what’s on trend for fall? flowy tops and wide-leg jeans. nordstrom has a vast selection here. anthropologie and gap are taking note and stocking up on this trend too. there’s a definite spin on the seventies which i experienced firsthand. released hems are still going strong as are cropped and flared.
flowy tops are feminine, airy to wear and have a boho vibe. you can find a few of my favorites here, here, and here.
who hasn’t seen a stacked wedge or two this summer? here, here, and here. wedge sandals look great with everything from sundresses to blue jeans.
with the heat wave that’s hit most of the U.S. this past week fall temps sound heavenly. and the nordstrom anniversary sale has whetted my appetite for sweaters, and jackets, and scarves. oh my! if you missed sunday’s post here i’ve shared my sale picks with you.
don’t worry, even though summer is picking up steam and racing by at breakneck speed there are still weeks of long sunny days ahead of us before fall officially arrives. but it’s fun to keep our eyes directed on the next season. happy monday!
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Love the flared fit!
me too, liv! they are flattering on every body type.
I love some of these different silhouettes, Beth!! It makes it way more fun to change it up. In fact, my mom (the 70+ model on my blog) just got some denim culottes that are wide like this!! I think they are fabulous!!
Love those 70s wide legs!
the 70’s were a very good decade flared jeans and all!
You look stunning! Being 60 and a 70’s gal I love the look. It’s classic in my opinion. Never goes out of style. The length of the pants are perfect. It elongates your legs and slims you. These cropped ankle pants make us look shorter and wider in my opinion that you get today. Switch out the belt with scarves, or macrame belts with long tassels and beads .. the neru (mandarin) collared shirts always look nice on anyone … yeah the 70’s look is a good look in my humble opinion … again you look really nice. I’ve been following you now for about a month or more and you have helped me pull together some nice looks … thank you!
Super as usual Beth. I have to ask, is that belt from Agatha Paris ? I cannot take my eyes off it !
hi lorena! the belt is agnes b. but is years old.
I love the ’70s flared jeans on you — so flattering! In fact, I have been wearing this cut lately, too, and find the look to be more balanced, and more flattering, and more comfortable — and what a nice change from the skinnies we’ve all been wearing lately, which can feel like wearing a girdle on the legs. In fact, I totally agree with Pamela’s comment below, so I am very happy this flared pant leg is back. And Beth, your haircut looks fabulous! You’re tempting me to trim my bob a few inches!
hi cindy! i’m so very happy to see wider leg pants are sticking around. they are universally flattering. what else can we say? comfort and style? that’s a win/win in my book.
I love your mixture of femininity, with the soft, billowy blouse and the jeans with the great cut and large front square pockets .The gold in the belt, shoes and balls in the jewelry add lux with a fun twist with a sense of humor with the puppy buckle…All tans and blues, too..one of my favorite color combos. So cute!
i always like the balance of feminine with masculine! it just works! this belt is one of my favorites that doesn’t see half as much action as it used to since some of the crystals are disappearing one-by-one from years of use.
Oh, I am totally good with wide-leg pants–we’ve had a number of seasons with the thin pant legs, and while I’m not ready to give them all up yet, I like having all the options for variety’s sake. They’re very elongating, too. I was totally a ’70’s gal, and would welcome updated versions of some of those looks from that era. Pretty!
i think wide-legs are sticking around for awhile, sue. and i’m happy to see that happen as you suggested ‘for variety’s sake.’
i do think the 70’s was one of the best fashion decades ever. aren’t we lucky to have experienced it first hand?!
Beth, which blouse are you wearing? When i click the link, it takes me to a different blouse.
this blouse is by Mango from around 2008. similar styles are linked.
You look lovely in this outfit, Beth. Those jeans and wedges combo make your legs go up to your armpits! x
Hey Beth, how about a post about favourite perfumes?
good idea, joy! thanks for the suggestion.
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