cuff bracelet is too big, it’s easy to add a piece of velcro hat tape on the inside to make it fit. BTW, it works to make your hats smaller too!!
Hands-free bags are a fabulous addition to the idea of what to wear to the museum. In fact, that was a theme when we discussed purses this last winter. Backpacks work for women of any age and aren’t just for school kids anymore. If you don’t have one, I can definitely recommend getting an inexpensive one and try it out.
FYI, not all backpacks are huge anymore. There are mini-size ones or make sure to check out the children’s section too!!
The Inspiration for the Outfit
For any activity that includes a bunch of walking, it’s important to think about the footwear choice. We talk a lot about comfortable shoes on this blog since we tend to go exploring quite a bit.
I compared 4 different comfortable shoe brands last year. Lesley is actually the reason I found out about the brand she is wearing called Yes We Vibe.
BTW, if you look at the site, it can be overwhelming. There are SO many prints you can choose from for your shoes. My suggestion is to add any that you like to your cart because there isn’t a “favorites” button. Then you can narrow it down to the pair/s you really want.
Insider discounts: The site does have discounts available, yet if you use my codes, I do get a small commission. JODIE10 (10% OFF) and JODIEBOGO (buy one get one free on all FOOTWEAR)
Both Rob and I have their shoes (and aqua shoes). Rob has found the slip ons aren’t quite as comfy for him. But the tie-up sneakers are wonderful.
So Lesley had recently won this pair of sneakers and wanted to style her what to wear to the museum outfit around them. Not only is this good thinking for an activity like this, but also good planning for when you are traveling.
Thank you for visiting my space on the internet. I like to showcase how it’s never too late to look great for women of any age, size or working with any budget.
I feel I’m here to help move beyond the fashion rules of yesterday and evolve. Style and clothes are made to give you joy. Not cause us stress because we are worried about what others think.
My hope is that you get ideas and inspirations from Charlotte, Lesley, and myself. It’s not about copying what we wear, but about using what you already have and updating items along the way.
Most of all it’s getting us to think differently and dare I say, have fun?
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