does this outfit look trendy? ‘cuz it is. can you guess what two spring trends i incorporated today? if you guessed, a sweater vest and wide-leg pants go to the head of the class. both trends are seen everywhere this spring. isn’t it funny how you can judiciously add a trend or even two into classic style? it’s so important to stay abreast of what’s current, modern, and fresh so that not only our outfits stay relevant, but we do too. life is ever-changing but what i love about fashion is that it continues to evolve while pushing us forward. trends come and go, then swing back around again. this outfit is proof.
if you have followed Style at a Certain Age for any length of time, you know the blog and social channels are dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty. all three come into play if we want to live life to the fullest. of course, i have always loved clothes thanks to my mother’s influence. as a matter of fact, she was my first interaction with an influencer! we’re all influencers in one form or another. it doesn’t matter how big or small your sphere. clothes have a transformative power that helps us feel strong, confident, and ready to face the world. but underneath that armor, our bodies and minds need to be nourished. health and wellness are just as important to me as a killer outfit. and i know you feel the same way.
speaking of my mother “in for a penny, in for a pound,” she always said. so today’s ootd is sporting not one but two trends – a sweater vest and wide-leg pants. it’s funny, but now that so many of us have come around to skinny jeans (which were once a trend) and slim-fitting pants, we’re loath to switch the channel to wide-legs. i can already hear the objections, “wide-legs make me look bigger, wider, fatter,” fill in the blank. if your main objective every day is to hide your figure flaws and look slimmer, then you will miss out on all the fashion fun. ’nuff said. technically, wide-legs help us look longer and leaner. i, for one, welcome a silhouette change. it’s refreshing! remember, we want to stay modern, fresh, and relevant with our outfit choices.
in reality, the wide-leg pants are dark rinse denim from Ralph Lauren. it has a flattering flat front and pintucks; for reference, i am wearing a size 8. i also spotted wide-leg sailor jeans at Talbots. both are adorable! spring has officially arrived in my book once J.Crew trots out colorful Liberty print blouses. this year i chose a white and navy blouse with a feminine ruffle neck that goes perfectly with a navy blue sweater vest also from J.Crew. since the wide-leg denim has a longer length, a pair of heels is a necessity. out came my gingham espadrilles (old, similar here) that give me height along with comfort. this channel-stitched jacket (size medium) from Banana Republic is back in action along with a white-satchel from Ralph Lauren. all-in-all, this outfit has one foot rooted in classic style while firmly moving forward with trends.