Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
timeless classic style begins with a core neutral foundation: blacks, whites, grays, and the like. once you’ve established that base, you can weave in colors, prints, and patterns seamlessly, creating visual interest. but sometimes the most striking outfits are monochromatic ones. seems odd on the face of it, but i’m a big believer that an all-white or all-black outfit can be successfully pulled of. today, we’re gonna show you how—we’re talking how to wear black.
one of my favorite outfits from this past winter was an all-black one. i updated it for summer with a pair of black shorts from Banana Republic and a blouse from Nordstrom. to break up the monochrome every so slightly, i’ve pulled in a pair of black & white espadrilles (super comfy by the way) and a (similar) wicker bag.
it’s no secret that when summer rolls around, i pull out my shorts. shorts are a controversial subject amongst women of a certain age. my thoughts? if you like them, wear them. if not, that’s OK too. i’ve pulled in a few comparables today, including 10″ and 13″ shorts to give you some options.
we’re geared up for summer over here on the blog. the weather has warmed up here in Athens, and i’m happy to be outside and moving around. i’ve been spending a lot of my time in the backyard gardening, and as my knee continues to strengthen, i’ve even been able to take oscar for walks. with all that’s going on, it’s worth checking in on you: as spring ends, how are you preparing for summer? what are your days looking like?