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What are your plans for Memorial Day? Backyard barbecue? Time by the water? Travel? I’ve been out of town the last two weekends, so we’ll have a pretty low-key time at home to rest and catch up.
Whatever you have planned, here are some great looks for you. Pick up a couple. One for Memorial Day and save one for the 4th of July!
Memorial Day Maxi
I haven’t worn a maxi since the 70’s, so this was stepping out of my comfort zone a bit, but I LOVED wearing this!!!
It is so comfy – it’s like wearing a big nightie! I could lounge in this all day!
We had a debate in the family about whether to wear it tied up or not. How would you wear it?
This picture shows the pockets. I’m wearing and XL.
The platform sandals are surprisingly comfortable for an inexpensive pair of shoes. My usual size is 8WW. These are 8 1/2 M and fit great.
Maxi | Maxi Plus Size | Stud Strap Flatform Sandals
Star Tank and Jeans
You can’t go wrong with this cute tank and a pair jeans. I dressed it up a little with a pearl necklace. For cool nights you could add a denim jacket or cardigan.
I’m wearing XL in the tank. This comes in sizes up to 5XL in lots of different prints.
Star Tank | Jeans (similar)
Shorts, Tank & Kimono
This is my first kimono. Can you believe it? I just never thought I was a “kimono girl”. Don’t you wonder where we get these ideas about ourselves?
I’ve paired it with a navy tank and white shorts. The tank is XL, but it is a little big, so I’d get a L next time. Kimono is L. Shorts run a little small so I sized up to an 18.
Here it is from the back so that you can see the length.
Kimonos are the perfect completer piece for the summer because they are light & flowy. If you like to cover your arms, they do the trick without making you hot.
Kimono | Kimono Plus Size | Tank | Tank Plus Size | Stud Strap Flatform Sandals
Tank, Crops and Denim Jacket
This outfit was so fun to put together!
It started with a tie-dye tank (Large) and white eyelet hemmed cropped pants (Size 2.5 Chicos). I like those pants so much, but wasn’t going keep them because I have 3 pair of white jeans already. But they go with everything I own – what’s a girl to do with a hem that cute?
I topped it denim jacket (Large). If you look at my Instagram feed, you will know that I need another denim jacket like I need a hole in the head…but look at that ruffle detail!!! So feminine and modern!
And then those red wedges (8 1/2 W). I never buy shoes like that but they make this outfit!
Here’s the tank without the jacket.
Here’s what it looks like from the back.
Tank | Plus Size Tank | Crops | Jacket | Wedges
Shorts & a Tee
Since we’ll be staying home this weekend, this is exactly what I’ll be wearing.
A graphic tee (XL), denim shorts (Chico’s 2.5 – size up. I needed a 3), white kicks
Tee | Shorts | Kicks
So what’s your style?
Are you inspired to try something you don’t usually wear?
Let me know in the comments.
And I’d be so grateful if you would pin the post. I am eager to spread the word that women of every age, shape and size can dress in a way that makes them feel beautiful and confident.
Cathy, I just LOVE how brave you’re getting by trying new styles. Aren’t maxi’s wonderful?? I swear they are such an easy summer outfit. (and I do like it tied up, but really it’s great both ways).
AND kimonos??? OMG, my collection has grown so much since moving to AZ. The idea they are too boho or whatever is just pure silliness.
Jodie – I think you are the queen of talking us older gals into wearing things we wouldn’t normally try! LOL! Your blog and creativity inspire me every day. Thanks so much for your positive comments. The inspire me to keep trying new things!