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Happy Valentine's Day, Wonderful Wednesday Linky Party
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Sharing what I really wore – patterned pants.

H&M Pants - What I Really Wore, Fashion Over 40

I’m keeping it real this week with another installment of “What I Really Wore.” A few weeks ago I taught a reading workshop to a group of Filipino teachers from across the Manila area. On days like this I like to be casual, but still maintain a professional look.

I picked up these H&M print pants around Christmas and I am crazy about them! I thought these would be just perfect for the day.

Patterned Pants - What I Really Wore, Fashion Over 40

Patterned Pants – How To Wear

The thought of patterned pants can be a little intimidating for some, but they don’t have to be. When it comes to patterned pants, it’s important to keep everything else pretty simple. Three quarter length jersey shirts are great staple pieces because they are comfortable to wear, but they also make you look polished and put together.

Notice that I used the partial tuck-in for this outfit. This keeps the front of the outfit tidy, while softening the back view by eliminating such an “expanse” of pattern πŸ˜‰ Then, I used a slim black leather belt.

Add some Aerosole black wedges and I’m ready to go! I found some similar ones on clearance at Famous Footwear for 64% off.

patterned pants, black wedges - What I really wore, Fashion Over 40

I kept the accessories pretty simple for this look by going with one of my favorites…stainlePatterned Pants, Stainless Steel necklace - What I Really Wore, Fashion Over 40ss steel. I received this stainless steel Fossil necklace as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago.

Have a fabulous week!

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Loving It, Shellie


  1. Jennie says:

    Very nice look! I am a fan of patterned pants and these are fantastic. I really like the simple way you styled them – perfection! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back this week, Shellie.

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  2. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. These pants are really something!

  3. Dawn Lucy says:

    Super cute ootd & adorable pics too!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & happy Valentine’s Day!

    Dawn Lucy

  4. You look great in this outfit. I love it all. I can no long tuck my pants in, though. Sigh. So I’d need a blouse that covers my midlife belly and tush. I love your shoes and necklace too.

  5. Claire says:

    Hi Shellie, love your patterned pants, so lovely πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

  6. Great look. I love 3/4 length shirts. I need to stock up when I find some good quality ones. Also need to start the partial tuck. Learning from you all the time, Shellie!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Cathy, yes the 3/4 length shirt is one of those foundation pieces I was telling you about.

  7. Hi Shellie, I love the look of printed pants, you look darling, perfect pairing with the sandals and love the jewelry!!

  8. Those trousers are great! You look totally fab! x

  9. Jill says:

    This is such a great look! Those printed pants are adorable! Loving your necklace too!

    Doused In Pink

  10. Miss Cellany says:

    You look great, happy , comfortable and confident in what you are wearing and I agree with all your choices. (I think the ‘confident’ bit is important.) haven’t heard of the ‘partial tuck’ before – I’m going to go with it!

  11. You look great! I’m going to have to try the “partial tuck” on shirts. I see this a lot on blogs but haven’t tried it.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      I think you’ll like it Debbie. It’s a regular go-to styling option for me anymore.

  12. amy says:

    I love patterned pants! You look great in them!

  13. Great pants and love the necklace!

  14. Gorgeous, Shellie! I love those pants. They are too cute! You’re always too cute! Go, girl! I hope that your workshop went well.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Regina…it’s always nice to have a cheerleader! Yes, the workshop went very well…thanks for asking.

  15. Andrea Nine says:

    Hello gorgeous! Rocking those cute pants so well!!

  16. Perfect outfit for the occasion! I really like the pants! Fabulous necklace, too!

  17. Patti says:

    Love those new trousers, and your styling is perfection, Shellie. You home looks lovely and peaceful too. xo