we’re well into April. hard to believe, really. and that’s an understatement. time may be going quickly for you or incredibly slow. but before getting going today, i wanted to do a quick check in. how are you all doing? how are your spirits? how are you staying busy? have you exhausted Netflix shows yet? there are so many unintended consequences over the past six weeks, it’s impossible to gauge the true fallout. but we still have to be here for each other. we still have to continue to lift each other’s spirits. as always, the entire crew over here at style at a certain age remain committed to bringing you a daily fashion distraction. but do let us know how you are in the comments below.
because i’m staying home these days, i’ve had a lot of time to continue to peruse our archives. sometimes looking back is a good way to move forward. seems paradoxical, but little reminders of the simple joys in life is never bad. that’s what prompted our what were you doing one year ago today post earlier this week. we got a lot of great responses: you, my readers, were going to weddings, heading out on trips, and enjoying the simple company of family and friends.
in going through the our archives, i was also reminded of my simple fashion pleasures. take blazers. i love blazers. i cannot state that enough. so here’s a blog post from 2019 that highlights my ongoing love affair with blazers. they’re regularly featured on this blog. last fall, we did a blazer blowout as well as compile a guide on different ways to wear them. and as it turns out, a lightweight blazer is a must-have spring item. blazers never go out of style, and neither do blue jeans. they’re a match made in heaven. just add a pair of your favorite denim to a lightweight blazer, and you have an instant summer outfit that’s relaxed yet chic. today’s outfit is channeling one of my favorite classic style icons – the Duchess of Cambridge, and it features a lightweight blazer. living in Georgia with a somewhat mild winter climate, a lightweight blazer sees lots of action. two of my favorite brands that always have a great selection of blazers are J.Crew and Talbots. (both brands are having some pretty nice sales right now too.)
gingham is a perennial spring favorite. a gingham button-down is a perfect choice with a lightweight blazer and blue jeans. add a pair of espadrilles and wicker handbag and there’s a definite prep to my step. espadrilles (old, similar here) are a comfortable shoe with height. for those of you who can’t wear heels anymore try an espadrille wedge on for size. these shoes are comfy through and through and look fantastic with a dress seen here and blue jeans. a wicker handbag is a must-have for summer.