classic style series | chinos, pumps, and blazer

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

if you are not familiar with my classic style series on opens in a new windowinstagram started january 2019 here’s a low down. each week i choose a classic style icon from the past or present (think jackie o, princess diana, or amal clooney), pick an outfit to replicate, and post. here’s an example:

some weeks the classic style series outfit is published on the blog. other weeks the outfit is posted strictly on opens in a new windowinstagram.

what a fun series to create and work on each week! and it challenges me to think about classic style in new (and old) ways. because we never want to look stodgy or dated, which can quickly happen if we don’t keep our outfits current and fresh. a reader recently asked if i have to purchase anything to recreate the outfits seen on the classic style series. so far, i’ve had everything hanging in my closet. which is one aspect i most love about classic style – it’s ageless, trendless, and timeless. a black blazer never goes out of style. right? although you may have to update the cut. some years a fitted blazer is more to our liking other years it’s a looser fit. does anyone remember puffed sleeves? that was so 1980s. and while i haven’t seen a resurgence of puffed sleeves, you never know when trends might come back into fashion.

but today’s ootd (outfit of the day) is simple, chic, timeless, and trendy. it starts with a fitted opens in a new windowblack blazer popped over a pair of opens in a new windowchinos embellished with trendy metallic polka dots. the chinos were opens in a new windowlast seen here. add a classic opens in a new windowsilk ivory blouse that’s a wardrobe staple, opens in a new windowblack kitten heel pumps that are also must-have closet essentials. then layer some opens in a new window bling. as much or as little as you feel comfortable wearing. guess who’s ready for date night? and my classic style series instagram post is ready to go. that’s how easy classic style truly is to put together.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

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beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

a opens in a new windowblack clutch handbag is also a closet workhorse. it goes with everything. even blue.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

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beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

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beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

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beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew chinos, black blazer, ivory silk blouse, black pumps and black clutch handbag

the week is fast drawing to a close. guess who’s ready to make their weekly appearance? that is if i can get him inside. the weather has been gorgeous so oscar is enjoying lots of time outdoors thanks to his new fence. actually, oscar has a new job – patrolling the yard. i think he’s pretty much in heaven.

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