Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
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here are two of my favorite items from the Talbots Fall Classics series. in that post, the yellow driving mocs and yellow blazer were dressed up with navy blue hampton pants and blue cashmere sweater. today’s look is more relaxed with the yellow jacket popped over a plaid button-up similar here and blue jeans. there’s something smart about a yellow and blue color combo. it’s cheerful and likable and if you wanted to jazz the ootd up a bit bring in hues of orange-yellow, bluestone, or bahama blue. here’s a website called color combinations which will help in your quest to pick the right color palette. typically i use a scarf, nature, or even napkins to help guide my choices.
so what’s the big deal about this diamond weave jacket? it’s unfussy with its smooth, sleek silhouette and the stand-up collar sets it apart from a typical blazer. suede driving mocs, on the other hand, are a practical and sophisticated shoe that will become my go-to all season long. originally, driving mocassins with rubber grommet soles were invented for men who wanted extra grip while driving expensive Italian roadsters. seventy years later men and women (i love when we ‘borrow from the boys’) don these comfy shoes that are meant to be bold. and they’re meant to be worn without socks (or at least invisible socks). think casual when you wear them: lunch with friends or a movie. and slim skinny jeans are a perfect choice, but chinos or shorts look great with driving mocs too. guess what mr. style and i are up to later today? a movie date to watch the latest rendition of A Star is Born. the previews look sooo good. fingers crossed it lives up to my expectations.
the first week of october is almost in the books. stay tuned to tomorrow’s post where i share a few tailgating recipes!