a new take on an old favorite—that’s today’s theme. for my regulars, you know that “preppy” is my go-to style. it’s a style i’ve loved and embraced since i was a child, and i don’t shy away from it as an adult. today, i wanted to take a classic preppy outfit—a skirt and a blazer—and add a little twist to it. this summer has been all about color and patterns. last week we featured yellow jacket and shorts, and the week before, we went with a bright floral matching blouse and pants. today, we’re taking a preppy blazer with a color pop and pairing it with a patterned pencil skirt. (and don’t forget, we’re revealing another one of our favorite summer blockbusters.)
preppy blazer with a color pop
what a year it’s been. i think a lot, if not most of us want a 2020 do-over. (or maybe we’ll just scratch this one from the books.) but as i’ve talked about on the blog a lot, one of the ways i’m keeping my spirits up is adding color to my wardrobe, as well as pattern mixing. seem like trivial things, but i’ll tell you what, they’re not only lifting my spirits, but they’re keeping me engaged. a “fashion distraction” as we’ve called it over here at style at a certain age. and right now, that kind of distraction is a good thing. and what better way to inject a little fun than to take your favorite style and add a little twist: a pop of color here and a new, exciting pattern there. try it. you’ll like it. i promise.
a pencil skirt & pink blazer
today, i’ve got a pink blazer in stretch linen from J.Crew. i think J.Crew has knocked it out of the park with their summer line this year, and i’ve gotten a lot of use out of this blazer. we’ve talked how to wear blazers a lot this summer. they’re a great layering option, and depending on where you live and what you do, that could definitely be something to consider. i’ve paired the blazer with a puff sleeve tee this palm print pencil skirt also from J.Crew. floral and fauna patterns are in this year, and i’ve worn them liberally.
summer blockbuster: top gun
it’s kelly’s turn to reveal her favorite summer blockbuster. and boy did she pick a great one: Top Gun. probably one of the greatest navy recruitment videos of all time, who didn’t want to fly a plane after they saw this movie? and what a soundtrack: where else are you going to hear Kenny Loggins and Eddie Van Halen back-to-back? and did you know that the movie’s famous love scene was shot after the movie had wrapped?
who’s exciting for Top Gun 2? usually sequels disappoint, but everyone here at style at a certain age is excited for this one. and hopefully, life will have returned to normal by the time of its release so we can actually see it on the silver screen.