if it’s Spring, then it’s time to wear pops of color. nothing will brighten your mood faster than adding color to your outfit. while i am a big fan of building your wardrobe on neutral building blocks, it’s so much fun to bring in complementary colors for a little oomph. honestly, what colors don’t go with white, black, or navy blue? my favorite color of all time is hands-down pink. it runs the gamut from a feminine pale pink to a bold shocking pink or Fuschia. when i spied this blazer available at Nordstrom, it went into my cart lickety-split. not only is it a vibrant shade of pink that will look fantastic with white come summer, but it has a longer length. this Spring oversized or boyfriend blazers are on-trend. so today, it’s all about how to wear a long blazer.
there’s always lots of talk about the weather on Style at a Certain Age. why? because the weather impacts my wardrobe choices. no, i never consider an outfit to be age-appropriate. what’s that all about anyway? when we were in our twenties, thirties, or even forties, was there even one thought devoted to our outfits as being age-appropriate? i think not. so why is it when we cross over to our fifties that we begin to wonder if we should wear this or that? is society putting parameters around our style choices? or is it just us? either way, it’s amusing when an outfit is labeled age-appropriate because last i checked, clothes had tags for sizes, not age. but i do know that outfits are weather-appropriate or occasion-appropriate. not one of us is wearing shorts in the dead of winter or to a wedding for that matter. above all else, what dictates my outfit selections is the weather, with special occasions coming in a close second.
my boyfriend’s back, and you’re gonna be in trouble. hey la day la my boyfriend’s back. anyone remember that catchy pop tune from the sixties? well, boyfriend blazers are back, too, and i couldn’t be more thrilled. today, i’m wearing a long blazer available at Nordstrom that would have looked oversized if i had stuck with my regular size 8. but i decided to size down to a 6, and i couldn’t be happier with the fit. the shoulder and sleeves are perfect, and i do enjoy the longer length, which helps cover our assets. if you are curious about how a blazer should fit, i have a YouTube video where i go over all the deets. but how do we wear a long blazer? proportions, ladies. it’s always about proportions. when there is a long or looser fit on top, we want a slim fitting bottom. or vice versa. it works both ways. and, yes, Petites can wear a long blazer too. again, it’s all about proportions. make sure the hem of the blazer hits below your hips so that it covers your bum and that the shoulders and sleeves hit their mark.
the sunshine decided to return to Georgia once again even though our temps hovered in the fifties and sixties. no matter, that’s when a third layer comes in handy. last Sunday, i shared my all-star list of Spring jackets, and believe it or not, a blazer made the list. this long blazer in shocking pink was just the ticket to wear with the temps on the chilly side. y’all know my style uniform consists of a blazer, blue jeans, button-down, and ballet flats, so i stuck with what works with minor tweaks. a black crewneck sweater from Banana Republic was popped over a white button-down for an extra layer of warmth. the blue jeans (size 29) from J.Crew have a button front, and a raw hem for a modern edge, and the ballet flats were exchanged in favor of polka dot slingbacks (old, similar here) from Talbots. don’t forget handbags can make or break your outfit. a constructed handbag (old similar here) with polka dots is an easy choice.