timeless classics | how to wear a raincoat

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

if there’s one thing we know about spring, it’s that the weather is unpredictable. one minute it’s bright, glorious sunshine. the next minute the gray clouds swirl overhead. the mornings are typically brisk. the afternoons’ usher in milder temps. today the temperatures range from a chilly thirty-three degrees to a high of sixty-nine. so what’s a girl to wear?

well, today’s post is all about how to wear a raincoat. it’s a girl’s best friend this time of year. and we all love a timeless classic trenchcoat. it’s a wardrobe staple that will never let you down. but if you want to add a little pizazz to your daily outfit think about a raincoat with a bold pattern. 

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

a black and white color combo is always right. no matter what season. today’s ootd starts with a simple white skirt with patch pockets. then i added a basic black cashmere crewneck from Everlane, suede boots and popped on a gingham raincoat from Talbots (old, but there’s a similar rendition from Talbots here). don’t forget to grab a black handbag (similar here) to complete the look.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

there’s a variety of patterns to choose from when it comes to raincoats. go bold, go bright. or maybe subdued. the choice is yours.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

many boots are on sale this time of year. if you look hard enough, you just might find one or two at a bargain price. 

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

skirt | sweater | boots | similar raincoat | similar handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

don’t forget to stop by instagram today to see which fashion icon i copied for the classic style series.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

skirt | sweater | boots | similar raincoat | similar handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham raincoat, white skirt, black sweater, and black boots

happy thursday, gang! where is this week disappearing? i just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all the love and support for my blogiversary post. overwhelmed would be an understatement. so let me just say that all of your kind and encouraging words mean the world to me. thank you for taking time from your busy lives to leave a comment. it’s just what i need to keep plugging along. thank you for sharing this journey with me. xo

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    R Dawson
    March 28, 2019 at 9:36 am

    So classic! I love it.

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 3, 2019 at 9:53 am

      and we all know i love classic style! thanks for stopping by. xo

  • Reply
    Melissa
    March 28, 2019 at 9:52 am

    I also love the gingham look!

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

      a sure sign spring is on the way is a glimpse of gingham. this year it’s on trend so we’ll see more than usual. xo

  • Reply
    Andrée Thériault
    March 28, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I love all your kits! You give it to me many ideas to dress.
    Many times, we don’t know how to dress at our âges…
    I follow you, even I am from Quebec, in Canada, in french!
    Have a good week!
    Andrée Thériault

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 3, 2019 at 9:50 am

      thanks so much for stopping by today! and i’m happy to hear you are finding inspiration. that’s what the blog is all about. xo

  • Reply
    Dessie Irvin
    March 28, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Hi Beth. I began a comment to your blogiversary post and as I was almost finished it disappeared! Some days I don’t think I own my own phone! I was in the middle of telling you how you had completely turned my head around for the better. I discovered Style at a Certain Age about 14 months ago. I now cleanse my closet better, shop better, put outfits together better and have a lot more confidence doing it. I no longer get caught up in Does this look frumpy? Does this look too young ? I know the answer. You are just a couple of years younger and a 1/2 foot taller but I know how to adapt the look. One of these days I am going to see you on the street in Athens and say “thank you” in person! Congratulations! You are a hard worker and we all benefit.
    Go Dawgs!
    D Irvin

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 3, 2019 at 9:49 am

      hi dessie! it’s good to hear from you. i’m so glad you’re following along with me. thanks so much for your sweet words. it means the world to me to hear the blog is making a difference. i hope to meet you someday on the streets of Athens. xo

  • Reply
    Julie Mycock
    March 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Hi Beth, love the whole combination. I love to see a raincoat with a difference xx

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 3, 2019 at 9:44 am

      hi julie! i agree! if we have to wear a coat it might as well look snazzy. xo

  • Reply
    Suzanne Smith
    March 28, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Such a good transitional look–and I was eyeing that newest gingham coat Talbots is offering. I honestly don’t “need” another trench coat, but I have been watching that one. This is a good combination weather look. It would be classic anytime. Well done.

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 3, 2019 at 9:39 am

      i think it’s safe to say we don’t “need” anything new! but the style mavens call is hard to silence. xo

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