sometimes simple is all you need when it comes to putting an outfit together. that’s why it’s important to keep a few wardrobe basics on hand. black pants – check. black sweater – check. black shoes – check. if you’re short on time or imagination on any given day these closet staples will get you out the door looking chic and put together. somedays, the wheel doesn’t need to be reinvented. sometimes the fastest route to a stylish outfit is monochromatic.
don’t despair if you’d like to add a little extra oomph to your ootd. that’s when a favorite print or pattern comes into play. and who doesn’t love leopard print these days? it has all but become a closet staple for so many of us. and guess what? it looks fabulous with head-to-toe black. or red. or brown. well, you get the picture. leopard print works as a neutral. that is, according to style maven jenna lyons.
pants | sweater | similar coat |similar shoes
add a chunky pearl necklace similar here and a bold lip (on fire red) for a little drama and i’m out the door in under ten minutes. how’s that for easy?
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is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
LOVE your jacket. Where is it from???
hi cynthia! i wore this jacket several weeks ago and it immediately sold out. there is similar coat from nordstrom linked to today’s post.
Such a great reminder to keep certain basic pieces on hand! Just adding the unique jacket makes the outfit really special! Love it!! Head to toe—perfect! 🙂
Effortless Chic! I’m also a big fan of collarless jackets–I have a number of them, and it’s fun to accessorize them with jewelry or scarves without feeling suffocated by all the stuff goin’ on at the neck when there’s a collar. That jacket’s perfect with this.
I am a huge fan of collarless jackets as well!
Wow, a stunner Beth, fab look and I am all for that gorgeous chunky necklace.
Great look .. just shows how the simple classics build a great outfit
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