trend train

trend train

trend train

trend train

trend train

trend train

trend train

trend train

 

trend train

so how does classic style merge with trends? very carefully. unless it’s denim which i’m never averse to sneaking into my closet. and it’s on sale. like this pair, i found for a song. when they arrived, i was stumped as to what shoes to wear. and shoes make or break the outfit so choosing the correct footwear is key. then i decided to pair these beauties (also on sale end of the season) with my new denim and i knew my problem was solved. the block heel is high and has a weight to it that balances the wide-leg jeans. also, when i’m testing the trend waters, i anchor the outfit with wardrobe classics. first, the color scheme is quintessential black and white. second, a black tee and white blazer are core basics and belong in everyone’s closet. third, a hobo bag is not only classic but lends a casual-chic ‘tude that this ootd needed. and while these culotte jeans aren’t everyone’s cup of tea i’m thinking you just might see these again before summer’s end.

labels: denim opens in a new windowJ.Crew; tee opens in a new windowAnn Taylor; jacket opens in a new windowChristopher and Banks; sandals J.Crew (similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere); handbag Michael Kors (similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere); lipstick opens in a new windowClueless

signature

8 Comments

  1. You are right…trends can be tricky…done right they are fab!-Laurel Bledsoe

    Posted 4.19.17
  2. Sue Smith wrote:

    I’m actually quite fond of the cropped pants that widen at the ankle–with a cropped top or slim top, and a great shoe, they are very cute. I love this. And honestly, with my RA-riddled knees, they are a welcome fit for me. My knees hurt me constantly, and I don’t like to wear pants that are tight or constricting around my legs any longer. People tell me they like the wider pants when I wear them, and I think…if they only knew why I am wearing them.

    Posted 4.19.17
  3. Rebecca Saffer wrote:

    Sue Smith’s comment really hit home with me. My right knee is misshapen and about 1 inch larger than my left one because of 2 knee surgeries. The skinnies I used to wear, simply don’t fit or are much too constricting around my sensitive knees. I like the wide leg jeans and also have a great fitting pair of black wool cropped pants from Club Monaco that fit really well. Summer will be a lot easier for me than winter because all the wide pants I saw were cropped.

    Posted 4.19.17
  4. mary albers wrote:

    A pleasant change from all the tight skinny pants out there! Do love the black tee & white jacket with the denim! Mary Albers PS Love the shoes, but alas, my poor feet can’t wear heels anymore!

    Posted 4.19.17
  5. Sharon Woryn wrote:

    I liked what you mentioned about shoes—they can make or break an outfit. It can be a challenge if you have foot issues or can’t wear certain styles. Your sandals complete this look. I was glad you reminded women about hems the other day—the shorter the hem the lower the heel. I see these women wearing stilettos with short dresses and it gives them a sort of giraffe look or like they might fall forward face first. Proportion really matters!

    Posted 4.19.17
  6. Such great points. I tried these jeans on and thought I looked ridiculous but the way you’re wearing them they look fabulous. Maybe I need to rethink them. Wearing trendy with classic items is a great idea.

    Posted 4.19.17
  7. Nikki Gwin wrote:

    You are so right, those shoes just make this outfit work! I love it and I love your hair.
    🙂 gwingal

    Posted 4.19.17
  8. donnanance wrote:

    Love the way you have mixed classics with a trend. I have some jeans similar to those but with the hem intact. Interesting comments regarding skinny pants…it really is nice to see a little different profile. Love the polish color! xoxo

    Posted 4.20.17

Comments are closed.

ⓒCopyright 2015-2021 Style at Certain Age, LLC all rights reserved - powered by chloédigital