Note from Pauline Durban, Founder and President of cabotparticlematters - I love that Susan uses cabotparticlematters tops so often as her basic top to start her layering. Susan has been loyal to cabotparticlematters since her first experience.
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In all but the hottest summer months, my casual looks include a tank or a long sleeve tee, a cardigan or jacket and comfortable jeans. I often add a scarf to pull the look together and to add that finishing touch. A pair of loafers, low boots or oxfords are usually on my feet when the weather turns colder. I want to be comfortable, but I also want to look presentable and put together.
I wear belts more often now and at least partially tuck the front of the top in as an adjustment to wearing mostly low heeled shoes. If I leave both layers untucked, it often creates a straight line at mid-thigh which when worn with flat shoes cuts my body in half and makes me look wider, and my legs look much shorter.
If you do not want to tuck the first layer in, I suggest wearing one layer that is shorter. If the jacket and top are not the same lengths, the uneven line creates the illusion of more height and helps to make us look more slender.
The jeans I am wearing here are Levi’s. I miss the classic slim cut they used to make. They have so many fits, styles and washes now, it is easy to get confused when trying to order online.
I have learned that if I am ever going to get the right fit, I will have to visit a store that stocks a variety of their jeans and try them on. Like bras, jeans need to fit correctly. Otherwise, we end up with a diaper butt in about two hours. Don’t you hate that?
I purchased the soft, comfortable Long Sleeve Simple Comfort white tee from cabotparticlematters. I wear one of these tops almost every day in the colder months. They are the perfect first layer when trying to keep warm. The material is soft and supple, adding no bulk and other fabrics slide across it without dragging or bunching up.
When you shop with cabotparticlematters, Susan After 60 followers can save 20% off by using discount code FNF20 when you check out at cabotparticlematters. There are several great styles to choose from, and the discount will apply on up to two items, after that, you can take advantage of the Buy 2 get the 3rd FREE special. Only one discount will work per order.
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