Gap Gingham Button Down, Ann Taylor White Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody, and Kate Spade Sunglasses


It has been hot, humid, and raining off and on for days here, so when friends suggested we meet for an early casual dinner, I decided to wear the duck skimmers I got last month–and white shorts. September 7 is the last day of summer, so I am taking advantage of as many outfits as possible that incorporate white shorts, skirts, or dresses.

Although I do wear white jeans year round—and Emily Post has declared any white item acceptable after Labor Day—I still hear my mother’s voice telling me it is a “not” when it comes to any other bottoms. So, after Labor Day, I try to put together outfits that at least offer some sort of nod toward fall, even if the temperature is in the 80s and 90s.

On the way to dinner, I stopped in Talbots to try on a few things, and since it was pouring outside I photographed my outfit in the dressing room. (My gosh, they have terrific lighting!) I ended up finding a cute casual sweater and necklace there, which you’ll see in an upcoming post.

Although my duck skimmers are black, I think they work well with the navy gingham button down and navy woven-leather bracelet. Let me know what you all think. ~Janis Lyn Johnson


Prescription Sunglasses: Kate Spade ( /  Shirt: Gap / Shorts: Gap (Similar at Nordstrom and Ann Taylor) / Belt: J Crew (Similar at Ann Taylor) / Duck Skimmers: Chooka (Solid Colors at or in Polka Dot at Nordstrom) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff ( Nordstrom).

By |2018-11-10T23:28:33-04:00September 1st, 2015|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|2 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a happily married SW Floridian and Texas-born (1960) fan of timeless style and healthy living.


  1. Judy August 19, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Very cute

    • JLJ August 24, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Judy! Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday wherever you are! ~Janis

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