Would You Wear It- Ready for Spring

Would You Wear It- Ready for Spring

Happy Saturday ladies and welcome to the weekend. We’re due for some rain which will be a welcome change. I bought these rain boots at the end of last summer and have never had a chance to wear them! It’s time for would you wear it. Each week my friend Pam and I share a mannequin we’ve seen and ask if you’d wear what it’s modeling. We do this to better understand your style goals and have some fun sharing ideas in the comments.

I also love to hear how you would style part or all of this look to make it work for your shape and lifestyle.

So tell me, ladies, would you wear part or all of this?

Please keep your comments personal to your style because what you hate, other women will love.

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Now let’s go over to Over 50 Feeling 40 here, and see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing.

Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.




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  1. Cynthia B
    March 8, 2020 / 4:49 am

    Love this outfit. I have several wide leg pants in my summer rotation as of last year. Went into a local boutique here in Texas and the lovely shop owner, who is very chic, persuaded me to try on one of her over size linen shirts and navy blue linen wide leg pants. Definitely not what I would have picked for myself because I’m short and short waisted, so I thought the look would swallow me whole. She showed me how to tie the shirt and drape it in an insouciant way off my shoulders in the back. Man was I hooked, I wear the pants with strapped flat sandals or adidas . It feels like wearing a long dress, but the comfort (for me) of pants. Learned something that day about letting other trained eyes suggest departures from my normal fashion beat!

    • Jennifer
      March 8, 2020 / 10:45 am

      I love having creative people give me ideas too. We can always learn from another persons perspective.

  2. Sharon
    March 7, 2020 / 7:41 pm

    Being a curvy size 14-16 without a flat stomach balance is everything for me. I would try a nicely fitted wide leg pant without the buttons & pockets (draws too much attention to the stomach). Maybe a side zipper./keep it clean. The blouse is a NO/tie front and long sleeves overpower the wide legs. I would add a tight short sleeve crew neck tee, a long metal necklace, wide metal bracelet, hoop earrings and wedge sandals then throw on a contrast color short cardigan to finish the look.

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 9:53 pm

      Cute styling ideas Sharon!

  3. Lois Williams
    March 7, 2020 / 6:20 pm

    I’m loving the high waisted, big leg pants & have added two pair to my wardrobe for spring/summer but unfortunately these at 27.5” Would be too short for me at 5’11” However, the overall look is a great one for me with the blouse or cotton knit top – maybe even a summer fedora!

  4. Janet D.
    March 7, 2020 / 6:11 pm

    A huge YES to the shirt, a gorgeous classic I’d wear a multitude of ways: tied at the waist w/ jeans, open over a tee, buttoned up & untucked, buttoned up & tucked. An equally huge NO to the pants, however, simply out of personal taste: as others have noted, they have too much of a 70s vibe going on & while I might have rocked them 50 years ago, I doubt the same could be said now. Although truth be told, I wouldn’t have liked the colour, busy pattern & all those buttons then any more than I do now. I’ve always preferred a cleaner, sleeker look for the simple reason that I wear a lot of jewelry — big earrings, multiple rings & bracelets, necklaces — & you don’t want that much going on in that many directions at once 🙂

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 9:52 pm

      Those are great reasons! It’s great to know this about your style.

  5. Cyndi
    March 7, 2020 / 4:16 pm

    I like the shirt (tied like that, front tuck, or as an overshirt. I like the high waist and wide legs of the pants, would have to try them on to decide about the buttons and the patch pockets (on the link, they’re even more obvious than in your photo) BUT they’ve done a great job matching them up with the print. If someone else was wearing this, I’d think it was super-cute but not sure if it’s my style…

  6. Donna
    March 7, 2020 / 2:30 pm

    I love the classic white linen shirt. I would definitely wear it with everything. Tucked or untucked. Long sleeved or folded cuff. So many options!

    The pants, I would definitely give a miss. Button fly is not something I like on pants and definitely not such contrasting buttons that draw the eye to your crotch. Those pockets only look good on flat stomach girls. I do like the back view of the pants and would wear them if they had a zip front and no pockets. They would nicely accent the waist and glide over any areas you don’t want focus on. I would pair them with a fitted tank or fitted top so as not to overwhelm my 5’2” frame.

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 9:50 pm

      Thanks for sharing why Donna.

  7. Becky
    March 7, 2020 / 12:52 pm

    I would wear the shirt but not tied as a midriff top. Those days are long gone for me. I wouldn’t wear the pants because, as someone else noted, they give off too much of a 70’s vibe, & I am not interested in reliving that era.

