today, i’m sharing my top pinterest pins with you. and you might see a pattern. they say a picture is worth a thousand words and i quite agree. in the writing world we always strive to “show” not “tell” and the same holds true in the style world. my goal here at Style at a Certain Age is to show you how i put together daily outfits that you in turn intrepret into your own style. but you’ve heard me say it before, and it bears repeating. my number one style tip is find a uniform that looks good on you, and you feel comfortable with, and stick to it. you will notice in the next five photos that my personal uniform is a blazer, blue jeans, and a shirt or tee. then it’s a matter of mixing in different accessories. scarves, necklaces, belts, shoes, and handbags are easy ways to keep your wardrobe looking modern and fresh. let’s take a look:
this is a very simple look. i even have on a denim tuxedo. light wash blue jeans, and chambray shirt. but it’s the glen-plaid pattern on the blazer mixed with the paisley scarf that gives this ootd a zing. plaid is a bit tricky to find this time of year so i linked types of blazers i would purchase for spring/summer. the same goes for the scarf.
labels: denim Loft; blazer JCrew (similar here and here); shirt Gap (similar here and here); scarf JCrew (similar here and here); belt Banana Republic (similar here and here); tote Zara (similar here and here)
i have to say this jacket in one of my all-time favorites. i’ve had it for at least 10 years as it was tailor-made during our tenure overseas. it’s clean and classic and this classic chanel look never goes out of style. in this ootd i paired it with a simple striped tee and chinos. a fun belt and handbag pull this monochromatic ootd together.
even if you don’t live in texas you will like this ootd. my husband purchased this jacket over 20 years ago and i love it as much today as the first day i wore it. notice the boots and handbag compliment each other. if you zoom in on the photo you can see my silver bangles and turquoise earrings are in keeping with the mood of this casual chic outfit.
labels: denim Ann Taylor; jacket – if you like this look keep your eyes peeled as this time of year it’s nearly impossible to source; sweater Old Navy; boots Ralph Lauren (similar here and here); tote Banana Republic (similar here and here)
here’s round two for my classic tweed jacket. this version, i paired dark rinse denim with a long silk blouse. several strands of pearls and a super-sized brooch give this ootd just the modern, classic vibe it needs. nude pointy-toed pumps and a signature handbag finish off this look that’s perfect for day or night.
labels: denim Ann Taylor; shirt Banana Republic (similar here and here); jacket tailor-made (similar here, here, and here); shoes Zara (similar here and here); necklace JCrew (similar here and here); brooch Banana Republic (similar here and here)
one of my favorite accessories is leopard. in this ootd i have on a leopard belt and leopard flats. which tie in with the camel cardigan. notice i have my pearls on again (they truly are my favorite gemstone) and an oversized tote which compliments the overall color scheme. this time, i was able to sneak in a pair of white denim.
labels: denim Ann Taylor; tee JCrew (similar here and here); sweater Loft (similar here and here); belt Ralph Lauren (similar here and here); shoes Nine West (similar here and here); tote Banana Republic (similar here and here)