2 Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40 (And Not Look Ridiculous)

2 Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40 (And Not Look Ridiculous)

I get asked ALL the time if it’s okay to wear shorts over 40…how to wear shorts over 40… what my favorite shorts are, etc.

There’s no doubt that wearing shorts over 40 is TRICKY. But, in this post, I’m going to show you 2 fail-safe outfits from Walmart to help you rock your shorts at any age!

I just did a video on wearing shorts over 40 including inseam length, rise, and more. 

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado

#1 | Denim Shorts

Finding the perfect pair of denim shorts is hard. Especially if you’re on a budget! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of affordable denim shorts…and I found them!! These shorts are by Scoop and have a wonderful, roomy boyfriend fit for women over 40. I love the slight distressing and frayed hem, 4” inseam, and high rise. The wash is perfect for summer and the cotton fabric is lightweight and breathable. They are also REALLY soft!

Shop more Scoop denim here.
Shop all Scoop here.

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing distressed boyfriend shorts with an orange polka dot halter top, lightweight cardigan, brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a straw bag in Telluride, Colorado

The Look

When I wear shorts, I like to have more coverage on my chest and arms. So, I styled the Scoop denim shorts with a fun rust-colored, polka dot top, and a lightweight cardigan. I don’t usually wear prints, but this top is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet. The print makes it sweet, but the halter neckline is really sexy. It also reminds me of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman! 😉

The cardigan is SO paper-thin that even if you live in the sweltering heat, you’ll appreciate this layer. It also comes in 8 other colors! I finished off the look with some espadrille wedges that are comfy and chic, and in a very versatile color.

Unfortunately, this exact bag is sold out but it does come in a beautiful white version!

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white long sleeve top, green cargo shorts, and brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a brown woven bag and QUAY sunglasses from Walmart in Telluride, Colorado

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white long sleeve top, green cargo shorts, and brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a brown woven bag and QUAY sunglasses from Walmart in Telluride, Colorado

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white long sleeve top, green cargo shorts, and brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a brown woven bag and QUAY sunglasses from Walmart in Telluride, ColoradoWays To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white long sleeve top, green cargo shorts, and brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a brown woven bag and QUAY sunglasses from Walmart in Telluride, Colorado

#2 | Green Cargo Shorts

If you’re looking for another pair of cute shorts you can wear running errands, just hanging out at home, or at a casual dinner, these green cargo shorts are perfect! They’re so comfortable, have a frayed hem, and I LOVE the button fly detail. The fit and quality is great…especially considering the price.

I styled them with a simple white flowy top and the same espadrille wedges and bag!

Shop all shorts here.

Ways To Wear Shorts Over 40, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white long sleeve top, green cargo shorts, and brown espadrille wedges by Scoop and a brown woven bag and QUAY sunglasses from Walmart in Telluride, Colorado

More From Walmart

Can you even handle how gorgeous the background is in these images?? It was a magical evening shoot at about 9500 by the Telluride Regional Airport. I sometimes can’t believe I get to live here! It’s heaven… Where is YOUR heaven? Please share in the comments.

Speaking of Heaven… Scoop, my favorite brand at Walmart… has so many new styles that are not only ridiculously affordable, but the quality is awesome!

If you’re interested in more of my favorite Walmart Fashion finds, check out the posts below!

Three Tops *Under $30* You’ll Love For Summer
3 Must Have Style Staples For Spring/Summer Under $50!
The Best White Hot Fashion Finds At Walmart Right Now
The Walmart Jacket That Gets The Most Compliments!
Two Ways To Style A Long Cardigan
How To Style A Chic Black Boyfriend Blazer Two Ways

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  1. HI Erin – I enjoy much of what you write but I must comment that I don’t see you as one to wear walmart clothes. I think you might come back with:: You ‘would’ definitely wear this or that and it’s sweet of you to think of “The Masses” as is said in the fashion world. I know you try to help Everyone but your readers really get that this is a walmart deal.

    1. Thanks, Marie! I genuinely love the Scoop line. And, I only feature things that I really love. As I mentioned in one of my first Walmart posts, I used to shop at Scoop whenever I could. It was a high-end boutique located in Manhattan that expanded to several other cities. I was excited to discover they created this accessible line at Walmart. I also think now… more than ever… it’s important to offer really affordable fashion options. Thanks! Erin xo
      Erin xo