R13 Mechanic Shirt

April 15, 2020

The economy is in trouble, but the sales ARE hot.  I know some of my readers have lost jobs and are in no mood to shop right now. And I get that.  But if you do have a little money for a treat, this might be just the time that you’ll find a splurge for less.

R13 shirt, Madewell jeans

Shop the Look

I love the funky and edgy vibe of R13, but the pieces are pricey.  However, I found this R13 mechanic shirt at American Apparel Liquidators for 40% off an already reduced price!  I couldn’t resist! I also saw some good deals on Farfetch (shop R13 on Farfetch).

I’m sure I’ll be wearing this denim shirt mostly with jeans and sneakers, but I couldn’t help but give it a little extra interest with my pretty snake sandals that I haven’t had a chance to wear this spring.  At least they got to take a spin around the living room! Also, these wide leg jeans are a bit hard for me to carry off with my pear shape, but the extra heel height gives me just the extra slimming power I need to feel cute in them. (Pear shape style tip!)

funky casual OOTD

funky spring look

You don’t need an R13 shirt to recreate this look.  Take any denim shirt and pair it with wide leg jeans, then add some special sandals, maybe something with extra texture or an unusual color.

Also on the blog lately, wearing a hoodie with a blazer, machine washable shoes, and my new favorite track pants! (I’m seriously wearing them right this minute.)

Stay healthy & stay sane, Friends!

Dawn Lucy


About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!


  • Reply Kali April 15, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    This is fun, edgy top! I adore R13. You rock it!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 21, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      I adore R13 too! Can’t believe I got such a great deal!! 😁

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker April 16, 2020 at 8:53 am

    I am obsessed with those jeans! I have a pair sort of like yours but haven’t styled them yet. Fabulous look!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      Girl, tag me when you wear them!! Thanks so much for stopping by, Hon!

  • Reply Lise April 22, 2020 at 8:15 am

    I love your sandals! I am going to copy this look when we can have a night out in the future – hopefully not too distant 🙂 Even though I am not a pear I think everyone benefits with heels with cropped wide legs.

    • Reply Dawn Lucy April 26, 2020 at 12:34 pm

      You are SO right. Everyone looks taller and thinner with a little heel! 😜🤗

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