Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
what a fun day yesterday, partnering with Cyndi Spivey to share 5 fall classic wardrobe essentials. yes, it’s fall y’all. okay, the temps might disagree, but the fashion industry has decreed that fall clothes are here to stay. bring. it. on. today, i step into fall with a striped tee. definitely not trendy and always a classic, the mighty stripe tee is a wardrobe classic thanks to Coco Chanel. tradition has it that she was so inspired with the French sailor uniform that she incorporated the stripes into her 1917 nautical collection. it was a true break from the traditional fashion landscape that still had women tightly corseted. can you imagine the hue and outcry of traditional society when this relaxed tee was introduced? yet one hundred years later, we’re still proudly sporting our stripes. it’s a classic through and through. Saint James is a mainstay retailer with a rich history of providing the French Navy with its iconic stripe tee. nowadays, every brand from J.Crew to Talbots carries Breton stripe tees with a plethora of color choices.
as August draws to a close, it’s always a bittersweet time of year. just last night, i had to skip Oscar’s walk as i walked through the door at 7:45pm. although i wolfed down my dinner, by the time i was finished, the skies were dark. guess who couldn’t find her reflector vest? that’s on. my to-do list today. but nature is cueing us in that fall is on its way. my garden always looks a little worse for wear this time of year. the heat is tough on plants—time to give it a little TLC and add some fresh annuals.
today’s ootd has a prep to its step with a modern twist. it all starts with a rainbow-striped tee from Talbots. as a matter of fact, i’m dressed in Talbots from head to toe. the slim ankle jeans in natural are the perfect partner with the striped tee. this time of year, i love to add a third layer, and this denim field jacket will get lots of mileage due to its flattering cinch waist. it’s a modern twist with a classic jean jacket. if it’s fall, that means it’s loafer season! how cute are these tasseled leather brogues? they’re easy to slip into, and they have a memory foam footbed. can’t beat comfy and cute. it’s a winning combo every time.
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