  8. Bab
    March 7, 2020 / 11:57 am

    Like the linen shirt but the pant legs and fabric don’t work for me. Takes me back to the early 70’s and I can’t go back there. ?

  9. Deirdre
    March 7, 2020 / 10:55 am

    Yes Yes Yes! I love this outfit! I’m a betweener with plus sizes (16/18) but athletic and tall with a long torso, so as long as it’s tied low with hardly any midriff showing I can do a tied blouse just fine. I’d put this with a low ankle boot or maybe a pair of crisp white sneakers, a wide-brimmed straw hat if it’s sunny and a long duster cardigan if it’s chilly.

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 9:48 pm

      Cute,cute,cute ideas!!

  10. Susan B
    March 7, 2020 / 10:46 am

    I think the pants are very fun and interesting. I looked on the website and loved the back. It looks like there’s elastic in the waist. I would pair them with a white tank and wear the blouse open as a topper. I’d have to try it on to see if those pockets were a good thing or bad thing, and if the legs were long enough. Always an issue with those of us with long legs. It’s really hard to get away with wide leg pants that aren’t long enough.

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 9:48 pm

      Bring tall is quite a struggle because you can’t add length but you can shorten them.

  11. beth byrd
    March 7, 2020 / 10:21 am

    Oooh! This outfit really appeals to me.

    I like the blouse — the tied front would work well for me because it is a much more flattering look than tucking my shirts in (since I have a bit of middle now).

    The pants are great — of course, I’d have to try them on to see how they look. But I have a feeling they would work because I have a long torso and short legs. Seems like they give a longated look!

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 9:46 pm

      The pants are very high rise so they lengthen the look of your legs.

  12. Joanna
    March 7, 2020 / 9:53 am

    I like those pants! I would have to try them on but I think they would be coming home with me. They would be cute with espadrilles. I think I would pair them with a nice white tee shirt for day.
    White shirts are a must in my wardrobe and this one being linen would be cool on the hot days and protect your arms from the sun.

  13. Kay
    March 7, 2020 / 9:31 am

    You can’t go wrong with a white linen shirt, and the tie would disguise any wrinkles. However, those pants are a no-go for me for every reason: wide leg, button fly, odd tree bark print in an odd shade of green.

  14. Pamela of Over 50 Feeling 40
    March 7, 2020 / 8:59 am

    It would look great on a thin woman…that’s not me. The pockets on the right pant are placed where I do not want an eye drawn to that area. The shirt is nice, but I would need short sleeved one or one that buttons up to shorter…next week South Texas brings back the heat! This whole look is a no for me.

  15. Susan McClelland
    March 7, 2020 / 8:42 am

    A white linen shirt is one of my warm-weather staples and I really like the classic lines of this one. I would wear it loose or tucked in. I like the print on the pants but I’d worry that the button fly and pockets would draw attention to my stomach. I’ve discovered that it isn’t worth buying a piece of clothing that makes me feel self-conscious, no matter how much I love it.

  16. Linda
    March 7, 2020 / 8:18 am

    Proportionately my waist is large and i have my “grandma” shape. Would have worn this look 40 years ago but not now.

  17. Mary
    March 7, 2020 / 8:11 am

    I might wear this, with the shirt tied lower (there’s no way I’m exposing my midriff), and I need guidance on footwear and the length these pants should be. The other day, Jennifer, you mentioned that a pair of wide legged pants you tried on were too long and you needed the petite–they had an inseam of 26″. Do you have some guidance on the proportion?

  18. Rose
    March 7, 2020 / 7:45 am

    Would definitely wear the shirt, it’s a classic. I wouldn’t wear the pants. I’m just too short for that wide of pant leg. plus I don’t really like the print.

  19. Eileen
    March 7, 2020 / 7:44 am

    i love natural fabrics, so yes to the shirt, very classy. No to the pants, overdesigned, print and buttons and complicated pockets, and polyester, not for me. This pant in black linen with black buttons, no pockets, would be more elevated.

  20. Eileen
    March 7, 2020 / 7:36 am

    I love natural fabrics, and linen lasts a long time. Yes, I would wear this shirt, it’s timeless, and classy. The pants are polyester, so no, I wouldn’t wear them. The pants are over designed, print, and buttons, AND complicated pockets, not necessary. These pants in black linen, and just the buttons , would look a lot more elevated, and wearable. I love high waisted, too bad.

  21. Dawn
    March 7, 2020 / 7:00 am

    I would wear the white linen shirt tied lower, and I like the pants but am not a fan of the buttons or pockets that would draw attention to my midsection. I think it’s a fun trendy look!

