Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
are you ready to beat the heat in style? all you need is a sophisticated color combo. black and white is a timeless and chic color palette that never fails. it’s eternally chic and forever classic. of course, if you want your summer outfit to stand out, add color. nothing adds fun to your outfit, quite like a pop of pink, red, or orange. wearing bright colors is certain to put a smile on your face and brightens your mood. or if you want to take a walk on the wild side, animal print is always a good idea. but if you’re looking for a sophisticated color palette, black and white is all you need.
rain, rain go away. there has been rain and more rain in our forecast for the past two weeks. while i am a big fan of thunderstorms that keep me indoors snuggled under a light blanket with a good book this week i am longing for sunshine and blue skies. yet, the gray skies have persisted. oscar has missed more than one of his daily walks as you never know when the skies are going to open up and start pouring rain. the other night we escaped a deluge by mere seconds. just as we rounded the corner into the driveway, big fat raindrops plopped to the ground. thankfully, i made it safely inside the house before a sheet of rain pelted down, i can assure you i was ever so thankful i escaped that deluge. oscar? well, he’s not the biggest fan of getting his fur wet. or at least having it dried off…
today’s ootd is proof that black and white is a timeless & chic color palette. it has staying power and is one of my favorite summer color combos. some items have been hanging in my closet for several years with one or two new additions. the white cropped denim flares from Talbots were added this spring. the black cotton sweater is several years old (similar here from Ann Taylor). this summer, i added a raffia belt from Anthropologie (limited sizes, similar here and here) to my belt collection. it has stretch to it, which is perfect to wear with shirtdresses. black slides add a summertime vibe. wedges offer support and comfort with height. y’all know i love, love, love this black handbag with bamboo handles (similar here) that goes with so many of my summer outfits. especially a black and white timeless & chic color palette.