back to the basics | cashmere crewneck

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears Anthropologie red pants, Everlane black cashmere crewneck, black leather blazer, and leopard pumps

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears Anthropologie red pants, Everlane black cashmere crewneck, black leather blazer, and leopard pumps

it’s back to the basics today with a simple ootd that can take you from the office to dinner with ease. if you missed the back to basics series you can start with back to basics tops, then read back to basics bottoms before heading over to back to basics outerwear. each of these blog posts touches on building your wardrobe with timeless essentials like today’s cashmere crewneck sweater.

red might be a scary color choice for many of us. and i’ve heard it said that “red just doesn’t look good on me.” it’s hard to imagine that would be the case as there are over 350 shades of red! but if you are convinced red doesn’t flatter your skin tone why not try a red skirt or pants? today i opted for red pants from Anthropologie last seen here. but how do you wear red without looking like a christmas ornament? well, that’s when i turn to my trusted wardrobe basics and search for a neutral color that will always work. a black cashmere crewneck from Everlane is a perfect choice. and to give this outfit a modern edge, i popped on a leather blazer (similar here) that’s years old. leopard wedges also act as a neutral but add texture and a little oomph. a structured handbag (similar here) keeps this ootd simple yet sophisticated. add a few key accessories, and this outfit is in the books.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears Anthropologie red pants, Everlane black cashmere crewneck, black leather blazer, and leopard pumps

pants | sweater | similar blazer | shoes | similar handbag | necklace | bracelets

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears Anthropologie red pants, Everlane black cashmere crewneck, black leather blazer, and leopard pumps

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears Anthropologie red pants, Everlane black cashmere crewneck, black leather blazer, and leopard pumps

pants | sweater | similar blazer | shoes | similar handbag | necklace | bracelets

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears Anthropologie red pants, Everlane black cashmere crewneck, black leather blazer, and leopard pumps

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears Anthropologie red pants, Everlane black cashmere crewneck, black leather blazer, and leopard pumps

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears Anthropologie red pants, Everlane black cashmere crewneck, black leather blazer, and leopard pumps

pants | sweater | similar blazer | shoes | similar handbag | necklace | bracelets

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears Anthropologie red pants, Everlane black cashmere crewneck, black leather blazer, and leopard pumps

all right, ladies, it’s wednesday which means we’re halfway through the week. go put a smile on someone’s face today, including your own.

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  • Sue Smith
    December 12, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    That’s a good tip–to keep the red away from the face if you think you don’t look good in red. I happen to love reds, and the pants you have on are a good warm (in painting, read: “cadmium”) red!

    My grandfather always used to say, “I love a woman in red!” He was Scottish, and said it with a very heavy accent. He was sweet. Happy Hump Day!

  • Jackie
    December 12, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I love red but gave up wearing it years ago. However feeling encouraged by your good self have just ordered on line a red dress ( linen as in Australia) . I think that the neckline may be the key as too close to the face and I look like a beetroot. Have a red coat that I wear to meetings in winter in Melbourne and get lots of compliments . It has a V neck and always paired with Black. So trying the red dress thing with a V Neck. Enjoy your day

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