Ageless summer

by Amanda Bedgood

Looks worthy of hot soirees at any age

Dressing age appropriate can be a task at any age and no time more so than in the summer. Ambiguous invites for outdoor soirees, shorts that veer into Daisy Duke territory - things can get tacky fast. Turn to voluminous pants paired with sleek tops, flat sandals and tops of vivid prints for combinations that are trending now whether you're 22 or 62.

At Hemline a couple of options were clearly the kind of thing that can work at any age and at a multitude of events. The floral print pants with a long black top are just the sort of ensemble to wear to a casual event that requires a bit of panache. A bold gold necklace and cuff bracelet would finish it right. A billowing top in a bright summery print is perfect paired with skinny white jeans. With a cut that's flattering for every body type and a vibe that's just right for lounging in style this could also go  super casual over easy shorts.

Vanessa V. has a pair of easy going pants as well with a psychedelic navy and mint print. The front is flat and back elastic for an easy fit. Try a polished styling like the one shown with tank and cardi or go more casual with a thin white flowy t-shirt and layered necklaces.

For the shoe that works at any age look for something neutral with a bit of flair like these flats from Shoe La La. WIth a bit of bright pink on the back, they're just the way to take basic solids to a more interesting place.