if you have followed the blog for any length of time, you know my love for classic style runs deep. what is classic style? it’s characterized by clean silhouettes, a neutral palette, fine natural fabrics, leather shoes and handbags (Chelsea boots, loafers, and block-heel pumps), paired down accessories, and timeless wardrobe staples. while classic style is aware of the trends and incorporates them into their style they’re not dependent on them. think understated simplicity. and classic style women always have a go-to style uniform. for my preppy aesthetic, i dubbed my uniform the 4-B’s – blazer, button-down, blue jeans, and ballet flats. but when i want to up the ante with my style uniform, i exchange the button down for a silk blouse or camisole and add pumps.
it’s become clear over the years that i have a need for tweed. a tweed blazer that it is. a tweed blazer is classic through and through and will last for years. dress them down with a graphic tee, outfits i wore in New York City or a striped tee and chinos, modern twist. if you are looking to add a timeless, classic tweed blazer into your wardrobe, start with a neutral color first.
today’s ootd oozes classic style from head to toe. this timeless, classic tweed blazer is from Talbots. but there’s bad news… it is already sold out online. i know, i know i hate when that happens, too, especially since i just purchased the blazer right before christmas. but i have linked similar tweed blazers here, here, and here. the good news is that there are plenty of options when it comes to classic wardrobe staples.
in keeping with my classic style uniform, i’m wearing dark rinse blue jeans with the tweed blazer. dark rinse jeans are dressier than a lighter rinse and are more slimming. plus, they can easily be dressed up or down. instead of a silk blouse, i opted for a silk camisole that matches the braid trim. camisoles are another wardrobe staple that we need to keep on hand. look for a color that matches your skin, then add black, white, or both before you venture into other color schemes. a camisole that matches your skin tone can be worn underneath any blouse or sweater to offer a smooth silhouette. block heel pumps (limited sizes similar here, here, and here) are a classic shoe silhouette that offers height and support. pearls are a no-brainer when it comes to the classics. who doesn’t love to pile on the layers?! buy a long strand of pearls that can be doubled or tripled around your neck. or buy a double or multiple strand necklace with the layers in place. the suede satchel (old, similar here, here, and here) is a favorite handbag of mine, and it goes perfectly with today’s timeless, classic tweed blazer.