Dusting Off My Daisy Dukes

My style is pretty solidified at this point in my life. I know what works and what doesn’t yet, every now and then, I’ll experiment with a look that is a little outside of my comfort zone. I mentioned in this post that I really don’t wear denim shorts too often. Generally speaking, I’m not really a fan of myself in shorts, and I’m really picky with how I style them.

I had picked up this blouse really early in the year, sometime in January, and loved the quality of the fabric. In my mind, I pictured it styled with high-waisted denim, but wasn’t sure how I felt about that combination on me. I don’t even own any high-waisted jeans, and usually feel like they make my torso look too short, despite lengthening the legs.

I found this pair of high waisted denim shorts at Express, and attempted to give the look a go. Truth be told, I feel way too old to be wearing this outfit. After seeing it in these photos, it only confirmed to me that I cannot pull off this look. At the beginning of the year, I said I would hold myself accountable for my outfits. I think I’ve been doing a good job staying true to my overall style, and that trying something different–while good for the soul–left me feeling uncomfortable in this particular go ’round.

It was a good experiment but next time I’ll pair this darling top with something more feminine, like a simple high-waisted skirt and a pair of flat sandals or low heels. At almost 30 years old, I just do not think I can rock a crop top and daisy dukes. :) Putting them on did not, unfortunately, turn me back 8 years. It was worth a shot, right?

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