wardrobe staples lacoste tee and chinos

Georgia is flirting with spring big time this past week. it looks as though she’s broken up with old man winter for good! so long, see you later, until we meet again… later, much later this year. it’s time to do a happy dance and break my grill out of storage. as a matter of fact, i’ll be flipping burgers and brats tonight and enjoying this gorgeous weather – outside. so why not break out a few of my favorite wardrobe staples to boot? a Lacoste tee and chinos are a perfect choice.

today, you’ll catch a glimpse of my backyard. it will be a month or so before the buds burst into blooms, so i’ll hold off on the full reveal until then. anyone notice i’m sporting a new ‘do’? yep, it’s waaaayyyy too short, in my humble opinion. but my hairstylist just loves to get her clippers out especially with me. she definitely went above and beyond with my last haircut, as you can plainly see from today’s photoshoot. me? well, i definitely like it short, but this isn’t my favorite rendition of my ‘do.’ but, hey, hair grows, and i always like to mix things up. c’est le vie!

Lacoste tee and chinos

today’s ootd is super simple to put together and relies on wardrobe staples that help ease us from one season to the next. i’ve been a big fan of opens in a new windowLacoste tee’s for years, and i typically have black and white on hand. instead of reaching for white denim or white chinos, i decided to go with yellow chinos, one of the year’s Pantone colors. the other Pantone color of 2021 is gray, which looks gorgeous with yellow. when we lived in San Francisco, my master bedroom and living room were draped in shades of yellow and gray, which is a happy color combo certain to uplift and give hope. at least, that’s what Pantone claims, and i couldn’t agree more.

but back to today’s outfit, which features a opens in a new windowblack Lacoste tee and opens in a new windowyellow chinos from opens in a new windowAnthropologie. a pair of black opens in a new windowballet flats from opens in a new windowTory Burch is an easy choice, but a pair of opens in a new windowwhite sneakers would look fantastic too! if you need a third layer for warmth, a opens in a new windowdenim jacket would be just the ticket or an iconic opens in a new windowblack leather moto jacket. as i ease into summer, this ootd will still be a good choice. simply exchange the shoes for sandals add a straw hat and tote. see how important it is to have the wardrobe basics on hand?

the opens in a new windowLacoste tee is a slim-fit stretch cotton pique polo shirt that is classic sportswear at its best. the opens in a new windowpolo is available in 24 colors.

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this opens in a new windowutility pant from opens in a new window Anthropologie comes in several colors and runs tts (i’m wearing size 29) although there was a review or two that said they run big. there is some stretch to this pant but i didn’t feel as if they bagged out after wearing for several hours.

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52 Comments

  1. Jo Hildebrand wrote:

    I love the new hair. Gives you a real lift….which we all need this spring!!!!

    Posted 3.11.21
    • thank you! i’ll like it more in a week or two.

      Posted 3.11.21
  2. Debbie Bell wrote:

    Loving your hair cut! -often wanted to see your right eye in the past.
    Jealous of your weather – Great Lakes are still frozen around the edge, at least the beaches on Lake Huron are.
    We’ll get there and meanwhile enjoy layers and shoulder season weather, which we really have more than anything else, I’m thinking.
    Thank you for forward thinking inspiration and mentioning what that additional layer(s) could be on warm weather outfits.

    Posted 3.11.21
    • ha ha! that’s true. it’s hard to keep my bangs tamed.

      Posted 3.11.21
  3. Helen Heffernan wrote:

    Beth, you always look lovely! I like your haircut–lookin’ fresh for spring. Bring on the yellow sunshine!

    Posted 3.11.21
    • totally on board with all the sunshine we can get!

      Posted 3.11.21
  4. Elizabeth Husar wrote:

    I always like polo shirts for summer in navy with combat trousers/shorts. Btw, your short hair is very feminine and youthful, really like it!

    Posted 3.11.21
    • that sounds like a fun outfit! thanks for the vote of confidence for the new ‘do.’

      Posted 3.11.21
  5. Becky wrote:

    Beth, I love your new do! It’s sassy and yes, it’s short,but hey, it’s spring. Change is in the air! I like it more than the longer do!

    Posted 3.11.21
    • this spring looks so different than last spring. change truly is in the air!

      Posted 3.11.21
  6. Jan Smith wrote:

    How does Anthropologie sizes compare to regular sizes such as 8, 10, etc?
    Love the chinos!

    Posted 3.11.21
    • definitely slimmer fit than a Talbots size 8. if it’s your first time trying on a pair i would suggest ordering your regular size and one size up. then you can compare.

      Posted 3.11.21
  7. Leslie wrote:

    Love the haircut it’s so sporty and classic to match your style!!

    Posted 3.11.21
    • thanks leslie! i so appreciate your sweet words.

      Posted 3.11.21
  8. Lisa wrote:

    You look beautiful and I love your hair! You always look so pretty and so classy!

    Posted 3.11.21
    • you just made my day! thank you.

      Posted 3.11.21
  9. Kathleen Warburton wrote:

    I love the short hair. Thank you for doing this blog, Its my morning happy moment.

    Posted 3.11.21
    • thanks for popping in! i so appreciate you being here.

      Posted 3.11.21
  10. Madeleine wrote:

    Lacoste wayyyyy to short in the sleeves

    Posted 3.11.21
    • definitely not an elbow tee but i think i like it!

      Posted 3.11.21
  11. Diana Shelton-Echols wrote:

    Beth you look great with the shorter hair cut 💇‍♂️

    Posted 3.11.21
  12. Melissa Wulff wrote:

    Love your new “do”!