  22. Susan
    March 7, 2020 / 6:52 am

    LIke both but not necessarily together! Would have to see how the pants looked on me as I am short and wide!But it might give me the illusion of a waist!

  23. Susan
    March 7, 2020 / 6:48 am

    Love the pants, love the color and the unusual print. If they didn’t have those buttons and button pockets which gap on the model in the store picture, I’d wear them in a minute. Not with that shirt, but with a more fitted t or tank and some flat sandals in gold maybe. The shirt is just another plain white shirt, I have plenty of those! And with the busyness of the pants front, I don’t think tying the shirt looks particularly good. It needs a tuck, and I don’t tuck much!

    • Kathy
      March 7, 2020 / 7:10 am

      I agree. The pants are very cute but need a fitted tank or tee.

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 7:36 am

      Thanks Susan. I seldom do more than a half tuck these days either.

  24. Eve
    March 7, 2020 / 5:57 am

    I like it for someone else but not for me. I would never show my bare waist but if it could be tied lower, I would wear it with jeans. I like tied shirts but those pants with the wide legs don’t appeal to me. Wood grain is new to me and to tell the truth, I don’t care for it. I like small florals and stripes though.

  25. Lea
    March 7, 2020 / 5:56 am

    Hmmm. The linen shirt is in my favourite fabric but I no longer buy button down shirts. A lovely shirt, though. I need more fluidity and a pleat on my wide-legged pants. Not a pleat that starts from the waist! The colour and print is interesting as not many would be wearing the same, always a plus! Have a lovely weekend.

  26. Marce
    March 7, 2020 / 5:53 am

    I love the visual illusion created by drawing the eye to the button-fly. It seems to be a slimming look (on the mannequin).
    I don’t like the maintenance linen requires or the crease lines while wearing linen… but maybe the jazzy print would help hide that a bit and some linens are washing machine friendly.
    If I tried it on and it didn’t visually shorten me (I’m 5’6”), or highlight the little extra weight on my hip-thighs too much, I would definitely wear this outfit and feel great in it.
    It’s always so interesting how differently things can look in the mannequin vs me.

    • Sharon
      March 7, 2020 / 9:53 am

      I love linen as a natural fabric but I don’t iron anymore. I donated all my linen two years ago. However, if a no iron linen surfaces I would definitely purchase.

      • Jennifer
        March 7, 2020 / 9:46 pm

        Chicos now has no iron linen but it still does wrinkle some. I’ve learned to embrace the wrinkles. It’s just so darn hot here, I have to.

  27. Linda
    March 7, 2020 / 5:33 am

    I love these pants! Yes I would wear them! The shirt I am not so fond of so I would wear the pants with a different white shirt.

  28. Vicki Mikola Dack
    March 7, 2020 / 5:32 am

    No, I don’t think so…don’t like flaps on any of the pockets…I am tailored and the classics. Don’t like any thing made of linen…its a boogher to keep clean unless you take the garment to either the dry cleaners or professional laundry and that can be expensive.

  29. LindaGR
    March 7, 2020 / 5:18 am

    I’d have to try the outfit on and see what the pants did for, or to, me. I do like the shirt.

  30. Linda P
    March 7, 2020 / 5:14 am

    This whole ‘wide-leg’ trend reminds me of gaucho pants/culottes/bell-bottoms from a few decades ago. I just don’t ever see myself wearing them. Also, I don’t like prints on the bottom, especially this wood grain one. I like the white blouse.

  31. Leslie
    March 7, 2020 / 4:59 am

    I actually love the whole outfit. Since I am, shall we say, not tall, I would have to see what it looked like on me. I would try the outfit on though because I have promised myself to take some chances this year with my clothes. You can’t know what it looks like on you unless you try it on, right? So I would try it and if I liked how I looked I would buy it, for sure!

  32. Theresa
    March 7, 2020 / 4:58 am

    I like the look but not sure it it would be flattering to me. Would definitely it on.

  33. Janis
    March 7, 2020 / 4:57 am

    I love this outfit!!! I don’t know if I could wear it but I would try it on.

  34. Joyce Reardon
    March 7, 2020 / 4:56 am

    I love linen blouses, but the pants are a no to me. Don’t like the print or the buttons.

  35. Lori Stewart
    March 7, 2020 / 4:50 am

    It looks great on the mannequin. I woiukd have to try on the pants because the pockets look a little weird to me. They may pooch out.

    I do love the look of the outfit. The wide leg and print of the pants is really great and who can go wrong with a crisp white shirt.

