classic style series | chinos, pumps, and blazer

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

if you are not familiar with my classic style series on instagram started january 2019 here’s a low down. each week i choose a classic style icon from the past or present (think jackie o, princess diana, or amal clooney), pick an outfit to replicate, and post. here’s an example:

some weeks the classic style series outfit is published on the blog. other weeks the outfit is posted strictly on instagram.

what a fun series to create and work on each week! and it challenges me to think about classic style in new (and old) ways. because we never want to look stodgy or dated, which can quickly happen if we don’t keep our outfits current and fresh. a reader recently asked if i have to purchase anything to recreate the outfits seen on the classic style series. so far, i’ve had everything hanging in my closet. which is one aspect i most love about classic style – it’s ageless, trendless, and timeless. a black blazer never goes out of style. right? although you may have to update the cut. some years a fitted blazer is more to our liking other years it’s a looser fit. does anyone remember puffed sleeves? that was so 1980s. and while i haven’t seen a resurgence of puffed sleeves, you never know when trends might come back into fashion.

but today’s ootd (outfit of the day) is simple, chic, timeless, and trendy. it starts with a fitted black blazer popped over a pair of chinos embellished with trendy metallic polka dots. the chinos were last seen here. add a classic silk ivory blouse that’s a wardrobe staple, black kitten heel pumps that are also must-have closet essentials. then layer some bling. as much or as little as you feel comfortable wearing. guess who’s ready for date night? and my classic style series instagram post is ready to go. that’s how easy classic style truly is to put together.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

add instant drama with a bold lip. see how it brightens my face? laura mercier temptation.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

a black clutch handbag is also a closet workhorse. it goes with everything. even blue.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

similar chinos | blouse | blazer | similar pumps | similar clutch | necklace | lip shade temptation

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

similar chinos | blouse | blazer | similar pumps | similar clutch | necklace | lip shade temptation

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

similar chinos | blouse | blazer | similar pumps | similar clutch | necklace | lip shade temptation

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

the week is fast drawing to a close. guess who’s ready to make their weekly appearance? that is if i can get him inside. the weather has been gorgeous so oscar is enjoying lots of time outdoors thanks to his new fence. actually, oscar has a new job – patrolling the yard. i think he’s pretty much in heaven.

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