Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
the winter winds have been howling the past few days. time to reach for cashmere, cardigans, and boots. yes, even i wear tights and socks on occasion. what’s my favorite brand? Commando and Wolford are luxury brands that cost a pretty penny but are worth the price. Commando tights seem to be indestructible, and Wolford feels like velvet. but i’m also a fan of Talbots tights and stock up every year during their Black Friday sale.
while i love to wear pops of color all year long, neutrals offer endless styling options. whether you prefer a monochromatic outfit or decide to mix and match your color palette, neutrals are far from a snooze fest. in fact, neutrals are far from boring. the beauty of wearing black, camel, gray, and ivory can be endlessly mixed and matched. that’s why it’s so important to build your wardrobe staples with neutral pieces.
when winter temps arrive, i’m always happy to reach for one of my favorite winter dresses – a cashmere turtleneck dress from Everlane. it’s been styled in different ways through the years. here it is with an ivory coat or popped over faux leather trousers. how about over the knee boots? i will mention this cashmere dress is short, so i’ve linked different length turtleneck dresses below. the best thing about the 21st century is choices.
this year i decided to style this cashmere turtleneck dress with a camel duster from Banana Republic; last seen here. black and brown have been a favorite color combo for years, and it’s far from boring. black tights and black suede boots are an easy choice, and if i decide to slip off the duster – voila! instant monochromatic outfit. but i couldn’t resist adding a mini faux crocodile handbag for texture. all in all, cashmere, cardigans, and boots are the way to go on a chilly winter day.