  36. MRSBEN2
    March 7, 2020 / 4:48 am

    A yes to the white blouse as consider them a wardrobe staple and since linen is ideal for the summer/tropics. Its long sleeve is also a plus as can easily be rolled up. As to the wide leg pant; do like their high waistband and fit throughout the hip but would prefer a different closure than the buttons and if they were mid-calf cropped. Also, do not particularly care for the pockets nor the (wood grain …. ☺) print of the fabric so it is a ‘no’ for them.

  37. Lori H
    March 7, 2020 / 4:29 am

    I think this outfit is adorable and not something you will see everywhere you go, That said, I would have to try it on as I am not sure it would be flattering on me.

  38. Dee
    March 7, 2020 / 4:27 am

    I think the the pants are stunning. I like the detail at the waist, with the flair leg. The picture looks like black and white, which I would love. When I looked it up, they only had green, which is not for me. The top looks great with it. I could tuck the shirt in, or wear a cami under and tie the bottom of the shirt. The outfit comes in petit and I bet would look great on you.

  39. Karen
    March 7, 2020 / 4:26 am

    I wonder….I love the look. I tried on some funky wide pants several weeks ago just to see how they looked. They were black with a large red floral print on the sides. My 21 year old daughter liked them on me, but I was too self conscious with a 61 year old flat butt; I felt shapeless. But I did like them! Still wondering if I could like wide-leg pants. This particular outfit is cute for the bold at heart!

  40. Nancy S
    March 7, 2020 / 4:21 am

    I love the look and definitely would buy a similar looking shirt. At 5’2″ I would need a pared down version of the wide leg pants. I am glad that high rise pants are back in style because I am long waisted and have hated the mid and low ride pants that have been in style for so long.

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 8:44 am

      High waisted all the way for me too Nancy;)

  41. MP
    March 7, 2020 / 4:18 am

    The shirt is fine. I would wear it with a colorful scarf or colorful necklace as the stark white around my pale face is not good.
    I would pass on the pants. I don’t like the print, they are too full and the buttons are so distracting. The big front pockets are not for me and polyester is not my friend especially in summer. I prefer billowing cotton pull on pants without pockets.

  42. Cindy
    March 7, 2020 / 4:17 am

    I’d definitely wear the white blouse. But the pants wouldn’t be flattering to my shape. The pockets are in an area I don’t want to call attention to. I think these pants would make my bottom half look bigger, which I don’t need!

  43. TriciaGray
    March 7, 2020 / 4:16 am

    Love, love, love the print on those pants. I don’t often buy or wear green, but I am seriously considering these. The print might even help disguise what the buttons on the fly would normally draw attention to. I have a pair of very wide leg, long pants, Chicos, I think, and when I have them on I actually feel (and walk) as if I am wearing an elegant long skirt. And did you see that the linen shirt is machine washable? This outfit is a home run for a casual day at work or for going out!

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 8:43 am

      I feel the same way in long, wide, flowy pants which is one of the reasons I love them!

  44. Bunny
    March 7, 2020 / 4:12 am

    I would definitely wear this as I am a “white shirt” lover from way back. I like the pants too but would prefer them to be in a fabric not so wrinkly. Usually I have no problem with a bit of wrinkle in linens but with this print it is too much going on. It’s either the print or the wrinkles, but not both for me.

    • Jennifer
      March 7, 2020 / 8:41 am

      Thanks for explaining your reasoning Bunny

  45. Patty Eller
    March 7, 2020 / 4:08 am

    I love this outfit and would definitely wear it.

  46. Linda J
    March 7, 2020 / 3:31 am

    I love the color, the buttons and the high waist of the pants. I’m not sure about the collared shirt, I don’t think I look good in collared shirts. I would wear the pants for summer with a white or black tee or tank knotted at the waist and wedge sandals. The downside is that they are polyester.

  47. Sheryl
    March 7, 2020 / 3:30 am

    I would try the pants on, because truthfully sometimes I just don’t know until I see if it is going to work. I’m not fond of the print, I would like to see maybe a blue/white or red/white version. I do like the blouse very much. If I would tie it, would depend on the rise of the pants, because nobody wants to see my belly. Or my spanx?

  48. Paulette Levy
    March 7, 2020 / 3:14 am

    I like this a lot and would definitely buy! My only dilemma might be what shoe to pair with the outfit? It’s still too cold here in the northeast for a sandal of any type. Hmmmmm. A bit of a dilemma.

    When it warms a bit more I might roll the sleeve and layer my bangle bracelets or one large chunky bracelet. Add a sandal….go! It’s me!

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