    Posted 3.11.21
    • thanks, melissa! i know lyric (my stylist) is saying “i told you so.”

      Posted 3.11.21
  13. Teri wrote:

    I love your hair, Beth, and the outfits look fresh and good. Have to say though, in my opinion, the shoes with the past few posts don’t quite cut it for the look, they seem slightly out of step with the outfits, not as cool. Thank you for the blog.

    Posted 3.11.21
    • shoes are the easiest thing to tweak based on climate, time of year etc… but ballet flats are definitely
      a go-to shoe for me!

      Posted 3.11.21
  14. ConnieO wrote:

    Beth, imho the longer hair is aging, and I do think the shorter haircut is more youthful and flattering on you. In fact, it makes me rethink my Covid hair that I let grow into a short bob. Prior to that, I had worn my prematurely gray hair short like yours, since 1978. Now it’s white and no longer prematurely so, lol. I also love the Lacoste shirts and have worn them for years. I love the classics. Re: short sleeves. When in Palm Springs a few years ago, I noticed many older women wearing sleeveless tops. Yes, their arms were wrinkly, but they were comfortable. So, I decided then and there Mot to worry about that. It is what it is. I’ll be 84 in a few weeks.

    Posted 3.11.21
    • wear sleeveless tops and don’t worry about the length of your hair. it’s common myths that either age you and are big no-no’s. they don’t and aren’t. happy early birthday!

      Posted 3.11.21
  15. Krystyna wrote:

    Beth your new hair cut is wonderful it’s gutsy and “sharp edged” just like its owner. WEar it with pride there is serious jealousy here from someone with fine hair because I really can’t stray far from the classic shoulder length bob.

    Posted 3.11.21
    • you made my day! thank you.

      Posted 3.12.21
  16. Eve wrote:

    Spring has sprung
    The grass has rize
    I wonder where
    The flowers is

    Written in my yearbook. LOL
    You look beautiful and I am with you on yellow. I’m ready fie sunshine and roses.

    Posted 3.11.21
  17. Anon wrote:

    I’ll chime in to say your new ‘do’ is super cute!

    Posted 3.11.21
  18. Karen Ziegler wrote:

    Hi…..your hair is perfect for spring and summer.
    Your back yard really turned out nice
    You’ll enjoy that for a long time.
    Love your outfit that pant color really pops.

    Posted 3.11.21
    • i have a case of Spring fever thanks to my new and improved yard.

      Posted 3.12.21
  19. Hi Beth,
    Love the hair cut. Looking to Spring as well.

    Posted 3.11.21
    • thanks so much for stopping by!

      Posted 3.12.21
  20. Lauren wrote:

    What the heck is it with Hairstylists that they don’t listen to what we want. This cut is OK but not what you wanted and that matters. The stylist has fun, gets creative and then we go out in the world and try to manage a haircut that is not how we see ourselves and takes work to make it look like the stylist saw it in their minds eye. Yup it is short and sporty….and yes it is better when your bangs don’t hang in your eyes….but if it is not your style then it is not right. Thank God it grows!

    Posted 3.11.21
    • don’t be hard on her. i absolutely trust her implicitly as she knows what she’s doing with a set of shears!

      Posted 3.12.21
  21. Andrea wrote:

    Your yard is making my hands ache for spring – it will be gorgeous when it comes into bloom!

    I’m 71 and still love camis – my fav layering top in summer or under a blazer.
    If people don’t like it, they shouldn’t look.

    As for hair, I have learned, esp. during Covid on/off cuts, that when you get ‘the’ haircut, take a picture of it, front/back/side and take it with you. The good news – it’s spring, everything grows faster 🌷

    Posted 3.11.21
    • couldn’t agree more, andrea! as far as my haircut i absolutely adore and trust my stylist implicitly. even with the new ‘do.’

      Posted 3.12.21
  22. Kathleen McDermott wrote:

    A face like yours – that bone structure! those eyes! – is made for short hair. You look gorgeous and will continue to look so as it grows. Ah, Lacoste SS polos. Wore them as a teen and still love them. The tiny sleeves and unbuttoned front are so feminine. Adorable with those pants and the classic ballet flats – my most favorite shoe ever! I wear them almost all the time.

    Posted 3.11.21
    • what a lovely compliment. thank you!

      Posted 3.12.21
  23. Barbara Edwards Armacost wrote:

    I think it is unanimous we all like your new haircut!! Just in time for Spring. Love the outfit too.

    Posted 3.11.21
  24. Julie Mycock wrote:

    Hi Beth, love the haircut, as you know I like it short on you anyway, it looks lovely, very feminine. Your back garden is coming along great, so jealous of your weather, raining and cold here in England, its supposed to be Spring, I really do hate English weather. Have a great day and a lovely weekend regards Julie xx❤

    Posted 3.12.21
    • thanks julie! hangeth thou in there even England is bound to see some sunshine.

      Posted 3.12.21
  25. Cela wrote:

    I really love this cut on you! It’s opened up your lovely face and just makes you look youthful and energetic! Maybe my favorite cut of them all. 💕

    Posted 3.12.21
    • thanks for the vote of confidence!

      Posted 3.13.21
  26. Camille Willock wrote:

    A fresh cut for early Springtime is just the ticket for warm climes, even the not-so-warm ones, just for inspiration. I admire your short “do” which, in my opinion, gives a lift we all need after the long slug of winter. The yellow pants supports the hair cut too. Good job putting your look together, Beth. You always look fab👍

    Posted 3.13.21
  27. karen schroeder wrote:

    Short hair is better!!You look younger!!Keep it short.

    Posted 3.13.21

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