Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
happy monday, ladies. another week begins while another month draws to a close. Labor Day weekend is fast approaching which marks the unofficial start to fall. schools are back in session, leaves begin to change colors, and the temps become cooler. all markers that fall has begun. so let’s take a look at 5 fall classic wardrobe essentials. and i have a surprise guest joining me with her take on fall classics. many of you already know Cyndi Spivey and her lovely fashion blog. i’ve long been a fan and an admirer of this amazing woman who is an industry leader! Cyndi is a marvelous example of how to stay modern, fresh, and relevant. and her style game is strong! so we thought we double the fun today and share our thoughts on 5 fall classic wardrobe essentials.
if you have followed me for any length of time, you know i regularly sing the praises of the mighty blazer. it always makes my list for fall classic wardrobe essentials. my personal style is decidedly preppy, and the blazer is the cornerstone of preppy style. having a few blazers in your closet is not excessive at all! a well-fitting, well-made black blazer will see you through office outfits, date night outfits, over jeans for brunch – trust me, you cannot go wrong with a black blazer. but consider a tweed blazer for fall and winter when you need an extra layer. a tweed blazer over jeans and a sweater is a picture-perfect outfit for any day of the week. trending this year are cropped blazers and boyfriend blazers.
y’all know i am a true blue jean mama. i am more likely to be found in blue jeans on any given day than most other items from my closet, which is why i have a steady rotation of styles. i have classic straight leg and boot cut styles and the new classics: skinny, wide-leg, cropped, and flare. well made, well-cared-for jeans can last for many years, so even if a particular style has fallen flat one season, it will definitely come back around. so if you have the space for it, store them and wait until they make their way back to the top of the heap. read my ultimate denim guide for tips on fit and styles. gen z tells us that skinny jeans are dead. ha! not on your life. but if you want to stay current, this year straight leg jeans are it.
maybe you stray from a black leather jacket because you don’t think a motorcycle jacket is your style. well, let me tell you that black leather jackets come in all sorts of styles! from the typical motorcycle jacket with zippers and pockets to the more streamlined cafe racer style, bomber styles, and blazers! whatever style best suits you and your wardrobe, i bet you can find a black leather jacket, faux leather jacket, or suede. the options are endless these days. and moto jackets come in all sorts of colors.
boots and booties are one reason i love fall fashion. ankle boots or booties are still trending for 2021, but this year’s difference is lots of Chelsea boots and lug soles. don’t worry; fashion boots still have their place with regular soles. but if you’re interested in staying modern, fresh and relevant lug soles are the way to go. boots have always been a fall classic wardrobe essential, but chunky boots are trending this year and just might be the most popular boots for this season!
what beats a cardigan when it comes to a must-have staple in your closet? perfect for the office or the weekend, they are the quintessential layering piece or third item. yes, there are still traditional button-front crew neck cardigans available. but grandpa cardigans and cropped cardigans are all the rage.
don’t forget to stop by and say hello to Cyndi Spivey and take a look at her 5 fall classic wardrobe essentials. you won’t be sorry!