spring trends: sweater vest and wide leg pants

  1. Charlotte Whetstone says:

    You nailed it!

  2. Carol says:

    Love this easy & comfy but stylish look! I have a similar in size & style purse in a pale lime green leather, thinking to use this pop of color with navy & white, your thoughts?

    • Beth Djalali says:

      i love green! and it looks fabulous with navy. try the handbag on for size. take a photo with your phone then you’ll know for sure
      if it goes together.

  3. Marcia Fishman says:

    I took a leap of faith and ordered the Ralph Lauren jeans! I am short but I took your advice and will try them! ❤️ love your posts and look forward to them. Using the Coleen Rothschild cleansing balm.

  4. Eve says:

    I could walk out my door in the seventies with this outfit on and look like I belonged. I love it.m
    I actually love the new wide leg but I really have to be careful and make sure my top is skinny. I’m short so it does pose a problem for me.

  5. Sarah says:

    I LOVE this outfit!

  6. Frani says:

    I love everything about this outfit .. you’re a long, lean column of blue from your shades to your shoes!

  7. Deirdre says:

    I love these wide leg jeans. I have already bought a pair and ordered a similar ruffled shirt. Found a tiny floral print maxi skirt too that is perfect with light weight cotton cardigan. This post made my day. Maybe some wide leg chinos.

  8. Liz says:

    Love your style… effortless BUT chic & classy.

  9. Vikki Andrews says:

    You look beautiful as always. Hate wife legged pants. I’m not even 5 feet tall! I would look very frumpy in those types of pants.

    You are gorgeous! Love your Blog

    • Beth Djalali says:

      if you wear a wide leg with a form-fitting top it doesn’t matter how tall you are. it’s all about proportions and the ones
      that fit your body.

  10. Grandma judy says:

    Love your outfit! It was my Mom who taught me to love clothes too. She occasionally would keep me home from school so we could go shopping and out to lunch. Good memories! Is there a way for a short gal to wear the wider leg pants with flats? I can no longer wear heels thanks to old knees.

  11. Samantha says:

    Beth, I must be channeling you, by sheer coincidence today I chose wide leg navy trousers with a pale blue vertical/horizontal stripe pattern and a navy roll neck sweater – what are the chances! Your post obviously resonated with me on a subconscious level even before I read it.

  12. Judy says:

    Ah, thanks for the memories. I wore the exact same jeans in Venice 48 (whew) years ago. Thanks for the memories.

  13. Nancy Shoemaker says:

    Hi Beth, love your blog! What earrings are you wearing in today’s?

  14. Janet says:

    HI Beth!
    I am loving the wide-leg pants! However, I am finding that the hemlines and the shoes are tricky. It seems that the wider the leg, the longer the length—almost touching the floor. Too short and you have the “high-water” look; too long, and you look shlumpy. And the shoes can ruin the whole look. And then there are the cropped wide-legs that have their own shoe issues! I’d love to have you address this at some point since it’s a look we probably will be embracing in the months to come—i think it’s flattering and forgiving when done right.

  15. Kathleen McDermott says:

    This outfit makes my heart sing and you look adorable in it. Retro AND classic! Put on a wig with waist-length brown hair and that could be me in college in the early 70s! Going to check my wardrobe for wide leg jeans and get a pair if I don’t have. I adore feminine blouses with prints but am especially partial to blue & white, tiny prints and ruffles. The espadrilles and purse are such cute touches. You just never miss the mark!

  16. Carol says:

    I love this outfit and think it looks great on you. I agree with you about the flared leg pants elongating the leg. I’m happy to see them return!

  17. Lisa says:

    Outfit perfection once again Beth. My love for flailed jeans began in the 70’s and it remains true today. We’ve never broken up!

  18. Meg Mellon-Smith says:

    So unexpected but what a lovely surprise! I love it, but am hesitant with my short legs. I’ll have to ponder it for a bit… love the sunglasses, too!

  19. Georgia Peach says:

    “Everything Old Is New Again!”
    We’re the same age:class of ’76.
    I wore this exact outfit as I’m sure you did!
    Sooo fun. Who’d have thought we’d be wearing it 45 years later.
    Wait. What? 45 yrs? Oh my😆

  20. Dede says:

    Any suggestions on how to size the sweater vest so it IS a vest? It is sold as a shell, so to layer it how much does one need to size up?

  21. Lynn O'Brien says:

    I love everything about this look Beth! I have several pairs of wide leg pants/jeans and love them. Since I carry extra weight in my hips and thighs, I don’t look like a sausage when I wear them.
    Normally I bypass cashmere but I would buy this sweater vest if only it weren’t excluded from JCrew’s current promotion, 🙁

  22. Sharon says:

    Love your outfit! Fabulous…I’ve been wanting a vest for a while since seeing some in the winter..I’m definitely getting one now…want to copy your look…so classic yet trendy…you nailed this one.😊one of my best friends just sent me an email with your blog attached..she is ready to update her look…can’t wait to tell her she has great taste and I’ve been following you for a while.

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